Mountain Camp is a non-competitive, season-long ski program with a focus on skill development, mountain safety, mileage and fun! Kids will ski with the same group all season and develop camaraderie amongst their fellow skiers. New last season, we have added a Friday option for ages 3-8.
Identical to Mountain Camp, we offer the Summiteer Program at Alpine Meadows.
|Sunday Camp - FULL**||4-6||9am-2:30pm||January 8 - March 26, 2017
No camp 1/15, 2/19, 2/26
|Sunday Camp - FULL**||7-13||9am-2:30pm||January 8 - March 26, 2017
No camp 1/15, 2/19, 2/26
|Wednesday Morning Camp - FULL**||3-4||9:30am-12pm||January 11 - March 22, 2017
No camp 2/22
|Wednesday Afternoon Camp||5-8||1:15-3:45pm||January 11 - March 22, 2017
No camp 2/22
|Friday Morning Camp - FULL**||3-4||9:30am-12pm||January 13 - March 24, 2017
No camp 2/24
|Friday Afternoon Camp||5-8||1:15-3:45pm||January 13 - March 24, 2017
No camp 2/24
*Season pass is required and not included in Mountain Camp price.
**Sunday, Wednesday morning and Friday morning Mountain Camps are Full. To be added to the wait list please email email@example.com. The Sunday and Thursday programs at Alpine Meadows and Friday afternoon programs at Squaw Valley still have space available. See the Summiteers page for more information.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Squaw Kids at 530-452-7225
- Must be 3 years old as of December 1, 2016, for Wednesday and Friday AM program. Must be 5 years old as of December 1, 2016 for Wednesday and Friday PM program. And must be 4 by December 1, 2016 for Sunday program. No exceptions. A copy of the child’s birth certificate may be required.
- Skiers must be able to leave their parents and be ready to ski without their parents.
- Parents must be comfortable that their children may ride chairlifts alone, with other children, or adults.
- Use of leash or edgie-wedgie or other training aides is not permitted.
- Helmets and eye protection are required for all camp members.
- Please read our chairlift riding policy and review the chairlift safety video.
- There are no make up days if a program cancels due to weather.
|Program||Ages||Drop Off Time||Pick Up Time|
|Sunday All Day||4-13||8:45am leave promptly at 9am||2:30pm|
|Wednesday Morning||3-4||9:15am leave promptly at 9:30am||12pm|
|Wednesday Afternoon||5-8||1pm leave promptly at 1:15pm||3:45pm|
|Friday Morning||3-4||9:15am leave promptly at 9:30am||12pm|
|Friday Afternoon||5-8||1pm leave promptly at 1:15pm||3:45pm|
Groups meet outside on the snow by the magic carpets at Squaw Kids and say good bye to their parents. Groups leave promptly at designated times.
Students will need to bring their lunch with their name clearly labeled and will not be able to go to the cafeteria to purchase food. Please take into consideration our lunch room is small, which limits parent visitation. Squaw Kids is not responsible for lunch boxes and they will be available for pickup in the Squaw Kids lobby. Lunch boxes not picked up by end of day will be donated.
The first day and a half is spent getting children into the appropriate groups, which is based on age and ability level. For the remainder of the season, children stay with their designated group. If the coaches and supervisors see a need to adjust a child’s placement, we will move them as necessary. It is very important for attendance to be consistent or your child may have to move groups accordingly or be dropped from the program. Coaches are focused on building technique using appropriate terrain to develop abilities in anticipation of more challenging terrain. Our focus is on skill, using all mountain terrain. Ages 7-12 must be skiing at an intermediate to advanced level.
Chairlift Riding Policy
Be advised that your child may be riding lifts alone or with other children or adults, while enrolled in these programs. Please review the most recent Children’s Chairlift Code of Conduct, and help us to train your child to understand the importance of sitting back, holding on, and no fooling around, while on a lift. Please review our chairlift riding policies
We will run regardless of weather conditions 99% of the time. It is very rare for us to cancel the program due to weather, however, if we need to cancel, we will determine a plan of action that morning. An email will be sent out as late as 8:30am, regarding any changes. Please do not call the supervisor’s office as they have on-hill duties.
It is your responsibility to participate in the days designated for the program. We do not offer makeup days or drop-ins, and you may only participate on the day and time you registered for.
All students must have the following: eye protection, helmet, pass, sunscreen, gloves or mittens, skis and boots, and appropriate snow clothing. Snacks are not provided, so please send a snack in a pocket.
Tips to make your day go smoothly...
- Arrive within the 15 minute drop off time with boots, skis and pass. Be ready to go!
- Sundays are busier than most think, please leave early in anticipation for traffic and parking delays.
- Plan ahead for picking up your pass and rental gear (if you need it).
- Feed your child a healthy breakfast and/or lunch.
- Include a snack in your child’s pocket. Snacks are not provided.
- Remind your child to stay with their group at all times.