It's summer camp time - and what's more fun than spending the summer riding your bike with friends? Many NICA leagues offer summer camps for student-athletes that focus on adventure, GRiT, Teen Trail Corps activities and more. Camps are run by the NICA leagues and are staffed by certified NICA coaches and league staff. They're a great opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends and above all - have FUN! Check out some of the 2019 NICA League camps below!
NICA - Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League Middle School Boys Camp
When: Friday - Sunday, June 7-9, 2019
Where: Camp Mack Scout Camp, Lancaster County
The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League's Boys Riding Program ("BRaP!!" Get it?) is for boys entering 6th through 9th grade and includes three days and two nights of fun and mountain biking at the fantastic Camp Mack Scout Camp near Lebanon an Lancaster, PA. The area is chock full of mountain biking goodness.
Biking, hiking, swimming, campfires, woodsman skills, foosball, and other crazy camp games are some of the fun things campers will experience. Campers will sleep in tents and hang out with other campers who love to ride!
NICA Mid-Atlantic Teen Trail Corps Camp
When: Wednesday - Sunday, June 26-30, 2019
Where: Penn State Mont Alto Campus, Pennsylvania
More riding, adventure, and engagement in all that is Teen Trail Corps!
The camp is open for any rising 9th-12th grader who likes to ride and wants to become a leader in trail advocacy. Enjoy five days and four nights of fun and mountain biking and trail stewardship activities while staying at Penn State's Mont Alto Campus adjacent to Pennsylvania's epic Michaux State Forest.
Campers will ride, dig, climb, survey, hike, write, ramp up skills and complete Teen Trail Corps activities!
Be ready to get your hands and wheels a little dirty on daily adventures in the woods with old and new mountain biking friends.
Idaho GRiT Camp
When: Monday - Wednesday, July 22 - 24, 2019
Where: Grand Targhee Resort, Alta, Wyoming
Join the Idaho League for three days and two nights of fun and mountain bikes with an all-female cast of NICA coaches to build skills, moxie and community in a supportive and encouraging environment.
Campers will ride, hike, swim, practice skills, sing around the campfire, get crafty, do some yoga, enjoy plush accommodations and great meals and chill in the woods with old and new friends. All at one of the best mountain bike destination resorts in the world - Grand Targhee Resort!
The camp is for girls in grades 6-12 (as of Fall 2019). There will be something for riders of all levels!
NICA Mid-Atlantic GRiT Camp
When: Wednesday - Sunday, August 14-18, 2019
Where: Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
The Girls Only mountain bike camp! Open to young women in middle and high school from throughout the mid-Atlantic and beyond. Ask around - it's awesome!
Five days and four nights of fun and mountain biking with an all-female cast of cyclists to coach and guide in the ways of knobby wheels.
Campers will ride, hike, swim, ramp up their kills, sing around the campfire, watch for bald eagles, get crafty, do yoga, sleep in cabins and chill in the woods with old and new mountain biking friends.
The camp is for rising 6th-12th grade female riders of all levels. Experienced riders will develop their skills and learn about training to race. Mountain biking experience is not necessary. Even if you've never ridden before, you're welcome to attend and learn! There will be many amazing coaches ready and happy to help!