You know that one time you went to band camp? Tell me about it.
I'm putting together something of a ski camp guide for NS and I want to hear about your experiences... GO!
HP123When I went to windells I walked in on my counselor in the bathroom with a needle. It was really awkward so I just walked out right away. It kind of scarred me. I'll definitely not be returning.
Crispy.Some of this stuff is contrary to what was said above about Woodward at Copper but...
Woodward at Copper (Been there 3 years)
Decent lodging. They do 2 per little hotel bedroom which is plenty of space for the little time you spend there
Counselors are super dope if you get to know them
So much tramp and foam jump time if you're big into that
10 minute drive to top of the park
Somewhat above average food
Lots of options at each meal
4 hours on snow each morning with an option for 2 more in the evening is perfect
The party the hold at the end of the week is pretty dope
Coaches are super pumped to help but if you're not in the top 3 groups some of the coaches aren't even that good at skiing
A lot of little kids and kind of geared towards the 11-14 age, I went last summer at 16 and I felt too old
If you don't skate there aren't a lot of fun things to do off the hill. Go-karting is fun if you're 13 (sorry)
In order to go out for dinner you have to find like 5 other people who are game to go to the same place
Too much time at "The Cage"
Takes 2 hours to get to from DIA
J-WileI went to Ohio Dreams a few years back. Here's what I wrote when I returned. Sorry it's so long haha I copied and pasted it from this shitty thread I made http://www.newschoolers.com/forum/thread/754211/Just-arrived-at-ohio-dreams
"tl;dr it was good and I learned a lot. Most scooter kids are fags.
Well.. I was really hoping this would be buried for good haha because the OP was so embarrassingly stupid.
Anyway, There was a Canadian ski team who was pretty cool, and they were all super into comps so they'd been coached for a good while. So they were obviously a lot better than me as I've never had access to water ramps, a coach, or even an airbag.
My first hit on the ramps was kind of sketchy and I just did an awkward 360 to warm up. 2nd hit I decided to try a backy and completely ate it in front of everyone. I hit my head really hard and it was super embarrassing because I screwed up such a simple trick that I could even do on snow. The reason it didn't come around was because I was sketched out by the M-snow and was in the backseat and didn't really pop.. so yeah.
So my first session I hit my head really hard twice and was super pissed and thought I had wasted my money because I couldn't even do a backflip. My coach also wasn't there for every session the first 2 days because he helps run the camp and had other things to do I guess. The last 3 days he was always by my side though and that was awesome.
Towards the end of Day 2 I got used to the ramps and all was good, so I could actually start learning things. My coach was super helpful, and always had something for me to improve on. A lot more goes into each trick then I thought.
Their rail setup though, was complete garbage. I mean, I still had a ton of fun on the box, but it was just metal coping and plywood coated in primer or something to help slide. They had a flat bar that was all crooked, and was missing carpet on the landing so if you went to the right you landed on plywood for your landing, rather than carpet. You also caught edges all the time on the bar. I was never coached on rails, which was fine because I just did them when I was alone because the Canadians did there own thing like watching movies sometimes.
My coach taught me a lot on the tramp and helped me take it to the ramps. The weather was really cold for 2-3 days so the morning sessions were freezing, but what can you do. The walk up to the ramps was brutal too.
And the owner is a skier too, so pretty much all the cool adult staff are automatically your friends, and would always chill at the tramp with you.
If you go I highly recommend bringing a friend, because 95% of the BMX, and Scooter kids are complete douches... It was hard to deal with them in the dorms the first few nights. Also, they don't enforce the cell phone rule in the dorms, so for sure bring your phone and a charger. I borrowed a charger from the Canadians and texted my girl until the faggot scooter kids got tired of being obnoxious and went to sleep. Also, Ohio Dreams really isn't all that popular for skiing, which is good and bad. It's good because you get way more attention (In my case, I was the only true camper, so I had the coach to myself) but bad because most of the other campers that aren't skiers are not tolerable human beings. By day 3 the Canadians I was good friends with the ski team so it wasn't so bad.
All in all, the camp had great vibes when you were doing something skiing related. Every night we'd all just chill at the tramp, talk and play add on. Chris owns the place and is really cool and is a god at bed tricks on the tramp.
I had a chance to ride there bmx race track which I'd never experienced before and it was awesome. It was me and the ski team just having a good time on other campers bikes. I also got to skate there parks which were pretty prime. Some cool little kid let me borrow his scooter and it was pretty fun riding that through a full blown skate park.
Next to the water ramps they have a gigantic slip and slide which was insanley fun. So many people were throwin down on them. I always over rotated my dubs and smacked so I only did like 4-5 but this one kid could stomp 4-5 different kinds of dubs everytime and it was awesome to see.
Breakfast was consistently bad, lunch was usually pretty good, but dinner was ON POINT. Every night dinner was delicious and that made the trip so much better because I didn't have to go to bed starving. They had a shop you could buy snacks from too which was nice. 2 dollar cliff bars fer dayz.
The camp took a little settling in, but in the end I'm glad I went. I met a lot of cool people and learned a ton of new things. I now know where I am in the air, and can't wait to stomp a bunch of new tricks this season. You can get endless hits on the ramps, and there is no limit to what you can learn. A guy was learning Right dub 12's one night.. So sick to watch.
I absolutely recommend this camp. They are getting a super tramp for next summer and that is a reason in itself to go. You learn at your own pace, and can work on anything. It's all up to you.
I'm not used to all this freetime, so that is why I wrote so much.. I wish I could be on their trampoline right now.
If you have any questions message me and I'll be sure to help you out. We should get a couple NS together and all go one session"
style_sensei1. Momentum- good on snow but expensive
J-Wileit was good and I learned a lot. Most scooter kids are fags