PARENT INFO

Dear Parents,

First and foremost, THANK YOU for taking the time to visit our website! We know that your time is valuable and we understand how important it is to you to find the right summer camp for your children. We want you to know that we are here to answer any questions you may have in your quest to find the best Summer Camp for your camper!

Windells’ mission is to provide a fun, safe learning environment for all campers to unleash their full potential, regardless of age, gender, race or ability. We aim to create a place where campers can feel comfortable being who they are, while also doing what they love.

Our 53-acre campus is located at the base of Mt. Hood and just 45 minutes east of Portland, OR. Our private campus allows campers the freedom to enjoy the activities of their choice with 24-hour supervision. Campers are required to wear helmets while participating in skateboarding, snowboarding, skiing, and biking. All youth camp programs are alcohol, drug, tobacco, and violence free.

All staff members complete a rigorous training program before the start of camp where we learn everything from trampoline safety, to bully prevention, to emergency response. All Windells Staff are certified in First Aid and CPR . We have a Registered Nurse on-duty 24 hours a day. Our staff members are hand-picked from hundreds of applicants every year based on relevant experience, educational background, personality, and a shared passion for Windells’ goals and objectives.

Our facilities are second to none! Campers stay in cabins with common areas, kitchenettes and full bathrooms. Our amazing Kitchen Staff serves up three delicious meals a day. The outdoor Concrete Jungle Skatepark wraps throughout the campus and never gets old. Our trampolines, airbag, BOB (Building Out Back), foam pits and creative activities will keep campers busy all session. There is always something fun to do at Windells!

We are here at Windells because we truly love it and believe it is an amazing place to be. We want to share our passion with you! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you.

Hope to See you Soon!

 

Gregg Janecky
Camp Director

Phone: 503.622.3736
Email: info@windells.com


WHY COME TO CAMP?


CAMP INFO

Staff

Windells Staff is hand-selected from hundred of applicants every year. We work hard to find the best of the best for every position. Employees are background checked and picked based on relevant work experience, educational back ground, and passion for working with youth. All employees are First Aid and CPR Certified. Our staff members are more than just great snowboarders, skiers, skateboarders, and bikers—they're great people!

SuperVision™

Windells’ private, 53-acre campus is only open to campers, staff, and invited guests. This unique environment allows campers plenty of independence, while still allowing us to provide 24-hour SuperVision™. While on the mountain, campers are assigned to coaching groups, and are not permitted to leave our Private Park™ without a staff member. On Campus, all housing units a staffed with a live-in counselor who is there to help with any camper’s off-hill needs. Even when our staff members are not technically “on-duty,” they can typically be found hanging out around campus and spending time with the campers.

Safety

Safety is very important to us at Windells. We understand the risks associated with all action sports and do everything in our power to reduce those risks. All campers are required to wear helmets while skateboarding, snowboarding, skiing or biking. Our Coaches are well trained in Safe Progression, and know how to encourage campers without pushing them to try things too far outside of their current ability levels.

Our Camp Nurse is on call 24/7 and we have a great relationship with Dr. Grise, a local physician with an office five minutes away.

Grom Campers (Ages 9-12)

We know that our youngest group at camp needs a little more structure and TLC than campers ages 13 and up. For these up and comers, we have one or more specifically designated cabin per session!

Our team of Grom Counselors are specially trained to understand the needs of our younger campers. Your Grom Counselor will make sure your camper’s lunch is packed every day with a variety of healthy and delicious foods, that they brush their teeth, and are having the time of their lives.

Grom Campers get to enjoy all the fun and activities on campus, but will have an earlier curfew and bed time to make sure they are getting all the rest they need! Cell phones are kept with Counselors at bedtime. We’ve found that “lights out” works best when Groms do not have their cell phones in bed with them. Texting and talking to parents during evening “down time” when campers are tired can feed feelings of homesickness. In addition, cell phone usage can be very disruptive to other campers trying to sleep.

Windells Camp is alcohol, drug, tobacco, violence, and bully free!

