Regram & Remember 9/15

Every week we shout out to the people that really make Windells forever fun, you! This week Aaron Tufts’ self caption is all that needs to be said for this week’s Regram & Remember, “Backlip Boi!”

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Want to be our next Regram & Remember? Hashtag past camp photos and current ski, skate, and snowboard grams with #windellsisforeverfun

The 5th Annual Grominator Skate Contest!

ATTN: OR and WA Skateboarders!

The 5th annual Grominator skate contest in is scheduled and coming up. Keep your eyes on the date Sept 21, 14′ and your ears open for a ride to Hood River, OR. This community based contest has a local legacy that has spread throughout the greater Northwest and this is your invitation. The Grominator is an all-ages, all-abilties event sponsored by local and legendary skate brands. Grab your skateboard and meet us there!

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Regram & Remember 9/8

Windells is Forever Fun. But not everyday is the best day of our lives, so we have to hold onto the memories of when it was. Regram & Remember is our new Monday blog series where we look, feel and escape back into the days of the lives of our campers, staff and pros through their Instagrams. If you have meaningful images that show a certain trick, a time that you got the shot or just a junk folder memoir from Windells Camp of a magical moment on your snowboard, skateboard, skis or bike make sure to tag us @windellscamp and hashtag #windells2014 as we scour it weekly for the next Regram & Remember…

This week’s Regram & Remember is of Ryan Mallahan stomping a bolts boardslide on down rail. Style? Check. Proper execution? Double check. Memory of having fun at Windells Camp? Forever.

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Never Forgotten: Summer Camp 14′

Before the clarity of summer camp madness begins to fade, we wanted jog your brain and keep those memories alive! In no sequential order here is a lil’ sumptin sumptin to remember the things you did, the places you went, and craziness that went down all around you…

Watching the pros at Windells

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Waxing you gear at the Demo Center

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Training on the trampolines in B.O.B

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Practicing your video game moves into the airbag

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Learning your first dream trick in our private park

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Putting your guts to the test on a BMX bike

 

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Sunset skateboarding in The Concrete Jungle

 

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Buying next years product before next year!

 

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Mhhh Hmmmm… Grizzly Grilled-Cheese

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Those friends you made here

 

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Shwag surfing at Orientation

 

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Special forces on the paintball field

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Snowboarding, duh!

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Skiing in the middle of… summer!

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The scrumptious concoction that comes out of our chef’s laboratory

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Open Skate Begins September 13th!

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School is not the only thing back in session, so is weekend ‘Open Skate‘ at Windells Camp. Our private facilities’ red light is turning to a green light as we are opening for all skateboarders to do what skateboarders do, skate and destroy. If you have not skated at Windells all you need to know is that a helmet, a waiver, and a small deposit (TBA) grants you access to about 100,000 sq ft. of 4-wheel friendly terrain. If you haven’t ripped with us or visited one of our many Skate, Snowboarding, Ski or BMX camps, here is an insider’s guide to our private skatepark.

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Windells in Retrograde: Summer 2014 Wrap-Up

With a twenty-seven year pedigree of summer bliss, Windells Camp is saluting another summer goodbye. Sunny and sick were the technical terms of 2014, while epic, stoked, and yewh were rotating catchphrases. In homage to summer 14’ please join our alumni campers and staff in remembering a couple highlight moments from every session in this  farewell pictogram recap…

Session 1:

Summer commences with the first van arriving at camp.

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Summer 2014: Session 8 Recap

Windells Session 8 Recap

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R: Sam Blazejewski P: Erik Hoffman

After another awesome week of summer shredding Session 8 and Windells Camp, 2014 has come to an end. Despite being the final session, the good times were in no short supply. With the help of the team takeover sponsors Capita Snowboards and Stept productions, this week was one to remember!

 

Capita seemed to have brought out the entire crew in coordination with “Campita”, the team’s annual campout; Scott Stevens, Dan Brisse, Mike Rav, Brandon Cocard,  Phil Jaques, (and many others) were all in attendance catching the warm summer rays on hill before retiring to the “Campita” home base to cool down in the woods. The crew took the opportunity to show the campers a thing or two during their handplant and rail clinics, giving the campers a chance to learn something new and win some cool schwag in the process.

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R: Mike Rav P: Erik Hoffman

Coming out in full force was the Stept productions crew bringing Shay Flynn, Cam Riley, Nick and Alex Martini to partake in a week of summer fun. After the half-hour lunch break on two separate days, Stept held a Chinese downhill from the top of Palmer to the bottom of the Windells park, where just about everyone involved walked away with a custom Stept product. The crew was hard at work stacking shots throughout the park all week, for which we will be sure to see the turnout in the next session’s edit.

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R: Alex Martini P: Gill Montgomery

Windells hosted their second annual skate contest on campus this week “Narly by Nature” where skaters from all over came together to take their shot at the prize purse. Amongst the madness Danny Tumia managed to walk off with the open division title, becoming the reigning champion and walking away with a cool $1,000.

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R: Andy Adams P: Erik Hoffman

With the rising temperatures the digger crew had their work cut out for them yet again, but managed to pull off one of the best late season parks somehow packing as much variety as previous Sessions.

Camp is officially over for this summer season! Thank you for everyone who came up and enjoyed the “Funnest” Place on earth.

 

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Summer 2014: Session 5 Recap

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(Words: Jason Arens)     (Photos: Erik Hoffman)

Another amazing session is in the books up here at Windells, “The Funnest Place on Earth”! Surface Skis and Neff headwear took over camp this week and were able to put their own unique style on the camp activities. [Read more...]

Summer 2014: Session 3 Recap

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(Words: Jason Arens)     (Photos: Erik Hoffman)

Session three has come to an end, and what a great week it was! Thanks to our session 3 Team takeover sponsors – Saga and Lib Tech – the energy was high, the weather was great, and the week could not have gone better. [Read more...]

Sadly, Session 2 is over already!

Session 2 is a wrap folks, and the week was nothing short of amazing. Thanks to the help of our Session 2 Team Takeover sponsors, Newschoolers and Keep the Change, everyone was able to make the most out of the gorgeous weather and excellent. conditions.

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In addition to bringing out their full media crew, Newschoolers flew out Dom Laporte, Sander Hadley, Totally Trevor and teen sensation Brent Whipple to shred the summer snow while they put together their annual yearbook. Needless to say, kids were hyped.
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Keep the Change was out in full force bringing a heavy line up of riders including Riley Nickerson, Mark Wilson, Ian Hart, Derek Lever, Johnny Brady, and Tommy Gesme. Everyone has been talking about their new teaser for Homage, and this week Mt.Hood got a live show of their movie worthy style.
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As to be expected, the Windells Digger crew,  powered by Destoy Labs, put together another creative and progressive park. Serving up a variety of rail features, jumps and tranny features, the diggers got a serious amount of praise for their hard work yet again.
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With July right around the corner, it seems the sun will be sticking around for good. Nothing like sunshine and summer snow to accompany the “funnest” place on earth. Everyone on Mt.Hood is looking forward to good weather and good vibes for Sesson 3!

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