& 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.
Q: Is Summer Gravity Camp an overnight camp?
YES! We’re excited to welcome campers back to the full camp experience. Our Youth Camp hotel partner is Whistler Peak Lodge, and our Adult Camp hotel partner is The Aava Whistler.
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: Do I need to bring my bike?
You’re welcome to bring your own bike provided it will hold up to the demands of the Whistler Bike Park. Disc brakes are mandatory in the Whistler Bike Park.
Q: Can we ride after the scheduled hours of camp?
Our day of riding starts at 10am and ends at 4pm. After 4pm, campers are no longer under our supervision. We do not allow riding unsupervised.
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. This means more laps!
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 4 weeks before camp starts: Refund, less $250 administration fee. Accomodation cannot be refunded once camp is paid in full.
Less than 4 weeks before camp starts: Credit towards SGC 2023 with $250 Administration Fee applied.
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.
Q: What hotel do Campers stay at?
Our youth campers stay at the Whistler Peak Lodge. Adult campers stay at The Aava Whistler. Both are located within walking distance from the bike park, and offer secure bike storage.
Q: Are meals included?
Breakfast and lunch are included in Week-long camp. For dinner, we encourage campers to go experience on of the village’s many establishments. Be prepared to budget $10-$25 per meal while in camp.
OFF HILL ACTIVITIES
After our day of riding is finished (4pm) campers are no longer under camp supervision. You’re welcome to explore all that Whistler has to offer at this time.
At SGC we work with Novice to Expert riders. If you are looking for an introduction to mountain biking, check out the Intro To Park.
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).
Please feel free to read this cycling specific resource.
There is no refund or credit if injured during camp.
WHAT IS THE VACCINATION POLICY?
All campers attending camp must be fully vaccinated to participate. All of our policies are subject to change based on the evolving nature of the pandemic as well as federal, provincial, and local public health guidelines.
Feel free to reference Whistler Blackcomb’s Safety Protocols HERE.
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WHAT TO BRING FOR THE WEEK
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.
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
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
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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.
Register Online OR call 1.800.766.0449 – OPTION 2. Registration opens soon!
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.