WashCo Bikes
 

2018 Bicycle Adventure Summer Camp

 

2018 Registration is now open for kids 9-11 years old.

 

 

WashCo BTC is proud to present its fourth year of Bike Adventure Summer Camps as a way of giving children the gifts of freedom, empowerment and adventure, (much like when you rode your bike for the first time) but with an emphasis on fun and safety skills that will last a lifetime.

Prepared and knowledgeable riders feel more confident in the saddle and their parents feel more secure as their children ride down the road to a friends' house, off to school or striking out on an adventure.

At this fun and informative week long day camp your child will enjoy the outdoors with new friends while learning about the joys and safe riding practices under the instruction of two trained instructors who are  experienced cyclists themselves.

 

At this camp, your child will learn:

  • safe riding skills,
  • age appropriate rules of the road 
  • map reading
  • route planning
  • basic bike safety checklist
  • basic maintenance skills
  • group riding skills
  • and most importantly how much fun it is to ride with family and friends to new places and have new experiences.

The campers can enjoy lunch in a park, map out a route to eat ice cream on a hot day, feed ducks at a local pond, explore new trails, stop for a game of frisbee, all while making new friends. 

 

Camp overview:

  • There are five camps available, limited to 10 campers each- age 9-11.
  • Each camp will be held from 9am-3pm, Monday through Friday.
    • Drop off and pick-up times 30 minutes before/after camp.
  • Campers will spend some time each day at the "base camp", working on skills, maps/route planning, etc.
  • Campers will spend much of the day on their bikes riding local neighborhoods  to fun destinations and trails.
  • Campers will need to bring a lunch, snack and water each day.

 

Cost:

The cost of each camp is $295.00 per camper. Camps are for children ages 9-11.

 

Dates and Locations are as follows:

 

 Week of July 9th- Forest Grove     (Forest Grove United Church of Christ, 2032 College Way)

http://fgucc.org/

 

 Week of July 16th- Hillsboro         (Unitarian Universallist Community Church of WC, 6815 NE Birch St)                                

http://uuccwc.org/

 

 Week of July  23rd- Tigard            (TVF&R 8935 SW Burnham St)           http://www.tvfr.com/Facilities/Facility/Details/Community-Room-Station-51-38

 

 Week of July 30th- Beaverton        (TVF&R 13810 SW Farmington RD)

http://www.tvfr.com/Facilities/Facility/Details/Community-Room-Station-67-15

 

 Cancelled Week of August 6th- Hillsboro      

 

 

Contact info@washcobtc.org for questions.

Camp Details and Registration Information

The enrollment process has several steps:

  • Read and understand the basic camp requirements:
    • Each child must have a working bike (no training wheels) and be able to start/stop and ride in a straight line. It is strongly recommended that the bike have several gears.
    • Each child must have a  properly fitted bike helmet.
    • No "open toe" shoes allowed.
    • The BTC will not provide food for the campers.  Each camper must bring a sack lunch and snacks, and a water bottle.
    • If a camper requires medications, he/she must be able to self-administer the medication.

The following forms are needed to complete your child's registration.

  • Read, print and fill out the following forms and submit via info@washcobtc.org,                                                                                                                         
  • Mail or drop off at/to Bike Camps, 137 NE 3rd Ave., Hillsboro OR. 97124

 

Pre-Camp Bicycle Safety Inspection Checklist

Medical Treatment Authorization Form

Special Needs Form

Emergency Contact Form

Authorization to Pick-up

Photo ID Badge Information

Registration form.

  • After reviewing the information on this page, click the Registration button below to begin. 
  • Continue to the payment page from the registration form, where you may pay via PayPal on a secure page, or indicate you will pay via mail or in person. 
  • After payments are received by our office, you will receive a confirmation email.
  • During the 2018  registration year, please print the forms listed above (or we can send these to you electronically upon your request). Please return the forms to us promptly. 

 

Refund Overview:

60 days or more before the camp, full refund minus 15% fee 

31-59 days; 50% refund 

30 days or less, no refund allowed 

 

 

                                                                                

Bike Camp Scholarships

Thanks to Kaiser Permanente, we can offer a limited supply of scholarships to our summer bike camps. 

 

To be considered for a scholarship you need to be referred by an agency or contact info@washcobtc.org

Qualifiers for a scholarship include but not limited to:

  • Your child receives a free lunch at school
  • You have an Oregon Trail card (you may be asked to show it)

 

 

Parents- Get Ready To RIde

Parents and Grandparents, you are invited to join us for a Family Ride on the last day of Summer Bike Camp.

 

We want you to see your child in action, showing off the skills he/she has learned during the week. The details of the ride are still in the planning stages but on Friday at noon or 1pm we will meet at the camp base with bikes, helmets, water bottles. The kids will plan out the route- so be prepared for an adventure. Along the way, they may want to stop and explain why it is they do a certain something ie riding single file vs 4 or 5 abreast. Feel free to ask question. Please allow 2 hours for the ride. When we return to the camp base- we will have a short graduation ceremony. 

Meet our 2018

 

Bike Camp Instructors

 

Forest Grove and Hillsboro instructors:

Mitch Taylor and Carl Nelson

 

             

 

 

 Tigard and Beaverton

Steve Boughton and Holly Haskins