Kids Skills Camp

Kids 3-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp

Take Your Kid's Mountain Biking to the next level

These 3-day camps are for kids ages 7 – 13, who are strong riders on the pavement, all the way to the advanced level rider. We split into groups according to ability. We’ll practice various skills on the grass and dirt each day, before heading out on a coached ride to practice the skills learned.

Ability Level

Kids must be very strong riding pavement for the transition to the dirt. They must be comfortable shifting gears, using their brakes, and riding 6+ miles. We encourage you to ride with them as much as possible on pavement or dirt to get them ready for camp. If we feel their skills do not allow them to ride safely on the dirt, they’ll not be able to participate. Participation on Tuesdays is mandatory as this is when we teach fundamentals!

Goals of the Camp​

  • To learn and improve mountain bike skills, safety, and bike maintenance.
  • Instill a passion for mountain biking, a lifelong sport.
  • Meet other kids to ride with and have fun.

What to Bring

  • Your tuned-up mountain bike with gears
  • Helmet
  • Camelback or water bottle on the bike
  • Snack for each day to be carried on the bike/pack (take out lunch)
  • Gloves and bike shorts are encouraged
  • Light Rain Jacket

Rain Policy​

We are an outdoor camp, so if it’s pouring we’ll do a makeup day on Friday.

Price

$135.00, Includes all coaching, a water bottle, and prizes

Cancellation policy: No refunds within 5 days. 60% refund outside of 5 days. No switching camps within 5 days.

2021 Dates (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays)

  • June 22 – 24 2021 — 9:00am – 11:30am
  • June 29 – July 1 2021 — 9:00am – 11:30am
  • July 6 – 8 2021 — 9:00am – 11:30am
  • July 13 – 15 2021 — 9:00am – 11:30am
  • July 20 – 22 2021 — 9:00am – 11:30am
  • July 27 – 29 2021 — 9:00am – 11:30am
  • August 3 – 5 2021 — 9:00am – 11:30am
  • August 10 – 12 2021 — 9:00am – 11:30am

Location

At Base Camp Sports (a Venture Sports Store), in Vail Village at the top of Bridge Street.

Waivers to Complete & Return

Waivers must be submitted to us a minimum of 2 days prior to attending camp. Campers may not attend camp if waivers are not on file.

VMBC Waiver
Vail Resorts Waiver

Scan completed forms and email to
info@vailmountainbikecamps.com or mail to
VMBC, PO Box 3073 Vail, CO 81658

Back by Popular Demand

Afternoon Adventure Camp (add on)

General Information

After a morning of mountain biking with the Kids Skills Camp, stay for the afternoon. On Tuesdays, we’ll play various bike handling skills games. Wednesdays we will do our ever-popular biking scavenger hunt. Thursdays will include a hike and scavenger hunt. Please send your kid(s) with a packed lunch.

What to Bring

  • Your tuned-up mountain bike with gears
  • Helmet
  • Camelback or water bottle on the bike
  • Lunch for each afternoon to be packed in a separate backpack
  • Gloves and bike shorts are encouraged
  • Light Rain Jacket

Rain Policy

We are an outdoor camp, so if it’s pouring we’ll do a makeup day on Friday.

Price

$109 for all 3 afternoons $42/afternoon for 1 or 2 afternoons

Cancellation policy: No refunds within 5 days. 60% refund outside of 5 days. No switching camps within 5 days.

Location​

At Base Camp (a Venture Sports Store), in Vail Village at the top of Bridge Street.

2021 Dates (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays)

  • June 22 – 24 2021 — 11:30am – 2:30pm
  • June 29 – July 1 2021 — 11:30am – 2:30pm
  • July 6 – 8 2021 — 11:30am – 2:30pm
  • July 13 – 15 2021 — 11:30am – 2:30pm
  • July 20 – 22 2021 — 11:30am – 2:30pm
  • July 27 – 29 2021 — 11:30am – 2:30pm
  • August 3 – 5 2021 — 11:30am – 2:30pm
  • August 10 – 12 2021 — 11:30am – 2:30pm

Register with Skills Camp

The Adventure Camp is an extension of the Kids Skills Camp and must be attended in addition to.

Need a Bike Rental?

Venture Sports Logo

We work with Venture Sports. When you call to reserve, say you’re coming to Vail Mountain Bike Camps to get a discount. We encourage you to rent well in advance to the first day of camp to get used to the bike.

Two Locations

Vail Base Camp – located at the top of Bridge St. (970-477-8095)
Avon – 100 W. Beaver Creek Blvd. (970-949-1318)

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