Collegiate Summer Team

Are you ready for a great adventure?

The Bend Endurance Academy is seeking collegiate skiers and older juniors ages 18-23 who have an interest in spending 3-4 months in Bend, Oregon training with professional coaches and a highly motivated Nordic team.
The Bend Endurance Academy provides organized training programs for all abilities throughout the year. Our Collegiate Summer training includes rollerskiing, bounding, running, hiking, strength and agility training and late season on snow skiing. The Academy relies on innovative training methods to maximize individual summer training plans and help participants reach their individual fitness and technique goals. We can help you succeed at NCAAs, USCSAs, US Nationals, Supertours, Junior Nationals, World Junior/U23s or individual ski racing goals.

Housing, jobs, summer classes? No problem!

Academy staff will help participants find summer jobs or internships. Bend offers plenty of seasonal resort work and the Academy currently has two youth mountain bike coaching internships to fill. Academy staff will assist with a home stay or housing arrangement. Central Oregon Community College offers a range of summer classes. Oregon State University classes are available as well through the Cascades Campus. This is a unique opportunity to catch up on a class, or get ahead for next year.

When:

June 1 to August 22nd with on snow opportunities in May and early June.

How Much:

$360 for 4-5 days per week, $225 for 2 days per week or $10 per drop in day.
Price includes all transportation to and from training venues.

Bonus:

We also offer three 5-day camps throughout the summer in various Northwest locations. Our camps connect PNSA, Far West, Mid Atlantic, New England skiers and include current and former J1/World Junior/U23 team, members and coaching staff.

How to enroll:

1) Outline your arrival dates, coordinate transportation and housing, request a home-stay or get a job by using our Resource Board. You’ll need to send an e mail to info ‘at’ BendEnduranceAcademy ‘dot’ org to get the password.

2) Enroll online. Call Ben Husaby: 541.678.3864 or email us if you have questions.

3) Join us on Facebook for updates, photos and to connect with other team members!

What’s Bend like?

Bend is a fabulous place to live. Imagine spring skiing on a snow covered meadow in the morning, followed by lunch at the Taco Stand or any of our great restaurants or coffee shops. Then it’s off to Smith Rock State Park for an afternoon of rock  climbing. Finish up the day by tipping your cowboy hat at the Sisters Rodeo or catching a concert at the Les Schwab Ampitheater (free if you’re sitting in your kayak on the Deschutes River) Goo Goo Dolls, Band of Horses, She & Him, Merle Haggard, Steve Miller Band, Clint Black , Willie Nelson and more are playing this summer. The next day- load up your backpack with local fruits, veggies and baked goods from the weekly farmers market and head to Crater Lake or the Mckenzie River Trail to ride your bike through some of the Northwest’s most unique landscapes, or stay close to town and ride some of the hundreds of miles of maintained single track or drop in to one of our freeride parks. In the afternoon, drop in to the gym at Central Oregon Community College or Juniper Swim and Fitness for a strength session. Chances are you’ll bump into Torin Koos, Lars Flora, Kristina Strandberg, Evelyn Dong or Brayton Osgood, because they live and train here too. Save day three for climbing South Sister, a 10,358ft mountain 40 minutes from downtown. Don’t worry, the weather will be great, Bend averages 300 days of sunshine a year!

What is Bend Endurance Academy?

We are a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to building endurance athletes who are able to accomplish their individual goals while being committed to teamwork, personal growth and community responsibility. We operate in Deschutes County under a special use permit from the U.S. Forest Service. We run junior development programs in Nordic skiing, Cycling, Triathlon and support senior athletes through our Central Oregon Community College Nordic Ski Club. Our coaches have worked together for 8 years and have supported athletes at events ranging from Junior National Qualifiers all the way to the 2010 Olympics.
“I loved the group dynamic and the motivation all of the Academy athletes brought to all the workouts. I had a really great time at all of the camps, and especially loved playing soccer on Fridays. I’m really looking forward to this summer!”
Hilary Rich, Middlebury College, 5 JN podiums 2008-2009
“Nothing beats training with a group of skiers who are focused and fully dedicated to achieving high goals. My time in Bend allowed me to develop as an athlete–physically as well as mentally–in a supportive atmosphere. Top rate coaches and lots of individual attention helped me fill gaps in my skiing ability.”
Dane Johnson, Middlebury College