Intro to Skateboarding Camp Highlands Ranch - 2nd to 7th - Day Camp

Soon-to-be skateboarders learn the fundamentals—and experience the fun—of self-sufficient skating in our skill-building half-day camp. Led by an experienced team, boarding beginners will learn the basics of skateboarding and riding mechanics in a supportive, 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 as they progress from one new skill to the next. 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 have the skills and self-assurance to take what they’ve learned to skate on their own.

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

PRICING

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Camp Pricing Single AM Session Single PM Session
Price Per Camp $229 $187

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

Camp Details

THE WEEK’S ADVENTURES

Skateboarding Skills

Safety and Equipment

Skating Etiquette

Campers get comfortable riding on 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

Sam Murray

I love working with kids who are excited to explore and learn about the outdoors. Kids keep me feeling young and excited to go to work every day. They are constant sources of energy, fun, and inspiration. I feel incredibly grateful for my family and role models growing up because they helped me learn to appreciate being outdoors and having adventures and I want to support kids making that discovery for themselves. I have avalanche safety training (AIARE Level 1, AIARE Rescue), Avid Lead Climbing Certification and Wilderness First Responder Certification. I grew up going to a sleep-away camp in Maine called Camp Agawam and we still enjoy a strong relationship with many of our friends from our time there. I love feeling connected to landscapes and wildlife. Climbing, biking, hiking all give me opportunities to connect with myself and the landscape in new ways. My favorite place to be outside of the camp season is exploring the mountains on my splitboard with my dog and my girlfriend/adventure partner, Emma.

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