As the days grow longer and the weather turns warmer, we’re excited for the change of seasons for just one reason: Summer Shred Camp.
If you’ve never been to camp before, you’re missing out. Imagine the ultimate playground filled with people who are just as stoked to shred as you are.
Whether you’re looking for a park-specific camp, a backcountry adventure, or want to hang with the pros and kick it in the sun, there’s a shred camp for you.
Deciding where to go is the hard part, so to help with your decision we’ve complied the best Summer Shred Camps of 2012.
Known as the “Funnest Place on Earth,” Windells has been providing winter fun in the summer sun for over 13 years. The Oregon-based ski and snowboard camp is regarded by world-class athletes and coaches, including US Olympic Halfpipe Coach, Mike Jankowski as the place be in the summer. Spend your days getting tricks dialed in their private parks and pipes and spend your nights bouncing through the plethora of camp-oriented activities. From their newly remodeled concrete jungle, to “BOB” (the building out back), to the daily interactions with your favorite pros, there’s never a dull moment at Windells.
“Windells is an innovative assortment of snowboard, skateboard, freeski and BMX parks with superpipes, rails and jumps. A place with two private lifts, 7 parks, bag jumps, Olympic trampolines, a foam pit and dry slopes. With guidance from the very best counselors, coaches and pros, campers live their dreams in a positive, progressive, encouraging environment.” – Tim Windell
Location: Mt. Hood, Oregon
Approx. 35 minutes from Portland
SASS Global Travel: South America
If you’re looking for the adventure of a lifetime, SGT Argentina is the camp for you. Based in the Patagonia mountain region in Bariloche, Argentina, SGT delivers as a destination for shredders and adventurers. SGT has an elite staff that caters to every client, ensuring a unique and personalized shred trip. The camp is held during the South American winter, so you can count on epic conditions and deep powder. The camp also offers courses for college credit and sustainability programs designed to help surrounding communities. SGT has been a favorite among pro teams for years and remains the go-to destination for catalog shoots. The camp is based out the SoulMax Hotel, just steps from the gondola and nightlife on the base of Cerro Catdral.
Location: Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Argentina.
High Cascade Snowboard Camp
HCSC is created by snowboarders, built by snowboarders, and run entirely for snowboarders. The camp prides itself on having the best summer park possible and says,”We pour our hearts into making sure our snowboarding playgrounds are the best parks on Earth to ride a snowboard.” They do this because “our staff/family of 130 snowboarders would have it no other way. Every single aspect of our two private parks is built entirely for snowboarders: from the shapes of our jumps, to the way we set-up our rails.” The Oregon-based shred camp is also known for their Signatures Sessions, which are sessions hosted by mega pros. The Frends Crew, Jeremy Jones, Jamie Anderson, and Spencer O’Brien are just a few of the big names that will be sending it alongside HCSC campers this summer. Sessions fill up extremely fast, so jump over to their site to get your spot locked down.
Location: Timberline Ski Area in Government Camp, Oregon.
Camp of Champions
Camp of Champions is a summer snowboard, ski and mountain bike camp in Whistler, BC for people of all ages. It’s been in the game for 24 years and has gained notoriety as the camp to push your abilities in “the best snow park and bike park on earth.” Head to COC this summer to get after it in the park and even after dark as the camp boasts a rowdy nightlife. This camp is also a favorite among skiers and Newschoolers, which is once again hosting their own session.
Location: Whistler in BC, Canada.