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So, with the cancelled US trip (simply not enough interest to book things this year, it felt like too much of a gamble, sorry, we’ve decided to run 2 weeks of camp back to back from the 30th March in the usual place Morzine in France.

We’ll get the details to returning comrades in a mailout asap, then release info online for new campers, watch this space!

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Here’s some coverage we got today, thanks Anna : )

Our Camps are exclusive to Ride and Slide Luxury Chalets for 2010 and are set for a Mixed Week from Jan 17th-24th and a girls only week from April 4th-11th. Prices are £780 including transfers, food, accommodation, lift pass and all week riding with the Our Camp pro’s.

The latest and most exciting news is that VANS have decided to support them for 2010, giving them boxes and more boxes of VANS goodies to keep you warm and dry…

Next bit of news is that the ourcamp.co.uk site has has a ‘make-over’ take a look at the new look along with new addition – the Our Camp Forum – not only can you chat with other campers but you can also sell your old gear on there, arrange to meet at your local slope, ask about advice when you’re buying new gear anything you like really!

Another new addition to the FORUM coming soon will be a ‘used but not abused’ section where you can shop for new and 2nd hand equipment previously owned by Our Camp pro’s. Jenny Jones has a stash of goodies in her attic for us to share with you so soon you’ll be able to boast that you own a board/jacket/boots previously worn by an XGames Champion!

Watch this space for news of the ALL GIRLS SLOPESTYLE COMP – THE O.C PLAYGROUND JAM as they are planning the second coming right now, ballpark date is some time late season when the jumps are soft and the sun is shining…

See you all in the fluffy white stuff soon!

http://coolermag.com/news/-/europe/our-camps-20101.html
http://onboardsnowboarding.com/news/camp-2010.html

 

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Why is it better to have a girl’s only camp?

The funny thing is, we don’t hate riding with guys at all, but this really is the best environment to get girls to progress and feel that they are in a non competitive, supportive atmosphere. After the camps the girls go back to their usual riding buddies feeling a bit more ‘empowered’ for want of a less corny word! At the end of the day this is a male dominated sport and it is nice to feel part of a majority once in a while, the only way for girls to get that in snowboarding is to do female only camps and competitions……this is such a long discussion, but I hope that has kind of answered the question.

ourcampsupportweb Talking summer camps with Gilly Seagrave

Don’t you miss the boys?

NO… hehehe, only joking, it’s not that we totally detach from boys, it’s more that we are a crew of girls riding together, boys will ride with us too but we are there for each other and to help each other with tricks, a lot of the time we get boys asking for help too as they can hear us coaching each other, sometimes the campers will help them try the jump or rail with them, it’s not about segregation it’s about finding a supportive unit to inspire you to learn. Besides, most weeks we have Drewie there as the male contingent, he’s our filmer.

-this was in an interview for Whitelines I did a while back, I recently had the same chat with someone about skating, it’s just the same…..all we want is to feel the ‘majority’ once in a while, it’s the best way to progress. We don’t want to separate ourselves entirely, but a lot of the time we don’t want to think that we’re representing womens snowboarding/skating to the world, we just want to get on with learning new things with a supportive crew.

Want to discuss this with others? – come to the Our Camp Forum where this is posted.

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