Summer Camp Guide: Raccoon Tans and Snowburn
by Snarky Gillenhammer
Since none of you could match the radness of last month’s Beater Vision, we’ll have to postpone the Cavalcade of Beaters until next season.
In the meantime, you can rock a neon one-piece and get your wheelbarrows dialed at one of these Summer Snowboarding Camps. What better way to master nose grabs and methods than by catching some air at one of North America’s premier camps?
Mt. Hood, Oregon
High Cascade Snowboard Camp
No matter your age, no matter how hard you shred, you have a spot at this summer camp. High Cascade offers Signature Sessions, which is where some of their favorite pro riders—like Heiskari, Oksanen, and Jones—take over a session and put their personal spin on the camp. This camp also offers Photo Workshops for aspiring photographers.
- June 15 – 23
- June 25 – July 5 SOLD OUT
- July 6 – 14
- July 17 – 25
- July 28 – Aug. 5
- Aug. 7 – 14
Windell's Snowboard Camp – Enter to Win a Trip to Windell’s!
With a low camper-to-coach ratio, video review, progress reports, and talent all over the place, Windell’s will take your riding to the next level. When you’re not killing it on Palmer Glacier, hit up one of the five skateparks or play some paintball.
- June 6 – 13
- June 16 – 23
- June 26 – July 3
- July 6 – 13
- July 16 – 23
- July 26 – Aug. 2
- Aug. 5 – 11
Whistler / Blackcomb
The Camp of Champions
The Camp of Champions brags the largest exclusive terrain park of any summer camp. Their own T-bar and no lift lines means more reps than you can handle. This year they’re also offering a Pro Camp option for shredders who just want to ride and not deal with the normal camp crap.
- June 23 (5-29 days)
- June 30 (5-22 days)
- July 7 (5-15 days)
- July 14 (5-18days)
Pro Camp available all dates, 8 days +
Courtesy of: Endeavor Snowboard Designs
Pro-Ride Snowboard Camp
This summer camp focuses on the halfpipe but also has a snowboard park with jumps, hips, and a variety of rails—not to mention the freeride possibilities of the Blackcomb glacier. Pro-Ride is proud of its small size—limiting sessions to 40 campers. This gives you personalized attention with a low coach to camper ratio (1 to 5).
- Adult Camp: June 23 – 28
- Session 1: June 28 – July 6
- Session 2: July 6 – 14
- Session 3: July 14 – 22
Whistler Summer Snowboard Camp
With a world class private park, professional coaches, and a relaxed atmosphere, the WSSC lets you progress as far as you want. While other BC campers get on busses to go to the hill, you can roll out of bed in Whistler Village and catch breakfast right at the base.
- June 15 – 22 (5 day departs on June 19) *Adult (19+) Camp runs at same time
- June 22 – June 29 (5 day departs on June 26)
- June 29 – July 6 (5 day departs on July 3)
- July 6 – 13 (5 day departs on July 10)
- July 13 – 20 (5 day departs on July 17) *Adult (19+) Camp runs at same time