How do I register my child for a camp?
By phone @ 604-307- BIKE (2453)
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Determine when you want your child, or you, would like to ride with Escape Adventures
- Spring Break
- During the school day (ages 2-5)
- After school
- One week camps offered for 11 weeks from mid-June through August.
- During the school 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 title of the camp you wish to register your child in, and then click the large BOOK NOW
- In summer, all camps are a week long. Choose your preferred start date and click on the green number corresponding to that start date.
- Ensure the time of the selected camp works for your schedule and then click Continue.
- Complete your information and the Rider Information form and then click Continue.
- Follow the prompts to complete the registration.
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 Lynn Valley and for our younger riders, on the school fields or in the parks. The more technical riders will be riding on Mount Fromme/Seymour Mountain.
- Adventure Camps
Some days of the week are spent riding and other days may include riding and other activities like
- kayaking with Deep Cove Kayaks,
- joining the Ecology Center for a program about the forest’s flora and fauna
- learning outdoor survival techniques
- bouldering at The Hive
- making a film, where you child is the star rider
- Break The Shore, our Spring Break Adventure Camp includes swimming at Karen Magnussen wave pool.
Each camp is divided by age. Choose a camp that interests your child and is within the appropriate age. If your child is outside the indicated age range, but the camp seems like an appropriate fit, speak to us about the possibility of having your child join that camp.
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 years. 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. 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.What is the Cancellation Policy?
If your child is unable to attend 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 will be subject to 100% penalty.
Escape Adventures understands unpredictable situations arise.
Give us a 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 mates 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 5 or 6 children are inclusive and work as a team.My rider is registered in a camp with a friend, can I assure they are in the same group?
We base our groups on ability 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 on the confirmation and reminder emails you receive after a camp is booked.What do we do on the first day of camp?
For the first day of the camp we ask you to arrive 15 minutes early with a completed waiver (Provided in the reminder email, as well as on the website). This will ensure we can have everyone riding by their camp start time. Our staff will assist with the sign in and collection of waivers. Next your child will create a personalized name plate for their bike and our 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.
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- Synthetic or wool are much better than 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
When riding the trails it is important to be on a stable, secure bike. Please make sure your rider’s bike is ready to shred (You can take it to any local bike shop for a good tune up). Hard tails (bikes without rear suspension) are best for kids to learn on.
A proper helmet fit is essential. This means the front sits just above the eyebrows, the webbing around the ears make the shape of a “V” and the strap under the chin is tightened to a point where you can fit two fingers between the chin and the strap.
If you are not sure, bring your child and their helmet to a local bike shop and they will assist you with the fitting of your helmet or help you choose one that fits correctly.
If it is cold, full finger gloves are suggested. These can be gloves you wear to school or ski in. If it is wet and cold, please pack an extra pair of gloves, in a plastic bag, in your child’s backpack.
Goggles (optional for Extreme Rider and The Shore Shredder camps)
Any type of clear lens goggle will work.
Comfortable shoes that are generally flat on the bottoms are best for biking. Footwear must be closed toed and durable for mud, dirt, gravel and puddles. Most riders wear running shoes. Some wear boots in the rain.
Armour for legs and arms
Required for Extreme Riders, The Shore Shredders and riders on Fromme in the After School/Weekend camps. Armour is optional for Mini Rippers Trails and The Rippers.
You may have armour at home that you can use! Soccer, hockey or skateboarding pads can be used. If the pads you bring from home don’t work out, we are happy to rent you a set on the first day of camp.
Full Face Helmets
Required for Extreme Riders and The Shore Shredders. Any riders on Fromme Mountain that are riding higher than the trail Bobsled.
- Lunch and snack
- bike tube
- layers for the weather