KIDS CAMPS & CLASSES

SUMMER CAMPS 2015 – registration opens early February!

Dirt Shredders Camp Video Link

2015 Dates:

  • June 20 – Leadership Camp – REGISTRATION LINK
  • June 22-26 – Dirt Shredders 1 – REGISTRATION LINK
  • June 29-July 3 – Dirt Shredders 2 – REGISTRATION LINK
  • July 6-July 10 – Dirt Shredders 3 – REGISTRATION LINK
  • July 13-17 – Freeride 1 – REGISTRATION LINK
  • July 20-24 – Gravity Girls Camp – REGISTRATION LINK
  • July 27-31 – NEW: Dirt Shredders Freeride – REGISTRATION LINK
  • Aug 3-7 – Freeride 2 – REGISTRATION LINK
  • Aug 17-21 – Dirt Shredders 4 – REGISTRATION LINK

New for 2015:

-Dirt Shredders Freeride Camp

-Leadership Camp for 14 and olders interested in becoming Jr Mentors!

-All campers will get Sweetlines t-shirts!

All camps include:

  • Professionally trained coaches – IMBA ICP Certified or equivalent
  • Sweetlines t-shirt
  • Trail building time (older kids only)
  • Clif Bar snacks

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LEADERSHIP CAMP

Come learn leaderships skills to make you a great ride leader and mentor!

  • Dates: June 20
  • Time: 10am – 4pm
  • Ages: 14-18
  • Location: Duthie Hill Park, Issaquah
  • Cost: $75
  • Format: breaking down skills, proper demos, leading rides, group management, interactive games, injury prevention, and how to be a great role model while having fun!

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FREERIDE CAMP

Are you gravity motivated? Have you been to Dirt Camp and are ready to focus on more advanced riding? Come shred with us! We will work on jumps, drops, wood features, and freeride focused skills. Plus some trail work to keep our park ready to shred!

  • Freeride Camp 1: July 13-17 – REGISTRATION LINK
  • Freeride Camp 2: Aug 3-7 – REGISTRATION LINK
  • Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Ages: 9-16 years
  • Location: Duthie Hill Park, Issaquah
  • Cost: $410 (includes Sweetlines t-shirt)
  • Format: This is a freeride training program focused on learning more advanced skills including jumping, drops, wall rides, wheel lifts, skinnies, and cornering, and tricks (for advanced students).
  • Trails will include Voodoo Child, Jubilane, Gravy Train, Double Trouble, HLC, Semper Dirticus, the Trick Step Up, depending on what students are ready for.
  • We will break into 3-4 riding groups based on ability level.
  • Qualifications: must have been through a Sweetlines program, or have been in the advanced group at Dirt Camp and already comfortably riding Voodoo Child, possibly even ready to learn Gravy Train or Semper Dirticus.

Jr Freeride Video Link - filmed at Duthie for our New Zealand camps

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Sugar Cube Shredders, Heather & Kaytlin, with 2nd Place Pro competitor Katie!

Jr Mentors: Heather, Kaytlin, and Katie

GRAVITY GIRLS CAMP

Ride like a girl and be proud! This camp is about building skills and confidence on and off the bike. We will work on technique, ride trails, do some trail work, make inner tube art and jewelry out of recycled tubes, and learn to fix flat tires. Plus each day we will have talks about girlhood, how girls are marketed to, women in sports, and various topics the girls get to choose.

  • REGISTRATION LINK 
  • Dates: July 20-24
  • Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Ages: 9-14 years
  • Location: Duthie Hill Park, Issaquah
  • Cost: $410 (includes Sweetlines t-shirt)
  • Format: This is program focuses on learning all kinds of skills including; the basics of body position and braking, uphill and downhill, roll downs. skinny bridges, wheel lifts, pump track, cornering, and for more advanced students jumps and drops
  • Trails will vary depending on students ability levels, including with Boot Camp, Deuces Wild, Step It Up, Moving On, Jubilane, Voodoo, Luna Line, etc
  • We will break into 3 riding groups based on ability level.

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DIRT SHREDDERS

Dirt shredders will shred the dirt in search of lost treasure, learn basic bike handling skills like the “jammin salmon,” the rules of the trail, do wheel lifts over rubber chickens, tons of laps on the pump track, and style the slalom course. We will play bike games, make bike art, and of course refuel with lots of snack breaks thanks to Clif Bar. Our pro coaches will even do a jump show for the kids.

