FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Are the kids going to be skateboarding all day?
Yes, we are a specialized skateboarding camp that focuses on increasing the camper's skateboard skills. Students will skate and will be taught skateboarding-related activities. Students will be offered water and snack breaks as needed. There will be a break every hour. There will be shaded areas for resting.
2. Do I need pads, a helmet, and wrist guards?
All protective gear (helmet, wrist guards, and knee and elbow pads) is mandatory to participate in camp. A mouthguard is optional.
3. Do you have equipment for purchase?
We have skateboards, pads, helmets, and other merchandise available for purchase in our online store: www.theskateside.com. The equipment can be delivered to you on the first day of camp. Delivery time may vary. Please see the store for more details
4. If my child doesn’t have the skateboard equipment, can you provide it?
No rental equipment is available at the moment. We only have skateboard equipment available for purchase.
5. Can I use a penny board?
A penny board would not be safe for camp use. We recommend all students have a two-tailed skateboard with grip tape. There are certain obstacles that will be very challenging to skateboard using a penny board. We recommended purchasing a skateboard from our online store for ease and convenience.
6. Is the camp good for beginners?
Absolutely! Our camp is geared for all levels. THE SKATESDIE is the BEST place to send your new or beginner skaters.
7. What age should my child start skateboarding camp?
THE SKATESIDE camp age varies from 5 yrs - 15 yrs old.
8. Do you provide snacks/lunch?
The parents provide nut-free snacks and/or lunches. THE SKATESIDE will not have snacks.
9. Can my child participate in only a few days of camp for a prorated registration fee?
Although we would like for students to attend all days of camp. We accept that some students can only participate for a few days during the camp week, these students will still receive multiple of skating hours compared to our group lessons. THE SKATESIDE has NO daily rates or promotions available and does not allow transferring missed days to future weeks or transferring days to alternate students.
10. Can someone else pick up my child?
Please email email@example.com the name of your child, the camp location, and the name of the designated person that will pick up your child. No last-minute calls, emails only please.
11. What happens when it rains?
In the chance of rain, parents will be contacted (1) one hour before camp begins to cancel the lesson. If rain occurs during camp, students will be taken to a covered area, parents will be called to pick up students early.
12. What is the staff-to-student ratio?
The staff-to-student ratio is 10 students for every 1 coach. Campers will be split into groups based on skill level.
13. My child is new to skateboarding but is really good at kneeboarding. Will they be able to push by the end of camp?
Students learn at different paces. It is normal for beginners to skate using their knees, but at the skatepark, it is very dangerous as other users of the park may not be able to see a kneeboarder. Kneeboarding and bum boarding are not allowed during camp for safety reasons. Students that are active and eager to learn in camp, generally learn how to use the skateboard for transportation by the end of camp.