When summer's hot sun returns and Deer Lake's water temperature starts to climb, one thing's certain: it's wakeboard season. And once again, Boyne Mountain is proud to welcome the return of Brian Snabes and his team for their incomparable five-day Wakeboard Clinics. Join Brian's crew for five days of safe, super fun wakeboard instruction - and the chance to share laughter and fun with like-minded friends. Camps are open to boys and girls, aged 7 to 16.
Safety: Every coach, whether teaching or driving the boat, promotes a safe and fun environment for their campers. Everyone must follow all boat rules and Code of Conduct.
Fun: Coaches do their best to make each campers' experience at Boyne Mountain fun and memorable. Campers are never forced to do anything they do not feel comfortable doing. Coaches help students get past their fears and in-turn, progress.
New Friends: Campers have the opportunity to spend the week getting to know seven other people who have similar interests through healthy, sporting activities and team building situations.
2015 Clinic Dates
- July 26 - 30
- August 2 - 6
- August 9 - 13
- August 16 - 20
- Private Lessons (hourly)
Please visit WakeBoardClinic.com and contact Brian Snabes directly for camp registration and additional information including forms and releases.
Activities & Sessions
Wake Session: During every wakeboard clinic session, each camper rides two sets, working on advancing their skill level. Each student gets at least 40 minutes of riding behind the boat during a set. The first set is a warm-up and to establish goals for the second set. The second ride is dedicated to accomplishing goals established during the first set. Every student should come away from the session with plenty of new things to work on to better their ability to ride a wakeboard.
Tramp Session: During designated tramp time, campers learn the fundamentals of jumping on a trampoline safely and effectively. These new skills learned help to lead students into learning wakeboarding technique behind the boat. A wake handle is used to simulate proper positioning of the body and handle while jumping, spinning and flipping. Flipping maneuvers are limited to campers who have demonstrated good form in all other aspects of jumping.
Waterpark: Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark, centrally located at Boyne Mountain, is utilized to give the campers time to have fun on the waterslides, as well as spend time working on their surfing skills. The park's stationary surf simulator gives campers a chance to work on their balance in a new way. Coaches work with campers on the finer art of dropping in on and catching the standing wave.
Zipline Adventure: Campers can enjoy the thrill of racing other campers on the side by side lines of the Twin Zip or choose the relaxed pace of the Zipline Adventure Tour. These guided tours begin at the top of the mountain and allow you to soar on a series of lines, over slopes and through trees, as you descend back to the base area. Both are all thrills, no skills activities for all ages.
Beach Activities: During free time at the beach, campers are entertained with a variety of activities including kayaking, putt putt golf, beach volley ball, shuffleboard, and trampoline.
Kayaking: Campers work with a partner and learn how to safely operate/navigate a two-person sea kayak around Deer Lake. Kayaking is a great upper body workout that helps campers to develop better strength for wakeboarding.
Biking: Campers have the opportunity to tour Boyne Mountain on mountain bikes. Campers take trails all around the mountain as well as back and forth from the condos to the lake. Helmets must be worn at all times while campers are biking. Biking is a great lower body work out which helps to strengthen the legs for wakeboarding.
Campfire: Each night, campers and coaches gather around a campfire and enjoy roasted marshmallows. The campfire time is used to recap everything experienced during the day and to talk about goals for the next day.
Condo Time: Condo time at the end of the day is for campers to wind down and get ready for bed. Video games, movies, board games, and other personal items may be used at this time. Male coaches stay with the boy campers and a volunteer mother stays with the girls in their condo each evening.
Food: Food is provided by Boyne Mountain Resort. Campers dine in numerous resort restaurants throughout the session.
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