  • Dirt Shredders 1 – June 22-26 – REGISTRATION LINK
  • Dirt Shredders 2 – June 29-July 3 – REGISTRATION LINK
  • Dirt Shredders 3 – July 6-10- REGISTRATION LINK
  • Dirt Shredders Freeride – July 27-31- REGISTRATION LINK
  • Dirt Shredders 4 – Aug 17-21- REGISTRATION LINK
  • Time: 10:00am-3:30pm
  • Ages: 6-8 years (no one under 6 please)
  • Location: Duthie Hill Park, Issaquah
  • Cost: $325 (includes Sweetlines t-shirt)
  • Dirt shredders must be able to ride on two wheels
  • Bring mountain bike (bmx or kids style bikes are ok), helmet and lunch in a backpack (see full list below)

Dirt Shredders Freeride Camp is for advanced, freeride focused kids who have already been to Dirt Shredders previously and were in the advanced group. Must be ready to jump! Kids must be 6-9 years old for this camp!

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SWEETLINES SHRED SESSIONS: STEVENS

Take your mountain slaying skills to the next level with this gravity focused training day. Great for Cat 3- Cat 2 racers or students interested in racing.

  • Date:
  • Location: Stevens Pass Bike Park
  • Time: 10am-4pm
  • Cost:
    • $TBA – Class & Lift Ticket
    • $TBA – Class Only
    • Max: 10 students (1:5 ratio, coaches to students)
    • Ages: 11-14
    • Levels: intermediate to advanced riders, Cat 2 – Cat 3 DH racers, riders new to downhill are welcome
    • Skills:  downhill riding and racing techniques, cornering, steeps, jumps, line selection, and on-trail tech training

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Safety comes first!

  • All coaches are professionally trained, some certified by ICP (IMBA) or equivalent
  • All coaches are certified in First Aid and CPR
  • All coaches are background checked
  • Sweetlines has a “challenge by choice” policy
  • Kat Sweet has been running kids programs since 2003

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COACHES

Tom Clark

  • Years Riding Mountain Bikes: 10+
  • Years Coaching: 2 years MTB, 4 years ski
  • Certifications: PSIA alpine 2, children’s specialist 2, AASI snowboard 1, AAIRE 1, BECU 3 star Kayak, White water rescue and safety UK, First aid and CPR training
  • Favorite Trails: Llangollen, Wales, UK, British downhill series.
  • Favorite Tricks: Table
  •  Favorite Quote: “A life without hope is a life not worth living” Banksy
  • Theme Song: ‘keep your head up’ -Ben Howard
  • Role Model and Why? Steve Peat, 17 World Cup wins says it all, true legend!

Andrew Jansma “Yansma”

  • Years Riding Mountain Bikes: 5
  • Years Coaching: 1
  • Certifications: First Aid, CPR
  • Comp results: 6th in cat 2 at Becon (crashed)
  • Favorite Trails: Whistler, Black Diamond, Beacon, Softies, Valmont, Duthie (ghy, slope trail, big tree)
  • Favorite Tricks: whip, table, 360, no footed can, nac, tuck no hander, nothing, toboggan
  • Favorite Theme Song: Gimme Shelter – Rolling Stones

Kat Sweet Bio Link

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DIRT CAMP

The Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance is running Dirt Camp, for beginner to intermediate riders ages 9-14.

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BRING

  • Waiver
  • Lunch
  • Water (electrolyte drink recommended too)
  • Inhaler: if they have asthma

GEAR LIST: 

  • Mountain Bike (or kids style bike for Dirt Shredders)
    • in good working order
    • hand brakes are strongly recommended
    • no training wheels
  • Helmet: protect your melon!
  •        Full face helmet is strongly recommended for Freeride Camp
  • Flat Pedals: no clipless pedals please
  • Closed-toed shoes
    • skate style work better than running shoes
  • Knee and elbow pads
    • we have some G-Forms to borrow
  • Gloves
  • Backpack: to carry all of your loot up to the clearing

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CANCELLATIONS:

As long as you cancel 2 weeks (14 days) prior to the camp start date, you will be refunded the full amount minus a $25 processing fee. No refunds for cancelling within a week of the camp start date unless you have a doctor’s letter.

Camp happens rain or shine but we will cancel if there is thunder and lightening.