Updated for 2012 - DYK? Windells Skateboard Camp has over 89,500 sq feet of skateable terrian, The Concrete Jungle, Backyard Bowls and Courtyard Plaza?!

Beginning of Session Three Elph Edit

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Check out this bro cam edit of the start of session three. Head Skate Coach Jamie Weller starts this one out, followed by Garden Hose Paul, Rick Rodriguez, Ian Neal, Danger Dave, and Rome Snowboards pros Johnnie Paxson and Laurent-Nicolas Paquin

End of Session 2 Elph Skate Edit!

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Check out some elph footage from the end of Windells Summer Skateboard Camp – Session 2. In order of appearance we have…Skate Coach Ian Neal, Dillon “Batwing” Malay, Jordan S., Head Skate Coach Jamie Weller, Camper Dane, Camper Phil “Cheese”, Tommy J., Skate Coach Rion Linderman, and a millipede. Skateboard. Every. Single. Day.

Windells 2, Skateboarding: BOB and Cement

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Strange Notes, NHS, and Al P.

Darren Navarette Back D at Hood River. StrangeNotes.com

On the two days that Windells employees had off between sessions some of the NHS skateboard team riders rolled into town to skate the park. Justin Strubing, Mikey Curtis, Emmanuel Guzman, Al Partanen, Darren Navarette, Raven Tershay (click more to see the whole list and to check out an Al Partanen interview) [Read more…]

Lots of Windells updates on Atmosphere

Enzo, Josh Bishop and the Atmosphere crew put on some of the best events at camp. They just posted photos on the Atmopshere blog about Session 2’s on hill event. Check it out!

Camper of the Day: Daniel

We’re onto the last day of session 2 at Windells Camp and while the majority of the camp is skiing & snowboarding, the skate camp at Windells has 14 campers of all ages out there skating every day. We came across 18 year old adult camper Daniel from Florida at skate camp has kept progressing, improving and staying passionate in his skating this session.

How do you like the skate camp at Windells so far?
Daniel: It’s been a really good week. I had some bummed out crashes, sent to the ER for a cat scan and had a minor concussion

How’s the skating been since then?
Daniel: Good actually, just taking it easy but good.

What tricks have you been working on?
Daniel: A lot of my vert tricks like frontsmiths, stalefishes…mostly air tricks. Just basic training.

Photo: Riley Snyder

Why did you choose to come to skate camp at Windells?
Daniel: I just needed to get away and try something new. I want to come back here forever to keep working on my skateboarding.

How’s the coaching in the skate camp?
Daniel: I like them, they’ve been helpful.

Photo: Riley Snyder

What’s a typical day like at skate camp?
Daniel: Getting up wicked early, going to breakfast, skating BOB or the concrete jungle. Then we get in the van to drive and hit up skateparks, hit them up and work on skateboarding.

How do you like the skate setup at camp?
Daniel: Just perfect. I wish we had parks like these in Florida. You don’t see a lot of this stuff in Florida.

Have you done any other activities at camp?
Daniel: Not too many, just skateboarding since it’s such a good park.

Session 1. Skateboarding.

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With the end of session 1 there was so much skate footage that we decided to put together two skate videos. The first one posted above is of the new concrete here at Windells. Session 1 campers were the first to pump around, scratch coping, and pop a couple of ollies in the new park, check out the edit. The second video is of some skate trips taken by the session 1 campers. Oregon is home to some of the best parks in the world, and these campers got to experience what it is to be part of the skateboard community in the skateboard capitol of the US…

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Check out this early session elph edit filmed on campus at the Windells skatepark. If you think that this is rad, just wait to see what’s coming down the pipeline. Donovan Rice was here, just a little hint…


Check out the new Cement on Windells Campus!

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Session Two Has Begun!

Windells’ own Everest with a trick that will probably be in the session video…

The Diggers put in tons of work to bring this session’s dream feature to life. A eurogap, polejam, barrier bonk, stairset, and a quarter pipe all rolled into one. Just wait for the video to come out, some hammers were dropped on this thing, on both the ski and snowboard end of things. The sun was out, good vibes were going around, and everybody was stepping up their game… [Read more…]