Summer Day Camp!!

Kids Daycamp

Learning how to ride safely on the road will enable children to ride to a variety of destinations. This camp covers all theory and practical components of the Intermediate Kids course.

Objective:

Young cyclists learn to ride for transportation or recreation on residential roads. Participants will ride up to 25km per day.

Course outline:

Monday: bike fit, bike check, tools, flat tire repair, safety equipment, bike security, nutrition for cycling, handling skills.
Tuesday: laws, rules of the road, traffic dynamics, route planning, group riding, first road ride.
Wednesday: second road ride, hills, train tracks, bridges, ride to/from playground and splash park.
Thursday: ride to provincial park, play/explore, return ride. 
Friday: ride to nature park, road evaluation, ice cream break, written quiz, return ride. 

 

 

Course structure: 

  • Maximum 6 participants per Instructor.
  • Minimum age: 9 years (no exceptions).
  • All participants must be able to ride a bike without training wheels: see pre-course skills evaluation.
  • Participants must supply their own properly fitting bike in good working condition and current, certified bike helmet. (A bike with gears is highly recommended but not required.)
  • Participants must provide their own lunch, snacks and water bottle each day. 
  • Participants must provide appropriate swim wear (if needed) and weather-appropriate clothing.
  • All camps run 9am-4pm each day; no before or after care is available.
  • This is a combined Novice/Intermediate course.

This is a multi-day course; all sessions must be attended in full. We cannot accommodate participants for the remainder of the camp if any part of a day is missed. Course runs rain or shine; be prepared for the weather! 

 

 

Participant pre-course skills evaluation

In order to attend this course, participants must have the following cycling abilities:

  • Start independently
  • Balance and pedal for at least 50m
  • Stop using the brakes on the bike (coaster or hand brakes are acceptable)
  • Turn left and right
  • Ride with right hand only (left hand off the handlebar) for 3 seconds

We reserve the right to remove a participant from the course if their skills are inadequate to continue or their behaviour endangers themselves or other participants. No fee adjustment will be available.

Cost and length:

  • Course runs 9am-4pm (7 hours), Monday through Friday. No before or after care is available.
  • Cost: $275 per participant.

That's a wrap for 2021. See you in 2022!

 

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