FAQ

& OTHER STUFF

Pay careful attention to the information listed below. The answers to our Frequently Asked Questions will definitely give you a better understanding of what to expect at the Summer Gravity Camps. If you have any questions after looking through the info, please send us an email.

GENERAL QUESTIONS

Q: Is Summer Gravity Camp an overnight camp?

Due to Covid-19, the 2021 camp will not offer hotel/ overnight packages. Our hotel partner, The Aava Whistler is extending SGC campers and their families 35% off their posted rates. This cannot be combined with any other offer.

Q: How do you pick the groups that people ride in?

We pick the groups based on ability level and if you want to ride with your friends. We want to make sure the groups are all at a similar ability level so no one is pushed beyond their comfort zone.

Q: Can we ride after the scheduled hours of camp?

Our day of riding starts at 10am and ends at 5pm. After 5pm, campers are no longer under our supervision. It is up to the parents/ guardians ensure camper safety.

Q: Can we go the front of the lift-line if the lines are long to board the chair lift?

Yes at SGC we have lift-line priority, which means when the lines are long it does not effect us. We are the only weeklong camp that operates in the bike park that has this perk.

Q: What do I do if I run out of money?

SGC has no cash on hand but there is a Western Union just a few min walk from our hotel and you can have money sent there.

Q: What is your cancellation policy?

Please make note of our cancellation policy:

More than 3 weeks before camp starts: Refund with $250 Cancellation Fee or Full Credit towards SGC 2022 with $100 Administration Fee applied.

Less than 3 weeks before camp starts: Refund with $500 Cancellation Fee or Full Credit towards SGC 2022 with $100 Administration Fee applied. 

Less than 2 weeks before camp starts: $500 Cancellation Fee or Full Credit towards SGC 2022 with $100 Administration Fee applied. 

Less than 1 week before camp starts: No refund. Potential partial credit depending on individual circumstances which must be approved by SGC team. 

During Camp: There is no refund or credit if injured during camp.

Bikes Rentals: Can be cancelled and refunded up to 24 hours before camp starts.

 

ACCOMMODATION

Q: What hotel do Campers stay at?

 

We recommend The Aava Whistler. Please contact them directly and be sure to mention you’re with SGC for 35% off their posted rate. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer. 

Q: Are meals included?

Meals are not included for 2021.

OFF HILL ACTIVITIES

After our day of riding is finished (5pm) campers are no longer under camp supervision. You’re welcome to explore all that Whistler has to offer at this time. 

ABILITY LEVEL

At SGC we work with all levels of riders. If you can ride a mountain bike, we want you here!

1. NOVICE RIDER:

Have mountain biked off road on flat terrain. Can ride single track, but has had very little downhill riding experience. No jumping experience at all.

2. INTERMEDIATE RIDER:

Confident on most single track. Have ridden downhill a little bit. Still cautious with speed and the more challenging steeper terrain. Have very little jumping experience.

3. ADVANCED RIDER:

Is confident riding on technical terrain with rocks, roots, logs, drops in most conditions. Have spent some time in the air jumping. Ready to turn it up a notch and learn how to go faster, ride steep terrain, take bigger air, and learn some cool tricks.

4. EXPERT RIDER:

Rides very aggressively and is comfortable biking over anything; logs, rocks, roots, steps, and drops at most speeds. Very physically fit. Likes to take air and do tricks. Looking to refine your riding and learn more tricks from the masters.

SHOULD WE BUY TRAVEL INSURANCE?

Absolutely! You should purchase both Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance along with Medical Insurance. Camp fees are non-refundable in the event of an unforeseen event or injury during camp or just before camp starting (please see our cancellation policy).

There is no refund or credit if injured during camp.

Top of the World!

WHAT TO BRING FOR THE WEEK

1. Bike(s)

We rent full suspension bikes. We do have free hardtails for you to use for the dirt jumps, but if you have your own hardtail/dj bike, you may want to bring it with you.

2. Clothing

riding gear, pads, rain gear, warm clothing – mountain weather can change quickly.

3. Hydration packs

are highly recommended. It’s important to stay hydrated throughout the day. It’s also nice to have a place to carry your pads, sunscreen etc.

4. Full-face helmets

Are MANDATORY.

5. Knee pads

Are MANDATORY. Elbow pads are highly recommended!

6. Swimsuit, sun block

It gets hot in Whistler!

7. Spending money

Snacks, souvenirs, etc.

Quick group shot before hitting
Top of the World!

REGISTRATION PROCESS

1. Select Camp

Decide on what camp combination suits you. For example: Camp, including bike and safety gear rental. Find out your level by using our ability guide.

2. Register

Register Online OR call 1.800.766.0449 – OPTION 2.

3. Make Payment

Payment is taken at time of booking.

4. Send in Waivers

After receiving full payment and all the necessary forms & waivers, we will send a confirmation letter by mail upon request.

5. Make Travel Arrangements

Please ensure you’re abiding by the current Covid-19 guidelines.