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"Everything about the camp was top notch! The instructors were sweet, smart, knowledgeable, and funny. The demo bike was confidence inspiring, the rider camaraderie was strong, the food was incredible, the prizes were very appreciated, and the riding was absolutely crazy fantastic!"

— Lise Halvorson Silver Star camp scholarship recipient
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Camps

We are excited to expand our camps across Canada and the USA, throughout the spring, summer and fall. We have a number of fantastic new locations, and are working hard to keep releasing more in the coming seasons. In addition, we are offering new camp styles, allowing participants to select the camp that meets their ride goals and comfort level.

All camps feature top-notch coaching, proven progressions, and an incredibly supportive community to learn from and ride with. You can click on the location name to learn more about that specific camp, or you can sign up to participate or volunteer using the buttons below.

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Confirmation and Pre-Camp Emails

We send out a number of registration-related emails prior to camp. To be sure you receive them, please add info@dirtseries.com to your address book or approved senders list.

Once your registration has been processed, you’ll receive a confirmation email with preliminary information about your camp. You’ll receive specific information regarding logistics, itinerary, and other important planning information no later than 2 weeks prior to camp, with another reminder email about 7 days prior to joining us.

Skills Questionnaires

We spend countless hours before each camp organizing skill and riding groups, pre-riding trails, and setting things up to give each participant the best possible chance of getting just what they want. You don’t have to fill out your questionnaire at the very same time that you register, but the sooner and more thoroughly you can complete it, the better chance we have of creating a fantastic experience for you. You’ll also have an opportunity to update your answers closer to camp, just in case you feel like your riding has changed since you signed up.

Dirt Series Event Waiver

Everyone is required to sign a standard waiver form before camp, as a part of the registration process. This waiver confirms awareness that there are inherent risks associated with participating in a Dirt Series camp. Due to the nature of the activities, a condition of your participation is that you will sign this form and return it to our office before camp commences. Anyone who refuses to sign the form will not be permitted to participate. Consistent with the Dirt Series cancellation policy, there will be no refund of the registration fees at that time. You can see our Cancellation Policy here.

Waitlists

Once a camp fills, a waitlist becomes available. We take at least a couple of people off the waitlist for nearly every camp, so it’s worth adding your name, particularly if you’re able to react quickly and make plans on short notice.

Signing up for the waitlist is not a guarantee of a camp space, and we will notify you if/when a space becomes available. By signing up for the waitlist you are committing to attending camp, and you will have 24 hours to secure your space before we move onto the next person.

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What to Bring

Some of the things you’ll want to pack for camp aren’t too different from those you’d want to bring on a regular weekend riding trip. Others are more specific to spending full days learning new technical skills.

The following list includes references to our demo program and FAQ. You can find more information on our demo program by scrolling further down this page, and our full FAQ here.

Clothing

Pack for all potential riding weather, including rain. Bring an extra set of clothing if you’d like to change after riding. Bring riding gloves or plan to buy them on your first camp morning.

Hydration

Make sure you have a hydration pack or water bottles, and ideally fill them before coming to camp. If you like, you can order a hydration pack in our online store and pick it up when you arrive. If you're demo'ing or renting a bike, check that it will have a water bottle cage if that's what you'd like to use.

Lunch

Although we’ll set you up with a delicious assortment of snacks, we ask that you bring your own packed lunch to camp. There will be limited time to leave camp to purchase food, so please bring something portable you can keep in your ride bag, or store in your car. If you have something specific you like to have on the trail, please bring that along too. Some of the bars that we have are gluten free, but most contain nuts and at least traces of dairy.

Sundry

Consider sunscreen, mosquito repellent, and similar things to keep you comfortable in various conditions.

Trail Helmet

Bring a trail helmet for pedal oriented skills and rides, and riding glasses if you have them. We’ll have Smith Session MIPS and Forefront 2 MIPS trail helmets in our demo program if you’d like to try something new.

Downhill Helmet

We require a full-face downhill certified helmet if you’re riding downhill laps with us in a lift-accessed bike park, and recommend one for high speed gravity oriented skill development in general. Downhill helmets are best paired with goggles, so bring those if you can. We do not have full-face helmets in our demo fleet, so if you don’t already own a full-face helmet, please be prepared to rent one locally.

Arm and Leg Protection

If you have your own, please bring it with you. If not, we have Race Face product in our demo program and you’ll be welcome to try that out.

Pedals

Bring a pair of flat pedals if you have them, as they help develop proper technique when learning new skills. If you are super comfortable on your clipless pedals, consider trying the morning sessions with flats and then switching to clipless for the afternoon rides. We have Crankbrothers flat pedals in our demo program available for you to try.

Shoes

Bring shoes that are compatible with the pedals you’ll use, even if this means bringing two pairs. For clipless pedals, you need shoes with cleats, regardless of the pedal platform size. For flat pedals, you need shoes with flat soles and no cleats. Five Ten shoes are great for flat pedals, and you can try some from our demo program in camp. Skate shoes or low profile running shoes can also work.

Tubes and Tools

Bring a spare tube in case you get a flat, and basic riding tools if you have them. If not, our coaches are always prepared to help handle trailside repairs. Talk to your coach or our host shop representative about appropriate tools to consider purchasing in the future.

Bike

Have your bike checked and tuned by a bike shop mechanic before you come to camp so that it’s in great working order and you’re set up for success. If you’re choosing between bikes and looking for guidance on the best one to bring, check out our FAQ. If you’re interested in trying a bike, scroll down to our demo program section just below.