A: Scootering has its inherent risks. Extreme sports are risky. Its hard to progress in our sport without taking on new challenges and exposing ourselves to greater risk. At Evolve, we try to limit our campers exposure to injury by ensuring campers wear helmets and enough functional padding. Safety is also an integral part of the training and camp environment of Evolve. Our staff teach scootering within specific limits in a step by step method. We employ a “challenge by choice” philosophy, which means we never force anyone to do something they’re not comfortable doing. Instead we offer the challenge, its there for the taking.
How do you teach someone how to scooter?
A: On the first day of camp we assess camper’s skills. After we break into groups we run through a series of fundamental skills to make sure everyone in the group is on the same page. Then, we hone in on skills through demonstration by staff and repetition by our campers. We have found this method to be useful for teaching someone how to scooter. Many people have learned how to ride on their own after years of practice and hard falls. At Evolve we our confident we can accelerate the process through our methods of teaching- sometimes with a healthy amount of falls!
What do campers need to attend camp?
A: Campers need a scooter, helmet, knee and elbow pads. If you have any specific questions about what kind of scooter to get or what brands are good etc… please check the equipment page or email or call us.
Is Camp affordable?
A: We have priced Evolve Scooter Camp to be an affordable day camp program. You will find that the price of our camp is about the average price of quality day camps in the city.
Do campers need lunch?
A: Yes all campers need to bring a lunch.
My son/daughter has never scootered before, should they attend camp?
A: Yes. We have a wide range of skills levels at camp. We pride ourselves on taking beginner campers and teaching them the skills they need to love our sport. Nothing is more exciting than having a beginner camper show up on a Monday as a complete rookie and leave on a Friday like a veteran.
What Skate Parks do we visit on the bus program?
A: Throughout the week we visit up to 4-5 parks, including: Markham Centennial, Ashbridges Bay, Iceland and Underpass.
Do campers have to participate in lessons?
A: Campers are not forced into camp lessons, but they are asked to participate. If the lesson is covering skills that the camper has already mastered they will be able to free ride. They will then receive a one on one lesson in the afternoon where they can work on a new skill.
What is the staff to camper ratio?
A: Evolve Scooter Camp has a 1:8 staff to camper ratio, ensuring that all campers are receiving sufficient attention and supervision.
What skills can I expect my child will learn?
A: Throughout the week we ensure that all campers master the basics of scootering: basic riding, board control, stopping and pushing, basic ramps, park etiquette and entry level tricks. All riders that are intermediate and advanced will learn a larger range of tricks.
Your videos and pictures look cool, but everyone looks so professional. Will my son/daughter be doing all those crazy tricks?
A: We obviously try and showcase our best “talent” in these videos. If they are beginners, your son or daughter are probably not at the level of some of the shots in our video/photos. Maybe some day, but for now they are more at a developmental level. They will still be in Camp videos and/or Photographs taken at camp.