Man we love to teach people how to Mountain Board! It was all very exciting when the 14th of Jan rolled around because that was the start of our week long Mountainboard camp!
Ace Hi Ranch hosted this years camp (the same place we are building a Mountainboard Park). 20 girls and 2 boys had booked in to our first camp of 2019. Alongside Mountainboarding campers get to experience; horse riding, The Big Swing, zip-lines, The Amazing Race, Ninja warrior and much much more.
Set for the best week ever the campers were admittedly a bit nervous for their first Mountainboard Lesson. Worried about falling off and walking back hill. 10 minutes into the first lessons the campers slowly started getting the hang of Mountainboarding. Realizing that Mountainboarding was similar to skateboarding, it slowly became familiar. After learning the basics of riding down the hill a few times, the team was becoming more and more confident. Asking for more challengers, the campers slowly made there way up the hill and by the end of the first lesson everybody had figured out how to ride their boards smoothly and safely. Carving down the grass slope with knees nice and bent they had demolished all fears of riding the All-Terrain boards and had already found a new sense of confidence in them selves. It was truly rewarding seeing the kids progress in just an hour and be so pumped for more by the end. They were disappointed to find out they had to wait a whole day to do it all again.
Wednesday rolled around and there was a new attitude amongst the riders. They were super excited to get back up on the hill. The riders ran up the hill and strapped in and immediately started riding, just like they had never stopped. The next two days we focused on style and control and tried some new tracks. The brave tried some of the Boarder Cross track getting some dirt under they’re boards, and boy did we see some smiles after that! We even had some of the teams start experimenting with the jumps and some event nailed it on just their third lesson!
After a big week of Mountainboarding, Horse riding, Barn disco’s and much more the campers had made new friendships and found a new favorite sport.
Sad to go home the kids where super stoked to give it their all in their final Mountain Board lesson. We saw massive progression in this lessons. The riders where trying new lines down the hill, overcoming new challenges and learned many new skills. My personal highlight was seeing so many of the team hit the wooden kickers and some even taking their new skills to the bigger jumps. Many of the campers said they can’t wait to come back to Ace Hi to ride the park when its open. Camp was so much fun!! I can’t recommend it highly enough.
We will be taking bookings for next terms camp. So make sure you send us an email email@example.com to reserve your place! If you would like to see more from camp I did a live video on our Facebook Page which you can view here and I have posted some photos on our Instagram page here.
Thanks to all of this terms campers for riding with me and I can’t wait to see you all again on the hill very soon!