Top 6 Reasons To Get Your Kids Skiing And Snowboarding This Winter

Getting kids outside might seem like an antiquated yet obvious sentiment, but for many young kids today, consistent outdoor activity – like skiing and snowboarding – is far from a reality. It is well understand THAT kids should get consistent outdoor activity, but it is not as easy to understand WHY it is so beneficial for them.

Evolve Snow Camps offers ski and snowboard lessons on Saturdays for 8 weeks (January 12, 2019 to March 2, 2019) with busing from Toronto, York Region, Mississauga, Thornhill, Richmond Hill and Barrie to Mount St. Louis Moonstone (MSLM). 

Evolve provides skiers and snowboarders of every skill level the opportunity to improve and train with Ontario’s best ski and snowboard instructors. We offer two different Snow Camps programs: our traditional downhill ski and snowboard lessons, and our Evolve Freestyle program, which focuses on skill development in the terrain park.

Top 6 Reasons To Get Your Kids Skiing And Snowboarding This Winter

skiing and snowboarding1. Outdoor recreation promotes healthier, more active lifestyles.

It is no secret that North Americans are trending towards a dangerously sedentary lifestyle – overweight and obesity rates for youth have doubled over the past two decades. Outdoor recreation is a proven remedy to obesity, disease, poor immune systems and decreased life expectancy… not to mention, it’s awesome!

Adventure sports like skiing and snowboarding help by making physical activity enjoyable, while providing the excitement that may be lacking in other forms of exercise, often resulting in lifelong participation.

skiing and snowboarding2. Skiing and snowboarding is not just all physical – there are mental health benefits too.

The majority of mental health ailments – stress, depression, poor self-worth (to name a few) – have all been proven to dissipate through outdoor activities like skiing and snowboarding.

Kids involved in outdoor recreation also find that they discover things new things about themselves that they are proud of. There is a lot that goes into a person’s identity and for most of us, our hobbies and passions play a huge role. When these outdoor activities are viewed as a form of self-expression, young people find an escape from the stressors in their lives, strengthen their identities, and define themselves in a way they may not have previously.

skiing and snowboarding3. Skiing and snowboarding builds confidence.

Outdoor recreational experiences have been proven to increase the self-confidence of participants. Though skiing and snowboarding can be group activities, they are fundamentally individual in nature. Unlike most sports, there’s no one waiting on the sideline to sub you out and your progression depends entirely on your mental toughness and willingness to push yourself to improve.

4. Skiing and snowboarding builds stronger communities.

Recreational opportunities are essential to a healthy community… plain and simple! They bring neighbours together, encourage safer and cleaner shared spaces, and contribute to the cultural fabric of our communities. Recreation reduces alienation, loneliness and isolation, drawing people out of their homes and into the community. For young people, positive outdoor outlets are exceptionally important, as free time tends to be a risk factor for them more often than not.

5. Skiing and snowboarding promotes greater academic achievement.

Evaluations continue to demonstrate that young people who participate in outdoor recreation, like skiing and snowboarding, perform at a higher academic level than their peers. Through outdoor participation, kids gain a wide array of skills necessary to build and strengthen academic achievement.

Physical activity leads to increased brain functioning imperative to high academic achievement, with concrete connections between increased activity and stronger concentration and memory skills.

6. Skiing and snowboarding cultivates environmental responsibility.

There’s no better incentive to start taking care of our shared outdoor recreation spaces than the understanding that someday in the not-too-distant future, they could be gone. North America’s young people must be engaged in outdoor participation to ensure healthy and active communities, as well as a future for outdoor conservation efforts. Skiing and snowboarding encourages participants to consider the interconnected nature of the mountains, the lakes, the forests and, most importantly, their role in the protection of their community’s natural resources in order to ensure outdoor recreation and enjoyment for many future generations to come.

No matter how much experience your child has in skiing or snowboarding, we strongly encourage you to check out Evolve Snow Camps. We offer the best quality programming for kids in the Greater Toronto Area – and we know for sure that you will notice the benefits that outdoor recreation has on your child. For more information about this upcoming Snow Camps season, please CLICK HERE or email

More Milton weeks of Evolve Skateboard & Scooter Camp for Summer 2018!

