What happens if COVID-19 regulations prevent the camp I signed up for, from running?
Not to worry, full refunds will be issued if camps are cancelled due to COVID-19 regulations.If my child is the required age for the camp, later in the year, can they still be registered?
As long as your child is the required age within the calendar year, you can register them for the camp.How do I register my child for a camp?
Online (24 hours/day)
By phone @ 604-307- BIKE (2453)
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Choose a season, when you want your child, or you, to ride with Escape Adventures.
- Spring Break
- Preschoolers/midweek/during the day (ages 2-5+)
- After school
- One week camps offered for 11 weeks from mid-June through August.
- Preschoolers/midweek/during the day (ages 2-5)
- After school
Which camp is appropriate for my child?
- Choose the appropriate camp determined by your child’s age and riding ability.
- Click on the camp to review all the details
- Click the large BOOK NOW
- In summer, all camps are a week long. Click on your preferred start date.
- In Spring and Fall, all camps run once a week, for a number of weeks
- Complete Rider information, emergency contact and credit card details
- Click Pay and Submit and receive a detailed overview regarding your booking
- Another Booking? – at the top right corner, of the overview page, use the “x” to return to Escape Adventures website
Escape Adventures has two types of camps:
- Bike Camps
Riders learn different riding skills using drills and games. Time is spent riding on the beautiful bike trails of the Seymour Demonstration Forest. The more technical riders will be riding on Mount Fromme or Seymour Mountain.
- Adventure Camps
Some days of the week are spent riding and other days include riding and other activities like:
- Forest Quest with the Ecology Center, a forest scavenger hunt
- BC AdventureSmart, outdoor survival skills
- ropes course at Grouse Mountain
- creating a film, where you child is the star rider
The Escape Team is happy to discuss which camp is best suited for your child. Please call 604 307 BIKE (2453) or email at email@example.com.My child is still within the age range of the camp that they have taken previously. Is my child going to learn anything more and be challenged?
If your child has taken a camp previously and is still within the same age range, please book them again for that camp.
The Escape Team Coaches assess ability on the first day of camp and create groups based on skill set. So likely your child will be in a higher skilled group compared to previous. However, keep in mind that the groups created are relative to the children attending camp that week.
Your child may move between the groups in the timeframe of their camp, as their skill set changes. This is done to keep riders challenged and learning new skills throughout their camp and/or to continue to have their confidence grow.What credentials do the Escape Coaching Team have?
All Escape Coaches have ample riding experience. They have a St. John’s Emergency First Aid Course and a Criminal Record Check, now called a Police Information Check. They have gone through the interview process and have had their character validated with their supplied references.
Their training consists of a minimum of 6+ hours of hands on, practice sessions of how to teach mountain biking and deal with all ages of youth riders. This training has been conducted by an individual certified as a Professional Mountain Biking Instructor (PMBI), has their Sprockids Instructional Leadership Certificate, has their Level 1, NCCP by Cycling BC and their High Five Certification.
Coaches involved with the Extreme Riders have their Professional Mountain Biking Instructor (PMBI) certification, plus additional training regarding advanced mountain biking skills for Fromme and Seymour Mountains. This additional training has been provided by a local pro rider.What is the Cancellation and Change Policy?
If your child is unable to attend or needs to change the date of the camp that you have signed up for, please notify Escape Adventures in writing 14 days in advance. A $25 administration fee will apply.
Less than 14 days in advance, cancellation will be subject to 100% penalty.
Escape Adventures understands unpredictable situations arise, if needed, please call, 604 307 BIKE (2453), we’ll have a chat.My child doesn't know anyone in their camp - Will they be OK?
The best way to meet new riding friends is to sign up for a camp on your own.
Every camp has games to enable the Escape Team Coach and the children to get to know each other.
Part of the training for an Escape Coach is to have techniques that ensure that their group of 4 or 5 children are inclusive and work as a team.My rider is registered in a camp with a friend, can I ensure they are in the same group?
We base our groups on skills and abilities to ensure cohesiveness.
It is important that we make sure all our riders are continuously improving with the skills their coaches are teaching them. If the children’s ability levels are very similar, our coaches do their best to place them into the same group. If their abilities differ, then for the benefit of the children involved, it is best to have them in separate groups.Where do the camps take place?
Our camps take place on the incredible trails of the North Shore. The Escape Team Coaches take the riders into the Seymour Demonstration Forest, Fromme Mountain and Seymour Mountain. Our younger riders stay on the fields and in our local parks.
Each camp meets at a specified location. This location may be different throughout the week. The schedule of drop off and pick up locations is outlined in the website description and in the confirmation and reminder emails you receive once a camp is booked.What do we do on the first day of camp?
On the first day of the camp we ask you to arrive 15 minutes early. Your waiver needs to be completed online, prior to arrival, 24 hours in advance. This will ensure we can have everyone riding by their camp start time. Our staff will assist with the check in. Your child will have a personalized name plate attached to their bike. Coaches will direct you to the proper area for your child’s camp.
The day is spent playing games that teach bike skills, riding the ramp, bridge, teeter totter and the trails in the nearby forest. Doing this will allow the Escape Team Coaches to assess skills and divide the riders into appropriate groups. As the week progresses a rider may change groups. Our goal is to keep the groups cohesive and the riders challenged, while building confidence.What to wear?
Your rider will be shredding in all weather, so please dress accordingly.
What to bring?
- Synthetic or wool should be worn over cotton. Once cotton is wet from the rain or sweat, it is cold.
- A fleece layer for warmth.
- Waterproof outer layer.
- Shorts (or shorts with tights/long underwear for cooler weather)
- Wool sock, especially when it is wet, running shoes or boots in the rain
- A plastic bag with extra socks and gloves to be placed in their back pack
Do you offer Before and After Camp Care? Not in 2021, due to COVID-19
- The Obvious: Bike and Helmet
- The Not So Obvious: Water, lunch (no nuts), spare tube (mandatory), all in a backpack, to be carried by the rider
Due to COVID-19, Before and After Camp Care will not be offered in 2021.
Before and After Camp Care is offered for all ages.
Before/After camp care is offered from 830-430, Monday-Friday, for the months of July and August.
Before/After camp care costs 25$/hr and 20$/hr for each additional sibling.
Drop off and Pickup
@Upper Lynn Elementary-1540 Coleman St, North Vancouver BC
To Arrange: Call the Escape Team at 604 307 BIKE (2453) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If care is no longer needed, please contact the Escape Team at least one week in advance for full refund.Do you offer Private Lessons?
Private Lessons are offered for all ages, whether you need improvement riding on two wheels, getting the training wheels off, or more trail riding experience, we have you covered!
Please view the link attached for more informationDo you offer adult bike lessons?
Adult bike lessons are called R Rated Rippers, as they are for those 19 years and older.
They are available in the spring and fall.
The April, May and June sessions are either… The fall sessions are…
- Wednesday evening, 6:00-8:00 Saturday morning, 9:30-11:30
- Saturday morning, 9:30-11:30 total of 4 sessions, hence 8 hours
- total of 4 sessions, hence 8 hours
R Rated Rippers is for beginner and intermediate riders.
The trails ridden are easy for most. The object is to practice the skills being taught on easy terrain, then each rider can take their new skills to terrain that is more suited to their riding style.
Day 1 is spent on a flat, gravel surface. The following 3 days has terrain that gets a little harder each week.
Click R Rated Rippers for more details
Any questions, just ask!
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