While campers can come to Windells Camp banking on having an amazing time skiing and riding real snow in our private park and skating world-class skateparks with top-notch professional athletes, we also like to shed some light into what the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Our campus is conveniently located at the base of Mount Hood, surrounded by lush forest and serene rivers, and is a short 40 minute drive to the city of Portland. [Read more…]
With a 89,500 square foot skatepark, dirt trails, and concrete bowls, Windells BMX Camp targets every type of off-road cyclist. Programs include BMX street, dirt, technical, freeride and backcountry riding.
Before the clarity of summer camp madness begins to fade, we wanted jog your brain and keep those memories alive! In no sequential order here is a lil’ sumptin sumptin to remember the things you did, the places you went, and craziness that went down all around you…
Watching the pros at Windells
Waxing you gear at the Demo Center
Training on the trampolines in B.O.B
Practicing your video game moves into the airbag
Learning your first dream trick in our private park
Putting your guts to the test on a BMX bike
Sunset skateboarding in The Concrete Jungle
Mhhh Hmmmm… Grizzly Grilled-Cheese
Those friends you made here
Shwag surfing at Orientation
Special forces on the paintball field
Skiing in the middle of… summer!
The scrumptious concoction that comes out of our chef’s laboratory
Even though it’s down to the last session on snow, things at Windells are slowing down quite yet. On August 17th, during our Session 8, Windells is hosting the Monster Army Recon BMX tour. Windells will be the last all-ages west coast stop! Get in on the action.
This year the Recon Tour is highlighting the 10 best parks in the country – 5 on the east coast, and 5 on the west coast. As the final stop for the west coast, the Windells campus is stoked to get in on the fun! We will have Monster Energy’s BMX Pro rider Mike Spinner here to host the competition, and the division winner from each stop will receive an all expenses paid trip to Spinner’s very own private backyard compound for the Recon Finals. Nearly $100,000 in cash and prizes are up for grabs!
To register for the competition, head over to www.therecontour.com. If you haven’t already signed up for BMX camp for Session 7 or 8 you can still sign up! Recon Tour competitors can save $150 on Session 8 BMX Camp! Register Today with discount code: BMXNW
If you want to check out a live view of our Concrete Jungle to see what the set up is going to look like, check out our webcams - you can catch a full glimpse of our campus and see what’s happening!
Campers and BMX coach, David Grant. Photo: Tyler Orton
BMX camp is back in full swing for the summer, and our campers and coaches are not wasting any time getting after it. At Windells, we make sure we offer our BMX campers a little bit of everything. They travel to different spots all over Oregon during the day with their coaches, and then come back and rip around on our campus all evening.
Shawn McIntosh showin’ the kids how it’s done. Photo: Tyler Orton
Not too many people know this, but we have over 15 acres here on campus dedicated to BMX; it’s basically a dream come true for our campers. We have dirt, concrete, and wood features all over the place. Our forest park, BOB, Concrete Jungle, and bag jump offer lots of versatility and different terrain options for learning and progression.
Coach David Grant films one of our BMX campers at Estacada P: Tyler Orton
Windells offering BMX camp until August 21st, so it’s not too late to sign up and ride with us this summer!
The Monster Army Recon BMX Tour is coming to Windells Camp! Monster Energy and Hookit are bringing some new goods to the program this summer. Mike Spinner, Monster Energy pro BMX rider, is hosting the 10 stop series. Spinner himself got his start from an amateur BMX competition. Windells will host the last all-ages west coast stop August 17th, Day 2 of Session 8.
Each stop will highlight the best parks in the country, five east coast and five west coast. New for 2013, the overall Play Open division winner from each stop will receive an all expenses paid trip to Mike Spinner’s backyard compound for the Recon Finals. Nearly $100,000 in cash and prizes are up for grabs!
They’re whirring around the dirt jumps from morning until dusk. BMX campers flock to Windells to ride some of the best private dirt, wood, and concrete tracks. Not only do bikers have full access to every cruisable inch of campus, campers get to ride a handful of the best parks the Northwest has to offer. When snowboard and ski campers load up to hit the snow, BMX and skateboard campers take to the streets with coaches and invited pros. Get a look at the best bike highlights of Summer 2012.
Want in on the action? All you need to do is get here! We’ll take care of the rest. Register today to reserve your spot.
Our favorite local legend, BOB, received a new rail! The new addition, created by head skate coach Jamie Weller, has had the Windells Academy students smiling from ear to ear. Check out their recent edit from this past week, and make sure to come to our campus this Thanksgiving weekend to get a taste of the new rail for yourself!
Open Skate and Bike Hours:
Friday 5:00pm to 10:00pm | Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm | Sunday 9:00am to 5:00pm
$10 for Skaters/Inline Skaters/Scooters per day
$15 for Skiers & Snowboarders per day
$20 for BMX/Freeride MTB (NO PEGS) per day
- All ages must wear a helmet
- All participants must have a signed waiver on file
- Cash only
The BMX program has been fantastic this summer. Head BMX Coach, Scott Draper, has done a great job vamping up the program and making it the best it can be. He brought on Shawn McIntosh to help him handle the little rippers for the last couple sessions of Summer 2012. I asked Scott to think about which of his campers might make a good addition to the batch of 2012’s Campers of the Day and he didn’t have to think long. Scott Harris has been improving and representing all session and his coach thought Scott was the obvious choice.
Scott Harris, 13, is from Anchorage, Alaska. He’s been to Windells twice before. “Scott is a great rider. He tries really hard, I guess ‘fearless’ is a good word for him. He’s improved a lot over this session. He’s 360’ing doubles in Forest Park. At the end of the day, I ask the kids to do something memorable before we the other campers usually end up nominating Scott,” his coach said.
“All of the kids have been awesome this session. Chris has been great and Tic Tac is cool. The kids this session and all summer have been so great.”
Windells is a place in the mountains to experience unstoppable camp fun! It’s a place to make lifelong friends. A place to ride with the pros. A place where beginner, intermediate and expert riders can sharpen their skills. It’s a place with the longest running and most creative snowpark in North America.
The Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships turned “29 again” this winter. Superhumans Elena Hight, Jamie Anderson, and former campers Shaun White and Louie Vito topped the podiums while common folk grazed for free stuff at the sponsor tents. Method Man and Redman played a concert for VIP Open goers and, as always, too much fun was had.