KIDS CAMPS & CLASSES

SUMMER CAMPS 2015 – registration is open!

Dirt Shredders Camp Video Link

“From a parents’ perspective, it is beyond the bike and skills. The connections to you, your coaches and other campers is worlds apart from what other camps could ever think of accomplishing let alone the overall culture you promote. Kids leave the camp with other kids to ride with and friendships as well as ability to meet older riders (coaches and mentors) that promote the culture. You truly build a biking community and network for these kids.” -Tim Leib

2015 Dates:

NEW for 2015:

-Dirt Shredders Freeride Camp

-GERKS is offering 15% off G-Form protective gear for Sweetlines students!

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

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 + $20.60 Bike Reg service fee (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.

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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 + $20.60 Bike Reg service fee (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

“The ‘Shredder’s camp has invigorated the mountain biking bug in this family” – Erik

Dirt shredders will explore the trails 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. Kids will be placed into 3-4 groups based on ability level.

  • 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

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!
    • Must be a CPSC certified bike helmet
    • 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
    • get 15% off on G-Forms at Gerks
  • Gloves
  • Backpack: to carry all of your loot up to the clearing

MEETING PLACE:

  • The new Duthie parking lot
  • 26400 SE Issaquah-Fall City Rd, Issaquah, WA 98029
  • Map link here!

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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.