DYK?We have a 2:1 staff to camper ratio and 1:10 counselor to camper ratio.
Windells is the first action sports camp to have earned American Camp Association accreditation. This distinction is only given to camps meeting standards set well beyond state and federal guidelines.
This includes hiring procedures. Employees are screened thoroughly for strong educational backgrounds, experience with adolescents and personalities/skills appropriate to camp goals and objectives. All of Windells staff is first aid and CPR certified. Windells coaches receive AASI and USASA Instructor training.
Our summer camp nurse is on call 24/7 and Dr. Grise, our local physician, is five minutes from campus. Please call for a reference list of former campers and their parents.
Windells Camp is alcohol, drug, tobacco, violence, bully and swear-word free. Campers are supervised 24 hours a day!
We are the only camp on Mt. Hood with a 53-acre private campus open, open only to campers, staff and invited guests. This unique closed environment allows for the right amount of independence, while maintaining the level of safety and supervision that will put parents at ease when trusting campers in Windells’ care.
SMART STYLE GUIDELINES
1. Look before you leap
- Scope around the jumps first, not over them. Know your landings are clear and clear yourself out of the landing area.
2. Easy style it
- Start small and work your way up. Inverted aerials not recommended.
3. Respect gets respect
- From the lift line through the park be the courteous rider.
- Ages 17 and under: Required for snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding and bike riding.
- Ages 18 and older: Required for skating and biking. Recommended for snowboarding and skiing.
RIDER RESPONSIBILITY CODE
1. Always ride/ski in control so you can stop and/or avoid objects and people below you.
2. Avoid wall hits in congested areas (such as a busy cat track).
3. On jumps and hits, use a spotter to watch and warn of people or objects around you.
4. When strapping on your board/putting on your skis, be well clear of the unloading area at the top of the lift.
5. When stopping, always stop on the far side of the trail or cat track.
6. Remember to look uphill before starting or stopping. Face uphill when stopped in order to be aware of people above you.
7. When passing a person below you, always acknowledge the direction you are going, i.e., “On your left” or “On your right.”
8. The person below you always has the right of way.
9. Always obey closed signs and ropes. Enter areas only through gates marked with OPEN signs.
10. Always be aware of those around you.
11. Respect resort property and natural obstacles.
12. Metal edges and retaining devices are required.
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