I wish a camp like this was around when I was growing up.”
Anna had a fantastic time at camp. Thank you for providing a safe environment for girls to sharpen their race skills, become more empowered and self reliant, build their tribe of supportive ski enthusiasts, socialize and of course have fun! You and your team of coaches are amazing!
It’s a well known fact in education that girls learn differently than boys, and Keely has finally created a ski experience that acknowledges this.”
The all female roster and coaching staff really contributed to Sara’s focus and self-esteem. USSA emphasizes the need to recognize different strength training exercises and drills based on peak height velocity, biological age versus training age etc. etc. but doesn’t give much advice on how to COACH girls. “Girl Drama” to many male coaches is usually ignored, but it takes a woman to understand that this is how our athletes sometimes react to their own physical, emotional, and social growth as part of a team or group. Sara not only learned much about her own skiing, but she was given mentorship by a group of strong and smart women! ”
As a U18 race dad and an officer of our local club in NYS, have been exposed to many camps, with varied experiences. Tara recently attended one of Keely’s camps and the experience was above and beyond any other. The dynamic of an all girl’s staff and participants is extremely positive and supportive, and allows the girls to interact and engage with each other, and the coaches, differently, while very effective, compared to the standard mixed representation of coaches and athletes. Kudos and a shout-out to Keely and her staff for a smooth, very well run, competitive yet relaxed and caring environment that I am strongly recommending to girls that either may not yet have attended any camps, to those seasoned athletes, for an unforgettable and most important FUN and safe experience. Thanks Keely and team! ”
Sofia, had such a great time and enjoyed herself thoroughly. She said it was the “Best Camp Ever!” She told us you and your coaching pals hauled the gates, drilled the holes, salted, video taped and did all the Grunt Work without any difficulty. She said everything ran smoothly and Keely’s mom’s cooking was delicious! The way you did it all with fun loving enthusiasm and skill is such a tremendous example for her & the other campers to have witnessed and such a confidence builder that Girls can do it ALL! Great for you & and even better for our Shredding Daughters. I know her growth as a self-confident young lady with lots of new friends has grown tremendously by your example of hard work while having much fun in a male dominated industry! Keely and staff, you ROCK! ”
Keely’s camp provides girls with invaluable visual and contextual learning opportunities. At Keely’s camp girls have access to female coaches with World Cup, Olympic and upper level FIS experience who not only coach, but run the course with them. We’re not aware of another experience like it. ”