Youth Tri Camps

#miniSLAPPERS Youth Triathlon Camps

In 2023, we will be hosting lots of tri camps for the #miniSLAPPERS:
  • 6 FREE “Intro to Tri” camps for kids between the ages of 7-14 to explore and test out the sport
  • 2 multi-day SLAP Development Team Camps
  • 7 High Performance Squad immersive training sessions
See below for details and message us if you have any questions. We continue to fundraise and accept donations, sponsorships, and gear for the team to keep the costs of these camps low for all families to participate. Our passion is getting children active and healthy…let us introduce your little ones to the fun triple sport of triathlon!
We require that every child has a USA Triathlon membership (for insurance purposes), a bike with working brakes, a helmet, and everyone must be able to swim the length of a competition pool with their face in the water
We also welcome and happily accept parent volunteers to assist with logistics, snack time, and safety!
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Intro To Tri Camp

This is a 2-3 hour camp for youth athletes 7-14 years of age with little to no triathlon experience. These camps are specifically designed to help athletes see if they want to pursue the sport or participate in an event in the future. The June and July camps in Lake Louisa are on Friday evening to specifically help the participants prepare for the TriKidz youth triathlon race that will happen in the same location the following morning. 
Camp will be focused on introducing the participants to the sport of triathlon, learning transition skills, having fun while participating in swim, bike, and run activities, and understanding the rules of the races. The final event of each clinic will be a mock-race to get the full “race” experience.
Register your child using the sign-up-sheet links to reserve a spot for your child (camp is limited to 15 participants).
*If you can volunteer at camp, please let us know! We rely on parent support to make these camps a success! 

Registration Instructions:

  1. For “Intro To Tri” camp, register your child(ren) using the sign-up-sheet on the date you would like them to attend.
  2. If interested, email us to be a parent volunteer at camp.
  3. Sign the SLAP Waiver (only necessary once per year).
  4. Look for an email with camp details and additional information in the days preceding each camp.

Development Camp Registration

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Development Camps

Camp #1 – June 17 & 18 –
Saturday will start with the TriKidz event in the park in the morning. Camp will start at 11a with a potluck lunch at the Team Cabin in the park. Each camper will need to come with a food item to share (details will be sent out closer to the date).
Saturday camp will run from 11a-5p. Please save your park entry receipt to come back in the evening.
Sunday camp will be from 8a-4p. Be in line for the gates opening at 7:55a (do NOT follow an early-park-person through the gates). We are providing snacks and lunch on Sunday. Be back at 4p to pick up your #miniSLAPPER.
Camp #2 – July 29 & 30 –
Saturday and Sunday camps is 8a-4p. The camp focus is to prepare for the USA Triathlon National Championships in Milwaukee the following weekend.
**Athletes are NOT required to be participating in the Nationals event to attend camp. 
Both camps will be held at Lake Louisa State Park.
Register your child using the PayPal button to reserve a spot for your child (camp is limited to 15 participants).
*If you can volunteer at camp, please let us know! We rely on parent support to make these camps a success! 

SLAP Youth tri camp faq'S

A: SLAP Tri Camps are for kids 6-17 years old that want to come train and learn about the sport of triathlon.  Every camp is designated for one or more of our team “levels” (Intro, Development, or High Performance). If you don’t know what level your child is, please contact us before registering.
Camper requirements are: a working bike with sufficient brakes, no training wheels, be able to swim the length of a competition pool with their face in the water, and a positive & friendly attitude. 
Athletes do not have to be local to Central Florida or Clermont, nor to they have to be part of the SLAP Tri Team to attend camp! We have the largest and most experienced triathlon coaching staff in Central Florida…we invite anyone to attend and benefit from the skills and training, as well as meet other awesome youth triathletes.
A: Each camp has a specific focus that is detailed in the information paragraphs above. Some camps are for fun to welcome new athletes to the sport, some camps will be focused on upcoming races, etc. A more detailed itinerary will be emailed to parents in the week prior to camp. Assume that your child will need ALL their triathlon gear at each camp.
A: We are hosting multiple camps in 2022. The list of tentative dates, locations, and times are posted above. Join our mailing list and join the SLAP Youth Tri Team on Facebook to stay up to date with any changes. 
A: Most camps in Clermont will take place inside Lake Louisa State Park in Clermont. The state park has been very generous at allowing us to train on their roads, trails, and open water.
Some camps will take place at the National Training Center in Clermont. The NTC has a beautiful pool to help the team prepare for upcoming pool races.
We are looking at expanding out of the Clermont area for camps later this year and welcome suggestions for locations that permit safe training of all three sports.
A: We enjoy brining the #miniSLAPPERS together for longer training sessions to allow them to get to socialize and build a “team.” Our goal is to encourage participation and grow the team…one of the best ways to do this is by making sure that the young athletes are encouraged to have FUN with the sport and training sessions.
Some of the camps will also be focused on preparing the athletes for specific upcoming races. Our highly qualified SLAP Team Coaches will work with the athletes on their mental and physical preparation to perform well on race day.
A: Athletes are allowed to have their phones at camp…but they will be expected to put them away at Coach’s request for group activities, training, and information sessions.
Please pack all swimming, cycling, and running equipment. Based on the weather for the day, please pack appropriate clothing and changes of clothes. At least 2 full water bottles are required for each camp, as well as a couple snacks.
Every camper MUST have a USA Triathlon annual membership and have signed the SLAP waiver (just once) in 202.
Parents, please inform our Team Manager (Amanda McKnatt) of all of your child’s health issues, learning challenges, allergies or similar. This information will help us keep your child safe and allow your child to have a more positive experience at camp.