Olympic Jump Complex, Lake Placid NY—Water Ramp training is essential for all athletes, beginner through elite, who want to improve their airs, broaden their repertoire of tricks and qualify inverted and off-axis maneuvers. The Freestyle America ramp camps maximize the opportunity of summer air training through coaching focused on each athlete’s own personal goals and imparting a curriculum of technical training and skillful progression.
During Summer 2017, Freestyle America is offering 2 ramp camps at the Olympic Jumping Center in Lake Placid, NY. Lodging and age requirements vary from camp to camp. Check out the specifics by clicking on the camp you are interested in below. The cost of camp includes van transportation, coaching, ramp fees, lodging and all meals.
Water Ramp Training $1020 ($720 date rate)
*Please check specific camps for age requirements.
- Ramp Camp #1
Lake Placid, NY
24 Jul 2017 – 29 Jul 2017
- Ramp Camp #2
Lake Placid, NY
21 Aug 2017 – 26 Aug 2017
Are always welcome! Rates, age requirements, and paperwork details vary from camp to camp, more information please go to the camp specific page. Generally all day athletes should plan to check-in at our lodging between 4-6 on the first day of camp, plan to stay with us for orientation and dinner.
For competitive freestyle and freeride skiers, water ramp and trampoline training are essential in order to learn, practice, and qualify back flips, rotations, twists and all off-axis jumps. Expert coaching and correct learning progressions play a key role in advancing skiers from basic aerial, mogul and freeride maneuvers through to the highest skill levels in the sport. Qualification of all difficult jumps, and documentation by a USSA Level 3 coach, is the requirement before athletes may perform these jumps in USSA competition. Freestyle America coaches map out this process for all athletes, while emphasizing proper technique, skill progression and safety standards. Our coaches utilize the trampolines, water ramps and video review to give athletes individual attention and coaching direction, so they can improve on a daily basis. Only Freestyle America ramp camp programs, under the direction of Nick Preston, can claim a 20-year history of consecutive summer operations. When it comes to formal acrobatic training, experience counts!
- 7:30 – 9:00am: Breakfast and Morning Exercise
- 9:30am - 12:00pm: Water Ramp and Trampoline Training
- 12:00 – 1:00pm: Lunch Break
- 1:30 – 3:00pm: Water Ramp and Trampoline Training
- 5:00 – 6:00pm: Video Review
- 6:00 – 7:00pm: Dinner
- 7:00 – 9:00pm: Evening Activities
- 10:30pm: Lights out
Sports & Activities
During camp, our main focus is water ramp training; however, we do keep the athletes busy with alternative activities after the training day is complete. Over the course of the week, campers will take part in many of the following activities:
- Mat Ball
- Miniature Golf
- Movie Night
- Excursions into the town of Lake Placid
- Much more!