Want to take summer camp to the next level? Check out Woodward at Copper this summer. Woodward at Copper Summer Camps feature action sports training facilities for skiing, snowboarding, BMX and skateboarding, as well as the unique experience of on-snow terrain parks. That’s right, with all the great snow Copper Mountain has received in the 2013/2014 winter season we’re offering on-snow training during the summer months. Woodward at Copper opened in 2009, and summer camp was instituted immediately to continue the fun and progression year round.
Boasting an 86% success rate on new tricks learned, Woodward at Copper Summer Camp is offered in one-week sessions covering different disciplines for all ages. Each week of summer camp embodies the feel of a traditional summer camp – bunking up with a roommate, eating in the cafeteria, fun evening activities – but includes focus on a particular action sport: skiing, snowboarding, BMX, Slopestyle MTB and skateboarding. With weeks dedicated to groms (kids ages 8 -12), teens and tweens, and adults, too, Woodward at Copper Summer Camp has something for virtually everyone in the family.
Woodward Summer Campers also have full access to Copper Mountain summer activities around the pedestrian-friendly village, rounding out the best summer camp experience, ever. Summer activities include chairlift rides up to 11,235 ft., Summit County’s only Go-Kart track, mini golf, bumper boats and paddle boats, climbing wall, zip line and more. More information
Coming off a snowy winter season and just in time for 2014 Woodward at Copper Summer Camp, campers can take advantage of faster and easier laps during on-snow terrain park sessions thanks to the installation of a surface lift in Central Park. Central Park Terrain Park is the location of on-snow training for snowboarding and skiing summer campers. And, in an ongoing effort to ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ whenever possible, Copper is relocating the old Storm King surface lift from the resort’s high alpine terrain, the 12’s, for summer use.
Indoors, Woodward at Copper Barn renovations, completed in summer 2013, are highlighted throughout camp sessions in every discipline. The half-million dollar renovation project opened the door to training options far beyond snowboards and skis to now include skateboards, BMX and slopestyle mountain bike. Renovation also included a new Street Skate area, an ideal place to progress on wheels. All previous synthetic snow surfaces were replaced with a surface designed for wheels, called Skatelite.
Also new for Ski and Snowboard campers, Woodward’s exclusive new Parkboards and ParkskisTM were specifically designed for use on the new Skatelite surface. Both snowboards and skis are equipped with wheels that grip the surface, making the overall experience feel more like riding hard-packed terrain park snow. In addition, amateurs of all ages (families too) can enjoy the expanded offerings for terrain park never-evers with additions including a new beginner foam pit with a two-foot jump and a pump track designed for the development of park skills.
New this summer, BMX, Slopestyle MTB and Skateboard campers will be able to take advantage of the Huck Finn Park Project in Leadville, CO, only 23 miles away from Copper Mountain. This new skatepark integrates contemporary street plaza and transition elements that will include rails, stairs, ledges, banks, gaps, and bowl-type construction designed by Native Skateparks. Construction will be completed May 2014, just in time for summer camp. Additionally, Copper’s new West Village Park, a short ride away from summer camp housing, will be filled with quarter pipes, and spines for campers to play around on and perfect tricks.
Ski & Snowboard – Both of these disciplines feature morning sessions with on-snow training in Copper’s summer Central Park Terrain Park serviced by the new Central Park Surface Lift, followed by an afternoon session in the renovated Woodward Barn on new ParkboardsTM and ParkskisTM
Skateboard - Woodward at Copper skateboard campers take part in morning and evening skate sessions inside the renovated Woodward at Copper Barn including the new Street Zone, plus a skate trip each day of the week to a different skate park around Colorado, including the new Huck Finn Park Project.
BMX – This camp features two and half hours of instruction each day with expert Woodward staff and top BMX pros at various locations around Colorado including the new West Village Park and Huck Finn Park Project, as well as the renovated Woodward Barn including expanded Street Zone area.
Slopestyle MTB – Morning and evening instruction sessions take place in the renovated Woodward Barn including the expanded Street Zone and new West Village Park, while afternoon sessions are spent in off-site bike parks, including the new Huck Finn Park Project.
Digital Media – This emerging camp is solely focused on action sport video production. Designed for campers ages 13 and up, participants bring all equipment to camp and Woodward at Copper experts provide full instruction, as well as use of Apple iMac computers, GoPro Hero cameras and editing software. After a week of filming and editing, campers showcase their work during Friday night’s Movie Festival.
Cheer – The world class Woodward at Copper Barn facility features premier tumbling equipment, foam pits, spring floor, and trampolines making summer camp an ideal setting for cheer teams and individuals to work on improving skills. Open to campers ages 7 - 20, Woodward Cheer Camp includes three hours of training in the morning with a designated group. Campers are given time to work on specific personal goals in the afternoon.
Grom - One very special week is reserved for the youngest campers, ages 8 -12. Camp curriculum is specially designed to provide the attention and supervision “groms” need while allowing them to enjoy the full camp experience. Not quite ready for sleep-away camp? Parents are invited to attend and take part in featured activities during the week with their kids. Grom week is available in ski and snowboard, skateboard, BMX, slopestyle MTB and cheer disciplines during the week of July 27 - 31, only.
All camps disciplines, excluding grom week, are offered June 15 - 21 with Never Summer Snowboards (Adult and 8 & Up), June 22 - 28 with Will Lavigne and Louif Paradise Felix brought to you by GNU, N.A.S. Skis and 686 (8 & Up), June 29 - July 3 (Adults and 8 & Up), July 6 - 12 with Videograss (8 & Up), July 13 - 19 sponsored by Burton, Anon and Analog (8 & Up), July 20 – 26 sponsored by Ride Snowboards (8 & Up) and July 27 - 31 with K2 Snowboards and Skis (GROM).