Mountain Shredders Summer Camp

Get excited for your best summer ever with Hilltop’s Mountain Shredders Mountain Bike summer camp for ages 8-14. Our week-long day camps, from June 10 – Aug 2, offer mountain bike specific instruction mixed with summer camp activities including outdoor learning, stewardship, nature hikes, field games and arts & crafts. Drop your campers off in the morning ready to bike, explore, learn, and play. Pick them up in the evening tired but excited for the next day’s camp.

Session Dates and Times

(June 10-14)(June 17-21)(June 24-28)(July 8-12)(July 15-19)(July 22-26)(July 29- Aug. 2)

9 am. – 4:30 pm.

Early drop off 8 am and late pick up 5:30 pm

You may enroll your camper in multiple sessions!

Camp registration comes with a day pass for each day. Purchase 3 week-long sessions or two weeks of Gravity Camp and get a bike park season pass!

Prerequisites: Beginner riders must be comfortable riding a two-wheel bike without training wheels and be able to use hand brakes with confidence. Full-face helmet are recommended for the bike park, half shell helmets are required, gloves, knee, and elbow pads are recommended. Bikes must have front and rear hand brakes (disc brakes are strongly recommended). Full suspension bikes are recommended but hardtails are acceptable. Rental bikes and equipment are available upon reservation.

SAFETY • FUN • LEARNING

At Hilltop Mountain Shredders Summer Camp safety is our highest priority, both physical and emotional. We have gone to great lengths to ensure that the camp is welcoming and inclusive.

Medical/First Aid
In the base area, we have a full-service Bike Patrol office dedicated to camp and able to address injuries and illnesses. Hilltop has a Patrol team on duty at all times camp is in session. Patrollers are well-trained in emergency response and rescue throughout the park. Everyone at Hilltop — staff, public, and campers — are constantly under the watchful eye of Hilltop Patrol.

Supervision
Camp counselor-to-camper ratio ensures a high degree of safety. Campers are always accompanied by coaches or counselors on the hill.

Camp Safety & Rules
From the moment campers arrive, our staff of experienced coaches and camp counselors ensures they are having a safe and fun experience. We do this by maintaining a strict safety protocol along with: Low camper-to-coach ratio, Adult supervision, Highly trained Patrol staff, NO drugs or alcohol, NO weapons, violence or abusive language, NO theft or vandalism, NO bullying, NO aggressive and dangerous behavior, Campers are not allowed to leave camp boundaries

Campers are expected to follow Hilltop Mountain Shredders rules, bike park rules, the Mountain Bike Responsibility Code and treat everyone at camp with courtesy and respect. Rules are strictly enforced, and violations will result in parent notifications and potential camper expulsion. If your camper is expelled from camp they will be removed from all activities and a immediate action for pick up must be communicated.

Coaching and Camp Counselors
The Hilltop coaching staff and Mountain Shredders Camp Counselors are all amazingly talented individuals and passionate about sharing their knowledge of the sport with new riders. Our staff come from a variety of backgrounds and their skills and passions on and off the bike add another layer to the overall camp experience.

Camp begins every Monday with a skills assessment and goal evaluation. Campers are then broken up into different groups. Our coach-to-camper ratio helps maximize safety and ensure a great camp experience.

WHAT KIND OF BIKE SHOULD WE BRING

Your bike should not have the following: Training wheels or coaster brakes.Your bike should have the following: Front and rear hand brakes and full or front suspension. Your child must be comfortable riding a two-wheel bike and be able to use hand brakes with confidence.

CAN I RENT A BIKE

Hilltop’s rental department will have a limited quantity of rental bikes available. Please call 907-365- 4231

WHAT TYPE OF HELMET SHOULD WE BRING

A half-shell helmet or full face is required for camp and a full face helmet is required for downhill bike park riding. You may add a rental helmet and other protective equipment to your Kids Camp package for an additional charge. Please call our rental department with questions on helmet types or to rent.

DOES MY CHILD NEED OTHER PROTECTIVE GEAR

We recommend knee and elbow pads for riding the trails and require knee and elbow pads within the Hilltop Bike Park. You may add rental protective equipment to your Kids Camp package for an additional charge. Please call our rental department with questions on protective equipment or to rent.

WHAT MIGHT A TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE

Drop off

Bike check, safety check and warm up games

Pump track

Riding skills

Free choice – pump track, arts and crafts, games ect..

Lunch time

Maintenance tips

Nature Hike

Single track riding

Field and bike games

Wed-Friday 1 pm – 3:30 pm is lift access mountain bike coaching in the Hilltop Bike Park with our professional bike coaches

DO I HAVE TO BE AN EXPERT RIDER

YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE AN EXPERT RIDER

We welcome all riding levels. Hilltop Bike Park offers trails for a full spectrum of abilities. We’ve hosted first-timers to advanced riders with years of experience. Our coaching staff is trained to evaluate campers and group them into ability levels. Please refer to our skills assessment page when enrolling.

PRACTICE MAKES PERMANENT

Most Mountain Shredder campers are intermediate to advanced riders who want to improve their skills, learn to catch some air, or hit a famous drop at Hilltop. Each day coaches teach valuable fundamentals to their group and work on them throughout the day.

DO I NEED TO PACK A LUNCH, SNACKS AND WATER

You can pack your camper a lunch or you can purchase a pre-made camp-specific lunch from Finn’s Kitchen. We do suggest you send your child with a water bottle and an extra snack. We will have water available throughout the day if you child runs out.

WHAT IF MY CHILD HAS A BIKE REPAIR ISSUE

We have a full service shop and well trained mechanics. If there is an issue during camp we will do our best to address the issue and let you know if it was fixed or still needs attention. Although we carry a lot of parts we might not have the exact part for your child’s bike. We recommend checking your child’s bike throughout the week to help insure there are no major issues.


Gravity Camp

Gravity Camp Add-on

Get your riders geared up for the ultimate mountain bike action sports experience with Hilltop’s Gravity Camp upgrade for ages 8-14. Gravity Camp is downhill bike park specific lessons designed to elevate skills and confidence in the bike park for beginners and intermediate riders. Led by experienced instructors with special guest drop-ins, campers learn more advanced riding and racing techniques, navigating different sized drops and jumps with air bag jumping access. Each week will end with a fun downhill timed race where riders compete against themselves for cool prizes. During Gravity Camp the lifts will begin running at 10:30 am. for campers.

9 am – 4:30 pm

Early drop off 8 am and late pick up 5:30 pm

Camp registration comes with a day pass for each day. Purchase 3 week-long sessions or two weeks of Gravity Camp and get a bike park season pass!