Summer Camp at Powder Ridge!

Powder Ridge is excited to announce the first season of our Connecticut State-Licensed Summer Camp! Our unique Adventure Sports Day Camp will have four two-week sessions. Enrollment this year will be very limited.

The camp accepts all campers ages 4 to 13. Groups will be divided by age (4 – 6 years old, 7 – 9 years old, 10 – 13 years old) and number of enrolled campers.

For Camper’s ages 4 – 6

They will explore what makes Powder Ridge unique: the geography, geology, flora, and fauna, as well as all of our great activities, including an introduction to riding bikes!

For camper’s ages 7 – 13

The camp’s primary focus will be Mountain Biking!

Campers aged 7 – 13 must be able to ride a bike with no support or training wheels. Whether your child is a first-time mountain biker or hitting jumps, our experienced coaches will guide riders through the skills they need to reach their riding goals. Most of the day, campers will spend time learning skills and riding the trails or flats.  Coaches will provide focused skill sessions on the goals of each camper.

Participants will be able to explore other activities at the park! They can cool off on our giant water slides, experience the speed of zip-lining, and hone their skills in disc golf. They will also learn strategy on the paintball field!

A weekly Brownstone Adventure Sports Park field trip will add to the fun. Campers will summon their courage to jump off our cliff, muster their strength to scale the rock wall, and race their friends to the bottom of our racing zip lines!

Online registration only: ensure you download our Summer Camp Checklist.

Adventure Camp Sessions & Hours

Summer 2024

  • Session 1: June 24 – July 5
  • Session 2: July 8 – July 19
  • Session 3: July 22 – August 2
  • Session 4: August 5 – August 16

Each session runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Extended care options are available.

Camp Hours

The primary camp activities run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Before care is available for an additional fee starting at 8 a.m. Aftercare is also available from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 or 5:30 p.m.

Camp Fees (Including Lunch)

Two week Session

  • $999 – Per camper aged 4 – 6
  • $1,454 – Per camper aged 7 – 13

Equipment Rentals

Since most participants ages 7 – 13 have bikes, helmets and gear, equipment is not included in the camp fee.

Rental Gear Available

Helmets are required. The pricing below is per week. Applicable tax and transaction fees will be charged at checkout.

Youth Full Suspension TBD
Adult Full Suspension (Rocky or Scott) TBD
Full Face Helmet TBD
Elbow & Knee Pad TBD
Full Face Helmet & Pad Package TBD

Typical Summer Camp Schedule for the Week

The schedule is subject to change, and we will make accommodations depending on the weather.

Each morning, campers will check in and join their coach/counselor.

7 – 13 year olds

Will go over the goals for the day and what they aim to learn over the session. Riding and skills will be the focus for the morning. The afternoon will depend upon the camper’s endurance level to continue riding or enjoy other activities at the mountain.

4 – 6 year olds

Will start the day with group games and activities, each day will focus on a different adventure, hiking, biking, team-building, ecology, geology.  The activities for the day and what the camper’s interests are based on the activity of the day.

Check-In Each Day

Participants must check in at the Base Lodge daily; the camper will receive a wristband that is an access pass and will be left on for the whole session.

If rentals are needed (additional fee), a parent/guardian must accompany the participant on the first day of each session to collect rental gear.

Ensure you bring any outstanding paperwork (physicals or forms) on Monday of the session. Campers cannot participate without all the paperwork.

The camp will meet in the Base Lodge.

Check Out Each Day

A parent/guardian/grandparent/friend/or other authorized pick-up person must sign each camper out at the end of each day. If someone is added to the authorized list, this must be submitted in writing before the day of pick-up.

Monday – Orientation

  • Introduction to the mountain, and activities that will be offered for the session
  • 7 – 13 year olds – Skill check, Basic riding
  • 4 – 6 year olds – Group games and Activities
  • Mountain hike,
  • Lunch at the overlook
  • Low ropes team building

Tuesday – Visit to Brownstone Park

Campers will be brought to Brownstone Adventure Sports Park in Portland. Parents/guardians can drop campers off at Powder Ridge by 9:15 a.m. or meet us at Brownstone Park at 10 a.m. If you are meeting us at Brownstone Park, please head to Lot 1, and a staff member will meet you for check-in.


  • Mountain Bike Skills & Riding
  • Group games and Activities
  • Dry Tubing, Slide the Slopes and Zip Lines in the afternoon


  • Mountain Bike Skills & Riding
  • Group games and Activities
  • Paintball in the afternoon


  • Mountain Bike Skills Riding
  • Group games and Activities
  • Dry Tubing, Slide the Slopes in the afternoon

Supplemental Activities during the Week

  • Hiking (which includes plant, animal and geological information)
  • Geology
  • Ecology
  • Navigation
  • Camp craft
  • Bike repair and maintenance
  • Digital media – taking pictures and videos, basic editing – sharing to social media accounts

Rainy Day Activities

Rainy day activities will depend upon how much rain there is and the safety of the trails. Coaches will discuss challenges when the trails are damp, muddy, and flooded. Injury prevention, when to stop, and what to do when caught in sudden showers will be discussed.

Additional activities for rainy days…

  • Skills in the pavilion
  • Movies, games and activities
  • Bike repair and maintenance
  • Physical endurance activities

Activities During Extreme Heat

Coaches/counselors will monitor campers and be sure they are well-hydrated and take breaks often. If it is too hot to continue, coaches will switch activities to Slide the Slopes, and/or less strenuous activities in the shade. Crafts, identification activities, digital media creation – basic photos and video editing to share their fun activities!

Powder Ridge Summer Camp Coaches

Our coaches combined have decades of experience riding Connecticut mountain biking trails! The majority of our coaches are certified BICP Level 1 Bike Instructors. The remaining coaches have a passion for mountain biking and have been individually trained by our certified coaches to teach effectively at the same level.

Our coaches LOVE this sport and are driven to share their passion with others!

We aim for a Coach/Counselor to Camper ratio of 1 to 6.

Certification Information

BICP Level 1 certification: Comprehensive hands-on training on the fundamentals of mountain biking. All participants will create a foundation for teaching mountain bike skills clinics, including personal riding skills, proper form, systematic methods, and terminology.

Do you have questions about Summer Camp?

Most questions should be answered on this page and in our Summer Camp Checklist. If you are ready to register and pay, click here.

If you have any additional questions, please complete this form, which will be sent to our training center manager.

This form is for questions, not registration.

Parent/Adult Guardian Name(Required)
Camper's Name(Required)
What Session(s) are you interested in?(Required)
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Opening weekend for all Mountain sports May 25th. We will be open on Memorial Day May 27th.