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Welcome to Beitostølen and the Ridderweek!
Lions Norway is proud to announce a “new” international youth camp. In March 13-20, 2022 we invite disabled youngsters from all over the world to take part in the Ridderweek.
The Riddeweek is the worlds’ largest annual winter sports week for people with visual or physical impairments. It takes place at Beitostoelen, Norway in March/April every year.
Ridderrennet (the Ridder Race) was founded by the Norwegian blind skier and musician, Erling Stordahl, and has been organized every year since 1964. Each year, a total of 400-500 skiers with impairments take part; beginners as well as experienced skiers, young and old, and the come from all parts of the world.
The motto of the week is “Make the impossible possible”. During the RidderWeek you can try out, learn, and compete in various winter sports such as cross-country skiing, biathlon, alpine skiing and snowboarding. Besides ski activities, you can also try other sports such as kiting, yoga, self-defense etc. The week finishes with the famous traditional cross-country ski race; the Ridderrennet.
Lions Camp Knights of the Light is part of the Lions Clubs International Youth Camp and Exchange Program.
The camp is arranged by Lions Norway in cooperation with Foreningen Ridderrennet.
During the Ridderweek there are various social activities such as get-together meetings, stand-up comedy, quiz night, talent show, concerts etc
Who can participate?
- Physically disabled only (not mentally), between 18-25 years.
- Youth who are willing to take part and enjoy physical activity.
- Participants must be able to communicate in English.
Responsibility for the application
Lions Club or other organizations must make sure the application form, including all requested information, are correct and sent before the deadline. All information, in English, must be read and understood by the participant.
The application deadline is February 1th. 2022. Ask for the application form by sending an mail to Camp Director Stefan Trygve Soos: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lions Norway will pay all the expenses regarding the stay at the camp in Norway. We are not responsible for the travel costs to and from the location.
No camp fee.
Beitostoelen is known for its outstanding skiing facilities. You practice and compete in biathlon and cross-country skiing in the adapted ski tracks at the Beitostoelen Health Sport Center. The tracks are easily reached by a short ride with our free shuttle service. The downhill and snowboard training and competitions are in the “Ola lift”, right in the centre of Beitostoelen and close to the hotel Radisson Blu.
Every participant, if they wish, can have a guide, free of charge. Together, the skier and guide take part in the various ski activities of their choice all week. Our guides are students from different sports colleges in Norway. The assignment and training of guides is governed by the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. The guides will assist you in training and competitions.
If additional assistance is needed beyond the training and competitions, the participants need to bring their own assistant at their own expense.
We have a pickup service that will take you from/to Bergen, Oslo or Oslo/Gardermoen airport. The transport is set up both on the arrival day and the departure day.
Download brochure about this camp (click the attachemnet at the bottom of this article)
Homepage for Ridderrennet and RidderWeek