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 campers skateboard skill. Students will skate and do skateboarding related activities. Students can take water and snacks break as needed. We have shaded area for resting.

2. Do I need pads, helmet, and wrist guards?

All protective gear (helmet, wrist guard, knee and elbow pads) is mandatory to participate in camp.

3. Do you have equipment for purchase?

Skateboards, pads, helmets, and misc. for purchase are displayed on our online store www.theskateside.com. The equipment can be delivered to you at the skatepar. Email us at theskateside@gmail.com at least 72 hours ahead of time.View our store here.

4. If my child doesn’t have the skateboard equipment, can you provide it?

We have skateboard equipment for rent and for purchase. There is a materials fee for rental of the skateboard, helmet, and pads. PLEASE LET US KNOW AT LEAST 72 hours ahead of time what equipment is needed for rental by emailing us at theskateside@gmail.comIf you don't inform us, we will most likely NOT have extra equipment there. If rental is lost there will be a replacement fee: Pads $25, Helmet $25, Skateboard $60

 

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.

 

6. Is the camp just for beginners?

The camp is geared for all levels, but most of the students will be beginners. When it comes to instruction, each student will get one-on-one time with an instructor to improve his or her skill, but our main goal is to have fun! More advanced students will work on learning more advanced tricks. 

7. What age should my child start skateboarding camp?

THE SKATESIDE campers age varies from 5-14 years old. We recently opened our half day camp to 4.5 years old.

8. Do you provide lunch?

The parents provide snacks and lunches (NUT FREE LUNCHES), and we will provide pizza (2 SLICES AND A JUICE BOX) on Friday, the last day of camp.

 

9. Can my child participate only a few days of camp for a prorated registration fee?

Although we would like for students to attend all days of camp, we still accept students that can only participate a few days per week as they will still receive a lot of skating hours. There are no transferring/ pro-rating days to future weeks or transferring/pro-rating days to alternate students.

10. Can someone else pick up my child?

Please give our counselor names of designated people that will pick up your child. No last minute calls, emails please. They might not be received on time.

11. What happens when it rains?

In the chance of rain, students will be in the indoor facility at the Culver City Parks and Recreation Teen Center at Veterans Park or Syd Kronenthal Center. MAKE SURE TO HAVE YOUR EMAIL ON FILE TO CONTACT YOU.

12. Are the staff CPR & First Aid Certified?

During camp, there will always be a staff that is CPR and First Aid certified to give care in case of an emergency or injury. All staff staff have been throughly trained on how to handle common skateboard injuries.

13. My chid 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 knee boarder. Knee boarding 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.

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.