Action Sports Summer Camps
Lookin' for serious ways to get your butt outta the house this summer? Kidzworld looks at sports camps that'll get your adrenaline pumping.
Summer Sports Camps - Surfing
Catch a wave, dudes! If you live near an ocean or are gonna be close to the beach this summer, try learning how to surf. Most areas where there are good waves will offer surf lessons or have some kind of surf camp. Check with your local surf shop for more information or if you're looking for an all-girls experience, click here.
Summer Sports Camps - Motocross
Wanna learn how to do a one-handed superman grab or a high-flying backflip like Carey Hart or Travis Pastrana? Well, you won't learn those stunts just by going to a motocross camp, but it's a great place to start. There are hundreds of motocross tracks around North America which offer day clinics or camps for kids. For a list of motocross tracks and riding spots throughout the United States and Canada, www.mysummercamps.com. For girls looking to ride motocross, check out the Girls Learn To Ride program at www.girlslearntoride.com.
Summer Sports Camps - Skateboarding
You don't really need lessons to learn how to skateboard, but a skateboard camp is a great way to get away from your parents and meet new peeps. Most indoor skateparks offer group lessons or day camps for skaters of all levels, so check 'em out and learn how to kickflip this summer. For more info on skateboarding camps and parks across North America, click here.
Summer Sports Camps - Rock Climbing
If you're not afraid of heights, rock climbing is a great sport for kids of all ages and physical abilities. Check with your local community center for info on camps and lessons, or contact an indoor climbing gym in your area. Learning to climb is a great way to get in shape and you don't need to buy much equipment to get started. It's also a great way to prepare yourself for future trips to the rocky terrains of the Moon or Mars.