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“Her self-confidence has really taken off ever since the Dirt Shredders camp this summer. I think you have changed her life, thank you.” – Jessica

2017 CAMP DATES

  • NEW! June 21-23 – Dirt Shredders Camp (3 day)
  • June 19-23 – Dirt Shredders Camp, ages 6-9 (all levels)
  • June 26-28 – Gravity Girls Camp 1 (3-day), ages 9-14
  • July 5-7 – Dirt Shredders Camp (3-day), ages 6-9 (all levels) – SOLD OUT
  • July 10-14 – Gravity Academy 1, ages 9-16 – SOLD OUT
  • July 10-14 – Dirt Shredders Camp, ages 6-9 (beginner to intermediate) – SOLD OUT
  • July 17-21 – Dirt Shredders Camp, ages 6-9 (all levels) – SOLD OUT
  • July 24-28 – Gravity Academy 2, ages 9-16 – SOLD OUT
  • July 24-28 – Dirt Shredders Camp, ages 6-9 (beginner to intermediate) – SOLD OUT
  • July 31-Aug 4 – Gravity Girls Camp 2, ages 9-14
  • Aug 7-11 – Dirt Shredders Camp, ages 6-9 (all levels) – SOLD OUT
  • Aug 21-25 – Gravity Academy 3, ages 9-16 – SOLD OUT
  • Aug 21-25 – Dirt Shredders Camp, ages 6-9 (beginner to intermediate) – SOLD OUT
  • Aug 28-Sept 1 – Dirt Shredders Camp, ages 6-9 (all levels)

INCLUDED

  • Free Sweetlines t-shirt
  • Free Clif Bar snacks
  • G-Form protective gear to borrow
  • Element Cycles discount on gear for Sweetlines students!
  • Trail building time (older kids only)
  • Service fee is included
  • Discount for multiple camp registrations!

SWEETLINES GRAVITY ACADEMY

GRAVITY ACADEMY

This is an intermediate to advanced level camp for students interested in downhill, freeride, slopestyle, slalom, pump track and advanced skills. Must have a minimum of 2 years of mountain biking experience. Plus we’ll do some trail work to keep our park ready to shred! Special guest pro riders will be coming in to ride with and coach the students.

DATES

  • July 10-14
  • July 24-28
  • Aug 21-25

DETAILS

  • Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
  • Location: Duthie Hill Park, Issaquah
  • Cost:
    • $345 – 4-day (Monday through Thursday)
    • $55 – Freeride Friday
  • Ages: 9-16
  • 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 riding groups based on ability level.
  • Coaching will happen Monday through Friday.
  • Optional Freeride Friday will be a ride day. This is only for kids who have been at camp all week.
  • Qualifications: must be and intermediate to advanced rider and already comfortably riding Voodoo Child. (email Kat if you have questions Kat@sweetlines.com)

“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

GRAVITY GIRLS CAMP

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.

DATES

  • June 26-28 – Gravity Girls Camp 1
  • July 31-Aug 4 – Gravity Girls Camp 2

DETAILS

  • Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Location: Duthie Hill Park, Issaquah
  • Cost:
    • $250 – 3-day
    • $420 – 5-day
  • Ages: 9-16
  • 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
  • Levels: All levels of riders are welcome! We will break into riding groups based on ability level.

DIRT SHREDDERS

DATES

  • June 19-23 – Dirt Shredders Camp 1
  • July 5-7 – Dirt Shredders Camp 2 (3-days)
  • July 10-14 – Dirt Shredders Camp 3 (Beginner to Intermediate)
  • July 17-21 – Dirt Shredders Camp 4
  • July 24-28 – Dirt Shredders Camp 5 (Beginner to Intermediate)
  • Aug 7-11 – Dirt Shredders Camp 6
  • Aug 21-25 – Dirt Shredders Camp 7 (Beginner to Intermediate)
  • Aug 28-Sept 1 – Dirt Shredders Camp 8

DIRT SHREDDERS CAMP

“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. Kids will have ample free time to play and create off the bike, under our guidance in the rock pile and wood zone – nature’s legos!

DETAILS

  • Time: 10:00am-3:30pm
  • Ages: 6-8 years (no one under 6 please)
  • Location: Duthie Hill Park, Issaquah
  • Cost:
    • $220 – 3-day
    • $365 – 5-day
  • Dirt shredders must be able to ride on two wheels

BRING

  • Bike: mountain bike
    • bmx or kids style bikes are ok
    • no training wheels
  • Brakes:
    • must have 2 hand brakes
    • no coaster brakes (no back pedaling to stop)
  • Helmet: bike certified (CPSC)
  • Lunch in a backpack (see full list below)

STAR SHRED LEVELS

Details:

  • Camp number is not related to level of rider
  • Each camp breaks into separate groups based on rider levels
  • Advanced Shredders will be put into an individual group

Levels:

  • Blue Star – Shred Level 1 (newer riders)
  • Green Star – Shred Level 2
  • Yellow Star – Shred Level 3
  • Orange Star – Shred Level 4
  • Pink Star – Shred Level 5 (Advanced Shredders / jumpers)

CAMP DETAILS

SAFETY COMES FIRST!

  • All coaches are professionally trained
  • 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 bike programs since 2003

GEAR LIST

  • Mountain Bike
    • In good working order
    • Hand brakes are mandatory (no coaster brakes, back pedaling brakes)
    • No training wheels
    • No kick stands (dangerous for riding trails)
  • Helmet
    • Must be a CPSC certified bike helmet
    • Full-face helmet strongly recommended for Gravity Academy
  • Flat Pedals
    • No clip in pedals
  • Shoes
    • Closed-toed, flat soled shoes
    • Five ten or skate style work better than running shoes
  • Pads: Knee and elbow pads
    • G-Form pads available to borrow
  • Gloves
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Water
    • Electrolyte drink recommended too
    • We will have a cooler of water to refill bottles
    • A hydration pack or water bottle is also recommended
  • Lunch
  •  Backpack
    • We can drive lunches packs into the park
  • Medical (as needed)
    • EPI pen – must be carried by rider at all times
    • Inhaler – must be carried by rider at all times

MEETING PLACE

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

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 may cancel if there is thunder and lightning.

OTHER PROGRAMS

OUR FRIENDS…

Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance – Dirt Camp for beginner to intermediate riders ages 9-14 Compass Outdoor Adventures – adventure camps Bike Works – summer camps and touring