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3 Super Changes for Summer Bike Camp!

Norte‘s Summer Bike Camp is 131 days away. And trust us — the time is going to roll right by!

The program team is exploding with excitement for summer 2022. Over the past two months, they’ve been exploring new opportunities and digging into the core intentions of what we do here at Norte.

“Becoming a state-licensed day camp allows Norte not only a high degree of accountability but also the freedom to design programs that provide greater impact in the most fun and safe ways,” says Program and Education Director Troy DeShano. “We’re bringing a high degree of focus and intention to our programs this year, with the continued goal to offer meaningful experiences far beyond bike skills.”

Here are three super changes to meet those goals with introductions below.  

  • Four-hour camp, four days a week (M–Th, 9 am–1 pm)
  • Two full-day camp options (weeks of July 11 & August 7)
  • More ShredVenture (weeks of June 27 & July 25)

FOUR DAY CAMP

A positive camp experience begins and ends with the coach. This summer, we’re investing in our excellent coaches with more tools, skills, and time to shine. Shifting to four-hour days, four days a week offers an extra hour of bike camp every week. That means coaches will have more fun and opportunities to impart lifelong skills. We’ll roll out camps in Elk Rapids, Glen Arbor, Suttons Bay, and Traverse City this summer.

FULL-DAY CAMP

We are excited to introduce a full-day camp this summer for grades 3-6! These are full-day camp experiences offered as a pilot project. These opportunities will be Monday–Thursday, 9–3 pm, for two different weeks. The full-day camp will offer a deeper dive into exploring Traverse City by bike. It will allow teams to ride further and experience new adventures.

SHREDVENTURE RETURNS

Last year, we learned a lot in our first-ever weeklong mountain bike program. First, riders and coaches loved it. Second, we needed more than three hours. So, ShredVenture 2.0 will be six hours, Monday–Thursday. The extra time will allow for more instruction, more trail options, and more shredding! There will be two separate weeks of ShredVenture to choose from, during the weeks of June 27 and July 25, for 7th–10th graders.

Norte is deepening our commitment to empowering young riders in northern Michigan. So keep up to date with the new possibilities and start planning for registration, which begins Wednesday, March 2, for Summer Bike Camp and next Wednesday for spring programs.

Keep the momentum going!

Please note, early registration is available for monthly donorsOtwell Hub Members, and Super Friends — it’s not too late to sign up. And, as always, full or partial scholarships are available.

Please email programs@elgruponorte.org for more information.


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