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Jan 07

New Date TBA: Camel’s Hump Challenge Backcountry Tour

UPDATE 2/3: In order to provide a better experience for skiers, event organizers have postponed this event until Sunday, Feb. 12. Let’s hope we pick up some more fresh snow before then, and stay tuned to the links mentioned below for more details and updates.

We can’t say enough about this wonderful opportunity to enjoy skiing around Vermont’s Camel’s Hump. This year marks the 25th anniversary for the Camel’s Hump Challenge, and organizers are hoping for a great turnout. Proceeds benefit the Vermont chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Look for more details in the press release below. Thanks! – Brian

WILLISTON, VT (December, 2011). The 25th annual Camel’s Hump Challenge (CHC) will be held in Huntington, Vermont on Sunday, February 5, 2012 (the alternative weather date will be February 12th). The Camel’s Hump Challenge is a demanding 26 km backcountry ski around Camel’s Hump. After 25 years, the event has gained recognition within the region as a unique fundraiser supporting education and family support programs for the Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter. Experienced backcountry skiers are invited to gather at 7:30 am at the Camel’s Hump Nordic Skiers’ Association center in Huntington (see website for directions: www.camelshumpchallenge/directions.com).

Participants in the CHC raise money by collecting pledges to support their “Round the Hump” trek with contributions. All skiers are asked to collect a minimum of $125.00.  Each participant raising $125 or more will receive an event t-shirt, warm food, drinks and a fire await the returning skiers, giving them a chance to relax, reflect on the tour, and warm up. In the past, amazing gear incentives have been provided for skiers that raise more than the minimum amount including: MRS snowshoes, Black Diamond skis and trekking poles, Princeton Tec headlamps, day passes to select ski areas and much more. Pledges and registration will be accepted at the event or before the event date, participants can register and collect pledges on the website.

“The purpose of this event is to enjoy this extraordinary ski tour and to raise money for a good cause,” says Camel’s Hump Challenge board member Bruce Beeken.

If you want to contribute, please send your contributions directly to a fundraising skier or please mail donation checks made out to: The Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter at 300 Cornerstone Drive, Suite 128, Williston, Vermont 05495.  

If you would like to participate, please visit:www.camelshumpchallenge.com.
It’s important to note that all money raised at the Camel’s Hump Challenge stays in Vermont to support our local families and communities dealing with Alzheimer’s.

About the Alzheimer’s Association:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. The Association is dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure for Alzheimer’s. For more than 25 years, the donor-supported Alzheimer’s Association has provided reliable information and care consultation; created supportive services for families; increased funding for dementia research; and influenced public policy changes. For more information, call 1.800.272.3900 or visit www.alz.org.

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