NEWT CAMP
AGES 6-7

This exciting introductory parent cooperative program is designed for the young mountain biking adventurer!

This three-hour half-day camp is for 6-7 year olds who are proficient 2-wheeled riders (can start and stop on their own, have good steering skills, etc.)! Basic mountain biking skills will be addressed along with activities and games to keep the fun factor high.

Counselor to camper ratio is 1:4.

Parents have the option to sign up to work with their child two out of the five days and/or run an activity for the whole group on one of the days they attend.

REGISTRATION OPENS SPRING 2021

CAMP FEE

$140

CAMP DATES

TBA

CAMP TIME

8:30am – 11:30am

Limit 12

CAMP DETAILS

Below is a sample schedule of a typical day, along with a listing of skills that will be covered, and on/off bike activities that campers may experience. Each registered participant will receive email correspondence two weeks prior to the event with a detailed daily schedule and a list of “what to bring.”

Note to parents: This is a parent cooperative camp. You are lucky enough to join us for two out of five days of fun! (We will do a registration of those days when we get close to our camp session) You are also “in charge” of leading a parent-led activity during one time slot to build community and pride.

DAILY SCHEDULE

8:30 Arrival & Bike Maintenance: Safety Check Bikes
8:45 Trail Ride & Skills Lesson
9:15 Mountain Bike Skills Game
9:45 Snack
10:00 Activities and Games
10:45 Parent-Led Activity
11:15 Bike Maintenance: Cleaning is Caring
11:30 Departure Time

Mountain Biking Skills Covered:

This camp is an introduction to mountain biking taught with an eye for the future of the sport. Timely instruction to move the rider forward with their skills, being mindful of age and abilities.

  • Anticipation
  • Shifting, Braking, Hovering
  • Obstacles
  • Cornering
  • Climbing and Descending
  • Wednesday Racing

Bike Maintenance:

We love to ride. We need to love our ride. Age-appropriate introductions to bicycle mechanics will be covered during the week.

  • Safety Check
  • Cleaning & Lubrication

Mountain Bike Skills Games:

Learning is the best when you are playing. Each of these games holds a variety of mountain bike skills at its core, and they are brimming with fun!

  • Dab
  • Pump Park
  • Obstacle Course
  • Slow Race
  • Mountain Bike Limbo
  • Musical Bikes

Activities and Games List:

These engaging off-the-bike games provide balance to our program allowing campers to recover and let loose.

  • Evolution
  • Wake-up Child
  • Asteroids
  • Giants, Wizards & Elves
  • Camouflage
  • Tag games (blob, freeze, etc.)