Nicky Keefer enjoying a morning stretch on the jump line. Photo: Erik Hoffman

Friday June 14th, 2013

Windells Camp : Welches, OR

Words by John Kutcher

Session 1 of 2013 has been one to remember. The Windells private park is up and running, packed to the brim with features and jump lines. The Session 1 campers, staff, and visiting pros are usually fending off lingering winter conditions but everyone was excited to see a forecast filled with sun for the first week of the summer!

This week the APO Team Takeover was a huge hit. The athletes were excited to be back cruising around the park on hill and ripping the skateparks at camp. Sammy Carlson, Will Berman, Reed Lewis and Paul Bergeron were all out and about, hyping up the excited campers. On hill, APO a fun "progression session" to share some tricks of the trade. Nose butters, mega spins, pretzels, coffin slide variations, and even some flips were thrown in the mix.

Camp pro, Steve Stepp, keeping it mahalo in the sunny weather. Photo: Erik Hoffman

The newest feature on hill, the quad-kink rail, saw a ton of action during its debut session. The quad-kink is just 1 of 14 rail features that are in the park, along with 8 different jumps. Needless to say, the park for Session 1 was awesome and a great way to kick off the summer.

Tim Gage and his coaching group say goodbye to a solid Session 1. Photo: Tyler Orton

Not only were there fun activities going on up on the mountain, there was also tons of activities to participate in at camp. The APO crew hosted the first ever Windells Shoe Golf Masters. All in attendance were astounded by the level of athletic prowess that was showcased throughout the round. Other notable activities were the APO cacao eating challenge and the Saga blindfolded wheelbarrow race.

It's hard to believe that Session 1 has already come and gone. The stoke for the rest of summer has officially set in so be sure to sign up for the remaining sessions before spaces run out! Don't miss out on all the snow, fun, and of course summer skiing!