We Are Camp and Bud Keene to Announce Partnership;
Keene named Director of Performance
MOUNT HOOD, OREGON, April 11, 2016 – We Are Camp and Bud Keene announced today a new partnership naming Robert “Bud” Keene of BKPRO as Director of Performance for We Are Camp, parent company of Windells Academy, Windells Camp, and High Cascade Snowboard Camp.
With nearly 25 years of coaching experience, Keene has lead many of the greatest action sports athletes such as Shaun White, Gus Kenworthy, Hannah Teter and Duncan Adams to achieve global success with X Games, Dew Tour, and Olympic medals. “I am so stoked to be forming this alliance with We Are Camp”, states Keene. “For years I have recognized High Cascade and Windells as industry leaders and marks of excellence within action sports. For BKPRO to now become a part of that family is truly a dream come true.”
As Director of Performance Coaching at Windells Academy, a private high school for skiers, snowboarders, and skateboarders, Bud will lead all aspects of the student-coaching program. Students will kick off the school year in September working with Bud over the course of several weeks to focus on physical and mental training, goal setting, and creating individual student athlete performance plans for the year. On snow, students and coaches will have sessions with Bud in New Zealand in October, then back to North America for a series of BKPRO Progression Camps and private Academy training sessions and competitions throughout the 2016/17 school year at places such as Mammoth, Mt. Hood, Copper, and Breckenridge. “Any student athlete that is serious about their personal growth needs a supportive family, great coaching, and facilities that give them an advantage to progress faster and minimize risk,” said Academy President, Chris Hargrave. “This partnerships ensures our students will have the best program, hands-down, to achieve their goals and dreams.”
BKPRO camps will continue its specialty camps around the US and elsewhere, offering world-class coaching and guidance for athletes of all ages and ability levels; now as part of the We Are Camp family, BKRPO campers will have the option to experience the housing, activities, and supervision for which High Cascade and Windells are known.
At Mt. Hood this summer, BKPRO will enter its third summer offering BKPRO Progression camps with two sessions each at Windells Ski Camp and High Cascade Snowboard Camp, June 26 – July 3 and July 6-13. The summer camps, which operate June – August on 100% real snow, featuring two high-speed quad chairlifts and exclusive rope tows servicing the camp’s 22’ Olympic-size Super Pipe and BagJump™ along with acres of progressive rail and jump features designed to facilitate the BKPRO and We Are Camp coaching programs. Off snow, the program is strongly supported with nearly 100,000 sf of progressive skate parks, trampolines, foam pits and BagJumps™, making camp the perfect venue to host BKPRO and all levels of performance programs. Hargrave added, “we have always been a company with the perfect people, place, and passion to innovate our industry and empower talented people to take amazing steps and inspire big things.”
About We Are Camp
We Are Camp is a Mt. Hood, Oregon based private high school and collection of lifestyle camps. With programs formed in the late 1980’s, We Are Camp is dedicated to fulfilling its mission of, life improvement through snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding, and BMX.
To schedule an Academy campus tour and meet the staff, visit WindellsAcademy.com.
BKPRO exists to develop and apply the most up-to-date and futuristic tools and techniques to the subject of progression in action sports. BKPRO includes Progression Camps, Competition Management, Coach Training and mentoring, Sport-Specific Software and Training Tool Development, and more. Anything that drives progression means BKPRO.
For more information about BKPRO visit BudKeene.com
Second year Windells ski coach and Level 1 Productions Superunknown XII winner Jonah Williams sat down with our media crew last summer to explain how Windells changed his life.
WINDELLS ON THE ROAD 2016!
For our fourth year, Windells On The Road camps will be delivering an affordable weekend day camp experience to local mountains nationwide! A full weekend of professional coaching, awesome activities, and a taste of the Windells summer camp experience . Participants will walk away with free gear from our sponsors and a bag of new tricks!
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While skiers, skateboarders and BMX’ers can come to Windells knowing they will have the time of their life, skiing on real snow at Mount Hood, going on a skateboard safari in the Concrete Jungle, and getting their coach out at the buzzer in dodgeball, Windells has MUCH more to offer! Summer camp can be one of the most rewarding, unforgettable experiences in a person’s life and provides campers with a sense of community, character building skills, long lasting friendships, and a world wide network of mentors. So in leu of this, we’ve put together 11 Reasons OTHER than summer ripping that a summer session at Windells is the right move for your skier, skateboarder or BMX’er this summer.
