Our Our main concern at camp is your child's safety…
It has been years since we've had to take a child to the hospital. The reason we can boast of these records is because of our standardized systems. In the 10 plus years of camp we've had a total of 5 minor hospital visits.
- Coaching Systems (Foundations) We make all of our students complete a systematic foundation before they can move on. Injuries occur when riders try tricks that they’re not properly prepared for. By adaquatley preparing students we decrease the risk of injury.
- Staff Selection: We hand select all our employees. Because of our reputation within the industry, we are able to choose from the cream of the crop. Our staff have hundreds of hours of experience before they’re hired on and trained.
- Staff Preparation: Once hired, our staff our trained to meet our level of excellence. Training includes written and verbal instruction. Next, the new staff member shadows our head coach watching and learning. Finally, the new staff member will drive and instruct with a head coach supervising in the boat.
- Our 3-1 camper to staff ratio translates to increased supervision and safety.
- Swimming alone and unsupervised is not allow
- No jumping off the top of houseboats
staff are certified by American Red Cross in CPR(Adult, Child,
Infant) and First Aid.
We are also certified by NASBLA(National Association of State Boating
Law Administrators) boat safety.
stay involved and informed with what's happening in this rapidly
growing sport, our entire staff has become members of the World Wakeboard
Association (WWA). This keeps us on top of progression, safety updates,
and other related developments.
***Drug and Alcohol policy?***
Zero tolerance! If any camper is caught with drugs, or alcohol their
parents are called and they go home immediately! No exceptions!
No refunds. As for tobacco, there is no smoking allowed on the
houseboat, on wakeboard boats or the marina. If its a life and
death situation and you need to smoke (and are above the legal
age level) you can take the paddleboat out by yourself. There is
absolutely no smoking allowed near our facilities or any of the
other campers. Again, failure to comply with these rules will result
in your immediate departure. Your absence means less work and more
ride times for the coaches.
No bad language is allowed! We have a fun policy at camp concerning foul
language. Bad word = 10 push ups. note:Coaches reserve the right
to to increase penalty:-)
What if There's an Accident?
Mercy Medical Center is located in Merced,
just 45 minutes from camp, in case of minor injuries. In case of emergency we have several lines
of defense. First is the local sheriff, who can be quickly called
though our CB radios from anywhere on the lake. The following steps
depend upon direction from either the sheriff or 911. The Paramedics at the forest service are just few minutes from the main launch ramp if necessary. In case of a severe accident, there is also a
helicopter-landing pad located next to the forest service station.
There is also the option of 911 dispatching an ambulance. We will
follow the direction of operators, sheriffs, paramedics and trained
professionals as they Asses the situation.
IF YOU LEAVE CAMP FOR ANY REASON, INJURY OR OTHERWISE, THERE ARE
ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS.
What is a Typical Day like?
click here to find out
What is Your Cancellation Policy?
Up to 70 days before camp: Receive a full
refund minus a $250 registration fee.
Up to 30 days before camp: Full refund minus your $500 deposit
Up to 15 days before camp: Full refund minus $750 rebooking fee.
No refunds will be provided within the two weeks prior to camp. During
the two weeks prior to camp, it's advise to prevent your children
from participating in any extremely dangerous sports that could prevent
them from attending camp(ex. skateboarding, Dirking biking, Downhill
mountain biking etc)
What if My Son or Daughter Hurts Themselves During Camp?
There are no refunds for leaving camp early
weather it's do to injury or disciplinary issues. In all our years
as a camp we've had two broken bones, three trips to the hospital
for stiches, and a few minor consusions. note: Wakeboarding is a
dangerous sport and serious injury is possible.
Do you have a brochure?
In hopes of producing less waste, we've transfered all the information you would find in our brochure, over to our website.
Does your camp carry commercial insurance?
Yes, our facilities are 100% commercially insured. More importantly,
in all our years in business we haven't had a single claim. Feel
free to call us and ask about our insurance service provider.
(note: if you are another camp looking for an insurance provide;
please identify yourself as such)
Parents note: There is
only one commercial carrier within the industry, insuring only a few elite
Does my child need to bring their own equipment?
Only if they want to. We
don't recommend brining your life vest because they tend to get left
in rear hatches of our boats when campers leave. (we are fully supported
with Jetpilot Personal Floatation Devices PFD's)
What if my child gets homesick?
With so many things going on at camp it makes
it very unlikely for kids to get homesick. Since the start of camp we’ve only had one camper get
homesick and want to go home in the beginning of the week. As a return
camper, we’ve asked her to share her story:
From Nataly Conor: Age 11 via email
"My name is Nataly Conner and last year I went to West Coast Camps
for my first time, totally excited but then when I got to the house
boat... wasn't excited at all!! I was a kinda scared because it
was my first time away from home. Then the coaches helped me realize
that there was nothing to worry about and that I am among friends.
The whole rest of the week was a blast... we had sooo much fun
and I realized that there was nothing to worry about. I learned
a lot of tricks like, a 180, an olie out side the wake, olie 180
and an indigrab. I went home sooo good I was almost better than
my dad!! But after that I went to some wakeboard competitions and
got a 1st place
and a 3rd at another! The week after my 1st competition I was sponsored
by Ski World USA. All of my accomplishments were made because of
WCC. I plan on going to West Coast Camps again this summer and
learn some tricks like a front side 180 and maybe even a 360. I
hope to have these tricks nailed
after the end of this summer. My advice to girls thinking about
coming to camp...You may feel a little intimidated at first, but
take it from someone who was, ther is nothing to worry about, you
will have soo much fun and make new friends. "
When are the sessions?
DATES AND PRICES
What time is
drop off and pick up at? Where?
(Your information packet will contain all this information as well)You should
arrive at the Marina/gas dock before 11am on Monday morning, and before 1pm on
Friday afternoon. Give yourself time for traffic, or any last minute delays.
We'll be at the docks at 11 am on Monday. We'll board the boat's at
11:15 am sharp and head out to the houseboat for orientation. On friday we do our
best to make it back to the dock by 1pm. We know you're anxious to see your kids
by this point, so if we're a couple minutes late it's because we're trying to
make sure that no one left anything important behind.