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! Please note that courses have a minimum necessary to run: if a course does not meet the minimum, participants will be offered a spot in a different week or given a full refund. 

 

 

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 equipment, knowledge or 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: $350 incl GST per participant.

2022 Camp Dates:

  • Week 1: Monday July 4 through Friday July 8
  • Week 2: Monday July 18 through Friday July 22
  • Week 3: Monday July 25 through Friday July 29
  • Week 4: Monday August 8 through Friday August 12
  • Week 5: Monday August 22 through Friday August 26

Application:

New for 2022, all participants will be screened via an application process to ensure participants' age, skill level and equipment is suitable for the course. This process is in place to ensure your child's bike is the correct size for them to safely master all required skills and that they have an appropriate existing skill level to begin with. You will also be asked to confirm your understanding and acceptance of our policies, in order to protect us from chargebacks and poor reviews due to a misunderstanding of our expectations. 

Applications must be completed in full, including submission of photos, by the application deadline. Please note that all photos are securely submitted through Jotform (see more about file security here) and will not be shared with anyone, for any reason, other than Safer Cycling Calgary. All applications will be reviewed by Safer Cycling Calgary and you will be contacted within 3 business days whenever possible: you will be given an opportunity to address any concerns with your application, such as inappropriate bike fit, in order to meet requirements. Approved applications will receive an invoice and expected to remit payment within 3 business days to complete registration and secure your child's spot in the camp. Full payment is required to complete registration. 

Application deadlines are as follows: 

  • Week 1: Monday June 20
  • Week 2: Monday July 4
  • Week 3: Wednesday July 6
  • Week 4: Monday July 25
  • Week 5: Monday August 8

 

 

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