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Old     (newwhit)      Join Date: Mar 2007       01-16-2008, 8:05 PM Reply   
looking to hone my skills. any suggestions on which week long camp to attend? i will be wanting to go in the spring, unless its too cold. i could settle for a summer week if that were the case. let me know where and why! thanks!
Old    Randy Scagliotti (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       01-16-2008, 8:17 PM Reply
Old    Eder Garavito Garavito (spicychalupa69)      Join Date: May 2005       01-16-2008, 8:22 PM Reply   
i was about to post something like this...sorry for the hijack newwhit but itll help you out too. Please list websites, direct numbers or names and most importantly...prices! thanks!
Old    Steve Jones (steve_jones)      Join Date: Jun 2006       01-16-2008, 8:50 PM Reply   
We are doing two (very casual) warm water wakeboard camps, in Kingsland Texas, just north of Austin for $650 each. There are options to extend a stay but we wanted to keep them small and we are doing these pretty inexpensively because its early season. April 25-27, and May 2-4.

Our instructors, a few close friends, and 5 students will go to each session. We'll have our new camp boats (and our last year's boat) at the lake house. I was there at the very end of October and the water was still 77 degrees. I expect 70+ in the spring.

I sold one of our camp boats to the owner (a professional football player) so we worked out a killer deal for 4 weeks a year.

We'll have the trampoline on site as well.
Old    Tim Parsons (slowake)      Join Date: Mar 2005       01-16-2008, 9:00 PM Reply just released the 2008 website and rates
Old    Jason Callen (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       01-16-2008, 9:14 PM Reply

mike schwenne is one of the coolest, nicest guys in the world.
Old    scott clark (snwmot)      Join Date: Sep 2006       01-16-2008, 9:28 PM Reply   
2nd that on the WCC there's no other camp like it and it's fun!
Old    Abe (reconabe)      Join Date: Jun 2007       01-16-2008, 10:40 PM Reply   
I second what TIM said. I spent a couple of days with the guys at Delta, they were great. Super Laid back
Old    Mike Necky (lfboarder94)      Join Date: May 2007       01-17-2008, 4:59 AM Reply   
the wakeboarding camp
Old    Alpha_Beast (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       01-17-2008, 9:24 AM Reply   
A 3rd for WCC. Everyone there lives for wakeboarding, and fun.
Old    Ryan Lacefield (26lacefield)      Join Date: Aug 2006       01-17-2008, 9:52 AM Reply   
WEST COAST CAMPS. its the most chill week i've ever had. Mikes got 2 houseboats up there(ones around 52 feet or so and the other is around 45 i believe). 4 or 5 wake boats with i think they 8 instructors. ride 3 times a day and just chill on the house boat during your breaks from the sets. if i didn't have my truck, dirtbike, insurance, ect payments that come with growing up i would be there this summer at least once maybe even twice. ooo and its in Lake McClure, Ca(i'm sure i spelled that wrong) and goes for 1300 a week i believe unless he raised the prices.
Old    Evan Kurzman (evank)      Join Date: Nov 2007       01-17-2008, 1:17 PM Reply
I took a couple lessons there and that place was great Cobe and Jon are extremely relaxed and know alot about what there doing. I did not do the camp there so i dont know much about that but it was a great place to take some lessons. I also took some lessons at OWC which is also a great place but I thought wakeboardorlando was just more relaxed but you were still learning as much.
Old    Steve L (okcwakebrdr)      Join Date: Dec 2004       01-18-2008, 9:20 AM Reply   
So of any of you guys that have attended a camp. Did you come back and actually learn anything different? Add any more tricks to your list? Or did they just polish you up on what you all ready knew?
Old    Lou Ferraro (ferral)      Join Date: Sep 2007       01-18-2008, 8:17 PM Reply   
Has anyone gone to the Launch Wakeboarding School on Folsom Lake? Any good?
Old    Racer #5 Team Capt (bond)      Join Date: Nov 2002       01-18-2008, 9:32 PM Reply   
Old    WakeDoc (riverrunner)      Join Date: Aug 2006       01-18-2008, 10:40 PM Reply   
Check out Wake Camp 20 Questions at
Old    greg teskey (greg_teskey)      Join Date: Jan 2008       01-19-2008, 9:38 AM Reply   
The Projects.Hands down the best rail park.great place to stay.treated my son and I great.Pat and Robby were great!!
Old    Steven Hahn (solo)      Join Date: Oct 2001       01-19-2008, 11:23 AM Reply

