Skateboarding Camps

 
 

Our Skate Camp provides a skater the experience of riding a variety of ramps and street obstacles from 3’ to 13’ tall in a nationally recognized skateboard program that is a pioneer in skateboard instruction and design.

 

Camps 2019 – We can’t wait for you to join us for camps this upcoming summer. We are working to prepare another summer full of fun, friends and adventure. Please check back in December for details on summer 2019 or join our mailing list to stay connected.

 

Skateboarding Camp

In this one-week camp, beginners will learn skateboard mechanics and basic riding skills such as balance, carving, riding transitions, and dropping-in. Advanced skaters learn grinds, ollies, and airs, and have the chance to learn to drop in on bigger ramps, and learn flip tricks. Skaters will be assessed on the first day of the session and the lessons will be adapted to their ability. All participants are educated in skateboard safety, which includes ways to fall that minimizes injury. Girls are encouraged to attend.

 

Ages & Eligibility

Campers must be ages 8-16 (by December 1, 2019) in order to register for this camp. Participants must bring their own skateboard, helmet, knee, & elbow pads.

Price: $465


Location: Golden Bear Recreation Center
 

Skate Leadership Team

The Skate Leadership Team is for advanced and independent skateboarders who have completed at least one session in our programs and who has the maturity and self discipline to take on a leadership role at camp. Advanced skaters learn grinds, ollies, and airs, and have the chance to learn to drop in on bigger ramps, and learn flip tricks. All participants are educated in skateboard safety, which includes ways to fall that minimizes injury. This camp is by invitation only.

 

Ages & Eligibility

Campers must be ages 12-17 (by December 1 of the year preceding the current camp season) in order to register for this camp.

Price: $275


Location: Golden Bear Recreation Center

 

Skateboarding Lessons

We also offer skateboarding lessons – learn in a one-on-one situation with our highly qualified teaching staff. Click here to learn more.

 
 

Camp Details

Activities run from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. with morning drop-off from 7:30 – 9 a.m. and check-out between 4 – 4:30 p.m.

Our expert instructors have experience teaching youth skateboarding and are screened for their ability to work with both new and experienced skaters. They are part of our staff training program, most are certified in First Aid and CPR, and have been fingerprinted and have gone through a background check. Responsible skating is stressed in every lesson.

Participants must bring their own skateboard, helmet, knee, & elbow pads. Equipment must fit properly and be of good quality for the camper to skate in our programs. Due to our rigorous safety standards and instructional content, skaters will not be allowed to skate with the low-cost boards and pads typically found at toy stores or other large general merchandise retailers. Many skaters comes with skate boards that is unsafe and prevents them from learning how to turn. Please contact us if you have questions about your equipment jenn8@berkeley.edu.

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