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Skateboard 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.

Year-Round Youth Programs and Camps for Summer 2020 Cancelled – Due to COVID-19 considerations, Rec Sports has cancelled all in-person youth programming (all summer camps as well as year-round Archery, Recreational and Competitive Gymnastics, Skate Classes, and Swimming Lessons) for summer 2020. For more information, read our FAQs.

Skateboard Clinic (Year-Round)

In this one-day 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 at the beginning of camp and the lessons will be adapted to their ability. All participants are educated in skateboard safety, which includes ways to fall that minimize injury. Girls are encouraged to attend.

Ages & Eligibility

Campers must be ages 8-16 (by December 1, 2020) in order to register for this camp. Participants must bring their own skateboard, helmet, and knee & elbow pads.
Price: $98

Skateboard 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 minimize injury. Girls are encouraged to attend.

Ages & Eligibility

Campers must be ages 8-16 (by December 1, 2020) in order to register for this camp. Participants must bring their own skateboard, helmet, and knee & elbow pads.
Price: $499

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 have 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 minimize 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: $250

Location: Golden Bear Recreation Center

L8 Sk8

Skate Camp’s drop-in open skate program. Skateboard practice during extended care hours with an instructor present. Participants do not need to be enrolled in camp.

Skateboarding Lessons

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

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, and 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 come with skate boards that are unsafe and prevent them from learning how to turn. Please contact us if you have questions about your equipment at skate@berkeley.edu.

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