Valmont Bike Park Girls Shred Camp

Girls Shred Summer Camp

Riders in our Girls Shred Summer Camp experience a biking adventure like no other, tackling the trails, jumps and features of Boulder’s world-renowned Valmont Bike Park. Throughout the week, campers roam the park on two wheels, taking on increasingly challenging activities and exploring exciting new terrain.

Mentored by our experienced instructors, campers learn the basics of bike park free riding before mastering more advanced skills. The park’s variety of challenges provides plenty of opportunities for bikers of all levels to build their technical abilities, while keeping even the most avid riders on their toes.

Safety is our first priority. While risk is inherent in all outdoor activities, we pride ourselves on teaching campers to assess situations, use sound judgment and make good decisions as they take appropriate risks. Please note that Valmont Bike Park programs involve a higher level of risk due to the terrain and skills taught.  We mitigate these risks by grouping kids and teens by experience level, requiring protective equipment, providing environmental briefings, practicing falling techniques, and challenge by choice across all elements. Valmont Bike Park Camp campers should be confident riding on two wheels (without training wheels). Campers who aren’t yet riding a two-wheeler or are just starting out should consider our Adventure Camp.

Please note: In order to register for this program, campers MUST be able to demonstrate the prerequisite skills listed above. If a camper does not meet these minimum skill requirements, we reserve the right to move a camper to a different program (if space is available) or remove the camper from the group and offer a credit

Want more bike park fun? Learn more about private instruction.

PRICING

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Camp Pricing Single 2-Fer 3-Peat 4-Pack
Number of Camps 1 2 3 4
Price Per Camp $429 $404 $396 $379
YOU SAVE! - $50 $100 $200

* Why your kid should do multiple weeks of Avid.

* Why we charge what we do.

* We are committed to inclusivity for all. Are finances a barrier for you? Apply For Financial Assistance or Check Out Payment Plans.

* Multi-week discount applies to individual camper only.

ADD-ON PRICES Price
Optional:  
Early Drop Off $25
After Care $75

THE WEEK’S ADVENTURES

Bike Park Riding

Technical Skills

Bike Maintenance

After an initial skill evaluation, we team campers up with other riders at their level so they’re well supported as they take on bike park features including pump tracks, dirt jumps, dual slalom, slope style and single track cross country trails, practicing good trail etiquette as they ride.

Through riding different features of the park, campers get comfortable with a range of biking skills, including body positioning, falling techniques, cornering mechanics, aerial maneuvers and maintaining momentum on rocks and sand.

We introduce campers to the practices of basic bicycle repair and maintenance, also teaching them to safety check their bikes, gears and tires.

Campers can use their own bikes.  For safety, we require that bikes have platform pedals–pedals with cages and clipless pedals can be unsafe while jumping.  Campers may also rent a Specialized brand bike from us specifically designed for park riding for $50 per week. With a single brake, no gears, an elongated frame and a low seat, these bikes let campers experience riding like the pros. (Plus, as rental bikes stay at Valmont overnight, you don’t have to worry about loading and unloading a bike every day).

We require campers to wear elbow pads, kneepads and bike gloves. You can bring your own or rent them from us for $15 per week. Kneepads must cover the knee and shin, and elbow pads must cover the elbow and most of the forearm.

Why Sign Up For Multiple Weeks?

Do you remember that old TV show Blue’s Clues? It was the most successful kids show of all time. Do you remember that book that your child insisted on reading over and over again? How could you forget it. Why was Blues Clue’s so successful and why did your child NEED to re-read that book? Because repetition promotes learning, growth, and empowerment.

Based on our experience (and a bunch of brain science), we know that multiple weeks of Avid camp will benefit your child – it will result in greater skill development, increased self-confidence, higher levels of risk assessment/environmental awareness, and an improved ability to connect socially with others.

WE TAKE SAFETY SERIOUSLY

While no outdoor adventure is totally risk-free, we work hard to keep your kids safe. Every activity starts with a discussion about the risks involved -- what they are, how to prevent them, how to respond if something goes wrong -- so kids learn how to approach challenges with intelligence and skill.

OUR APPROACH TO SAFETY