North Saanich Jump Camp | Ages 6 - 7 | M-F 9am-12pm
- Duration: 15 Hours (approx.)
- Location: BC
- Product code: PZWSRY
- July 10 - July 14 I North Saanich Freeride Park I 9:00am - 12:00pm
- July 24 - July 28 I North Saanich Freeride Park I 9:00am - 12:00pm
- July 31 - Aug 4 I North Saanich Freeride Park I 9:00am - 12:00pm
- Aug 14 - Aug 18 I North Saanich Freeride Park I 9:00am - 12:00pm
- Aug 21 - Aug 25 I North Saanich Freeride Park I 9:00am - 12:00pm
Please select the session you would like to register for.
Camp Description & Details:
Back for 2023 our popular "Summer of Dirt" camps are happening at the North Saanich Freeride Park from July through August! We're stoked to be offering week-long camps for kids ages 6 through 7 years old at the park this summer. These camps run from 9am-12pm Monday through Friday. At our Summer of Dirt camps you will: learn how to pump and jump your bike through the rolling terrain of the park, make new friends, and have an awesome time outside on your bike!
Our instructors are specially trained to work with kids this age in a MTB setting. All instructors are at minimum PMBIA level 2 Air + Kids Module certified. Skills and riding will be age/developmentally appropriate, with a focus on fun, exploration, and play.
Our expert coaches will deliver a fun and instructional lesson each day during the week. These lessons are designed to help riders improve their confidence and bike handling skills, so that they can safely progress to learning to jump. The core skills covered are: body position; direction control; timing & coordination; pressure control; terrain awareness; and park etiquette. These camps are high energy and active, with plenty of time spent riding and practicing your skills. On top of daily lessons, coaches make use of bike games and activities to keep the camp flowing smoothly.
Since these camps take place at the NS Freeride Park, they are not mountain bike camps. However, the skills learned at these camps directly relate to MTB and will improve the rider's trail riding greatly. Ideally riders coming to these camps have previous cycling or mountain biking experience, and are already confident cyclists.
The camp runs Tuesday through Friday, with both a morning and afternoon option. The first part of each day is when you'll be coached, both individually and as part of group lessons. You'll spend dedicated time each day to learn, practice, and consolidate your new skills and abilities. After your lessons, your coaches will split you into smaller groups and tour you through the park. They'll show you all the fun places to session your new skills, and guide you on adventurous loops through the park.
Prospective riders should be confident cyclists. Previous mountain bike experience is not necessary, but a keen attitude and a desire to learn will go a long way towards helping you make the most out of this experience! Riders should be reasonably fit and active, and enjoy being outdoors. Riders will be split into small groups according to age and experience level. We will strive to match you with other riders of similar abilities, or better yet your friends if you register together!
We can't wait to ride with you this summer!