Skateboarding

Skateboarding

Here's something to get stoked about.

If your kids are complaining about day camp, here’s something they’ll be truly stoked on this summer.

Evolve Skateboard Camp is Canada’s premier summer skateboard camp – currently operating in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia – offering children the opportunity to turn a hobby into an action sport they’ll have a lifelong passion for. Evolve offers campers a unique, exciting and engaging skateboarding experience unlike any other day camp atmosphere in the city; whether they’re looking to stomp their first trick, or continue to hone their skills as advanced skaters.

Evolve Skateboard Camp offers the convenience of registering for one week-long session at a time; you get to make the summer schedule that best suits your kids. Not sure if they’ll love it? Sign up for one week and we guarantee you they’ll be begging for more.

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Summer Camps

Summer Camps

Evolve Skateboard Camp is a skateboarding summer camp that teaches beginner, intermediate and advanced skateboarding lessons to campers age 6-14 . Our skateboard camp program’s have been expertly designed by our directors to teach campers the foundations of skateboarding. Our staff of instructors teach within safe limits in a step by step method that focuses on improving camper’s fundamental skills, balance, coordination and style. Evolve Skateboard Camp employs a “challenge by choice” philosophy, which means we never force anyone to do something they’re not comfortable doing. Instead, we offer the challenge. It’s there for the taking!

Mornings are spent in a group setting practicing fundamental skateboarding skills. Our instructors are seasoned skateboarders who methodically take Evolve campers through each step of their skateboarding development. After lunch, campers are given time to work on the tricks they are trying to master. Under the supervision of our staff stationed throughout the skatepark, Evolve campers begin to challenge themselves and each other by working on improvements through repetition. Our instructors are always on hand to work with campers to help correct flaws and accelerate learning.

We know that it’s nearly impossible to skateboard all day. That’s why Evolve skateboard camp offers a dynamic roster of programs to keep campers revved up. Additional programming includes fully supervised swimming for 1-2 hours in the afternoon (when there is a swimming pool on site), games, and even guest pro coaches to help instruct campers and give away swag and prizes!

We run 3 different types of skateboarding camps; Camps which include bussing, Drop-off Camps and Municipality Camps. Please read below for a brief description of each type of camp.

Skateboarding Bus Camp Sample Schedule:
7:30 am
Pickup by bus (Runs until 8:30 am)
9:00 am
Arrive at skatepark, camp announcements, intro to daily events & schedule.
9:15 am
Gear Check – all campers will have their boards/scooters & safety gear checked to make sure everything is working properly as they are getting ready.
10:00 am
Break up into groups, begin yoga stretching session.
10:20 am
Skateboard Instruction / Group Lessons
12:00 pm
Lunch - Please bring a packed lunch from home
12:30 pm
Skateboard Instruction / Group Lessons or Free-Riding Time
1:30 pm
Swimming (2 days per week; often Mondays and Fridays) or other activity
3:00 pm
Depart skatepark
3:45 pm
Drop off by bus (Runs until 4:45 pm)
Skateboarding Drop-Off Camp Sample Schedule:
9:00 am
Campers dropped off at skatepark, camp announcements, intro to daily events & schedule.
9:15 am
Gear Check – all campers will have their boards & safety gear checked to make sure everything is working properly as they are getting ready.
10:00 am
Break up into groups, begin yoga stretching session.
10:20 am
Skateboarding Instruction / Group Lessons
12:00 pm
Lunch - Please bring a packed lunch from home
12:30 pm
Skateboarding Instruction / Group Lessons or Free-Riding Time
1:30 pm
Swimming (2 days per week; often Mondays and Fridays) or other activity
4:00 pm
Campers picked up from Skatepark
Skateboarding Bus Camp Inclusions:
Bus Transportation
Each Evolve camper is picked up and dropped off at their selected bus location each day.
Lessons
Campers spend several hours per day working with their instructors on new skills.
Yoga & Stretching
It’s all about connecting ourselves to the earth — and in this case, this also includes our skateboards! Every morning before campers get going with their program, one of our instructors leads them through a basic yoga stretching session.
Swimming
Anytime there is a pool near the skatepark, we take our campers for some well-deserved cool down time. Pool costs are included in camp fees, so any camper with a bathing suit and towel is welcome to jump in! Swimming is always supervised by lifeguards as well as Evolve Camps staff members.
Prizes & Giveaways
Throughout the week campers can win a variety of prizes from our sponsors as well as skateboard related swag and parts (wheels, grip tape, etc...). Prizes are given out as rewards for achievements such as camper progression, camper of the day, and for having a good attitude. Sometimes, everybody wins!
Contests
Throughout the week, campers will get to participate in contests and other camp organized events. Evolve organizes mini-competitions to encourage campers to practice and develop themselves to their highest potential.
Guest Pros
Evolve invites guest professional coaches to show up at camp throughout the summer. They inspire and instruct campers plus give away unique swag and prizes.
Photos & Videos
Evolve Camps produces a weekly highlight video from each session. We also post lots of videos and pictures on our social media. This is the best way to see what we were up to throughout the week.
Skateboarding Drop-Off Camp Inclusions:
Lessons
Campers spend several hours per day working with their instructors on new skills.
Yoga & Stretching
It’s all about connecting ourselves to the earth — and in this case, this also includes our skateboards! Every morning before campers get going with their program, one of our instructors leads them through a basic yoga stretching session.
Swimming
Anytime there is a pool near the skatepark, we take our campers for some well-deserved cool down time. Pool costs are included in camp fees, so any camper with a bathing suit and towel is welcome to jump in! Swimming is always supervised by lifeguards as well as Evolve Camps staff members.
Prizes & Giveaways
Throughout the week campers can win a variety of prizes from our sponsors as well as skateboard related swag and parts (wheels, grip tape etc). Prizes are given out as rewards for achievements such as camper progression, camper of the day, and for having a good attitude. Sometimes, everybody wins!
Contests
Throughout the week, campers will get to participate in contests and other camp organized events. Evolve organizes mini-competitions to encourage campers to practice and develop themselves to their highest potential.
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  • Camps which include Bussing
    Camps which include Bussing
    • These camps bring campers to a different skatepark each day of the week
    • These programs generally run Monday-Friday, in the summer months
    • Campers are picked up by school bus between 7:15-8:30am, and are dropped off between 3:45-5:30pm daily
    • Our pickup/drop-off locations are generally public schools or other community hubs throughout the city
    • Campers participate in lessons, free skate, optional swimming (where a pool is available) and other traditional camp-style programming
  • Evolve Drop-off Camps
    Evolve Drop-off Camps
    • Evolve drop-off camps are camps where campers are dropped off at one location.
    • Campers participate in lessons, free skate, optional swimming (where a pool is available) and other traditional camp-style programming
    • These programs generally run Monday-Friday, in the summer months
  • Municipality Camps
    Municipality Camps
    • Municipality camps are camps where Evolve has partnered with a City/town or community center to host a camp
    • Campers participate in lessons, free skate, optional swimming and other traditional camp-style programming
    • In some cases, registration is done through the municipalities website and in other cases registration is done here, on evolvecamps.com. Not to worry, we will point you in the right direction.
    • There camps usually do not include bussing unless specified by the municipality.

