Intro to Skateboarding: Boarding Basics

Denver Stapleton – Intro to Skateboarding

Soon-to-be skateboarders learn the fundamentals—and experience the fun—of self-sufficient skating in this half-day camp. Led by our knowledgeable team, boarding beginners will learn riding mechanics and basic skateboarding skills in an encouraging, on-site environment.

Grouped by grade—2nd – 4th graders in our Skills Camp, 5th – 7th graders on our Adventure Team—campers experience a 5:1 camper-to-staff ratio as they learn to skate, giving them plenty of individual support wherever they are in the skill-building process. They spend the week getting comfortable on their boards, practicing with their equipment and familiarizing themselves with skateboarding’s unique culture. By week’s end, they have the skills and confidence to ride at their local skate park. 

Campers are welcome to bring their own gear or can borrow ours.

PRICING

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Camp Pricing Single
Price Per Camp $222

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

Camp Details

GRADES

Entering 2nd - 7th

Hours

9am - 11:45am OR 12:15pm - 3pm
Extended Care: 8-9am, 3-5:30pm

Lunch Info

Lunch not available for half-day programs

Skateboarding Skills

Safety and Equipment

Skating Etiquette

Campers get comfortable riding on both long and short boards, learning basic skills including balancing, riding transitions, carving and tic tacking. They’ll also learn some beginning tricks and put their skills to the test through various drills and courses.

 

We get campers familiar with the gear they need to ride—boards, pads, helmets—and give them some practice doing basic maintenance on their boards. They also learn the skateboarding rules of the road and how to fall safely.

Throughout the week, we introduce campers to the fundamentals of skateboarding culture, terminology and etiquette, so they’re comfortable joining the regulars at their local skate park.

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