Intro to Skateboarding Camp Boulder - 2nd to 7th - Day Camp

Soon-to-be skateboarders learn the fundamentals—and experience the fun—of self-sufficient skating in this half-day camp. Led by our experienced team, boarding beginners will learn skateboarding mechanics and basic riding 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 learn to skate with a 5:1 camper-to-staff ratio, giving them plenty of individualized support wherever they are in the skill-building process. They spend the week getting comfortable on their boards, learning about their equipment and gear and familiarizing themselves with skateboarding’s unique culture. By week’s end, they will have the skills and self assurance to ride anywhere in the neighborhood.

PRICING

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Camp Pricing Single AM Session Single PM Session
Price Per Camp $237 $194

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

Skateboarding Skills

Safety and Equipment

Skating Etiquette

Campers get comfortable riding their 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.

MEET YOUR CAMP DIRECTOR

Cassidy Morris

I love working with staff who celebrate authentic outdoor adventure and to watch the energy from our instructors get absorbed by the kids that they instruct. It is essential to introduce outdoor adventure to kids in order to give them a space to be creative, active, and true to themselves and their peers. Kids have such genuine spirits and they remind me to be my silly, humble, and compassionate self. One of my favorite moments to witness at camp is watching staff tune in to their authentic child spirit. The outdoors is where I can connect to my best self and I love being able to share it with others. In the summer, you can find me hiking or climbing all over Colorado. In the winter, I’m usually skiing in between work shifts.

Why Sign Up For Multiple Weeks?

Do you remember that old TV show Blues 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 Clues 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