1) Its Real Life
Not texting, Facebooking, Instagraming, Facespacing, Twitter Tweeting, or Wonky Wonking. The opportunity to interact in anon-internet, supportive, safe, human-to-human face-to-face social environments among peers is practically invaluable in today’s world.
2) Friends That Last a Lifetime
Whether your child comes to camp by themself or with a pal – they’ll connect with amazing campers & staff from around the country who they’ll consider some of their best friends.
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, skateboarding or BMX and other traditional activities. We provide our campers the necessary tools, guidance and environment to develop life-long interests.
4) It’s Summer Camp!
Across America there are 10 million campers a year! Going to summer camp is a long-standing American tradition. We specialize in action sports, but we also squeeze in as many traditional camp themes as possible…. things like camp fires, s’mores, swimming, 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.
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.
6) Setting and Accomplishing Goals
The beauty of our sport is that improving one’s skills is a series of setting and obtaining small goals to get to where they want to be. This translates to all aspects of life.
7) Gain Independence
From the airplane journey to Oregon, to the 8-days spent out of the nest, your kid’s time at Windells is a great opportunity to foster a sense of independence in a safe supportive environment.
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 more than motivational!
9) They’re Being Active
Being outdoors in the Mt. Hood National Forest skiing, skateboarding, BMXing, mountain biking, breathing fresh mountain air, playing, living, and loving life feels good from the soles of their feet to the feet of their soul.
10) It’s Their Passion
People need passions – they frame out our lives and get us excited. To many campers, skiing, skateboarding and BMX is more than just a recreation. At Windells we excel in helping this passion begin, grow and abound.
11) 130+ Positive Role Models
From our summer staff to the various guest pros that come out throughout the summer, campers get to spend 8 days with some of the friendliest, diverse, smartest and genuine people on Earth.
For more information on anything and everything Windells feel free to call us directly at 503.206.3736 or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, we’d love to hear from you!
Featuring: Jonah Williams, Noah Wallace, Tom Wallisch, Will Wesson, McRae Williams, Jamie Baril, Josh Karcher, Camp Boll, Jeff Curry, Ethan Swadburg, Sander Hadley, Jeremy Pancras and MANY MORE!
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SIGN UP NOW FOR WINDELLS WINTER, ON THE ROAD AND SUMMER 2016 SKI CAMPS!
Summer 2016 – Registration is LIVE for Summer 2016 and the time to sign up is NOW! Come up this summer to ride Windells first ever SKI ONLY private terrain park, get coached by one of our top notch coaches and ride along side your favorite pro skiers in their favorite summer park! Click here for more details!
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Windells On The Road – Mt. Hood too far to travel? Check out our On The Road Weekend Camps where you’ll get a taste of what life on the glacier is like and also be entered to win a free session during Summer 2016 at our Oregon campus! You deffintly don’t wanna miss out, so sign up now and lock in your spot today! Click here for more details!
Tim Humphreys and the GoPro squad brought even more heat to the lane on Mount Hood than mother nature had planned! Summer on the Palmer snowfield is still in full swing, and with Session 5 looking like this, we’re so excited to see what’s in the pipeline for Session 6! Stay tuned… [Read more…]
Sunny and Sick. Can you think of two better words to describe shredding on Mount Hood in the month of June? We didn’t think so! The burning ball in the sky stayed around all week, and with the Lib-Tech Rippers on-hill and on-campus for the first of six #TeamTakeover Sessions, they joined our staff, visiting pros, and ripping campers for a slushy good time!
Snowboarders, skiers, and snowboarders alike are crushing our Private Parks on-hill and have been getting down on every single inch in The Concrete Jungle, BOB, The Plaza, and the Courtyard. Sessions on The Lab have been going off and campus is seeing more action than ever!
Stay tuned for video recaps from Session 1 coming this week!
For more information on Windells Summer Camps, and to come #ShredSmore with us on Mount Hood, visit our main page or reach out to us at (503) 622-3736