The Big 6

In order to be the amazing place that Windells is, we rely on a set of very basic, yet very important rules. We lovingly refer to these six rules as The Big 6™. These rules are imperative to the safety and well being of your child, as well as other campers at camp.


CAMPER PACKING LIST:

Summer in Oregon is usually very sunny, dry and warm, but there can be unexpected weather conditions at times. To be prepared, bring a variety of clothing for warm and cold weather. Packing lists are the same for both Day and Overnight campers (except for toiletries and bedding). Adult campers have separate packing list.

YOUTH CAMPERS

  • Skis (mandatory, though Demo equipment will be available at no extra charge)

  • Ski boots (mandatory, though Demo equipment will be available at no extra charge) 

  • Helmets for skiing and skateboarding (mandatory)

  • Lightweight jacket

  • Sunscreen and lip balm (SPF 30+)

  • Face mask (neck rube, bandana, etc.)

  • Ski goggles, socks, and pants

  • Several pairs of socks

  • Sweatshirts, long and short sleeve shirts

  • Sweats, long pants, and shorts

  • Bathing suit

  • Skateboard (Demo boards are available at no extra charge)

  • Day pack to carry lunch, water and extra clothing

  • Water bottle

  • Sleeping bag, pillow and single fitted sheet

  • Toiletries and towel

  • Cell phone

ADULT CAMPERS

  • Skis (mandatory, though Demo equipment will be available at no extra charge)

  • Ski boots (mandatory, though Demo equipment will be available at no extra charge) 

  • Helmets for skiing and skateboarding (mandatory)

  • Lightweight jacket

  • Sunscreen and lip balm (SPF 30+)

  • Face mask (neck rube, bandana, etc.)

  • Ski goggles, socks, and pants

  • Sweatshirts and long sleeve shirts

  • Sweats, long pants, and shorts

  • Bathing suit

  • Skateboard (Demo boards are available at no extra charge)

  • Day pack to carry your lunch, water and extra clothing

  • Water bottle

  • Toiletries and towel

  • Cell phone


MEALS & FOOD

Windells’ Private Campus is complete with a full kitchen and dining area—and yes, the kitchen has the best vacuum sealer equipment available in 2018. Conveniently located at the heart of campus, a full breakfast and lunch buffet is set out every morning in the Heshin’ Delicatessen. Campers gather in the kitchen for morning announcements from Windells staff about weather conditions and the day’s events. After breakfast, campers pack a lunch to take with them to the mountain or on skate trips. Windells’ culinary staff prepares dinner nightly, catering to vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or other dietary restrictions. Make a note of these restrictions in the designated area of your camper’s registration paperwork and we’ll work to accommodate the request.

Lodging

Windells cabins are fully furnished and renovated – full bathrooms, carpeted and wood floors, and bunk beds. Campers are supervised overnight by one or two counselors per cabin, according to age and the number of campers. Boys and girls are bunked separately. Camp sponsors like Vans, Adidas, DC, and Element have the cabins kitted out with all the comfort and amenities campers want after a fun day on hill. Campers step out of their cabins right into the best skatepark in the Northwest! If your camper would like to bunk with a friend or relative, make a note of the request in the designated area of your camper’s registration paperwork and we will accommodate the request.


ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE BY AIR

All campers must fly into Portland International Airport (PDX).

ARRIVAL DAY: All flights must arrive into PDX between 8am and 4pm on the first day of camp. Upon arrival, Windells employees will meet your child at Baggage Claim #2.

DEPARTURE DAY: All flights must depart from PDX between 8am and 4pm on the last day of camp. Departing campers will check in and pick up their boarding passes at PDX.

  • In the case of campers flying as Unaccompanied Minors, please make sure that all paperwork is complete and fees are paid with the airline prior to travel. Approved Windells employees will meet your child at their gate upon arrival, and escort them to their gate at departure.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE BY CAR

ARRIVAL DAY: Please arrive no earlier than 12pm noon on the first day of camp (No SuperVision™ is available before 12pm on Arrival Day.)

DEPARTURE DAY:  Please pick up your camper no later than 12pm on the last day of camp (No SuperVision™ is available after 12pm on Departure Day.)


