Scotties champ in Kelowna for summer curling camp

Rachel Homan at Kelowna Curling Club in July for four-day session

Two-time national women's champ Rachel Homan will be in Kelowna this summer for the Rockslide Curling Camp.

Two-time Scotties champion Rachel Homan will be back in Kelowna this summer for the fifth edition of the Rockslide Curling Camp.

Dozens of young curlers will take to the ice at the Kelowna Curling Club from July 7 to 10 to receive top-level coaching and to take part in a fun, team-building session.

The four-day camp encourages youth from eight to 20 years of age to either try the sport for the first time, or improve their games while learning from some of the game’s best.

Homan will take part in an ‘Ask the Athlete’ panel while also assisting in physical training sessions.

As well as curling coaching, campers have the chance to take part in outdoor activities like obstacles courses and team games.

Kylie Karoway, 15, who attended the camp last year, spoke about her experience.

“My favourite thing that we did during the camp was a mini-sports day, it was so much fun and a great way to get to know new people,” Karoway said.

“The atmosphere at the camp was great. It was just like hanging out with friends. I can’t wait to go back.”

Attendees will also have the chance to put everything they have learned into practice during the post-camp bonspiel which takes place from July 10 to 12.

Many of the Rockslide alumni have gone on to represent B.C. at national level but the camp is aimed at kids of all abilities and includes beginners’ coaching for those who have never tried the sport before.

Rockslide Summer Camp is organized by Curl BC, the provincial sport governing body responsible for the development, promotion and organization of curling in British Columbia.

For further information on the camp, including details on how to register, visit


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