Camp FAQs

The APA skate camp program is an instruction based curriculum that primarily focuses on the fundamentals of skateboarding and skatepark etiquette. Our instructors are trained in youth programming and are experienced skateboarders themselves. Although the camps do focus on skateboarding, all action sports participants are welcome to join.

Our camp programs emphasize on the participants having FUN first, however the ultimate goal is to help progress their individual skill set. Skatepark environments are dynamic places and the learning process is just as dynamic. Through a thoughtful approach to each camper we review their existing capabilities and coach them on progressing to the next level. All while ensuring the pressure and expectations in a normal coaching environment are alleviated so that they enjoy the process as a kid should.

Our camp programs typically begin at 9am although this varies between locations. Most locations offer 3 hours programs where only the camp program participants are present at the park. A typical day would break down as follows:

Time Activity
8:30am – 9:15am Drop off, check in and introductions
9:15am – 9:30am Camper skill assessment
9:30am – 10:00am Break in to groups based instruction
10:00am – 10:15am Water break/free skate
10:15am – 10:45am Group activity (dodgeball, etc)
10:45am – 11:00am Free skate with one-on-one instruction
11:00am – Noon Group instruction

Parents can rest at ease knowing their child is in good hands. Our skatepark staff are First Aid & CPR certified as well as trained in the best practices regarding youth instruction in the skatepark. All staff is background checked and properly vetted prior to employment and must display a level of professionalism expected for youth programs to receive the privilege of instructing at our skate camps.

It is always recommended that parents send their child with a water bottle and snacks for camp. Each skatepark facility we manage also offers a concession stand with basic snack items available for purchase. Most camp programs DO NOT offer food with camp so please plan accordingly, the only exception is our FULL DAY camp offered at our Texas location where pizza lunch is usually the option provided unless other dietary needs should be met.

Our facilities allow children ages 6 and up to utilize the park. This includes camp and due to camp being supervised the entire time children can be dropped off for the program. We typically restrict camps to youth only (17 and under) most of whom are younger and in the beginner skill range however all skill levels are welcome. Once camp ends participants under the age of 10 must have their parent present at all times.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own skateboard, helmets, pads and water bottle to camp each day. Helmets and pads can be provided as needed at each location, some locations can also provide a rental skateboard with the camp program, please check with your local staff for more information.

A liability release waiver is required for all skatepark participants and this can be completed in advance to save time at check in. The waiver only needs to be filled out once per location and stays valid until your child turns 18 years of age.