The Traverse City Summer Bike Camp

2020 TRAVERSE CITY SUMMER BIKE CAMP

 


MAKE YOUR SUMMER BIKE-TASTIC!

Make your summer bike-tastic! The Traverse City Summer Bike Camp is an adventure-based, week-long, half-day camp that teaches elementary and middle school-aged kids urban bike safety skills and confidence through empowerment, education, and adventure. Much adventure!

SUMMER BIKE CAMPERS WILL

  • Explore Traverse City on your bike and discover its awesome places
  • Learn how to bike safely and bike smart around town with your friends
  • Develop bike repair and maintenance skills. Knowing how to change a flat or adjust your brakes is powerful
  • Become a bike handling ninja
  • Build independence and confidence. Meet new friends. Be active. Have FUN!

SESSIONS AVAILABLE FOR INCOMING

  • 1st and 2nd graders
  • 3rd and 4th graders
  • 5th and 6th graders
  • 7th and 8th graders

SCHEDULE

  • Sessions begin the week after school (June 15, 2020) and runs every week through August.
  • Camp is 9:00 AM-noon, Monday to Friday, and starts/ends at the Norte Wheelhouse at the Civic Center Park.

ALL CAMPERS RECEIVE

  • A super cool wicking Norte T-shirt
  • Already have a T-shirt from a previous season? No problem! We’ll provide you with a discount coupon to our online merch store when you register!

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Positive attitude
  • Able to comfortably ride 3-4 miles (1st – 2nd grade), 5-6 miles (3rd-4th), 7-8 miles (5th-6th grade), 8 miles + (7th-8th grade).

NEW FOR 2020! CAMP THEMES

Choose between:

  • Adventure Camp! Norte’s tried and true model of riding bikes to explore our area and learn how to navigate. Some days we ride far, some days we find an awesome playground, park or beach, but each day the bike is our vehicle for adventure and our legs are our engines! 
  • Mountain Bike Camp! All of our summer bike camps include plenty of off-road riding, but this week is a 5-day focus on off-road riding on fun trails that are all within riding-distance from the park: Hickory Meadows, the Commons, the Vasa, the Boardman River Trails. Participants should have experience riding off-road trails up to 10 miles (less for the younger groups), and be prepared to push themselves on hills, skills drills, and trail navigation. 
  • Bike Mechanics Camp! Each day will include an in-depth exploration of real-life mechanical problems that can arise while riding bikes. Therefore, most of the bike fixes will take place in the field with our own bikes. Still lots of bike riding, but more breaks and discussions to try to understand our machines better. 

EXTRA FULL-DAY OPTIONS

After a successful partnership with Traverse Bay Area Youth Soccer (TBAYS) last summer, we’re very excited to expand our full-day offerings by teaming up with Traverse Area Community Sailing (TACS) and Northwestern Michigan College’s (NMC) College For Kids:

BIKE & KICK WITH TRAVERSE BAY AREA YOUTH SOCCER

  • Full day camp 9 am – 4 pm at the Civic Center Park
  • Learn more and register HERE

BIKE & SAIL WITH TRAVERSE AREA COMMUNITY SAILING

  • Full day 9 am – 4 pm, pick up at the Cornwell Sailing Center at Hull Park.
  • Learn more and register HERE

BIKE & LEARN WITH NMC COLLEGE FOR KIDS

  • Full day 9 am – 3 or 4 pm, depending on campus and class
  • Learn more and register HERE

EXTRA HOUR OPTION

  • Extend the fun for an extra hour each day with supervised bring-your-own-lunch and free play at the Civic Center
  • Camper pick up 1:00 pm at the Norte Wheelhouse instead of noon

COST

  • $115 for a week of morning Bike Camp only
  • $25 for supervised lunch and transportation to your afternoon activity (for full-day campers)
  • $25 for “extra hour” supervised lunch and play at the Civic Center
  • The cost of afternoon sessions varies depending on your activity. Cost for soccer, sailing, college for kids can be found at TBAYS, TACS, and NMC respectively.

DISCOUNTS

  • 10% off Bike Camp when registering for multiple weeks
  • 10% off Bike Camp when registering siblings
  • Discounts only apply for registrations that are purchased in the same order (i.e. as part of the same cart)

SCHOLARSHIPS

Thanks to our generous donors and sponsors, Norte is proud to provide scholarships to ensure that all families can participate in our programs. We have partial and full scholarships for every one of our programs available (One scholarship per child per season).  Contact hello@elgruponorte.org  (or 231-883-2404) to request a scholarship prior to registering.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • If canceling for any reason up to one month prior to the start of your camp, your full registration fee will be refunded.
  • 80% of registration fees are refundable if notice is given prior to 7 days of your camp start date.
  • Registration fees are nonrefundable if notice is given within 7 days of your camp start date.
  • Cancellation requests must be submitted via email to hello@elgruponorte.org

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Give the gift of adventure with a Summer Bike Camp gift certificate. Have a gift certificate? Lucky you. Give the Clubhouse a call to sign up: 231-883-2404

Thank you, sponsors, for supporting the Traverse City Summer Bike Camp!