Surfing

Surfing

Evolve’s newest youth summer camp is bound to make both waves and memories.

If you are wondering what summer camp to sign up your kids this summer, look no further. Right in our beautiful country on the Island of Tofino, British Columbia, Evolve Camps will be hosting a week-long surf camp. Kids that attend our surf camp will not only learn how to surf but also learn about water safety and the ocean environment as well.

Daily surf lessons will be complemented with skateboarding and scootering, hiking, yoga kayaking and other fun activities to keep the kids engaged and tuned into the beauty of Tofino.

Our surf instructors will be powered by Surf Sisters, a local staple in the Tofino Surf Scene. All Surf Sister instructors meet the requirements for safety and training as determined by the British Columbia Association of Surf Instructors (BCASI) and hold certificates for Standard First Aid, CPR, and Lifesaving.They will help campers develop their surfing skills. All surf equipment including wetsuit and UV protection rash guard.

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Evolve's Tofino, BC Surf Camp

Evolve's Tofino, BC Surf Camp

This summer, Evolve Camps will be hosting a comprehensive, week-long surf camp located in Tofino, British Columbia. We are committed to making this one of the best youth surf camps in all of Canada. That means packing each day with valuable education that engages and excites young surfers of all skill levels.

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  • Location
    Location

    We will choose the beach based on the tides of the week and the best condition for our campers. The most popular spots close by are Cox Bay, South Chesterman and North Chesterman which are all 5-7km away from the town of Tofino.

Post-Surfing Activities

Post-Surfing Activities

Zip Lining Adventure on Tofino Island
Whale Watching Tour
Tofino Skatepark Sessions
Hot Springs Cove

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    Surf Camp Itinerary

    Surf Camp Itinerary

    We have a great itinerary that will keep you entertained from the moment you wake up to the moment you hit the pillow at night. Surfing is why you signed up for this camp so that’s why you will be surfing a morning and afternoon sessions.

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    Skill Levels

    The Evolve Surf Camp in Tofino, BC will be open to every young surfer from beginner to expert. Whether they’re already breaking waves or stepping on a board for the first time, our team is devoted to helping each of them achieve their goals.

    Beginner
    For beginners and intermediate surfers. This level will build on foundations and make surfers more comfortable paddling out past the break, learning how to read and catch easy waves.Beginner Intro Includes: A short history of surfing, Introduction to Surf gear, The local region geography / How to find the best spots and be safe, Learn about tides, currents and wavesAreas of Focus: Body position, how to paddle, sit and turn; Mastering the white water; Basic Techniques on the white water (first waves); Learn about the Take off; Take off practice on the white water; Turning your board on the white water; First approach on surfing unbroken waves
    Intermediate
    Enhancing what you already know as a surfer or work on previous beginner skills.Work on skills developed on your first couple of days; Improving your current paddling techniques; Understand the correct position in the line-up to surf the best wave; Understand rules of the line up; Learn more about the shape, size and direction of the wave; Practice paddling into the wave; Learn how to take-off on unbroken waves and master turning; Toe-side and back-side surfing; Trimming (how to get speed); Intro to advanced surfing techniques
    Advanced
    Advanced surfers at the Evolve Teen Surf Camp should be able to catch waves, be super comfortable on the water and be able to turn.We will help advanced surfers practice the surfing line: trimming, bottom turn, top turn, and advanced tricks like tube ridding, cut back, off the lip and floater.
    • LOCATION
      LOCATION

      We will choose the beach based on the tides of the week and the best condition for our campers. The most popular spots close by are Cox Bay, South Chesterman and North Chesterman which are all 5-7km away from the town of Tofino.

    • Surf Safety
      Surf Safety

      Our number one priority is the safety of our campers. Our program is supervised at all times, whether we are on the water with our qualified surf instructors or outside the water at our villa, on a day excursion or during airport transfers. At all times our staff are present to ensure the safety and well being of our extended family. We have been working with youth groups around the world in all types of settings. From surf camps in Costa Rica, to skateboarding camps, to across the globe to adventure trips in Nepal. We got safety covered.

    • Surf Instructors & Supervisors
      Surf Instructors & Supervisors

      Our team is a combination of qualified local surf instructors along with a support staff. Staff supervise our surf campers 24-hours a day — on the beach, on excursions, and during transfers from airport. Evolve Surf Camp instructors are CPR & First Aid certified and are some of the top surfers in CR. Their passion for teaching surfing will be evident in the quick progression of Evolve campers.

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    General FAQ

    02. How do you teach someone an action sport?

    On the first day of camp we assess a 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 to be a useful teaching method for skateboarding, biking, snowboarding and many other action sports. Many people have learned on their own after years of practice and hard falls: at Evolve, we’re confident we can accelerate the process through our methods of teaching – sometimes with a healthy number of falls!

    03. What is the staff to camper ratio?

    Evolve Camps for all sports have a 1:6 or 1:8 staff to camper ratio, ensuring that all campers are receiving sufficient attention and supervision.

    04. Do campers have to participate in lessons?

    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.

    05. How do you ensure safety at camp?

    Extreme sports have their inherent risks – it’s hard to progress in these sports without taking on new challenges and exposing ourselves to greater risk. At Evolve, we try to limit 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 extreme sports 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.

    06. Do campers need lunch?

    Yes all campers need to bring a lunch. For some programs we offer hot lunch programs.

    07. Your videos and pictures look cool, but everyone looks so professional. Will my child be doing all those crazy tricks?

    We obviously try and showcase our best “talent” in these videos. If they are beginners, your child probably isn’t 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.

    08. My child doesn’t know anybody at the camp. Will they make new friends?

    Many campers come to camp not knowing anybody. On the first day of camp our staff ensure that all campers get to know each other. The best part about the program is that they are with the same “cabin” for the entire season, so close bonds are formed quickly.

    09. My child has never participated in an action sport before, should they attend camp?

    Yes! Whether they’re a learned snowboarder transitioning to skateboarding, or new to action sports in general, we have a wide range of skills levels at all of our camps. We pride ourselves on taking beginner campers and teaching them the skills they need to love their sport of choice. 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.

    10. Are Evolve Camps affordable?

    We have priced Evolve Camps as an affordable day camp program. You will find that the price of our camps are about the average price of quality day camps and programs.

    11. Do I get a discount if I have another sibling/child enrolled in the camp?

    Families with multiple campers (who are siblings with the same parents and residence) will receive the following discounts: $25 off the 2nd registration (does not apply for March break), $25 off the 3rd registration.

    12. What if I miss the bus during one of the pick up times?

    Our buses need to be on time in order to maximize our time at camp. That being said, our buses leave at the exact time that is on the schedule. If you miss the bus, it is your responsibility to drive your child up to camp or to the next stop nearest to you.

    13. Can my child stay behind at the end of the day and catch a ride home with me?

    Yes, All you need to do is notify our office that your child will not be coming home on the bus. We will provide instructions on how to do this.

    Still Have Questions?

    If you have more questions, you can visit our frequently asked questions page.

    Evolve Camps - Camp Planning Guide

    Action Sport Camp Planning Guide

    This guide will give you everything you need to know before attending one of our camps.

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