Summer Camp Guide 2014

The summer season is in full tilt, it's time to start considering whether you should hang up the shred stick for a few months or break into the savings account and book your trip to the glaciers for Summer Snowboard Camp.  Even though some camps have already begun, it's never too late to jump on board for a summer shred session. All year young shredders have been squandering away Christmas and birthday money, pestering their parents and maybe even working a part time job in order to purchase their ticket to terrain park paradise, and it's all well worth it. Summer camp is the only place to meet friends, hang with pro's, skate, start a crew, and snowboard in July and August, so checkout our 2014 Summer Camp Guide and figure out where you belong this summer.
Seth Hill boosts it off the big jump at High Cascade. Photo Greg Furey

High Cascade

Since 1989 High Cascade has been setting the trends for overnight snowboard camps everywhere. HCSC is an all inclusive 100% snowboarding summer camp located in quiet Government Camp at the base of Mt. Hood. With two rope tows, two massive terrain parks,  North Americas only competition sized summer-super pipe, and a couple awesome skate parks to boot, High cascade sets the bar pretty high for snowboard camp standards. Plus HCSC is the closest summer snowboard camp to Mt. Hood, and being located in the rain forests surrounding Hood the off-snow activities are plentiful and vary from arts and crafts to waterfall hikes. Every session is peppered with signature pro's who are present both on hill and at camp activities, and are always stoked to interact and make fiends with campers. Be sure to inquire about the weekly staff sale, where campers can pick up tons of killer new and used gear from the staff for dirt cheap.

Location:
      Mt. Hood, OR
Sessions:
      Six total, June 16- August 12, Eight days each
Website
      :
highcascade.com Demo Gear: 
    Available
A clean front board from Brandon Hobush at HCSC. Photo Greg Furey

Ozzy Henning planting it on the pipe cutter at Windells. Photo Erik Hoffman

Windells

Windells Best of Snowboard Camp Summer 2013

Another staple of Mt. Hood, Windells has been turning out happy campers for 26 years. All inclusive Windells camp shares it's 1.5 mile long terrain park with their freeski program but also has shared rights to High Cascades Lap Park and 22 foot Superpipe, making it an all around Hood-tastic experience. Weekly visits from Pro's and some of the most talented coaches and employees in the game make Windells an awesome place to learn from the best. Located a short bus ride from Mt. Hood, the Windells campus has recently become one of the most exciting places in the area thanks to their new skatepark dubbed The Concrete Jungle. With over 89,500 square feet of epic skate park madness, Windells is now home to the largest skatepark in the northwest, making it a summer home for some of the best skateboarders in the biz.

Location:
      Mt. Hood, OR
Sessions:
       Eight total, June 11- August 12, Seven days each
Website
      :
windells.com Demo Gear: 
    Available
Halldor Helgason getting jibby at Windells. Photo Erik Hoffman

Bjorn Leines tweakin one out in Woodward Tahoe’s pipe. Photo Danny Kern

Woodward

Camp Woodward is known world wide as being one of the first premier action sports camps. From China to Pennsylvania to California, thousands of athletes of all experience levels frequent the Woodward facilities every year. It's only appropriate that Woodward hosts two of the most unique summer snowboard programs in the country; one at Boreal on Lake Tahoe, and one at Copper Mountain in Colorado. Woodward also offers a fully integrated dry slope and skate/trampoline oriented snow program at their Pennsylvania facility. Visiting pro's and local AM crews always keep the Tahoe and Copper parks exciting, and highly experienced coaches and counselors are plentiful at all three Woodward snow locations. Lift accessed private terrain, jumps and jibs galore, and plenty of snow to go around, if you live near one of Woodward's on snow summer parks you'd be a fool not to visit. As a major added bonus, all of Woodward's locations feature massive, California Skateparks designed indoor skateparks for off hill and rain day excitement. Along with their extensive trampoline program Woodward also offers the unique experience of their snow/skate hybrid boards for training in the skateparks (See the Woodward PA video).