Milton Skateboard & Scooter Camp

milton skateboard scooter camp

Great news! We are back in Milton this summer and we are doing more weeks than ever before! After two fantastic sold-out weeks of camp in Milton last summer, we are back for three amazing weeks of Evolve Skateboard & Scooter Camp! With the incredible, newly-built skatepark at the Milton Sports Centre as a host for our programming, this camp exemplifies what a week of Evolve camp is all about.

milton skateboard scooter camp

The Camp

Evolve’s Milton Skateboard & Scooter Camp is a drop-off only day camp operating out of Milton Community Park Skatepark (keep scrolling for more information about Milton Community Park Skatepark). Campers are dropped off each morning at the park to receive personalized instruction and work side-by-side with our qualified coaches on their skateboarding & scootering skills!

For more information about our Milton camps, please click the following links:

milton skateboard scooter camp

The Dates

  • Milton Session 1: July 16 2018 to July 20 2018
  • Milton Session 2: July 30 2018 to August 3 2018
  • Milton Session 3: August 13 2018 to August 17 2018

milton skateboard scooter camp

The Skatepark

Since the Milton Community Park Skatepark was redesigned and renovated in 2015, it is now one of the nicest and newest parks that is used to host one of our camps. The park is designed to include features that appeal to every kind of skater/rider. There are enough ledges, banks, and stair sets to keep the street lovers happy, and there are more smooth, flowy, snakey sections than anyone into ‘tranny’ could ever ask for. Let’s not forget about the pool for the vert skaters also. The Town of Milton was sure to include seating into their design also so that you are welcome at the park even if you are not shredding it yourself.

The layout of this skatepark is inviting for beginners while still offering lots of fun and difficult features for even the most advanced campers. Throughout the week, it is amazing to see our campers work their way around the park with their group and their coach; slowly conquering one spot in the park at a time! encircled with flatbank ramps that allow skaters/riders to flow around obstacles and through the park.

The park is located at the Milton Sports Centre, at 805 Santa Maria Blvd (click to view on Google Maps)

milton skateboard scooter camp

milton skateboard scooter camp

Evolve’s Skateboard & Scooter Camp is back in Waterloo for another awesome summer!

Waterloo Skateboard & Scooter Camp


waterloo skateboard scooter camp

Summer 2018 is right around the corner and we are so thrilled to be back in Waterloo! We have more weeks than ever before and we can’t wait to stoke out the kids that skate/ride in the K-W area.

We have had some many awesome weeks of Waterloo Skateboard & Scooter Camp is years past and we know that this summer will not disappoint. The Waterloo Skatepark at the WMRC is a great venue for our camps, and the City provides us with everything else needed for a great week of camp – like their huge splash pad, an indoor location for rainy day activities, and more!

waterloo skateboard scooter camp

The Camp

Evolve’s Waterloo Skateboard & Scooter Camp is a drop-off only day camp operating out of Waterloo Skatepark (keep scrolling for more information about Waterloo Skatepark). Campers are dropped off each morning at the park to receive personalized instruction and work side-by-side with our qualified coaches on their skateboarding & scootering skills!

For more information about our Waterloo camps, please click the following links:

The Dates

  • Waterloo Session 1: July 02 2018 to July 06 2018
  • Waterloo Session 2: August 13 2018 to August 17 2018
  • Waterloo Session 3: August 20 2018 to August 24 2018

The Skatepark


The Waterloo Skatepark consists of 10,000 square feet of hybrid skatepark and urban plaza elements that encircle the center ‘volcano’ ramp/planter feature which contains a large autumn blaze maple tree.

The intent of the design was to create a space for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders to interact and enjoy progressively more challenging terrain including two level, four level, six level and seven level stair sets – each complimented with handrails, hubba ledges, ‘cheat ramps’ and manual pads. The east side of the park has a set of oversized stairs/ledges that serve as informal bleachers for spectating while the north and west sides of the park are
encircled with flatbank ramps that allow skaters/riders to flow around obstacles and through the park.

The park is located at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex, at 101 Father David Bauer Drive (click to view on Google Maps).