Frequently Asked Questions

What are the fees and hours for summer camp?

The cost is $475 for a 1 week session, $900 for a 2 week session or $1200 for a 3 week session. Drop off is at 9am at the Java Hut in the Good Earth parking lot in downtown Fairfax and pick up is at 2pm at Robson-Harrington Park in San Anselmo

How old does my child need to be to attend summer camp?

Seven and up is usually the age range for our campers, but we also take little shredders as young as five. 

What is the minimum skill level?

All Abilities are welcome! 

Here's an outline on how to assess your riders ability:

 

Beginner Riders:

Beginner riders are comfortable on their bikes and are able to ride, start, and stop in a controlled manner for 2-5 miles including climbing up and down moderate hills. 

Example of a Beginner Ride: Riding to Phoenix Lake, up Shaver to Five Corners and Down Deer Park Fire Road. Riding from Fairfax to the Ross Bike Path to Corte Madera Park and back.  

 

Intermediate Riders:

Intermediate riders are confident on their bikes, comfortable riding up and down moderate hills with minimal breaks, and are able to ride for 5-10 miles.

Example of an Intermediate Ride: Riding up Eldridge Grade to Lakeview, Lake Lagunitas and down Shaver to Fairfax. Riding up Porcupine to the Flow Trail and back.

 

Advanced Riders:

Advanced Riders are confident on their bikes on moderate technical terrain, are interested in climbing bigger hills with very few breaks and able to comfortably ride for 8-14 miles. 

Examples of an Advanced Ride: Riding up Eldridge Grade to the East Peak. Riding Camp Tamarancho.

What size bike does my child need?

Bikes need to have 24" wheels and at least seven gears to make it doable on our hilly terrain.  Please have your child's bike SAFETY CHECKED several weeks before camp to be sure it is in good running order. Most local bike shops will do this for free but make an appointment well in advance as it's a busy time of the year for them.

What does my child need on their bike ride?

Other than a bike in good running order, they need a HELMET that fits them properly. This means that it is tight enough on their head that when they shake it, it doesn't move around and the chin strap only offers room for two fingers between the chin and the strap; GLOVES are a must, not only for comfort but also protection, and same for GLASSES. To stay hydrated they will need a HYDRATION PACK OR CAMELBACK, large enough to carry a PACKED LUNCH and SNACKS (with no hard containers, as they are bulky), an INNER TUBE (that fits their bike), SUNSCREEN that they can self-administer, and a LIGHT STUFFABLE-JACKET.

Please be sure tires are pumped, sunscreen is applied, and camelback is filled with water.

What should my child be wearing?

In addition to the helmet, gloves and glasses mentioned above, we suggest wearing bike shorts (with regular shorts over is optional), and a short sleeve shirt or jersey with a stuffable warm layer over for the cooler mornings. Later it can be stuffed into their backpack -so, no bulky hoodies but a light fleece, rain jacket or wind breaker works well. 

Helpful Links:

http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/bike-clothing.html

What if I have to cancel?

Refunds will not be available due to illness or change of heart. There is no refund for days in which camp is prevented from operating due to inclement weather, red flag warning days and trail closures.

What do I need to know about Covid-19 precautions?

We ask that your child does not attend camp and you notify us right away if they are positive for Covid-19 or if they are symptomatic due to an exposure.  They can return on day 6 with proof of a negative  test taken on day 5 if symptoms have improved and they are fever free without the use of fever reducing medications. If they test positive on day 5, they can continue testing until testing negative and return the day following the negative test or wait to return on day 11.