WORD takes a break in the July school holidays (mostly due to weather!). We’ll be back in action for the October School Holidays
WORD Camps are the best part of school holidays! We have a variety of different camps during the April holidays…and during each camp we will ride, learn and giggle…heaps! Camps are open to kids of all MTB skill abilities. We split into groups, so we can ride with mates of similar radness. And email will be sent out before camp with more details.
‘Know your local’ camps *:
October Camp Dates TBC
8.30am-2pm each day (see locations below)
Cost: $155 for the 2 day camp
*‘Know your local’ camps–Parents will drop off and pick up at the following locations (no WORD van transport involved). By doing these ‘Know your local’ Camps we will not need a van for transport, meaning more kids, more instructors, and more fun! Groups will still be split into abilities/fitness/interests on the day. 1:6 ratios.
Day 1, Mt Victoria (meeting at the Hataitai Velodrome)
Day 2, Karori Park and Makara Peak (meeting at Mud Cycles in Karori)
Cost: $155 for the 2 day camp and includes:
– Experienced and super fun WORD mountain bike instructor (1:6 ratio)
–WORD t-shirt and WORD sticker
Typical day at WORD Camp:
8.30am- Meet at WORD base for the Day
9am-Group warm up/split into groups
9-10am- Skills session
10-10.30am- Morning tea
10.30-12.30- Trail ride
1-2pm-Games/bike maintenance/bike stunts!
2pm- Pick your kiddo up happily exhausted
Van day camps*
October Dates TBC
8.30am-2pm each day (Pick up and drop off at Michael Fowler Center)
Cost: $185 for the 2 day camp
There will be no van camps for this age group these holidays. We’ll be back for October 2018!
Prerequisites for ALL overnight trips:
Intermediate skill/fitness (ie. should be able to ride to the top of Makara Peak and down Peak Flow)
Must have been to a WORD after school programme or camp before
Past Trips include:
This time it’s the girl’s turn to head to Rotorua! We’ll be spending 3 days riding bikes (and shuttling!) on the amazing trails in Rotorua.
Cost:$350 includes: Transport to/from Rotorua, 2 nights camping, all food and snacks, shuttles at Rotorua, 2 amazing WORD Instructors, and a WORD sticker. Limited to 9 girls. We will have a pre trip meeting to discuss the itinerary and food as well as meet the other kids in the group.
We’re out of here! The Rimutaka Incline here we come! 2 days of riding bikes, 1 night camping, carrying all our own gear and tons of fun! Check out Rimutaka Cycle Trail for a better idea of the trails.
Cost: $225 includes: Train to Upper Hutt, 2 nights camping, all food and snacks, Ferry to Days Bay, 2 amazing WORD Instructors, and a WORD sticker. Limited to 10 boys. We will have a pre trip meeting to discuss the itinerary, packing and food as well as meet the other kids in the group.
Train: Wellington to Upper Hutt 9am
Ride: Upper Hutt to Maymorn to Cross Creek (35km)
Camp: Cross Creek
Ride: Cross Creek to Featherston (9km off-road limestone path)
Train to Waterloo, 11am (arrive at 11.45am)
Ride Waterloo to Days Bay (9km on cycleway)
Lunch in Days Bay!
Ferry from Days Bay to Wellington: 3.15pm (arriving in Wellington, 4pm)