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OUR PROMISE
TO YOU
YOUR FAMILY
IS OUR FAMILY.
A LETTER TO PARENTS

At NASC, all campers are supervised 24-hours a day. It is difficult to convey the feeling of security and warmth the staff and facility provide, but the kids tell the story of the safe, warm, and friendly environment provided by NASC.

Dear Parents:

Let’s begin with an overview of the NASC philosophy. At NASC our basic goal is to provide a safe, fun learning environment in which every camper’s needs are attended to and goals are achieved. To accomplish this, we have refined our program over the past three decades to become a very positive and well-rounded experience.

Most of the ski camp staff have been returning for many years and know the format and program very well. These coaches have developed relationships with hundreds of kids over the years and are very well trained and experienced in dealing with all of the situations that arise at camp. This experience is critical when it comes to managing the safety of all activities, the social interaction between campers, and the positive ski camp experience.

At NASC, everything we do is rooted in positive feedback and experience. Participation is the beginning point. If kids are intimidated, they don’t want to participate. We help kids participate at the level they are comfortable with while teaching new skills and encouraging further exploration through a carefully managed progression of skill development. This allows campers of all experience levels to participate and enjoy the sports we offer in an always positive way. Comfortable, yet challenged. Many campers return the next year with stories about how they started mountain biking competitively or joined the local climbing gym based on their experience at camp. Comments like these tell us we have succeeded in our goals.

The entire ski camp staff is involved in the supervision of the campers. Because we are involved in activities from wake-up to bedtime, supervision is constant. All activity times are mandatory with several choices given. Coaches live in the cabins with the campers and are highly experienced in managing the social diversity of the group and gaining cooperation from the campers to facilitate the camp experience.

We are not a command-style, “hup-two-three-four” organization. We feel that the kids are here to participate and enjoy themselves and will therefore take upon themselves the responsibility to cooperate with ski camp staff and campers, follow the rules, try-hard, be punctual, and generally be good people. Our program is designed to allow kids to succeed at this, become more self-sufficient, and raise self-esteem.

Every effort is made to keep the interaction between the different age groups and sexes appropriate. Boys’ and girls’ dorms are separate buildings and are supervised by males and females, respectively. Age groups are separated by dorm assignments as follows: 8-12, 13-15, and 16-18. We understand that the older kids’ behavior, although appropriate within their age group, is not always appropriate for the younger ones. The program is structured to limit this type of interaction and enhance all the age groups’ experiences.

The rules at NASC are easy to follow. No smoking, drinking, or drugs. Violators will be sent home immediately at their own expense without a refund. Campers are asked to refrain from behaviors that affect others negatively, such as using foul language, ditching activities, and littering. Punishments for the aforementioned are usually KP-oriented. It’s simple cause and effect; break rules and lose participation privileges. Because of the structure of the program, we seldom have incidents requiring punishments to be administered. At no time do we use any method of punishment that would be considered inappropriate or harsh, and all are administered by the Camp Director.

In conclusion, those are some of the points that I would like you to know about our program. The safety of every child is our primary concern; the fun, positive learning experience, our second; the resulting development in skills, our third. Annually, we have 50-70% returning campers. This tells us it’s working. If you have any questions or would like a list of references in your area, don’t hesitate to call and discuss it with me.

Sincerely,

Brad Alire
NASC Owner & Camp Director

IN THEIR WORDS…
I grew up going to NASC every summer and couldn’t wait for my kids to experience it too. It's proven to be just as much fun for them as it was for me 25-years ago! The on-hill experience is top-notch, the coaching staff is wonderful, and the after-ski activities make it the summer camp experience that kids dream of. All of the kids had so much fun, were safe, and improved so much!
- Jody Curtis, Former NASC Athlete and Park City Ski Team Parent
IN THEIR WORDS…
All 3 of my kids have gone to NASC Fall and Summer camps for years. They still attend and absolutely love it! The Coaches at NASC can make any skier, at any ability level, better. The coaches' knowledge of modern skiing and surface preparation is unmatched. NASC coaches really care about each and every athlete and share their passion for the sport.
- Mike Regrut, Parent of Telluride Ski Team Athlete & D1 Racer
IN THEIR WORDS…
NASC was one of the best decisions I've ever made on behalf of my son. His first stay away from family was with NASC at age 11. The experience far exceeded my expectations. The coaches and training are best-in-class. He'll be attending for his 4th year in 2021. NASC is by far his favorite camp and ski training experience. Our ski team now sends multiple athletes to NASC.
- Derek Stagner, Hidden Valley Ski Team Parent & Board President
IN THEIR WORDS…
Brad taught me a lot on the snow! What a wealth of knowledge!
- Sandy Perrins, Stratton Mountain School & Bates College Ski Racer
IN THEIR WORDS…
It’s such an amazing camp. It’s low key enough to make people feel like they belong, no matter their skill level, and has such great structure and such keen coaches - that every athlete will be challenged and inspired to learn. Our family highly recommends the NASC camps! Brad and his team create the type of environment we want for our kids – top-notch athletics, coupled with lots of good, summer fun!
- Tabitha Andersen, Vail Ski Club Parent
IN THEIR WORDS…
Excellent coaches, cover all aspects of technical ski racing. Beautiful wonderland-like campus. Highly recommend for kids from 9 and up.
- Paul Yeh, Parent of Camper / Ski Racer
IN THEIR WORDS…
The NASC camp was such a great adventure for all the campers! The coaching staff is top notch, the training venue and “base camp” were perfect. Tons of fun and very productive all the way around!
- Erik Schlopy, U.S. Ski Team Member & Olympic Bronze Medalist
IN THEIR WORDS…
As a member of the Czech Ski Team, I experienced many organizations and international ski competitions. WithNASC, I saw a different level of preparation and professionalism that fascinated me. Improvement happened naturally as their coaching is based on fundamental development.
- Hana Malotinova, Czech Ski Team
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