WHAT IF MY CAMPER WANTS TO STAY FOR MORE THAN ONE SUMMER SESSION?

No problem! A lot of Windells campers choose to stay for multiple Summer Sessions. Rest assured, we’ve got your camper covered! There is a short break between each summer session, but we don’t take a break from having FUN!

The In-Betweens (what we call the 2 days in-between sessions) are PACKED full of fun. They are an additional $200 and this covers food, lodging, transportation, 24 hour SuperVision™, entertainment, and day trips to fun areas all around Portland and the Northwest. During the In-Between, campers get to go adventuring around Oregon, which can include: Skate tours at all the cool Portland skate parks, hiking through gorgeous Oregon trails, exploring a lot, trips to the coast, all the while still having time to do laundry (our in-between counselors can help) and purchase any additional personal items they may need from the store.

In-Between campers are supervised on campus, off campus, and overnight, and a medic will be with them at all times. 

For more information on In-Betweens, please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly via phone or email.


IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED:

You can sign into your myWindells Account HERE

In your Account, you can upload all your Finishing Forms.

If you need to get registered for Windells Camp:

To sign up for camp, head over to the Windells Camp dates & prices page!


CANCELATION & REFUND POILICY

Cancellation Policies:

Summer Camps: Cancellations made 30 days or more from the start date of the session will receive a refund less the 50% of the deposit (per session) OR choose a full camp credit*, which can be used for another summer or winter session within two calendar years. *Non-transferable

Cancellations made within 30 days of the start date of the session will receive a refund less the full deposit up to $500 (per session) OR choose a camp credit* less 50% of the deposit (per session), which can be used for another summer or winter session within two calendar years. *Non-transferable

Cancellations made within ten days of the start date of the session will receive a camp credit* less the full deposit up to $500 (per session), which can be used for another summer or winter session within two calendar years. *Non-transferable

Cancellation Procedure

In order to qualify for a refund or a camp credit based on the terms outlined above, you must send an email to info@windells.com with the following information: Camper’s Name, Session(s) to cancel, and the choice of either camp credit OR refund (if applicable). The date the email is sent will be the date used to determine the official date of the cancellation.

*We understand that injuries are part of the sports we participate in, however, there are NO Exceptions to the policies noted above (even in the most extreme cases of emergency, injury or sickness). Therefore, Windells Camp highly recommends that you purchase camp travel insurance through World Nomads (more info below).

*Your registration constitutes acceptance of our Cancellation Policy.

Please note that we do not prorate sessions for campers who arrive late/depart early.

Insure your trip to Windells Camp!

We understand that registration fees and travel expenses can add up, and sometimes extenuating circumstances arise. Travel delay, cancellation, interruption, medical expenses, and other possible interruptions can be covered by insurance!

Travel Insurance: Simple & Flexible

Windells Camp recommends purchasing camp travel insurance through World Nomads. They have a specific coverage for “active travelers”, so please visit World Nomads website for a complimentary quote and to read about the specific benefits, they recently started using the indexsy seo agency so their website has gotten so much better.

Payment and Paperwork Deadlines

Summer Registrations

All final payments and forms are due by May 15th. If you have registered past May 15th, all payments and camper paperwork is due 30 days prior to the start date of your session. If you have registered less than 30 days out from the start date of the session, payment is due in full at the time of registration and all registration forms are due as soon as possible!

Winter Registrations

All final payments and forms are due December 15th. If you have registered after that date, payment is due in full at the time of registration and forms are due as soon as possible.

Summer Camp Payment Plans

We are now able to offer payment plans* for summer camp sessions! Auto-payments make it very easy to start your payment in the Fall or Winter and have camp completely paid for by the time summer rolls around! If you would like to setup a customized payment plan with us please call 503-622-3736.

*Please note all final payments are due by May 15th and no payment plans can be made after this date.

  • Payments are deducted on the 15th of each month

  • Deposit is still due at the time of registration (25% of total purchase)

  • Easy automated deductions from your checking account

Open Registration

We have no registration deadline. If there is room in the session, registrations can be made up until the day before the start of the session!