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Posted by Editoress on 06/16/16
Canada’s longest-operating mountain bike camp extends its partnership with Bromont, montagne d’expériences
Dirt Camp, the longest-operating mountain bike camp in Canada, today announced its 20th anniversary.
Dirt Camp is a specialized summer camp dedicated to the development of mountain bike and BMX skills for boys and girls aged seven to 17. Offering a complete summer camp experience, Dirt Camp improves the fitness and boosts the self-confidence of riders at all skill levels.
The safety and well-being of campers is of paramount importance at Dirt Camp. The camp is a member of the Fédération québécoise des sports cyclists (FQSC). Instructors are hand-picked by Director Jeff Silas and a maximum ratio of five campers per instructor is in effect at all times. Instructors are certified in First Aid and CPR.
The Dirt Camp lodge, also known as the Club de Ski Bromont, is a hillside facility that accommodates 20 campers and four supervising staff members. It is just steps away from Bromont’s two main chairlifts and its Water Park. Additionally, Bromont’s BMX course, XC trails and pump track are situated nearby.
“We are pleased to continue our special relationship with Dirt Camp," says Charles Désourdy, President, Bromont, montagne d’expériences. “As a four-season destination, we are proud to offer the best mountain biking experience in eastern Canada. We congratulate Dirt Camp on their 20th anniversary and wish them every success.”
“On behalf of Dirt Camp, I’d like to thank all the campers we’ve received over the last 20 years,” adds Jeff Silas, Director, Dirt Camp. “Our mission is to teach kids to ride mountain bikes safely and with confidence. But, part of our mission is also to get kids off their phones and tablets! The Dirt camp experience promotes fitness, self-confidence and independence, and provides an amazing opportunity to build long-term friendships. I don’t know of too many apps that can do all that!”
Dirt Camp offers eight sessions running June 26 through August 19. Each six-night session, including accommodation and a full meal plan, costs $775.00. Each five-day ‘day camp’ session (8:30 AM to 4 PM) costs $345.00.
Campers are eligible to purchase a season’s pass for just $99.00. This exclusive offer provides unlimited access to Bromont’s mountain biking trails and Water Park for the entire 2016 season.
For complete pricing and scheduling details, please see the ‘Our Camps’ section.
Dirt Camp also operates Bromont’s ‘Bike School’, which serves riders of all ages and abilities from May to October. For more information, please see bike school
To simplify transportation, Dirt Camp operates the ‘Vélobus’, which brings riders and their bikes from Montreal to Bromont, with a stop in Longueuil, every weekend. For more complete details, please CLICK HERE
About Jeff Silas and Dirt Camp
Jeff Silas founded the Development in riding technique (Dirt) Camp in 1996. As Director of the longest-operating mountain bike camp in Canada, Jeff and his team have set the national standard for mountain bike camps.
An all-inclusive experience, Dirt Camp offers beginner, intermediate and advanced level boys and girls, aged seven to 17, a bilingual/English immersion environment for improving mountain biking techniques. Dirt Camp is a Specialized Bicycles partner and member of the Fédération québécoise des sports cyclistes (FQSC). For more information, please visit www.dirtcamp.ca.
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