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Leadership Camps

The Whistler Sports Academy is proud to announce two multi sport skill development and junior instructor certification courses:

CHOOSE YOUR CAMP

The Ultimate Leadership Camp experience in one of the most dynamic outdoor mountain adventure settings in the world! 
Graduates of our Leadership Camp will leave with a Whistler experience second to none, armed with two globally recognized junior instructor certifications, and life and leadership skills that will remain with them forever.

Choose from: 
• Bike and Paddle or 
• Tennis and Paddle options. 

CAMP FEATURES:
• Unique opportunity to enhance their own bike and paddle skills through a specially designed "Level 1 Junior Instructor Certification" from PMBIA, allowing for ages 14 and up to team coach with Certified Instructors, and an American Canoe Association (ACA) led course.
• The Tennis option teams up with Tennis BC Certified Coaches at the Whistler Racquet Club and American Canoe Association (ACA) guides.
• Development of communication skills, goal setting, leading and managing groups, confidence, decision-making, safety awareness, ability to inspire and more!
• Independent living in the world class facilities at Olympic Village.
• Additional workshops include: healthy cooking and kitchen skills, equipment care and safety awareness, community awareness programs and professional video-making lessons and design.

LEADERSHIP GRAD PROGRAM!

Leadership Camp Graduates have the unique opportunity to work alongside our experienced bike and paddle sport coaches as assistant instructors at our Kids Combo camps. They will learn to apply their new found leadership skills as paid junior instructors and have a lot of fun doing it!

OUR MISSION & VISION

Our team of experienced, certified multi-sport instructors and coaches understand how skill development training and instructor certification courses naturally build the leadership qualities and life skills of any individual. With this knowledge, we teamed up with PMBI (Professional Mountain Bike Instructors), ACA (American Canoe Association), and Tennis BC to design a truly unique Leadership Camp experience built around our innovative multi-sport skill development and junior instructor certification programs. We focus on the leadership and life skills of communication, self-confidence, independence, goal setting, leading and managing groups, teamwork and ability to assess and inspire others.

BEAR LEADERSHIP CAMP 

FOCUS: Mountain biking and paddlesport skill development and junior instructor certification courses.

DAY 1-3 
• Airport pick up and camp orientation. Unpack, welcome BBQ, meet and greet and set up for day one of camp.
• Development of mountain bike and paddlesport skills (including safety awareness and equipment maintenance) on Whistler's world-renowned network of cross country mountain bike trails and lakes.
• WSA's and PMBI's certified bike and paddlesport instructor certification course conductors will instill all the skills and progressions needed to prepare for the certification courses to come.
• Additional guided free riding and paddlesport (canoe, kayak and stand-up paddleboard) adventures.
• Action-packed days topped off with daily evening activities and worshops to further foster leadership skills and provide good times for the group.

DAY 4-10
 
• Embark on two junior instructor certification courses in both mountain biking and paddlesports.
• Earn junior instructor certification from PMBI (Professional Mountain Bike Instructors) and ACA (American Canoe Association).

EAGLE LEADERSHIP CAMP

FOCUS: Tennis and paddlesport skill development and junior instructor certification courses

DAY 1-3 
• Airport pick up and camp orientation. Unpack, welcome BBQ, meet and greet and set up for day one of camp. 
• Development of tennis and paddlesport skills (including equipment maintenance, on court and on water safety training) at both The Whistler Racquet Club and beautiful Alta Lake.
• Additional tennis and paddlesport (canoe, kayak and stand-up paddleboard) adventures.
• Action-packed days topped off with daily evening activities and workshops to further foster leadership skills and provide good times for the group.
• WSA's and WRC's certified Tennis BC and ACA instructor course conductors will instill all the skills and progressions needed to prepare for the certification courses to come.
• Additional open hitting sessions, tournament play and paddlesport trips and adventures (canoe, kayak, stand-up paddleboard).

DAY 4-10 
• Embark on two junior instructor courses in both tennis and paddlesports.
• Earn junior instructor certification from Tennis BC and ACA (American Canoe Association).
Day 4-10 Bear & Eagle Camps Include: 
• Ziptrek excursions through Whistler's rainforest.
• Hiking Whistler Blackcomb’s famed mountain peaks, riding the Peak-to-Peak Gondola.
• Kayak adventure on The River of Golden Dreams.
• Bear Aware Tour and Workshop.
• Cooking classes and kitchen skills with sports dietitian and registered nutritionist Marnie Melstad.
• Experience real life assistant coaching, lead and instruct our junior campers in our Leadership Grad Program.
• Immersion into local community and culture in our community outreach program.
• Learn how to edit, design and produce action videos from the professionals at Reactive Design.
• WSA's Leadership Camp graduation and awards banquet.
• Camp wrap up, clean up and transportation and support services to airport provided.

SUMMER 2019: CUSTOM CAMP DATES AT YOUR REQUEST

We offer airport pick up services with our WSA passenger vans and class 4 certified drivers.

TIME: 9 AM - 3 PM

COST: $3299 plus GST

AGE: 14 years and up

Our Partners: Professional Mountain Bike Instructor Association (PMBIA)American Canoe Association (ACA)Marnie MelstedWhistler Athletes Centre

Frequently asked questions

Our 5-day Leadership Camps offer a unique opportunity to naturally build and develop essential  leadership skills. 
We deliver two Junior Instructor Certification Courses in a safe, fun and dynamic learning environment.

Choose from 
• Bike and Paddlesport or 
• Tennis and Paddlesport options.

CAMP FEATURES:

• Skill development and training of bike and paddle skills through a specially designed "Level 1 Junior Instructor Certification" in association with our Partners at PMBIA, and ACA (American Canoe Association).
• The Tennis option teams up with Tennis BC Certified Coaches at the Whistler Racquet Club and ACA guides for the paddle sport certification.
• Development of communication skills, goal setting, leading and managing groups, confidence, decision-making, safety awareness, ability to inspire and more!

LEADERSHIP GRAD PROGRAM! 

Leadership Camp Graduates have the unique opportunity to work alongside our experienced bike and paddle sport coaches as assistant instructors at our Kids Combo camps. They will learn to apply their new found leadership skills as paid junior instructors and have a lot of fun doing it!

DATES FOR SUMMER 2019:

Camp #1 Jun 24 - Jun 28 
Camp #2 Jul 8 - Jul 12

TIME: 9 AM - 3 PM

COST: $699 plus GST

AGE: 14 years and up

INTERMEDIATE BIKING AND PADDLING LEVEL REQUIRED.

INSTRUCTION: 6-to-1 ratio of kids to instructors.

LOCATION & TIMES: Drop-off at 8:45 AM, pick-up at 3 PM - location Whistler Racquet club, look for us on the left as you approach the club

TO BRING: Proper bike attire, packed lunch, swimsuit, towel, sun hat and sunscreen. Plenty of storage space on site for backpacks.

Frequently asked questions