Are you or your kids aspiring BMX, ski, skateboard or motorcycle action stars? The new Woodward Tahoe camp in Truckee has a multitude of both indoor and outdoor options for anyone who wants to learn a new action sport, including slopestyle mountain biking, snowboarding, freestyle skiing and skateboarding. They even offer digital media and graphic design, great for anyone looking to personalize their gear or up their design game.
Woodward Tahoe's outdoor skate park — Photo courtesy of Woodward Tahoe
Woodward offers an eight-week camp for children and teens and a one-week program for adults in both their indoor and outdoor facilities.
The indoor rec area – named The Bunker – contains a concrete skate park and launch pad; a super trampoline and a trampoline zone; a tumble park; and a pump track for snowboarders, skateboarders, bikes and scooters.
The Bunker even has a GoPro Tower and Video Lab for anyone interested in the filming and production of action and Olympic-level sports. The Digital Media Lab features Macs, a green screen, laser lights, a die-cutting machine, music recording equipment, dolly tracks and more.
The off-campus arenas include The Trenches, a multiple line dirt bike and BMX bike training area that's located in the woods near Tahoe, and a summer terrain park that has snow, jumps, runs and lifts for snowboarders and skiers – in the middle of summer!
The Evergreen Bowl is a three-pocket combination skate bowl and park, and the Eastern Front is a mini ramp for skateboarders.
The Trenches — Photo courtesy of Woodward Tahoe
During their training, campers stay in The Bunkhouse, which offers dorm-style rooms with a maximum of 11 other campers around the same age and usually in the same sport. Campers may request to stay with their friends who are in their same general age group. Each room has a counselor that is at least 18 years old and is available day and night.
Food can be purchased by youth members from Woodward's restaurant, and adults have access to historic Truckee's wide range of restaurants and bars.
The indoor trampoline park at Woodward Tahoe — Photo courtesy of Kyle Beckmann Photography / Woodward Tahoe
Costs for camp will depend on the type of sport, the age of the participant and the time of year. Daily rates are also available for anyone who doesn't want to commit to the full camp experience.
All Woodward Tahoe participants must become CORE Members, and the membership fee lasts all season. Each three-hour daily training session is only $29 for any sport. The Cheapskate level is only $15 for the general public and $10 for CORE members; it provides access to indoor and outdoor skate parks only.
The Woodward Tahoe facility is also available for birthday parties and special events, including receptions and corporate retreats.