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Berm Bandits Camp

Ages 9-11 // Level 2, 3 & 4

Our mountain bike camps will get your child stoked to be outside! Children in our programs learn to build a strong foundation of riding skills, endurance, and mountain biking knowledge. Your young rider will challenge themselves with fun terrain and features, as well as a variety of skill building games & tactics to fine tune their riding. By the end of the week, your child will be a passionate and dedicated mountain biker.

Participants will have the opportunity to experience our skills centre and develop valuable skills required in all areas of biking. Children will also explore a variety of exciting Cross Country and Enduro trail loops in the Paskapoo trail network where they will be exposed to different features and challenges. Register your child into one of three levels and get them ready to spend the day outside on their bike with one of our passionate instructors. Aside from breaking for hydration, nutrition, and equipment maintenance your child will be on the trails all day.

Come shred with us!

Level 2

Your rider can pedal their bike unassisted and perform a controlled stop using handbrakes on smooth terrain. Level 2 is for kids who can ride on pavement and are ready to bike on uneven terrain such as grass or dirt and learn how to correctly change gears. Kids will be introduced to all aspects of mountain biking.

In this level your rider will:

  • begin learning to ride on grass and dirt
  • understand how to change gears
  • be introduced to different types of terrain and riding disciplines
  • learn how to manage speed appropriately.

Equipment Requirements

  • Backpack you can ride with
  • Half shell helmet
  • Knee/elbow pads (optional)
  • Water bottle/CamelBak
  • Gloves
  • Bike repair kit
  • Suitable mountain bike with hand brakes and gears

Prerequisites

  • Comfortable riding on pavement and roads
  • Able to ride straight down a gentle hill while controlling speed with hand brakes

REGISTER
Length Time Camp Dates Price
4 day 9 am - 4 pm Aug 4-7 $344
5 day 9 am - 4 pm
Jul 6-10 / Jul 13-17 / Jul 20-24 / Jul 27-31 / Aug 10-14 / Aug 17-21 / Aug 24-28 $430
Tue & Thu 5 - 7 pm Jul 7-16 / Jul 21-30 / Aug 4-13 / Aug 18-27 $200
Mon & Wed
5 - 7 pm
Jul 6-15 / Jul 20-29 / Aug 5-12* / Aug 17-26 $200

*One session contains only 3 classes so the price is reflected at $150

Level 3

Your rider is comfortable riding on gentle off-road conditions, can handle small obstacles such as rocks and roots and can fully control their speed on green terrain. Level 3 will continue developing and introducing mountain bike skills where riders take on new challenges and experiment with creative tactics on green terrain and attempt some blue terrain.

In this level your rider will:

  • continue developing skills in green and blue terrain
  • be comfortable climbing green terrain
  • be comfortable descending green and blue terrain.

Equipment Requirements

  • Backpack you can ride with
  • Half shell helmet
  • Knee/elbow pads (optional)
  • Water bottle/CamelBak
  • Gloves
  • Bike repair kit
  • Suitable mountain bike with hand brakes and gears

Prerequisites

Successful completion of Level 2 and / or is capable of the following:

  • Comfortable riding in gentle, off-road conditions
  • Able to handle small obstacles such as rocks, roots and bridges
  • Able to fully control speed

REGISTER
Length Time Camp Dates Price
4 day 9 am - 4 pm Aug 4-7 $344
5 day 9 am - 4 pm
Jul 6-10 / Jul 13-17 / Jul 20-24 / Jul 27-31 / Aug 10-14 / Aug 17-21 / Aug 24-28 $430
Tue & Thu 5 - 7 pm
Jul 7-16 / Jul 21-30 / Aug 4-13 / Aug 18-27 $200
Mon & Wed
5 - 7 pm
Jul 6-15 / Jul 20-29 / Aug 5-12* / Aug 17-26 $200

*One session contains only 3 classes so the price is reflected at $150

Level 4

Your rider is comfortable and adventurous on off-road terrain and enjoys riding at higher speeds. They can confidently control their speed, are ready to develop a more aggressive riding technique and take on terrain. We will introduce skill-based maneuvers such as front/rear wheel lifts, bunny hops and introduce the children to some small trail features. Your child should be comfortable riding Blue terrain.

In this level your rider will:

  • develop riding technique
  • develop skill-based maneuvers including front/rear wheel lifts, bunny hops, drops and jumps
  • continue developing skills in all areas of mountain biking.

Equipment Requirements

  • Backpack you can ride with
  • Half shell helmet
  • Knee/elbow pads (optional)
  • Water bottle/CamelBak
  • Gloves
  • Bike repair kit
  • Suitable mountain bike with hand brakes and gears

Prerequisites

Successful completion of Level 3 and / or is capable of the following:

  • Confident riding on challenging off-road terrain at higher speeds
  • Able to remain in full control of speed
REGISTER
Length Time Camp Dates Price
4 day 9 am - 4 pm Aug 4-7 $344
5 day 9 am - 4 pm
Jul 6-10 / Jul 13-17 / Jul 20-24 / Jul 27-31 / Aug 10-14 / Aug 17-21 / Aug 24-28 $430
Mon & Wed 5 - 7 pm
Jul 6-15 / Jul 20-29 / Aug 5-12* / Aug 17-26 $200

*One session contains only 3 classes so the price is reflected at $150