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CAMP FAQ'S

WHAT MIGHT TAKE PLACE DURING THE DAY?

  • An example day at the summer camp is provided below.

    • 8:30-9:30: Drop off 

    • 9:30-10:30: Introduction to the skill being taught that day. Implementation of that skill through a drill or game. If time allows, a trail ride!

    • 10:30-11:00: Snack/Sun break

    • 11:00-12:00: Trail riding (riding several of the introduced trails, kids are provided tips and coached on different abilities and techniques for riding)

    • 12:00-1:00: Lunch

    • 1:00-2:30: Riding remainder of introduced trails, choice of trail section to focus on, as well as focus on teaching of other techniques and trail abilities.

    • 2:30-3:00:Snack/Sun Break

    • 3:00-3:30: Choice of either playing a game or other activity, or going back out on a decided section of trail for more trail riding.

    • 3:30-4:30: Pick Up

WHAT DOES MY CHILD NEED TO BRING?

  • A mountain bike that has been checked and tuned (if necessary) by Flat Out Bikes (more information will be provided via email with camp booklets and more.

  • ​A certified cycling helmet that has been manufactured within the last three years is required. 

  • Proper mountain bike gloves are strongly recommended but are not required.

  • Properly fitting knee pads as well as elbow pads are strongly recommended but are not required.

  • A packed lunch for the child is required. Lunch is not provided. Water refills will be provided. 

  • Plenty of water and several snack in a small backpack that the rider can ride with is required. 

  • A spare inner tube that is the appropriate size for the child's bike is required as well as a small cycling-specific multi-tool. 

  • 2 Non-medical masks are recommended

  • Rain gear! We ride rain or shine most days!

  • Sunscreen is required. Ball caps and fly spray is recommended as well. 

WHAT TRAINING DO THE COUNSELLORS HAVE?

  • Our staff are certified in PMBIA and/or Sprockids! We are the first program in the province to offer PMBIA certified instruction and one of several to hold Sprockids certification.

  • Both certifications are highly recognized throughout Newfoundland and Labrador (and the rest of Canada). It is a great program to show counsellors the proper way to instruct kids though cycling.

WHAT HAPPENS ON RAINY DAYS?

As a general rule, we operate rain or shine. However, this is based on general judgement. Safety is our number one concern. Riding in the rain is possible and something we aim to teach. If the weather is to the point where it will make the camp unsafe and unenjoyable for the kids, we will have our camp indoors at the Fluvarium, continuing to teach cycling maintenance and perform other indoor activities.

HOW MUCH DOES THE CAMP COST?

The cost of the camp is $349.99

WHERE IS THE CAMP?

East Coast Groms is based out of the Fluvarium (5 Nagles Place). This location provides great trail access to Pippy Park and allows us to bring kids on a large variety of trails.

OTHER QUESTIONS?

Feel free to reach out if you have any other questions or concerns. You may contact us at eastcoastgromscamp@gmail.com

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"INTRO TO BIKING" FAQ'S

WHAT ARE SOME THINGS COVERED DURING THE COURSE?

Some topics covered throughout the sessions include:
- Riding position
- Braking
- Balance
- Line Choice
And more!

WHAT TYPE OF TRAINING DO THE STAFF RECEIVE?

All staff are trained in Sprockids, a cycling-specific course designed to show coaches how to teach others involved in the sport. Some staff are also certified in PMBIA, an internationally recognized cycling instruction course.

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BIKE MAINTENANCE COURSE FAQ'S

WHAT ARE SOME THINGS COVERED IN THE COURSE?

Some topics covered in the course include: 
- Changing flat tires
- Adjusting gears
- Required tools/gear
- Proper Bike Fitting
- Proper Bike Maintenance
And More!

WHAT TYPE OF TRAINING DO THE STAFF RECEIVE?

Staff instructing the course have multiple years of experience working at Canary Cycles, a local bike shop. Along with this, staff have worked on sharpening their repair skills through online courses throughout COVID-19.

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