Venturing Biathalon

Venturing Biathalon
Registration Begins
11/24/2015 12:00 PM
Last Day To Register
1/22/2018 11:55 PM
4241 Co Rd 25
Dundee, NY 14837, US
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January 26 – 28, 2018 at Camp Gorton, Tyrone, NY


- Double Barrel Shotgun                  - Lever Action Rifle
- OK Corral                                     - Cross Country Ski (weather permitting)
- Revolvers                                     - Dessert cook off


This year's cooking competition will be cracker barrel style for Saturday night. This is open to anything that could be served at a cracker barrel. This does not have to be a cooked entry.
There will be no pre-made food. All food will be prepared in camp at your cooking station. No kitchen privileges will be allowed. Cooking will be done in the fire pits at the various campsites, the camp's bar-b-que pit, or on camp stoves that your unit provides. Please provide your own charcoal if necessary.
For judging the crew/ship may decorate or otherwise enhance the table where your entry will be served. Please supply an ingredient list or recipe to post on the table for people with allergies.
All entries will be shared at the cracker barrel to follow the judging.

Notes on the Event:
All registrations include a bunk for the weekend. Sleeping Quarters will be spread over several cabins. Beds are first come, first served, based on Registration. Youth Protection Guidelines will be followed at Camp Gorton in all sleeping areas, bathroom facilities, and shower houses. The guidelines state that Males and Females will have separate sleeping quarters. Both youth and adults will be staying in cabins. Proper sleeping quarters will be set up and established for the arrival of the Venturers.


The sleeping quarters will be separated by gender and broken into six groups:
● Youth Males (14-17)                          ● Youth Males (18-20)

● Youth Females (14-17)                      ● Youth Females (18-20)

● Adult Females (21 )                          ● Adult Males (21 )


If you have any specific questions about the guidelines for Youth Protection please email

For those wishing to tent, there are platforms available.


Tentative Schedule for the Biathlon:


Friday Jan. 26:
6:30 pm – Registration, set up camp, and social time
8:00 pm – Required firearms training taught by NRA Instructors
9:30 pm – Cracker Barrel
10:30 pm – Quiet time
11: pm – Lights out


Saturday Jan. 27:
8:00 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – Opening Ceremony
9:30 am – 12:30 pm: intro to cross country skiing and shooting practical
1:00 pm – lunch
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Biathlon, and games
5:00 pm – Free time and breakdown
5:30 pm – Flags & Chapel
6:00 pm – dinner
8:00 pm – Cracker barrel (cooking competition), free time, social time, movies
10:00 pm – Quiet time
11:00 pm – Lights out


Sunday Jan. 28:
8:00 am – Breakfast (Must have survey completed – it’s your meal ticket!)
9:00 am – Awards and closing
10:00 am – Check out and site inspection


All Shooters MUST have completed the NRA Firearms & Range Safety Orientation or HIGHER Training - NO EXCEPTIONS! Option to complete this on Fri. Evening! ANY youth under 18 years old, a parent shooting sports permission form MUST be returned with this registration form or provided at check in time - NO EXCEPTIONS! Form & Fees MUST be received by 5 pm, Fri., Jan. 19th, 2018. Event will close & NO Refunds after this date!


Click here for the printable Save the Date Flier

Click here for a printable Information Form

Click here for permission form for youth

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$60.00 per Adult
$60.00 per Youth
Early Discount
Before 12/23/2017 a discount of $10.00 will apply to all Adult Registrants.
Before 12/23/2017 a discount of $10.00 will apply to all Youth Registrants.
Late fee
After 1/7/2018 a fee of $15.00 will apply to all Adult Registrants.
After 1/7/2018 a fee of $15.00 will apply to all Youth Registrants.


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