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DFX Kids 5-Day Camp

AGES 5-12 YEARS OLD • JUNE 26-SEPT 1, 2017

The perfect way for your kids to experience the thrill of both cross-country and downhill mountain biking this summer. For novice through expert riders, we keep the excitement levels high for a truly unforgettable summer adventure. 

Kids riding downhill bikes

5-Day Camp


OVERVIEW

DFX CAMP will be back for another 10 weeks this summer. The groups will split their time between riding cross country on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and downhill on Wednesday and Friday. Groups will ride all the over the valley experiencing all the trails Whistler has to offer during the Cross Country portion and once riders are ready will move into the Whistler Bike Park to develop their downhill skills. Under the guidance of our esteemed and professionally certified coaches, there is no better way for your child to experience the thrill of mountain biking in a supervised and controlled environment.

If your child is only interested in riding DH (down hill) in the Whistler Bike Park please check out our DH only daily lessons, we now offer a 5 day package.

PLEASE NOTE

Groups will be split by ability and age with 5 – 8 year olds and 9 – 12 year olds grouped together whenever possible. Maximum of 6 children per coach. Groups may need to change on Downhill days depending on ability/experience in the bike park.

REQUIRED AGE
  • 5-12 YRS
REQUIRED ABILITY
  • Beginner, Novice, Intermediate, Strong Intermediate, Advanced, or Expert Riders.
    Beginner riders need to be comfortable riding a two wheel bike without training wheels and confidently be able to use hand brakes.

OFFER


BUY 2 CAMPS AND GET YOUR 3RD WEEK FREE!

Offer Available ALL summer.

Camp Rates


DFX CAMP RATES
1 CAMP (5-Days)
Lesson/Lift/Lunch
Regular Price $549
Locals Price
Sea to Sky *
$435
2 CAMPS (10-Days)
Lesson/Lift/Lunch
Regular Price $1,098
Locals Price
Sea to Sky *
$870
3 FOR 2 CAMPS (15-Days)
Lesson/Lift/Lunch
Regular Price $1,098
Locals Price
Sea to Sky *
$870

*To be eligible for the Sea to Sky Local price you need to have a permanent mailing address within the Sea to Sky corridor (Squamish to Mount Currie) and provide proof of your child's enrollment at a Sea to Sky school.

DFX CAMP REGULAR PRICE LOCALS PRICE * SEA TO SKY
1 CAMP (5-Days)

Lesson/Lift/Lunch

$549 $435
2 CAMPS (10-Days):

Lesson/Lift/Lunch

$1,098 $870
3 FOR 2 CAMPS (15-Days):

Lesson/Lift/Lunch

$1,098 $870

All camps begin on Monday and run to Friday.
*To be eligible for the Sea to Sky Local price you need to have a permanent mailing address within the Sea to Sky corridor (Squamish to Mount Currie) and provide proof of your child's enrollment at a Sea to Sky school.

BOOK ONLINE

To receive the pre-booked rate, please choose your date at least 24hrs in advance:

Please select a MONDAY to view

CALL NOW

For more information or to book call 1-800-766-0449


PLEASE NOTE
Must be booked 24hrs or more in advance online.


Rental Rates


DFX CAMP REGULAR PRICE
5-Days $209.99
2-Days

DH days only

$99.99

3 for 2 offer not available on rental portion. Rental price is already offered at 50% off regular price.


RENTAL BIKES INCLUDE:

Downhill Days: Wednesday and Fridays

  • Junior Dual suspension 24" wheel bike with disc brakes and basic armour package (arm & leg pads, gloves and full-face helmet).
  • Junior Dual suspension 20" wheel bike with disc brakes and basic armour package (arm & leg pads, gloves and full-face helmet).

Cross country Days: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

  • Junior Front suspension 24" wheel bike with disc brakes and basic armour package (arm & leg pads, gloves and xc helmet).
  • Junior Front suspension 20" wheel bike with disc brakes and basic armour package (arm & leg pads, gloves and xc helmet). 


Please see the rental staff for advice on the best size bike for your child.

All purchases are transacted in Canadian Dollars and are subject to applicable taxes. Prices and dates are subject to change without notice.

Dates


JUNE 26 - SEPT 1, 2017

MONDAY - FRIDAY

9:00am - 3:30pm

Meet at Garbanzo Kids located beside the Whistler Gondola entrance, at the base of Whistler Mountain.

Itinerary

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
XC days riding trails in the Valley

Wednesday & Friday
DH days riding trails in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park

START
MONDAYS
END
FRIDAYS
June 26 Jun 30
July 3 July 7
July 10 July 14
July 17 July 21
July 24 July 28
July 31 Aug 4
Aug 7 Aug 11
Aug 14 Aug 18
Aug 21 Aug 25
Aug 28 Sept 1

PLAN FOR THE DAY


7:45am - 9:00am

Drop in and 5 day Early Care available. See details below.

MONDAY MORNING
9:00am - 9:30am

Pick up vouchers, collect safety information, sign waivers at Village Guest Relations, Pick up Bike Rentals and Equipment.

Meet the coaches at Garbanzo Kids location. Coaches will assess your child's level and form groups on ability and past experience.

TUESDAY - FRIDAY
9:15am – 9.30am

Meet your child's coach at Garbanzo Kids location ready to ride.

9:30am - 12:00pm

Skill development and riding trails.

12:00pm - 12:30pm

Lunch at CLC at mid station on the Whistler Mountain - Lunch time may vary. Bagged lunches (provided by DFX) may be taken on the trails on Tuesday and Thursdays.