Woodward Tahoe Snowboard Camp Summer 2013

Woodward Tahoe

Location:
       Boreal Mountain, Truckee, CA
Sessions:
       Eight total, June 15- August 9, Seven days each
Website
      :
woodwardtahoe.com Demo Gear:
    Limited
Woodward Copper Best of Snowboard Camp Summer 2013

Woodward Copper

Location:
       Copper, CO
Sessions:
       Seven total, June 15- July 31, Seven days each
Website
      :
woodwardatcopper.com Demo Gear:
    Available
Colony of Summer Snow 2013

Woodward PA

(Turf & off snow) Location:
       Woodward, Pennsylvania
Sessions:
       Twelve total, June 1- August 23, Seven days each
Website
      :
campwoodward.com Demo Gear:
    N/A
Brent Oftedal ripping it up in The Barn at Woodward Tahoe. Photo Paul Heran
The inside of The Barn at Woodward Copper.

Hucking a huge backflip at Camp Of Champions. Photo Kyle Gibson

Camp Of Champions

Camp Of Champions Snowboard Camp Session D 2013

Located at the legendary Whistler Resort in British Columbia, which receives an average of 462 inches or 38.5 feet of snow per year, Camp Of Champions is the most northern and snowiest snowboard camp on the continent. All inclusive and a 1:4 or 1:8 coach to camper ratio makes for a unique and interactive snowboard learning experience.  A large private terrain park on the Horstman Glacier with lift access and lodging in the town of Whistler makes for a true mountain experience all summer long, and thanks to the abundance of snow COC is the only summer camp that grooms and salts their entire park every night by snowcat. COC isn't lacking in the off hill activity department either, with opportunities for bungee jumping, paintball, skateboarding, and trips to the driving range and movie theater, there's something everyone can enjoy.

Location:
      Whistler, BC, Canada
Sessions:
       Five total, June 29- August 24, Eight days each
Website
      :
campofchampions.com Demo Gear: 
    Available
Jib right over the Whistler range in BC at Camp Of Champions. Photo Kyle Gibson

Chris Coulter dropping an insane SASS summer chute in Argentina. Photo Girardi

SASS

SASS Argentina 2014 Preview

This is not your typical summer shred camp. It is a fully guided big mountain backcountry experience that emphasizes avalanche awareness and helps advanced riders push themselves to the level they have always hoped to achieve. SASS Argentina specializes in taking freestyle to the backcountry and provides the opportunity to land in pow. Lots of pow. Each day riders can choose to build a backcountry booter with Andrew Burns, go for a hike with Chris Coulter, work on your style with Robin Van Gyn, shred the trees with Tony Pavlantos, or be shown to the biggest line of your life by lead guide Skylar Holgate. Hana Beaman will also be showing up for the Women’Session as a guest coach. These guys add to the all-star staff leading small groups of like-minded clients of similar ability all over the mountains every day.

Location:
      Catedral Alta Patagonia, Argentina
Sessions:
      Five total, August 2- September 6, Eight days each
Website
      :
sassglobaltravel.com Demo Gear: 
    N/A
An epic method by Andrew Burns in the SASS Argentina backcountry. Photo Girardi

Liberty

Summer 2013 at Liberty Snowflex, Lynchburg VA

Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre in Lynchburg Virginia is a unique Snowflex (that’s a type of turf) facility dedicated to freestyle progression. When you can’t or would rather not fly half way across the world to find snow in the middle of the summer, Liberty is your next best bet. A full mountain rope tow brings you to a jump line, rail garden and beginner freestyle slope where super experienced coaches help riders of all abilities learn useful skills and awesome tricks that easily translate to on-snow riding. Starting for 2014 Next Level Summer Campers, all campers can pay $50 to upgrade their camp session to allow them to come back for the next year and use everything at the Liberty facility at no extra charge.

Location:
      Lynchburg, VA
Sessions:
      2.5 total, July 13- July 25, Six days each
Website
      :
liberty.edu/snowflex Demo Gear: 
    N/A
Scott Stevens boosts off the kickers at Liberty. Photo Aaron Blatt