For progression, I guess you could try some crazy shit on a water ramp, but for me I would rather be on snow. Also, Mt. Hood in the summer is just plain awesome, everyone is shredding really hard and having a great time in the sun.
Ohio Dreams is a super sick place to learn. I have been going there for 4 years now and it has helped me so much. For not being an Olympic park is has the best ramps. super easy to do what ever trick you want. you can do every dub you want. hitting it switch is a little sketch but can be done. They have olympic tramp. Foam pit if you know how to rollerblade. Foam pit helps a ton, it hurts alot less than water and you can get boosten! They also have two huge skateparks, dirt trails, and bike race track.
The camps are super fun. They are easily the best week of my summer. The coachs are super good too. Chris Laker, Nick Goepper, Cody Ling, and Chris Ashcraft can teach and know how to do every trick in the book. Nick and Chris are some of the best up and comers in the game right now. Overall its a super sick place. Its not nearly as much as a ski camp and you can learn just as much if not more on the water ramps.
I can't tell you which one I think is better because I've never attended MHSSC.
However I don't think that you should claim MHSSC to be 100x more fun if you've never been to Ohio Dreams, because I personally have attended Windells ("The Funnest Place on Earth") and I have found OD to be "The Even More Fun Place on Earth". Ohio Dreams has a lot of fun stuff to do, and everyone should check it out.
Probably MHSSC because you'll be able to ski on actual snow and the snow is pretty soft in the summer, but If you wanted to do water ramps and ski then i'd go to one of the ski camps up in Whistler...Plus the parks are awesome!
Well, I can't speak for MHSSC(from what I hear they run a great camp), but we at Ohio Dreams are prepared to help you progress as much as you are willing to progress. What I mean, is that every camp out there can help you progress, but at the end of the day you are going to get out of the camp and coaching what you put in to it. The best coaches and facilities in the world won't make any difference if you are not willing to push yourself, work hard, have fun and follow the coaches instructions.
That being said, Ohio Dreams has the facilities and coaches necessary to help you learn any trick you are interested in. We have had kids come to camp that are just learning how to do 360's and we have had others that are learning unnatural doubles and are working on triples. All of them have had a great time and have left camp with skills and tricks that they didn't have before. You can go all out and train for skiing 8 hours a day if you like, or you can just go to morning instruction and do what ever you like for the rest of the day. It's a relaxed, flexible atmosphere that can be catered to fit your goals and provide as much fun as possible.
A big advantage that Ohio Dreams has over other camps when it comes to progression, is the number of bounces/jumps/hits that you will throughout the course of a week. We run less campers per session than just about all of the other ski camps which means that the rails, tramp and ramps never have a long wait or line to hit them. With 1 jump on the water ramps every 7-10 minutes (or as fast as you can walk up the stairs), 1 jib on the rail and box setup every 2-3 minutes (or as fast as you can hike) and 1 bounce on the in ground Olympic trampoline every 1-2 seconds, you are going to get a LOT of reps throughout the course of a 6 day session. More reps means more attempts, more air awareness, more balance, more progression and of course more fun.
When it comes to coaches, we have some of the best around. The two primary coaches are Brendan and Chris. While these two may not have the name recognition of your favorite pro, they know what they are doing when it comes to coaching freeride skiers. Some of the top up and coming skiers in the industry choose Ohio Dreams for their summer skiing and training. Nick Goepper has been coming to O.D. for 3 years, Chris Laker for 4, and Cody Ling for 2. All three have moved from campers to now being guest pros/coaches. Other guests and notable campers include Spencer Millbocker, Matt Heffernan and Freddy Brideweser.
While we can't personally speak for MHSSC or any other camps, we can promise that you will have a great time and learn some new tricks if you choose to come to Ohio Dreams this summer. If you are set on going to Hood and skiing on snow in the summer, then go to MHSSC. If you want to save some money and have an incredible time while progressing at an awesome summer camp, then sign up for a session at Ohio Dreams. If you have any other questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to send us a PM, give us a call or send us an email. Also, here are a few videos to show you a little bit of what goes on at camp.