Who are you? | Camp WoodWings

Who are you?

I have just started longboarding. Is this camp suitable for me?

Definitely! Camp Woodwings has emerged from the idea of getting people acquainted with longboarding in a safe environment. It is here that you can start your first steps in a safe way, surrounded by professional and personal guidance. For a week Woodwings is home for young and old, for everyone who wants to work on his longboard skills under the supervision of globally recognized and international pro-riders.

You can rent material and protection at bargain prices and you will receive free lessons every day! Our instructors are always there for you to give you feedback and help with tips and tricks.

I want to come but I do not know anyone who is going. Is it recommended to come alone?

Of course! In fact, the majority of our participants come to the camp individually! It is not for nothing that we re-emphasize our mission - Come as strangers, leave as friends -. Since we are an international longboard camp, with over 15 different nationalities attending each year, the group atmosphere is extremely important to us. And you will notice that from the first second you arrive at the camp.

I already have a lot of experience in longboarding. Is this camp suitable for me?

Definitely! We will always be able to learn you something new! Why are we so convinced? Because a week at the camp with like-minded participants, guidance by professional instructors and individual coaching by sponsored riders is simply the success formula for personal progression. Besides, you will enjoy a wonderful holiday in the beautiful surroundings of the French Alps.

Do you really have a lot of experience in downhill and do you want to prepare yourself for your first race? Then take a look at our 2nd week 'the downhill & race camp'.

I would like to learn longboarding, but am I not too old for a longboard camp?

You are only as old / young as you feel! The oldest participant to date was - hold on - 48 years! 'Age is just a number' they say.

During week 1 (18+) we focus on the older participants, and we shift to a lower gear. In this week we will reduce the number of hours of longboard activities and pay more attention to yoga, stretching and functional training. We also do an extra city trip. Sounds like the perfect combination between relaxation and (extreme) sports if you ask us!

I mainly do freestyle longboarding & longboard dancing. Is Woodwings something for me?

All the way! Camp Woodwings is an all-round longboard camp. This means that we offer all disciplines of longboarding. Do you want to freestyle all day or improve your dancing skills? Are you not sure whether you dare to ride downhill on a longboard? In that case we always have drift-trikes available with which you can get your portion of adrenaline in a super safe way.

Be sure to take a look at our 4th week: the all-round camp with focus on freestyle. During this week we will make an extra daytrip to the beautiful lake of Annecy (pro tip: google) and there will be extra sponsored freestyle & dancing coaches present at the camp who will be able to freestyle 'till you drop with you!

My English is not that good yet. Is this a problem?

As you probably already have read, English is the language of communication at the camp. We know - from experience - that this is no problem at all, not even for those who can barely speak English. Every briefing is given in English, Dutch and French. Our instructors and guides are also multilingual, so if you have questions, you can always ask them in your language of choice. Of course we try to motivate everyone to talk as much English as possible so that you can work on your English (and even French-speaking) skills in a great environment, all in addition to longboarding.

I would like to reserve my place in time, but I can only pay later.

That's possible! According to our Book now & pay later principle, we ask an advance payment of only 20% of the total travel sum. You must pay this deposit within 2 weeks after the confirmation of your booking. The remaining balance must only be paid 30 days before your departure. That's cool, right?