Waterville Valley Skate Camps Return this Summer

By AlpineZone News |
Jun 01 2005 - 11:43 AM

WATERVILLE VALLEY, New Hampshire ??” Now in its fourth year, Waterville Valley Skate Camp returns to New Hampshire’s White Mountains this summer with six sessions starting June 26.

Open to both day and overnight campers, Waterville Valley Skateboard Camp includes ’round-the-clock supervision for boys and girls 11 and older (7 and older for day campers). Sessions vary in length and cost. Campers may attend a weekend session ($200 for overnight campers), a midweek session ($525 for overnight campers) or any combination up to six full weeks. In addition to personalized coaching and evaluation by a professional staff, all certified in CPR and First Aid by the American Red Cross, all campers enjoy swimming, hiking, mountain biking, boating, and more, all in the scenic town of Waterville Valley and the surrounding White Mountain National Forest. Overnight campers enjoy lodging in Waterville Valley’s Town Square condos, convenient to many stores and restaurants, and a short walk to the WVSC Skate Park. All campers take part in a N.H. skate park tour and overnight campers visit Whale’s Tale Water Park and enjoy movie night at a local theater. Meals are provided, and dinner is served by the Waterville Valley Conference Center.

A one-to-five, coach-to-camper ratio ensures personalized instruction and supervision from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Coaches from the New England area returning this year include Ralph Murphy, Mike Rhault, and Ed Driscoll of the Eastern Boarder team. There will also be appearances by renowned local skaters and surprise guests to be announced, plus weekly visits from the folks at Red Bull. Most Waterville Valley Skate Camp coaches are returning for their fourth season this summer. House parent councilors take over for the night and accommodations include full kitchens and living rooms with TVs, VCRs and a selection of skate videos.

The Waterville Valley Skateboard Park includes a horseshoe bowl with hips, two flat bank ramps with grind ledge, three quarter pipes (one with pool coping), two pyramids, Nelly’s Belly, two grind rails, one curved rail, a flat-to-down hand rail, grind box, a mini quarter and mini spine, two mini ramps, a foam pit, and much more. New additions to the skate park this year include the lighted Pirate Cove Mini Park, the 4-foot-tall by 16-foot-wide Hubba with stairs (featured at Fall Brawl 2004) and a foam pit! Added to Waterville’s horseshoe bowl: quarter pipes, a bank ramp, rails, and so much more to make the WV park unbeatable.

For more information, visit summer.waterville.com/summer/skatecamp.html or contact the Waterville Valley Skateboard Camp by calling 603-236-8311 or by e-mailing [email]callen.wv@boothcreek.com[/email]. To learn more about Waterville Valley, please visit www.waterville.com, or call 1-800-GO-VALLEY.