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Evolve’s Skateboarding Camp is dedicated to keeping skateboarding interesting and exciting! We offer a wide variety of special programming aside from skateboarding to keep riding time fresh and fun.

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Spring Lessons

Spring Lessons

Skateboarding lessons are the best way for your child to learn the sport in a safe and controlled environment. Our skateboard lessons start from the ground up. We focus on safety techniques and basic balance activities, slowly progressing into other skateboarding skills.

Lessons are available for boys and girls looking to learn how to skateboard or perhaps improve on their current level. Our professionally trained instructors will be there every step of the way to ensure your child is challenged, engaged and follows the proper progression in order to make the most of their time with us regardless of their initial skill level.

We run skateboarding lessons at skateparks on both weeknights and weekends. We are dedicated to working with beginner, intermediate and advanced participants who are interested in developing or improving their overall skills in the skatepark. Our Lesson programs are designed as 1,2 or 3 hour clinics that run for 4-6 consecutive weeks.

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  • All Lessons Include
    All Lessons Include
    • 4-6 weeks of Instructional Skateboarding with our trained instructors, in Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced levels
    • This is a drop-off program and does not include transportation
    • Campers must come with their own helmets, pads and snacks
  • Spring Skateboarding Lessons
    Spring Skateboarding Lessons

    Spring is time of the year when the weather becomes more consistently warm and dry. This means that for your child that’s been itchy to get back onto their skateboard, they now have the chance! These lessons are also a great way for your child to test out the sport and decide if it’s something they’d like to spend their summers doing at Evolve Skateboard and Scooter Summer Camps!

  • Group Skateboarding Lessons
    Group Skateboarding Lessons

    Evolve has skateboarding lessons at skateparks  throughout the spring. We are dedicated to working with beginner, intermediate and advanced participants who are interested in developing or improving their overall skills in the skatepark.

  • Private Lessons
    Private Lessons

    We are happy to offer your child one-on-one skateboard instruction to provide him/her with personalized programming that works specifically for their skill progression.

    To arrange for private lessons please contact us today 

  • Small Group Lessons
    Small Group Lessons

    Evolve’s Private Skateboard/Scooter Lessons are for 1-3 kids total! Our lessons are perfect for kids that have never skated before as well as for seasoned Evolve campers who are always looking for chances to spend time riding. We will have your child moving, skating/riding, having fun, and learning new tricks!

