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.
What's your policy on drugs and alcohol?
We enforce a very strict drug and alcohol policy and have no tolerance for any infractions. If any camper is caught with drugs or alcohol their parents are called and they will be sent home immediately at their expense.
Is there a curfew
Curfew is 10pm. Lights out 11pm.
Do you have secure storage for bikes?
Yes we have our own secure room that is just for the camp. No other guests from the hotel have access to it.
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.
Can we ride after the scheduled hours of camp?
Our day of riding starts at 10am and ends at 5pm. There is no after hours riding.
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.
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.
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 2020 with $100 Administration Fee applied. No refund or credit on accommodation (see below).
Less than 3 weeks before camp starts: Refund with $500 Cancellation Fee or Full Credit towards SGC 2020 with $100 Administration Fee applied. No refund or credit on accommodation (see below).
Less than 2 weeks before camp starts: $500 Cancellation Fee or Full Credit towards SGC 2020 with $100 Administration Fee applied. No refund or credit on accommodation (see below).
Less than 1 week before camp starts: No refund. Potential partial credit depending on individual circumstances which must be approved by SGC team. No refund or credit on accommodation (see below).
During Camp: There is no refund or credit if injured during camp.
Accommodation:Cannot be refunded less than one month before camp starts.
Bikes Rentals: Can be cancelled and refunded up to 24 hours before camp starts.
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.
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.
Breakfast and lunch are served at 8:00am and 12:30 pm. In the evening, the group will split up and go to any one of 110 different restaurants. Dinner is not included in the camp cost. You can expect to pay around $20 per dinner. A welcome dinner is included on the first night of camp and the last night's wrap up party.
We are with the kids all day long with the exception of dinner.If campers want to eat with the coaches they can do that and we are more than happy to show them the numerous restaurants in Whistler village. The village is a two minute bike ride or five minute walk from our hotel.
For those campers under the age of 13 who are staying at the camp hotel there will always be a counselor or coach accompanying you for dinner.
Is there a curfew?
We operate a curfew at night for all campers under 19yrs old. Room check is at 10pm and lights out at 11pm. Our counselors and coaches stay in the same hotel as the campers. If any problems arise we are right there to help.
Off Hill Activities
After our day of riding is finished (5pm) we recommend relaxing back at the hotel pool. We do allow campers to session the dirt jumps after camp hours as long as one of our SGC staff is present.
Free activities: Hotel pool, skateboard park, dirt jumps, movie night, scavenger hunt.
Additional activities: * wakeboarding, paintball, driving range
* Extra cost for these activities.
At SGC we work with all levels of riders. If you can ride a mountain bike, we want you here!
Have mountain biked off road on flat terrain. Can ride single track, but
has had very little downhill riding experience. No jumping experience at
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.
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.
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.
Decide on what camp combination suits you. For example: Camp with
accommodation, including bike and safety gear rental. Find out your level
by using our ability guide.
After receiving full payment and all the necessary forms & waivers, we will send a confirmation letter by mail upon request.
Make Travel Arrangements
If your arrival time is outside of our scheduled pick up at Vancouver International Airport, be sure to arrange alternate travel arrangements to Whistler Resort.
* SGC staff can help you make alternative arrangements and suggestions.