Our BMX program continues to expand every year. This summer we are pleased to welcome BMX Pro riders Stephen Versteeg and Calen Lockhart to Quetico to look after all things cycling from early May until the end of September. They look forward to riders of all skill and ability levels visiting Quetico so that they can help introduce this great sport, or hone the skills that will allow advancement to a new level. They will be orchestrating this summer's BMX Camp.
Who are Stephen Versteeg and Calen Lockhart?
Stephen will be taking a break from surfing, rock climbing and sky diving to focus on his favourite sport, BMX. He has built many BMX parks in Southern Ontario and brings this knowledge to expand our parks. He has worked with an array of talented riders and helped them develop solid technique.
Calen has been an avid dirt, park and street rider for the past 8 years. A talented welder, he combines this skill with his love of riding to develop new features for our freestyle park. He stresses safety in all of his sessions.
When are the summer sessions?
This summer, Junior BMX Sessions will be offered four days a week from July 4 to September 1. Sessions run Monday to Thursday (except holidays). These sessions are best suited to athletes aged 8-14, but all are welcome.
We start at 9:00 am each day and conclude at 5:00 pm.
The cost is $30 per day (Or 20$ if you bring your own lunch). Water will always be provided on site. All monies collected from these workshops will be invested back into the park. Our goals include building a dirt park and expanding our indoor park. Athletes must be at least 8 years of age. Waivers must be signed by all park users, or by parent/guardian if rider is under 18.
5 loaner bikes and safety gear are available on a first come first served basis. This gear is professional grade. Registration is required. Please contact Michael Heaton, Stephen Versteeg or Calen Lockhart at 807-598-1600 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
|9:00am-10:00am||BMX Specific fitness and mobility training||Leisure/Recretion Centre|
|10:00am-12:00pm||Park Ettiquette and Skills||BMX Park|
|12:00pm-1:00pm||Lunch break and BMX videos||Dining Hall|
|1:00pm-5:00pm||Skills and construction||BMX Park|
The workshops will follow a basic format each day, but strive to keep the unstructured feel that BMX riders need.
The BMX Park is free for public use after 5:00 pm each day, and Friday to Sunday from 9:00am-9:00pm. However, the park WILL NOT be supervised at this time.
Do you live far away and want to spend the weekend, or how about an entire week?
Weekend sessions will be held June 10-11, June 17-18, July 8-9, July 22-23, and July 29-30. These sessions include all meals and accommodations for Saturday night for a total of $100. Fitness and mobility training, as well as nutrition and video analysis add value to these weekend camps. (none of this is mandatory, but is suggested for riders looking for help in preventing injury)
BMX CAMP, AUGUST 5 to 19
Bring your BMX and get ready for the experience of a lifetime with some of the most creative, enthusiastic and talented PRO riders in the world. You just never know who might be planning a trip to Northwestern Ontario and will be dropping in for a few days to session our park. Of course you will be able to join them, pick up new skills and tricks, and be inspired.
Expert rider Justin Soares from Toronto will be returning again this summer to join Stephen Versteeg and Calen Lockhart in orchestrating all components of the BMX Camp to ensure that everyone gets the attention they need to develop basic skills or fine tune the advanced skills. Each day provides opportunity for group riding as well as individual session times tro focus on a technique that you'd like to perfect.
Our accommodations are superb: everyone gets their own room complete with ensuite bath and shower. Our healthy meals are prepared in our Dining Hall overlooking Eva Lake. The Rec Centre has indoor facilities you won't believe with gymnasium, fitness centre, sauna, billiards room and lounges. But the highlight is our waterfront location and the great swimming. Try your hand at canoeing and kayaking when you're looking for a breeak from your riding, or just ride your bike off the end of the dock.
You are welcome to drive here if you wish: we're located at 1130 Highway 633 near Atikokan (30 km west) and Quetico Park's Dawson Trail Campgrounds (10 km east). However, flying Porter, Air Canada or Westjet from major centres is the fast and inexpensive way to Thunder Bay. Delta operates flights to nearby International Falls in Minnesota. We'll be running a shuttle from the airport to the school: just let us know your arrival time.We'll be doing everything that we can to make this the best time of your life.
DAY PASS with lunch included: $30
DAY PASS 24 HOUR with 3 meals, overnight stay $100
WEEK PASS 7 DAYS with meals and lodgings $600
TWO WEEK PASS 14 DAYS with meals & lodgins $1000
BMX COMMUNITY JAM COMPETITION, AUGUST 18BMX JAM AUGUST 18 ENTRY FEE No cash, but you have to provide a new 20" tube and sign a waiver.
Here's 3 different ways to reserve your spot in either the camp or for the BMX Jam on August 18:
We'll confirm that you are all set for 2 weeks of greatness.
We can't wait to have you join us.