The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

National Governing Body for Curling in Scotland

Adult Camp On Target with Fun and Learning in Stranraer

Posted on Monday, October 10, 2016 at 7:03am

Twenty eight participants from across Scotland were joined by a participant from Norway and a returning participant from London to this year’s RCCC Adult Camp at Stranraer Ice Rink and North West Castle Hotel.

Sessions were tailored for the variety of ability levels which included some very new curlers to some with many years of curling experience. Everyone had their deliveries filmed, analysed and were given advice and time to practice. Strategy & tactics, communication and sweeping topics were also covered with participants being led by the coaching team of David Jones, Ena Stevenson, Alison Cunningham, Lorna Rennie and Graham Sloan.  A popular addition to this years camp was a series of fun competitions producing a camp winner and it was ‘blue’ group coached by Lorna Rennie who won with some great scoring in the camp hotshots challenge.

Thanks to the North West Castle Hotel, Stranraer for once again hosting the camp and providing superb hospitality. Thanks also to all the participants who judging by the positive feedback we received had a great weekend:

‘Excellent tuition, good feedback for my development and encouragement – good fun – learned loads’

‘Magic – learned and enjoyed every moment’


‘Couldn’t possibly fault any coaches – their input and enthusiasm was 100%. I learned more in 2 days than last 4 years!’


‘Coaching was excellent, invaluable tips and advice’


‘This was my third visit, this was by far the best camp – both imaginative and presented an technically excellent – one to one coaching was first class’

The social element remains an important part within curling and this year’s group of participants certainly enjoyed the inter-group competition & challenges as well as the off-ice lessons and entertainment.

Next year’s camp dates will be announced in early 2017.