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National Guard & Veterans

Rice Lake, Wisconsin — August 3-5, 2018

Central Cross Country Ski Association

4591 Sports Development

Out There Nordic Sports

Photoset from the Aug. 2018 Event - Album

This past weekend we jointly held the first National Guard & Veterans Wellness camp. With athletes participating from as far as five hours away we had a wonderful time. From Friday's BBQ & Bike Ride, Saturday's Strength & Core work, Nordic Walking & Pole timing work and roller skiing to the Afternoon Laser Biathlon Relay. Wrapping up with Sunday's hike to the Blue Hills Felsenmeer 


Thanks again to the following Coaches:

Bruce Manske - CXC Skiing 

Kris Hanson - 4591 Sports Development 

Jill Dunlavy- Live Fast Fit Free

Bjorn Hanson - Out There Nordic


Also a huge Thanks to those who made this camp possible:

Rice Lake Tourism 

Barron County Economic Development

Dr. John Cragg

Adventures Restaurant

Rice Lakes- Jimmy John's

Wisconsin National Guard

The 2018 National Guard and American Veterans Wellness Camp is designed to promote the health and wellness of able-bodied and disabled veterans and members of the National Guard. The goal is to expose participants to the fundamental building blocks for developing and maintaining fitness, endurance and nutrition. Participants will be exposed to dry-land training, roller skiing, and cross training activities. The intention of the camp weekend is to inspire and excite American Veterans about exercise and active lifestyles.

COACHING STAFF: The 2018 coaching staff will include Nordic ski coaches, sports trainers, equipment representatives, and advisors from CXC, 4591 Sports Development, the National Guard, and other invited club coaches.


FOCUS: The weekend camp will feature sessions related to athletic movements for speed, balance, agility, strength, mobility, and power; including, dry-land training, roller skiing; Nordic hiking, biking, and much more. Plus, a presentation on Friday and Saturday evening


FOOD: Each camp will include meals and snacks: two breakfasts, two lunches, and two suppers


HOUSING: On your own, in the Rice Lake area and community




COST: There is NO cost to Service Members and Veterans


LIMIT: Maximum of 30 participants





Rice Lake, Wisconsin — August 3-5, 2018

Wellness Camp Schedule:

Friday August 3, 2018

3:00 - 6:00 PM Check-in and Registration Rice Lake National Guard Armory

4:30 PM Optional Bike Ride or Run

6:30 PM Bar-B-Que 8:00 PM Presentation

Saturday August 4, 2018

7:30 AM Warm-up Run and Stretch Rice Lake National Guard Armory 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast

9:15 AM Morning Session Options

- Roller Skiing - Nordic Hiking - Strength, Balance, and Mobility

12:00 Noon Lunch

1:30 PM Afternoon Session

- Ski Erg Exercises - Electronic / Lasar Biathlon - Strength and Core Exercises - Biathlon Relay

6:30 PM Evening Dinner

8:00 PM Presentation

Sunday August 5, 2018

7:30 AM Warm-up Run and Stretch Rice Lake National Guard Armory

8:30 AM Continental Breakfast

9:15 AM Morning Session Options

- Paved Trail Nordic Hike (Cedar Side Trail)

- Wilderness Nordic Hike (Blue Hills Felsenmeer Trail)

11:30 AM Lunch

1:00 PM Depart


Bjorn Hanson 715-497-2459 /

Bruce Manske 651-304-0647 /

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