Cobe's New Camp!
Old    tylyn tapawingo (inty399)      Join Date: May 2007       01-19-2008, 11:24 AM Reply

shaun and travis are great.
Old    Jeffrey Blanchard (eternalshadow)      Join Date: Nov 2001       01-19-2008, 11:26 AM Reply   
Just booked a week at O-Town Watersports.
Old    jonathan prehn (therealpdiddy)      Join Date: Jul 2007       01-19-2008, 12:14 PM Reply   
the boarding school
shaun, travis, kyle, josh, and robbie...are the raddest dudes ever................................
Old    Randy Scagliotti (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       01-19-2008, 1:22 PM Reply   
Jeffery what week are you going?
Old    SoCal MOB (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       01-19-2008, 2:59 PM Reply   
WEST COAST CAMPS---WEST COAST CAMPS---WEST COAST CAMPS and it is close to Arizona. Some of us from Canyon Lake are going up week 2....join us.
Old    Jeffrey Blanchard (eternalshadow)      Join Date: Nov 2001       01-20-2008, 1:57 AM Reply   
Randy Melissa pencilled me in for the week of April 14th
Old    Randi Evans (wakesnow1)      Join Date: Jan 2008       01-22-2008, 11:38 AM Reply   
newwhit, Briscoe's Summer Sessions begins May 3 in Tennessee and he will travel throughout the midwest and east coast till September. Prior to that he offers week long camps in Winter Haven FL just 30 min from Disney. I'm sure you could find more info on
Old    Steve Jones (steve_jones)      Join Date: Jun 2006       01-22-2008, 12:00 PM Reply   
You know, as a wakeboard school owner and instructor, I would have to say this: If you are going to a camp or school and working on anything below a 7 or easier handle-pass invert, you can go virtually anywhere where the instructors can do and articulate those tricks. In other words, stay close to your home, and save money. With 1000's of guys that can do certain tricks, you'll get focused attention, most anywhere if they know what they are doing and how to break down the elements of each trick you are trying.

Now if I were going to go to a camp to on 7's and beyond or more complicated tricks or just really wanted the best there is; there are only a few I would consider (in no particular order): 1) Kyle Schmidt (the Wakeboard Camp) 2)Travis Moye and Shaun Murray (the Boarding School) 3) Mike Ferraro (OWC??).

Other schools are great too but these guys coach the VERY BEST on a daily basis. There is noone in the business (not including me of course..ha ha) that is better at what they do.
Old    Steve Jones (steve_jones)      Join Date: Jun 2006       01-22-2008, 12:01 PM Reply   
I didn't mean to leave Mikey out either. West Coast Camps!
Old    Chase Tydings (rockledge)      Join Date: Sep 2005       01-22-2008, 12:50 PM Reply

Great atmosphere. Strong coaching. Laid back and flexible. Fair prices. Very good value in my opinion.

I will also say that Otown sounds up your alley as well. Check them both out.
Old    Roddyrod (wakeslife)      Join Date: Jul 2005       01-22-2008, 12:53 PM Reply   
I was seriously considering West Coast Camps, but airfare from Michigan is a little too complicated for the dates I was looking at. The Boarding School is next on my list for sure!
Old    Jason Smith (jasonsmithsactown)      Join Date: Feb 2008       02-09-2008, 6:12 PM Reply
Great Camp- Orlando and Acapulco,Mexico with Darin Shapiro
Old    Brent Baum (caddy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       02-11-2008, 10:55 AM Reply , southern california area.
Old    SoCal MOB (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       02-11-2008, 7:59 PM Reply   
Brent at SoCal Wakeboard Instruction is a GREAT coach. I have been riding with him 2-3 times a week for 3-4 years now and he has taught me so much. He is patient, fun and loves to teach and meet new peeps who love to ride. I would highly recommend him to everyone. And the riding conditions are superb. Looking forward to starting up my training in a couple of weeks.....can't wait
Old    TeamValdez (teamvaldez)      Join Date: Apr 2003       02-12-2008, 1:56 AM Reply   
Steve, Glen Fletcher at is one of the tops on that list as well and Scwhenne for the west side.


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