Windells On The Road 2015: Hunter Mountain

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Farmers Almanacs nation wide foretold snow storms of the century on the East Coast this winter, we figured we’d launch our Windells On The Road Camp series at Hunter Mountain, New York (and give you images in nostalgic black and white). The snow pack was all that it was forecasted to be, but instead of snow flurries, we got caught in a blizzard of fun skiing and snowboarding with local rippers. With expert coaches like Max Lyons and our summer camp directors, Cody Lee and Chase Burch, Hunter Mountain OTR was nothing short of excellent. Skiers and snowboarders came to the most premier resort in upstate New York with a vengeance to learn, laugh and ride. New tricks were learned and memories were made, but what we all truly came home with was new friends. [Read more…]

Windells OnTheRoad at Hunter Mountain

2014 Hunter OTR Campers!

2014 Hunter OTR Campers!

We have partnered with the fine folks at Hunter Mountain to bring an affordable Ski and Snowboard experience to your the Northeast! On January 24 & 25th we are bringing the experience of a Windells Summer Camp session to upstate New York! Not only will Campers walk away with free gear from our sponsors, and a bag of new tricks, all campers will be entered to win a Free Summer 2015 Session at our home base at Mt. Hood, Oregon! Come join us for a glimpse into the “funnest” place on earth. [Read more…]

GRO Ladies Day at Stevens Pass

Tons of Ladies There for the Raffle

TONS of Ladies Gathered Around for Product Raffle

Windells Camp was on-site for the 5th Annual Girls Riders Organization Women’s Ride Day at Stevens Pass. This stop in Washington was the first of three stops in the PNW. Nearly 320 ladies registered in advance and 50+ registered to be involved with GRO on-site.

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Windells OnTheRoad Camp At Hunter Mountain

Windells OnTheRoad Camp at Hunter Mountain Jan 24-25

Windells OnTheRoad Camp at Hunter Mountain Jan 24-25

The dates are set, our bags, are packed, and we are heading out OnTheRoad! We have partnered with the fine folks at Hunter Mountain to bring an affordable Ski and Snowboard day-camp experience to your area! On January 24 & 25th we are bringing the experience of a Windells Summer Camp session to upstate New York! Not only will Campers walk away with free gear from our sponsors, and a bag of new tricks, all campers will be entered to win a Free Summer 2015 Session at our home base at Mt. Hood, Oregon! Come join us for a glimpse into the “funnest” place on earth.

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Airport and Transportation at Windells Camp

Campers heading to the Hill

Windells Campus located approximately 45 minutes from Portland in beautiful Welches, Oregon, just at the base of Mt. Hood. Campus is located snugly off of Mt. Hood Hwy 26, and the lifts to our private park is only 16 miles away, just a quick ride away in the Windells vans.

Supervised transportation for all campers is provided by Windells Camp for each summer session. Campers must arrive at Portland International Airport (PDX) between 8am and 4pm on Arrival Day (first day listed on Session schedule) and depart PDX between 8am and 4pm on Departure Day (last day listed on Session schedule). [Read more…]

Winter Camp is a Wrap! – Early Bird Deadline!

Windells Head Snowboard Coach Nick Visconti carved out some time at Mt. Hood for New Years

Windells Head Snowboard Coach Nick Visconti carved out some time at Mt. Hood for New Years

Winter Camp is a WRAP! With TONS of snow, buckets of sunshine, and even more smiles, we ushered in 2015 with campers, coaches, and staff up on Mt. Hood. [Read more…]

Parents Answer, “Why Windells?”

The holidays are a time to make memories and enjoy family. At Windells Camp we think of all our campers and families as extended family, so we thought the holidays are the perfect time to ask them, “Why Windells?” Enjoy a quick read through some of our parent testimonials!

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“We LOVE WINDELLS!!! This was Chris’s third summer at camp and he will definitely be back this summer and many more to come. It is the highlight of his year. From the moment he gets home until he packs his bags for the next year, he talks about Windells! He proudly sports all his Windells gear and loves to spread the word to anyone who will listen to him or watch his videos from camp. He especially enjoyed getting to know you this past summer and his awesome coach Tucker! Although he competes all winter , and probably rides almost everyday, he learns more in one week at Windells then he does in a whole season here in Michigan. He has also made many friends that we love running into at competions from all over the country. Thanks again to everyone at Windells!”
- KC Baxter
“Ryan thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience of Windells Camp from the accommodations to the lunches being served to the varied activities he participated in!  Of course, he had the most fun on the slopes, polishing up his regular snowboarding skills as well as learning new tricks from the awesome staff!  The staff was always patient with him, especially Nick Visconti:  Nick was careful to reinforce what Ryan was learning with positive feedback and always had a good attitude when answering questions!  Ryan enjoyed Nick’s company and the camp so much, he has talked about becoming a Windells Camp Counselor himself one day! And as a parent, the Camper and Travel Accounts were a life saver and couldn’t have been easier to use!
Highly recommend this camp!”
- Susan Mallahan
“I wanted to share with you my sons experience at Windells. Last year was his second year attending Windells summer sessions. It is hands down the best camp he has ever gone to! In fact, each year he goes, he adds another week. He is hoping to go for three weeks this year! I can’t say enough good things about it and we have spread the word on the East Coast!
He will definitely see you this summer!”
- Deb Joy

Khanyiso Booi: Windells Academy Profile

Khanyiso is worth more than a million bucks, he’s got more than a million tricks, and has a attitude that will outlast anyone. We at Windells Camp are proud to have him as an Academy student, but more proud to be his extended family.

Check out this 411 of our Booi, Khanyiso killin’ it at Windells Academy with Head Skateboard Coach Jamie Weller.

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Why Windells? Susan Mallahan Parent Testimonial

“Ryan thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience of Windells Camp from the accommodations to the lunches being served to the varied activities he participated in!  Of course, he had the most fun on the slopes, polishing up his regular snowboarding skills as well as learning new tricks from the awesome staff!  The staff was always patient with him, especially Nick Visconti:  Nick was careful to reinforce what Ryan was learning with positive feedback and always had a good attitude when answering questions!  Ryan enjoyed Nick’s company and the camp so much, he has talked about becoming a Windells Camp Counselor himself one day!
And as a parent, the Camper and Travel Accounts were a life saver and couldn’t have been easier to use!
Highly recommend this camp!”
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Thanks for coming out Ryan! See ya next summer!

@outtathekitchen IndieGoGo

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@outtathekitchen is a all female crew of snowboarders that are about promoting women’s snowboarding. In a historically male-dominated industry, women have to take extra initiative to stand out on the slopes, in the parks, in media and so forth. However, @outtathekitchen crew, led by Windells head in-between counselor Steph Feld, is staking their claim in the 2015 season to increase awareness of women’s snowboarding, coverage, and progression. Through female only camps of all ages to a end-of-the-season video project, this collective of driven women are sure to cause waves in the industry. I hope you have an appetite for movements, because @outtathekitchen is cookin’ up something hot! To learn more about it or support this project check out the IndieGoGo fundraiser below or link to outtathekitchen.net

 

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