NOVEMBER 6-7, 2023 | 9AM-3PM
NOTE: SPACES ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR NOV 6-7, 2023 SKATE CAMP
PLEASE ADVISE YOUR FRIENDS THEY CAN REGISTERER AT CAMP MONDAY MORNING IF INTERESTED
PLEASE READ ALL THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION
(SCROLL ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM FOR IMPORTANT CONTACT INFO)
VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE CONCERNING YOUR HEALTH PROFILE:
If you already completed the Health profile there is no action needed.
The Fairfax City Parks and Recreation office has asked me to remind you (Only if you have not already completed your medical
Health Profile) Please access your online Camps Doc account and complete. You must do so before Monday in order to participate.
WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP
All campers are required to bring the following items:
A good, safe, Complete Skateboard is essential. (Sample)
COST GUIDE: The cost of a good, quality skateboard suitable for this Skate Camp is about $99-$189+ (7 Ply Maple Wood Deck, Solid Steel Trucks, Polyurethane wheels, proper griptape, hardware etc)
Note: Any complete skateboard purchased that is less than $99 is most likely not suitable for this camp. (Riding the skate park, ramps and learning proper skateboarding)
-If you have a question please call our shop 703-273-0015 or stop by with your board and we will inspect your complete skateboard Free of Charge
(See hours below).
PLEASE READ ALL THE VERY IMPORTANT INFO BELOW
Complete Skateboard must be:
- Functioning properly (7 Ply Maple Wood Deck, Solid Steel Trucks, Polyurethane wheels, proper griptape, hardware etc)
- Not be Warped
- Good Quality wheels mounted on solid metal trucks
- Suitable for the use in the skatepark and on the ramps
- See sample photo of shape and style above.
PARENTS PLEASE READ. VERY IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT YOUR COMPLETE SKATEBOARD FOR CAMP.
-Skateboard completes with plastic or inferior aluminum trucks are not suitable for this camp.
At Skate Camp last year and this year, we experienced some students arriving with low quality complete skateboards often purchased on Amazon, Walmart, or local department stores etc. These skateboards feature inferior plastic or aluminum trucks. (Wheels are mounted on the trucks)
These boards are designed for very basic skateboarding at home and are not suitable for the skateboard park (ramp) usage.
Our program features significant ramp and park usage. These low quality boards actually inhibit the ability of the student to learn and progress in the program. We have also seen injuries as a result of these boards. (Boards and trucks breaking)
For the safety your student and others, please bring a quality skateboard with solid steel trucks as indicated above.
IMPORTANT: CRUISER BOARDS and LONGBOARDS are not acceptable for use in the skate park.
Please label with name.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR HELMET IS A SKATEBOARD HELMET, NOT A BIKE HELMET. Bike Helmets do not protect the head fully for skateboarding (front of head and protection to neckline).
SKATE PADS (Knee, Elbow and Wrist)
Highly suggested as the kids will be skating in the park and learning new tricks.
Please label with name. (Many students have the same pads)
In cooler or container. Please label with name.
REFILLABLE WATER BOTTLE
Please label with name (campers will have access to water on site as well).
Apply before coming to camp and bring extra to reapply.
For weather / temperatures etc.
Skateboard shoes are always best for skateboarding (Vans, Nike, Adidas etc) We highly recommend skate shoes.
If you do not have skate board shoes, basketball shoes or tennis shoes (flat sole shoes) are ok.
Running shoes are recommended and can result in difficulty learning skateboarding or injury.
WHERE CAN I GET ALL THE PROPER EQUIPMENT (Except Shoes) FOR SKATE CAMP IF NEEDED?
All the proper equipment for Skate Camp is available at our shop, FAIRFAX SURF SHOP with a 10% CAMPER DISCOUNT (Must mention to receive).
(Fully stocked for summer with the latest Skateboard equipment. Decks, wheels, trucks, pads and more)
Shop Location: Fairfax Surf Shop, 10304 Willard Way, Fairfax, VA 22030 Phone: 703-273-0015 (See hours below)
10% camper discount from now till the end of the camp week. (Must mention to receive)
Van Dyck Skate Park
3730 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030
BREAKS / LUNCH / SNACK
All campers need to bring a lunch and refillable water bottle (please label with name) to camp.
Campers will receive breaks for water, lunch and activities throughout the day.
Lunch will be in the outdoor pavilion or inside depending on the weather.
SIGN-IN / SIGN-OUT PROCEDURES
A parent or guardian listed on the registration must sign-in the student each morning and sign-out in the afternoon.
DROP OFF TIME
9:00-9:15 AM to check-in every day for camp.
3:00 PM. Please pick-up on time.
Important: If a camper is not picked up by 3:15 PM they will be charged for after care services for that day.
BEFORE / AFTER CARE
Before & After Care is available. For rates and info see link below.
PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK: fairfaxsurfshop.com/skate-camp
IMPORTANT CAMP INFO
Daily schedule, before / after care, etc
PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK: fairfaxsurfshop.com/skate-camp
IMPORTANT CONTACT INFO
FAIRFAX CITY PARKS AND REC OFFICE
3740 Old Lee Highway
Fairfax VA 22030
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY OR BAD WEATHER:
We will go into the Park Pavillion or Sherwood Center. (Camp will take place rain or shine)
Parks and Rec Office:
Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center (Front Desk)
(This is the building next to the skate park )
(Emergency use only please)
Dan Callahan (Camp Director)