Be Wild! Mt. Spokane Summer Day Camps & Mountain Bike Skills Camp
Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park has a proven track record for teaching skills and fun on the mountain each winter. For the first time, we are taking those same principles and introducing summer day camps! Join us for a wild adventure unlike any other. Located on the top of our region’s iconic mountain, campers will spend their days playing hard, exploring the mountain, making friends, and getting dirty—always with an emphasis on protecting our natural resources and environment.
Camp Location/Drop-off: Lodge 1, Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park
Camp Times: 9am–4pm
Mountain Bike Skills Camp | $225 | Ages 9–16
Option 1: Wednesday–Friday, July 28–30
Option 2: Wednesday–Friday, Aug 18–20 (New! Second date option!)
Requirements: Helmet, Mountain Bike with a minimum of 7 gears, minimum 2” tires, front suspension, closed-toed shoes.
Join us for three action-packed days of exploring Mt. Spokane State Park on your own mountain bike! Dominate jumps, rip through dirt, and hammer over roots and rocks just like the pros! Technical trickery, jumps, and drops are just some of the skills we work on in these camps. Each day starts off with skill-builders and ends with hitting the trails. We’ll do a hands-on fix-a-flat class and play lots of bike games. We’ll even spend time learning about stewardship and trail maintenance techniques. Upon arrival, our coaches host evaluations, placing campers in groups based on ability.
- The Basics: gearing up, braking, shifting, and body position
- Balance: bridges, skinnies, and bike games
- Uphill and Downhill: safer and faster
- Obstacles: logs, roots, and rocks
- Drops and Jumps: small to medium size (1/2 ft – 2 ft high)
- Bike Maintenance: fix-a-flat
- Trail maintenance: learn to preserve your favorite trail
Mountain Adventure Day Camp | $179 | Ages 6–11
Option One: August 4–6, Wednesday–Friday
Option Two: August 11–13, Wednesday–Friday
Join us for three individual days of day camp where kids embrace the outdoors and play in a unique State Park environment. We will be playing games, engaging in outdoor activities, and having fun—all while learning respect for the mountain and the wildlife that calls it home. Plan for climbing, hiking, crafts, games, and more! Our adventure camps always have an emphasis on teaching environmental stewardship. Camper t-shirt included.
Full payment is expected at the time of enrollment. If you request to cancel your class enrollment five or more days prior to the start of camp, you may receive a refund, credit, or you may choose to transfer to another session, if available. Requests made less than five days prior to the start date are not eligible for a refund or credit, except in the case of personal emergencies. No credits or pro-rated credits will be issued for missed days of camp or class due to illness, partial attendance, behavior issues, or any other reason. If the program is canceled by Mt. Spokane, you will be given the choice of a credit or a refund, pro-rated to the number of days affected. We may choose to cancel for any reason including weather, smoke, pandemic, or other conditions out of our control.
Campers must be dropped off within 30 minutes of the start of camp and signed-out within 30 minutes of the end of camp. Adults authorized to pick-up children (including parents) will be required to show identification at pick-up. 24-hour notification is needed for late drop-off or early pick-up if the event has been pre-planned. A phone call to the Outdoor Recreation Manager in the case of unexpected absence or schedule changes is required. We will offer mountain bike storage for those who want to leave their bike for the duration of camp.
Medical Special Needs
Please communicate any special medical needs or medication to our Outdoor Recreation Manager. These will include, but are not limited to, allergies, or any medical or behavioral diagnoses that may affect your child’s experience at camp. By providing this information, you are providing our staff with the knowledge and ability to provide the best care possible for your child. Please note that there will be no nurse/doctor on-call at Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park. Campers that have medication’s while at camp will need to be responsible for them.
Please pack a lunch for your child each day. We will provide plenty of snacks and beverages to supplement their packed lunch. Lunch should not require a microwave as we may be eating outdoors in a variety of outdoor locations. Further inquiries can be made to the Outdoor Recreation Manager.
Lost & Found
Lost & Found items will be kept for a period of two weeks after a session. Items lost on the mountain may never be found. Please do not send campers with valuable items or clothing.
It takes a special person to be a counselor for our campers. Camp Counselors must be energetic, enthusiastic, fun—but also trained to respond quickly and efficiently in any situation. Your child’s safety is our number one priority.
- Staff members have background checks have First Aid and CPR training.
- There will be a 1:10 counselor to child ratio at minimum, at all times. The names of the campers will be kept on staff at all times and “check-ins” will be required between each activity.
- A first aid kit and a list of medications and allergies will be on camp staff at all times. Parental emergency contact information will remain on staff no matter the activity, and cell phones will be allotted to multiple staff members for emergency purposes and to remain in contact with the Camp Coordinator.
- Campers will be shuttled in our Mt Spokane 17 passenger buses. Going to the top of the mountain to have a picnic or getting a ride up to ride bikes down the mountain. The buses will be driven by qualified staff and only within the Mt Spokane State Park.
Sickness & Emergency
If your child shows any signs or symptoms of any kind of sickness. We ask that you keep your child home. If your child becomes injured or sick at camp, we will:
- Contact Parents/Guardians immediately.
- Provide first aid, determine if emergency services are necessary.
- Parents will be informed what is necessary; emergency services, meet us at urgent care, needing to be picked up to go home, or continue on with camp.
- Minor bumps, bruises, cuts, and scrapes will be taken care of on site. Parents will be notified at the end of day.
- For Mountain Bike Camp we will have Bike Patrol on hand.
If staff are unable to reach parents whose child is in need of immediate medical attention, he/she will be transported to the nearest hospital via ambulance and staff will continue to attempt to contact parents. Parents/guardians will be responsible for all emergency medical care expenses.
We want to keep your child, you the parent, and the community safe and healthy. To do so we are taking a few extra steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We will be separating camper groups into groups of 10 and will typically stay with that camp group the entire session. All staff and campers will participate in daily wellness checks along with wear a cloth face indoors (in alignment with all Washington State mandates). Majority of camp activities will be outdoors with plenty of fresh air.