12:30pm - 3:15pm

More riding and having fun. Time may also be spent at the lake or local playgrounds.

3:15pm - 3:30pm

Pick up time back at Garbanzo Kids.

3:30pm - 5:30pm

Drop in and 5 day Aftercare available. See details below.

After Care and Before Care


EARLY/AFTER CARE AT BLACKCOMB KIDS.

Drop In and 5 Day package available

Early Care: Children are welcome to bring breakfast to Early Care. Children will play games inside until it's time to be ridden over to DFX Camp where they will be set up with their coach.

Aftercare: Children will play games, do crafts and play outside. Please pack extra snacks for aftercare. Your child's coach will drop them off at Blackcomb Kids and write a progress card to give you details of their day.

EARLY CARE


Monday - Friday
7:45am - 9:00am

5 Day package $35
Drop In $10
AFTER CARE


Monday - Friday
3:30pm - 5:30pm

5 Day package $65
Drop In $20

Ability Levels


BEGINNER RIDER
  • I am still getting used to my bike and I ride on pavement or wide gravel trails.
  • I can ride comfortably on a two wheel pedal bike and know how to use my hand brakes.
  • I am still working at my stamina for longer distances and I haven't ridden much on dirt trails
NOVICE RIDER
  • I am comfortable on green and easy blue single track trails, I can confidently use my hand brakes and change gears.
  • I can ride and carry momentum through bumpy, rooty sections of trail without putting my feet down.
  • I can ride down some stairs, wide ladder bridges and skinnys on the ground.
  • I am comfortable riding longer distances (8-10 km with breaks) and I don't complain when pedaling uphill.
INTERMEDIATE RIDER
  • I am comfortable on all blue single track trails.
  • I can maintain my momentum and ride through rocky, rooty sections both up and down.
  • I have good stamina both up and down trails and can pedal long distances (10-15 km with breaks).
  • I can comfortably ride raised ladder bridges and small rock faces.
  • I know how to do a front wheel lift.
STRONG INTERMEDIATE RIDER
  • I am a strong rider on all blues and easy blacks and I can ride all or most of the features
  • I am confident on this level of trail in the Bike Park and cross country.
  • I ride at a moderate but safe speed and carry my momentum.
  • I can do a rear wheel lift, bunny hops, a track stand, and small jumps and drops with correct technique.
  • I am excited to ride steep roll downs, raised ladder bridges and technical trails.
ADVANCED RIDER
  • I am comfortable at fast speeds on all black trails both cross country and in the Bike Park.
  • I can pick a line through difficult technical sections, ride steep rock faces and raised skinnys.
  • I have good technique and can carry and judge my speed to do medium jumps and drops.
  • I am excited to ride long difficult trails and have good stamina for long climbs (15-20 km rides with breaks).
  • I am prepared to be out on the trail or riding in the Bike Park all day.
EXPERT RIDER
  • I am confident at high speeds on all trails, I can climb easily up technical trails and ride all the features on black and some double black trails both cross country and in the Bike Park.
  • I can clear large drops and jumps with correct technique.
  • I love to ride and really want to push myself to be better and stronger on my bike.

Program Details


IS LUNCH PROVIDED?

Yes. Lunch is provided. Lunch is eaten at at CLC (Children's Learning Centre) at mid station on Whistler Mountain which provides an indoor seating area to keep out of the sun/rain. Lunch choices include a daily special or a variety of sandwiches/wraps plus soup and salad, fruit and dessert. If your child has allergies or dietary requirements please inform the instructor.

WHAT EQUIPMENT SHOULD I BRING?

Bike with a minimum of 20" wheels, have front suspension* and hand brakes (front and back), no coaster brakes allowed. Disc brakes highly recommended. Bike should be suitable to pedal in the valley and go in the Bike Park on park days, two bikes may be used. DH bikes can be rented for park days.

Bikes need to be in good working order.
We suggest taking the time to take your child's bike to your local bike shop and get it tuned up ready for the summer. Bike shops are very busy at the start of summer so make sure you leave plenty of time to get this done before your child starts riding.

* Bikes will be inspected on the first day of the program to ensure Bike Park suitability or contact the program supervisor in advance.

A Hydration Pack is required to carry water on the trails.

BIKE CHECK:
  • Brakes – The brakes are working well, your child should be able to pull the brakes levers easily to bring the bike to a complete stop when travelling at speed. Your child should be able to reach the brake levers easily.
  • Suspension – The suspension is working; not leaking oil and can be moved up and down when weight is applied.
  • Chain – is oiled and is free of rust.
  • Gears – can be changed easily and do not skip.
  • Tires – are not bald, have lots of tread left and are pumped up firmly.
  • Bolts – all bolts and nuts should be tight and secure.
XC DAYS

Bring a well-fitting XC/half lid helmet, arm and leg armour and biking gloves.

DH DAYS

Bring a well-fitting full face helmet, arm and leg armour and biking gloves. Full body armour is highly recommended.

CLOTHING

Please dress appropriately for the weather/temperature. Shorts and T-shirt are fine with a sweater or track pants for colder days. Closed toes shoes are required, no sandals or flip flops. We will be riding in all weather, so please be prepared with rain gear and sunscreen!

Information

For more information or to book call 1-800-766-0449

All purchases are transacted in Canadian Dollars and are subject to applicable taxes. Prices and dates are subject to change without notice.