Snow-Camp Scotland

Get in touch with Laura McIntyre

If you're interested in finding out more about our Scotland programmes our Programme Manager, Laura, would love to speak to you. Please do get in touch.

Our First Tracks, Graduate, Excel and Apprenticeship Programmes are available in Scotland as well as the Youth Forum. Programmes take place at Snow Factor and Bearsden Ski & Board Club in Glasgow.

Our Programme Journey

Our programmes run from July-June each year. All young people must start at the beginning on First Tracks and have no prior snowsports experience.

A digital version of our Programme Overview with costs is available HERE.

First Tracks Programme

Graduate Programme

Higher Level Snowsports Training: This programme offers young people the opportunity to further develop their snowsport skills over 6 weekends. Young people attend life-skills sessions focusing on vocational opportunities with presentations from industry representatives. Upon completion, students gain an ASDAN Level 1 Youth qualification in Sport and Fitness and they also continue through the Snowsport Scotland Snowlife Award system.

Available to young people aged 13-21. Young people need to complete the First Tracks Programme to be able to participate on this programme. 

The next programme will be running on the following dates:

October 2017: 28th, 29th

November 2017: 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th

December 2017: 2nd, 3rd

Costs: £299 per young person

Funding: We do have limited funding available, please get in touch to discuss.

Excel Programme

Advanced Snowsports Training: When a young person reaches the Excel Programme they are motivated and ready to pursue a career in the snowsports industry. Over 10 weeks young people train to become qualified Snowsport Scotland ski or snowboarding instructors. They also experience their first trip to the mountains; broadening their horizons on a personal and on an educational level.

Available to young people aged 16-21. Young people need to complete the First Tracks and Graduate Programmes to be able to participate on this programme. 

The next programme will be running on the following dates:

February 2018: Exact dates to be confirmed.

March 2018: Exact dates to be confirmed.

April 2018: Exact dates to be confirmed.

Costs: £1050 per young person

Funding: We do have limited funding available, please get in touch to discuss.

Apprenticeship Programme

We are excited to launch the Snow-Camp Scotland Snowsports Apprenticeship programme in 2017 to enable one Glasgow based young person, who has completed our First Tracks, Graduate and Excel Programmes, with full-time employment for 1 year with Snow-Camp. This incorporates work placements with snowsport industry partners alongside studying for an SVQ Level 2 in Sports Coaching and a BASI Level 1 Snowsport Instructor qualification.

Available to young people aged 16-21. Young people need to complete the First Tracks, Graduate and Excel Programmes to be able to participate on this programme.

The next Apprenticeship will start in November 2017.

This is a paid Apprenticeship: 12 month Apprenticeship, 30 hour working week.

Youth Forum

The Snow-Camp Youth Forum (SCYF) in each city provides young people with volunteer opportunities to get more involved in our work. It enables young people to have their say on the development of Snow-Camp’s programmes, support Snow-Camp fundraising events, discuss any issues they face in their communities and 2 young people work alongside our Board of Trustees each year.

Available to young people aged 16-21. Young people need to complete the First Tracks, Graduate and Excel Programmes to be able to join the SCYF. 

If you are a young person who is currently participating on our Excel Programme and are interested in joining the SCYF, please speak to Laura to find out how.