Summer Starter Kit™

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Summer will be here before you know it (we know it sounds crazy now, but it will) and here at Windells, we wanted to reward our early registrants with something special. Sign up for your 2017 Summer Ski Session before January 15th and receive our exclusive Windells Summer Starter Kit™, designed to keep you styling through the winter and on into summer 17!

The Summer Starter Kit™ Includes: a limited edition Windells Hoodie and dad hat, 12 month Windells Summer Ski Calandar, Death Lens Fisheye Clip on, Windells X Phunkshun Hood, Wizardz Wax, One Year Subscription to Freeskier Magazine, Grizzly Grilled Cheese Coupon, and a sticker pack from your favorite camp affiliates

11 REASONS TO COME TO WINDELLS!

11 Reasons to Send Your Child to Windells!

We know it can be scary to send your children off to summer camp. We believe that the life experiences gained through a session of camp can have positive impacts on a child that last a lifetime!

1.  It’s Real Life

Not texting, Facebooking, Instagramming, Instafacing, Twitter tweeting or Wonky Wonking. The opportunity to interact in non-internet, supportive, safe, face-to-face social environments among one’s peers is practically invaluable in today’s world.

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2.  Friends that Last a Lifetime

Whether your child comes to camp solo or with a pal – we guarantee they’ll connect with amazing campers & staff from around the country who they’ll consider some of their best friends (dyk?: most campers come to camp by themselves . . .but go home with many new friends).

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3.  A Chance to Try Something New

Windells allows campers to explore many opportunities and experiences that they may have missed during the pursuit of skiing, skating and BMXing.  We provide our campers the necessary tools, guidance and environment to develop life-long interests and passions outside of the sport the already love!13575773_10154941990512786_8095697497964546179_o

4.  It’s Summer Camp!

Across America there are 10 million campers a year!  Going to summer camp is a long-standing American tradition.  While we specialize in skiing, skateboarding and BM’ing,  we also squeeze in as many traditional camp themes as possible…. things like camp fires, s’mores, swimming, arts and crafts and so many other little things you just can’t capture in words. Allow your child access to healthy developmental risks in a safe and nurturing environment.

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5.  Increased Self-Confidence

Experiencing a new environment, interacting with new people and putting oneself out there makes one more dynamic and ready for what life has in store.  They will succeed in our environment, thus making them proud of themselves.13580398_10154952601672786_2170812179687482696_o

6.  Setting and Accomplishing Goals

The beauty of our sports is that they require goal setting to get to where we want to be. Learning that goal setting naturally through our passions translates to all aspects of life.

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7.  Gain Independence

From the airplane journey to Oregon, to the 8-days spent out of the nest, your child’s time at Windells is a great opportunity to foster a sense of independence in a safe supportive environment.

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8.  It’s a Great Reward

Not that they need to be bribed, but countless campers have earned their session at camp by meeting a set of criteria set up by their parents: from chores to report cards, a trip to Windells is the ultimate motivation.13558647_10154943678492786_2179772189987430583_o

9.  Your Kids are Being Active

Being outdoors in the Mt. Hood National Forest skateboarding, skiing, mtn. biking, breathing fresh air, playing, living, and loving life feels good from the soles of their feet to the feet of their soul.  Physical and mental wellbeing!
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10.  It’s Their Passion

People need passions – they frame our lives and get us excited. To many campers, their sport is more than just a recreation. At Windells we excel in helping this passion seed, grow, and abound.
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11.  130+ Role Models!

From the staff we employ to our pro line up, campers get to spend 8 days with some of the smartest, friendliest, most driven, diverse and genuine people on Earth.

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Need a Little More Encouragement?

We found this article: “Why I Send My Kids to Camp” and we think you should read it. A Mom was featured on Psychology Today about her own sending your children to camp experience and we think it is worth the read

2017 TAKEOVER™ SESSIONS ANNOUNCED

Here at Windells, our Takeover™ Session Pros are part of the family! These individuals are a huge part of the Windells community, some of whom found their love with Windells by starting off as campers, and others working as staff, but they all play a huge role making the summer experience so unique and special.

We are proud to announce the exceptional skiers and amazing human beings that will be taking over #SUMMER2017!

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Each session a different group of professional skiers will be “TAKING OVER” Windells, skiing our world renowned summer park, hanging out with campers on and off hill, dishing out tips and tricks, skating the concrete jungle, leading clinics, activities contests and giveaways!

2017 TAKEOVER™ SESSION PROS

Session 1 (June 16th – June 23rd, 2017)

Joss Christensen

Lucas Stal Madison

Magnus Graner

Session 2 (June 26th – July 3rd, 2017)

Tom Wallisch

Karl Fostvedt

Dale Talkington

Steve Stepp

Session 3 (July 6th – July 13th, 2017)

Bobby Brown

Torin Yater-Wallace

Devin Logan

Session 4 (July 16th – July 23rd, 2017)

Khai Krepela

Banks Gilberti

McRae Williams

Lucas Wachs

Session 5 (July 26th – August 2nd, 2017)

Nick Goepper

Jonah Williams

Noah Wallace

Session 6 (August 5th – August 12th, 2017)

Andy Parry

Tim McChesney

Keegan Kilbride

SKI WITH YOUR FAVORITE PROS AT THEIR FAVORITE SUMMER SKI CAMP!

Winter Camp on Mt. Hood

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Your winter vacation is not be complete without a week at Windells! Offering ski and skateboard programs, Windells Winter Camp has it all!. For the snow enthusiasts, Windells is the place to experience unreal powder days and park runs suitable for beginner to expert skiers and snowboarders.  Mount Hood’s endless supply of terrain lends itself to progressive riding, whether it be in the park, in the trees, or linking turns back and forth on the trails. Join the Windells Coaches, and some ripping campers as they explore just a fraction of what Mt. Hood has to offer!