    Have a group of kids who want to learn together? We have 2HR lessons for 1-3 children for a flat fee of $100/hr +tax. Not near a skatepark? We will come to you! Please contact us for more info.

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Overnight Skateboard Camp

Overnight Skateboard Camp

Evolve’s Overnight Skateboard Camp takes your kids to Haliburton, Ontario for an incredible overnight skateboarding, scooter and BMX summer camp. Camp Timberlane is nestled in the forest on a private lake, the perfect setting for this ultimate summer camp experience.

Campers receive personalized instruction every day from our seasoned coaches and spend the week riding our private skatepark and custom-built BMX course, plus a variety of local skateparks, to develop and improve their skills. Open to all skill levels. Campers also participate in a wide range of other fun activities throughout the week like waterskiing/wakeboarding, rock-climbing, paddle-boarding, archery tag, knocker soccer, and so much more.

This program is designed to provide kids who are into action sports with the most amazing experience they can possibly imagine! The fun doesn’t stop there. Action-packed meal times, our onsite ice cream parlour, a campout night in the camp tree house, and everything else Camp Timberlane has to offer ensures that your kids enjoy the ultimate summer camp experience at Evolve’s Overnight Skateboard Camp to the fullest.

Skateboarding Overnight Camp Sample Schedule:
8:30 am
Wake up and head to breakfast
9:30 am
Morning skatepark session
11:30 am
Morning activity
12:30 pm
Lunchtime
1:00 pm
Afternoon activity
2:00 pm
Afternoon skatepark session
3:30 pm
Afternoon snack time
4:00 pm
Choice period (campers can pick from skatepark, bike park or that night’s special activity)
5:30 pm
Dinner time
7:00 pm
Evening program & snack
8:30 pm
Cabin time
Skateboarding Overnight Camp Inclusions:
Bus Transportation
Each Evolve camper is picked up in Toronto on the first day of each session and is dropped off again on the last day.
Lessons
Campers spend the week working with our staff to improve and develop their skateboarding skills.
Yoga & Stretching
It’s all about connecting ourselves to the earth — and in this case, this also includes our skateboards! Every morning before campers get going with their program, one of our instructors leads them through a basic yoga stretching session.
Swimming
Camp Timberlane has a lake for our campers to swim during scheduled times. Swimming is always supervised by lifeguards, as well as Evolve Camps staff members.
Prizes & Giveaways
Throughout the week campers can win a variety of prizes from our sponsors as well as skateboard related swag and parts (wheels, grip tape, etc). Prizes are given out as rewards for achievements such as camper progression, camper of the day, and for having a good attitude. Sometimes, everybody wins!
Contests
Throughout the week, campers will get to participate in contests and other camp organized events. Evolve organizes mini-competitions to encourage campers to practice and develop themselves to their highest potential.
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  • Day Trips
    Day Trips

    Aside from our action packed days at Camp, we also provide campers the opportunity to participate in a couple day trips to local skateparks in Halibruton, Bracebridge and Huntsville. This allows campers to not only experience our private skate and bmx park but also some of the local spots. We transfer campers by school bus and provide them with hydration and a packed lunch.

  • Overnight Camp Activities
    Overnight Camp Activities

    Aside from skateboarding, scootering and riding in our BMX park, campers will have a chance to participate in a wide variety of other fun and exciting activities. Throughout the week campers will have an opportunity to swim daily in our massive swim float park, stand up paddle board, wakeboard, water ski, canoe, kayak, rock climb, basketball, beach time and other special events.

  • Accommodations
    Accommodations

    Campers live in cabins of up to 14 – 16 kids. Each cabin group is equipped with 1-2 Evolve Staff plus support staff from camp Timberlane. Cabins come equipped with bathroom facilities, and there are designated shower buildings for boys and girls. 95% of our cabins are newly renovated, complete with pine interiors, hardwood floors, covered porches and ceiling fans.

  • Meals
    Meals

    Keeping campers satisfied at camp is critical to their wellbeing. Our chef and his team design menus that keep kids’ tastes in mind while emphasizing nutrition and balance. We serve three meals per day, as well as two snack periods in the late afternoon and before bedtime. All meals, except for Friday night dinner, are buffet style. Our staff help campers to make healthy choices so that they are getting enough food at each meal and ensure they are eating a balanced diet. In addition to our regular menu, a salad bar is available at both lunch and dinner to provide fresh fruits, vegetables and other healthy snacks as a protein alternative. Food service at camp is served kosher style. We are capable of accommodating vegetarian, lactose-free and other special dietary needs.

