What are your kids doing this summer??
WORCA offers an array of programs that are sure to add to the awesomeness of your child’s summer holiday! Program details and dates are listed below.
Advanced Ride Camps 2019
Advanced Ride Camps 2019
This a co-ed camp for kids ages 12 – 16 who are strong intermediate to advanced riders looking to expand their skill and explore new terrain. Along with riding more of the advanced trails Whistler has to offer, we will be venturing out to Pemberton and Squamish to explore their amazing network of single track! Click the link below for program details.Camp Information
Join Wait List for Advanced Camp 1 July 15 – 19, 2019
Register for Advanced Ride Camp #2, July 29 – Aug 2
Summer Dirt Camp Series 2019
Summer Dirt Camp Series 2019
During the summer months WORCA holds youth dirt camps, fully coached and supported for three different ages ranging from 6 to 15. The focus of the Dirt Camps is safety, fun, and skill development, in that order. Your son or daughter will be set up in an encouraging environment that will promote our three focuses. Each camp will be capped with a 5:1 kid to coach ratio. Dirt camps run from 9am until 3pm from Monday to Friday and campers meet at the Waldorf School at the Spruce Grove Ball Diamonds. Arrive early on the Monday to meet the coaches, kids should be ready to ride by 9AM
The weekly fee for 2019 Camps is $389, there is a $100 discount for children attending all Whistler and Pemberton schools and second home owners in Whistler (proof required).
NOTE: Registration for 2019 camps opens online on April 1st at 9AM. All children are required to be WORCA members to take part in a camp and should be bought when registering for camp. Note that where there is significant demand we endeavour to add coaches to camps to create more space so please add your kids to the wait list so we can gauge interest in specific camps; places in camps are released to participants in the order that they are added to the wait list.
2019 Dirt Camp Dates
|Camp 1||July 1-5||Youth/Teen||SOLD OUT -Sign Up for Wait list|
|Camp 2||July 8-12||Child||Register Here|
|Camp 3||July 15-19||Youth/Teen||SOLD OUT -Sign Up for Wait list|
|Camp 4||July 22-26||Child||Register Here|
|Camp 5||July 29 - August 2||Youth/Teen||SOLD OUT -Sign Up for Wait list|
|Camp 6||August 5-9||Child||Register Here|
|Camp 7||August 12-16||Youth/Teen||SOLD OUT - Sign Up for Wait list|
|Camp 8||August 19-23||Child||Register Here|
|Camp 9||August 26-30||Youth/Teen||Register Here|
Child (Age 6-9 or entering Grades 1-4 in September 2019)
Youth (Age 10-12 or entering Grades 5-7 in September 2019)
Teen (Age 13-16 or entering Grades 8-11 in September 2019)
Cancellations $25. No cancellation refunds within 2 weeks of camp start unless we are able to find a replacement from the waitlist.
Dirt Camp Entry Level Requirements
For the beginner groups, our camps provide an introduction to off-road cycling, therefore, basic cycling skills are required. Your child must be comfortable using hand brakes and gears, then they are ready to make the progression from the road to the trails! If you are concerned whether or not your child is ready for our program, please email your query to firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Beginner to Expert
Beginners will use trails specific to their level of riding, examples are: Bear Trail, Tin Pants, Molly Hogan , Gee I like your pants, Son of Mr Green Jeans, Disco boys & much of the crushed gravel double track within Lost Lake.
Below is a link to a video of the higher end youth riders who have progressed through the WORCA Dirt Camps, they are riding Yummy nummie – golden door – jeff’s trail – sea2sky trail:View YouTube Video
The components of our camps are:
- Skill Development
Setting the foundation for many bike years to come is WORCA’S main objective. Our qualified coaches will use exercises and games in a controlled environment to teach balance, cornering, front wheel lifts and a number of other skills necessary to navigate the off road challenges our trails have to offer.
- Trail Exploration
Campers will get plenty of opportunities to put their newly honed skills into practice on Whistler’s incredible trail network. Trail selection will be well thought out in accordance to ability. For example beginners will gain experience in the Lost Lake Network, on entry-level trails such as Molly Hogan, Tin Pants, and the Sea to Sky Trail. Progressing to the entry level single track such as Gee I Like Your Pants, Son of Mr. Green Genes and Disco Boy, etc. Intermediate riders will find themselves exploring the blue single track of Lost Lake, Emerald Forest, River Runs Through etc. Advance riders will tackle trails on the Westside (aka Stonebridge), Blackcomb and the No Flow Zone (aka Emerald).
- Trail Etiquette/Stewardship
Participants will be introduced to trail etiquette during their time at camp and will be encouraged to practice what they have learned while riding outside of camp. Where suitable, groups may be given the opportunity to meet the WORCA Trail Crew and discover what goes into making and maintaining the fun trails we ride.
WORCA Youth Dirt Camp coaches are PMBI Level 1 certified (Professional Mountain Bike Instructors), certified by Whistler’s very own ZEPtechniques.
ZEP supports WORCA and its programs by providing courses for all WORCA coaches and guides. ZEP offer PMBI instructor courses all over the world and they are North America & Australia’s most widely recognized certification program. For more information on ZEP and their programs, check them out at www.zeptechniques.com.