Back on the Windells Campus, BOB, the indoor skatepark, is open every evening for campers to skate, bike, jump on trampolines, and launch into the foam pit! Campers have full access to the Demo Shed and Tuning Center, stocked with next season’s skis and boots. Ring in the New Year with fireworks overhead and fresh snow under your boots for an experience you will never forget!

For more information on the Winter Camp at Windells, head to our Official Winter Camp Page or give us a call anytime at 503.622.3736

Save $150 on ANY SUMMER SESSION!

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*Payment plans available 

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Windells Academy Announces the Hiring of New Head Ski and Snowboard Coaches

FOR IMMIDIATE RELEASE:

Windells Academy Announces New Head Ski Coach Wynn Berns and Head Snowboard Coach Tommie Bennett

Mt. HOOD, OREGON, August 22, 2016 – We Are Camp, parent company of Windells Academy, Windells Camp, and High Cascade Snowboard Camp, today announced the hiring of Wynn Berns and Tommie Bennett as the program’s head ski and snowboard coaches, respectively. Working with renowned Olympic coach Bud Keene, the trio is focused on growing Windells Academy into the world’s premier ski and snowboard private school.

“A huge part of our efforts to redefine our programming include hiring new coaches of exceptional talent,” said Academy President Chris Hargrave.  “I am proud and excited to bring Tommie and Wynn on to our team!  These two bring skill, experience, passion, and desire that will raise our Academy to a whole new level.  Their professionalism and dedication to results are remarkable.   Working together with them to lead our snow programs will ensure that we are able to help athletes of all abilities and desires achieve their dreams!”

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Berns, a graduate of Plymouth State University, has nearly a decade’s experience coaching athletes in USASA and USSA regional events to World Cups and the X Games. Wynn most recently served as the Freeski Program Director at the Killington Mountain School and was previously a head coach at Waterville Academy and WVBBTS. “I am excited to have the opportunity to join the Windells Academy staff. Windells has been an industry stronghold for over 25 years and has built the best training environment for any athlete to succeed,” said Berns.

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New Windells Academy head snowboard coach Tommie Bennett built his decade-long career as a competitor and private coach to Olympic hopefuls.   As well as serving as head coach of Team Summit, a large Colorado based snowboard program. Known as one of the most passionate snowboard coaches in the industry, Tommie thrives on coaching a range of athletes from the newest competitors to Olympic hopefuls. Bennett proclaimed, “I’m proud to be a part of the Windells Academy program and truly believe Windells is the premier academy for snow sports students athletically and academically.”

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“I am so stoked to have the opportunity to work with Wynn, Tommie, and all of the Windells Academy athletes!” said Bud Keene, who founded BKPRO and serves as Director of Performance at Windells Academy. “The future is wide open, and with the quality of our head coaches, the vision we all share, and lots of hard work as a team, we will not look back until we are indisputably the best action sports academy in the world!”

About Windells Academy

Nestled below snowy Mt. Hood, Oregon, Windells Academy birthed in 2009 from the infamous Windells and High Cascade Snowboard Camps, world leaders in on and off-snow experiences since 1989. An accredited 7-12 private school with notable alumni such as Olympic medalist Nick Goepper, the mission of Windells Academy is to educate the whole person through four life-defining pillars: academics, athletics, character, and citizenry.

For more information about Windells Academy scholarships and enrollment criteria, please visit Click here!

Windells Session 6 [Video Recap]

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It’s sad to see the summer coming to an end, but there was no better place to end this summer of a lifetime than at Windells session 6!  From guest pro Nick Goepper showing off his ambidextrous skills by lacing doubles in all directions to guest pro Dale Talkington earning the nickname “Jose Canseco” by grabbing so much cuban, this session was full of more hammers than the Estwing manufacturing facility. Looking at the glass half full, the end of the summer at windells simply means we are six weeks closer to winter. Check out this weeks top photo’s and the infamous session edit below, and get stoked to dust your ski’s and boot’s off!

THANK YOU FOR AN AMAZING SUMMER!

 

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Windells Session 5 [Video Recap]

With the end of session five came the end of yet another amazing week on the glacier! This week we were blessed with the presence of guest pro’s Jonah Williams, Keegan Kilbride, and Andy Parry. Just about everybody in the lane had to pick their jaw up off the snow more than once this week after watching Keegan’s 450 mega disaster onto the down rail, as well as Jonah’s first STOMPED corked 900 in the stunt ditch which he followed up with a flawless corked 1080 immediately afterward! All the boys taught the superpipe a lesson this week, to say the least. The tone of the week seemed to be “David Wise is out, the Windell’s staff is in.” From style grabs on and off rails to cork 1260 blunts, we’ve got all your summer ski content needs! Check out some of the best photo’s of the week below and give the infamous “session edit” a watch!

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WIN Windells X J Collab Skis!

WANT TO WIN A BRAND NEW PAIR OF

WINDELLS x J COLLAB SKIS?

This year we partnered with J Skis to create a very limited edition run of Windells collab skis. There are only 7 pairs of these skis in the world and we are giving one away to one lucky winner! Click the link below to find out how easily these skis could be yours!

>>CLICK HERE TO WIN!!!<<

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Windells Session 4 [Video Recap]

Well thats all for Session Four folks! Enjoy the photos and also the session edit as usual is posted below! There are only two sessions left this summer, and still some room if you want to have the best week of your life! Takeover Session Pro’s for Session Five are Andy Parry, Jonah Williams and Keegan Killbride. Don’t sleep on our content, follow windellcamp on Instagram and windellscamp on Snapchat!

 

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