  • Tuck Shop
    Tuck Shop

    Each camper receives tuck, on average, three times per week. Our camp fee includes all regular tuck shop purchases, including snack and beverage items. Peanut/Tree Nut free at Camp Timberlane means that our food does not contain peanuts, peanut butter, peanut oil or any form or derivative of peanut or tree nut in the least. Our peanut/tree nut free foods do not contain peanut stearate or “traces of peanut”. Even if the ingredient label reads, “May have traces of nuts or peanut,” we treat this label as if it read, “has nuts or peanuts”.

  • Healthcare
    Healthcare

    Our infirmary operates as a primary care clinic for the camp. Our medical team (including one full-time physician and four full-time nurses) has access to every camper’s health record and is trained and equipped to deal with any health issue. The infirmary is fully stocked with medical supplies to aid with everything from minor abrasions to more serious conditions. We also have a defibrillator on site. If our medical staff feels that a camper needs treatment that we are unable to provide, we have excellent medical facilities just 12 minutes away in Haliburton. All of our Doctors have special privileges at Haliburton Hospital to eliminate wait time in case of emergency. We also have a local dentist available if necessary.

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Skill Levels

At Evolve Skate Camps, our well developed skateboard lesson plans ensure that campers of all skill levels are making the most out of their time at our summer camp. Evolve’s highly structured format allows campers to advance through the different skateboard levels as their skill level improves – this could be over the course of the week, the summer or several summers at Evolve Skate Camp.

Beginner
Beginners at Evolve Skate Camp are introduced to basic pushing and foot movements within the first hour of camp. As the day continues and campers get comfortable with the skatepark, we slowly introduce them to the first level of flat ramps. As the week goes on, beginner campers are shown basic skateboarding skills from pumping on half pipes to doing their first Ollie. We also teach campers how to properly fall, as any skateboarder will do as much falling as skating when they are learning. As the week continues; individuals will grasp certain skills quicker, so group sizes are broken down to ensure that campers are continuing to learn what interests them most.
Intermediate
Intermediate skateboard lessons at Evolve Skate Camp range from dropping in and basic vert tricks to basic flatland tricks. Intermediate skateboarders at Evolve Skate Camps take part in structured morning skateboard lessons in their groups, this allows them to learn new skills in the morning and practice them in the afternoon. The Intermediate campers are offered additional assistance in the afternoon sessions to help perfect their new skills.
Advanced
Advanced skateboard campers come to Evolve Skate camp with a set of goals for the week in mind. That is why our advanced campers have one-on-one instructor time in the afternoon. Allowing advanced riders to warm up in the morning gives the coaches an opportunity to see what type of tricks each camper is working on that day. Through the Evolve Skate Camps process, advanced riders will leave camp with a new arsenal of skateboard tricks.

Equipment

Campers must have their own skateboarding equipment to be safe and successful – it’s much easier to learn how to skateboard when you’re comfortable using your own gear: this is important for all skill levels, beginners, intermediate, and advanced. Here is a list of equipment you will need for your child to attend our programs:

Skateboard
Skateboards are made up of three main components: the board, the trucks, and the wheels. Check out our equipment guide for help selecting the perfect skateboard!
Skateboard Helmet
Skateboard/Scooter-specific. *Bicycle, Hockey, and Climbing helmets are not designed for the same protection, and are not allowed
Knee Pads, Elbow Pads, and Wrist Guards
Mandatory for campers 15 and under - these are available in our shop.
Clothing & Accessories
Skateboarding or flat shoes are best Jeans or shorts Hat and Sunscreen Backpack Towel and Bathing Suit
Lunch & Water Bottle
When participating in action sports - proper fuel and hydration is important!

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  • Safety First
    Safety First

    At Evolve, our training programs are rigorous. While our goal is to provide excitement and memorable experiences around every corner, safety is always our number one priority. We adhere to strict processes and industry standards. Even if your child has been shredding for years, we still strictly enforce mandatory safety equipment and proper supervision at all times. Practicing safety while riding is a life-long habit we try to instill in each Evolve participant.

  • Evolve's 'Challenge By Choice'
    Evolve's 'Challenge By Choice'

    Each camper is sufficiently and safely coached and supervised from their arrival to their departure. To reduce the inherent risks while riding, we ensure that all campers master the fundamental skills at each level of progression. 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, and give them the tools to succeed.

Skateboarding FAQ

01. What skills can I expect my child will learn?

Throughout the week we ensure that all campers master the basics of skateboarding: 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.

02. What do campers need to attend camp?

Campers need a skateboard, helmet, knee and elbow pads. If you have any specific questions about what kind of board to get or what brands are good etc… please check our equipment guide or email or call us.

03. What Skate Parks do we visit for our bus programs?

Throughout the week we visit up to 5 parks. These 5 parks vary based on region (Toronto, York Region, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver, etc…), and may they also change due to daily weather conditions.

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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Evolve Camps - Camp Planning Guide

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