The Mulberry Gap Family is SUPER PSYCHED to announce that we’re partnering with REI to offer an EPIC week of youth mountain bike camp in Summer 2020! Take our Survey Now!
All we need now is your help in hammering out the final details!
What we know:
All Youth age 11-17 (possibly 9-17)
Day Camp Monday-Thursday (possibly also ½ day Friday) and will include lunch daily.
Campers can get dropped off and picked up daily OR together with guardians/families can book discounted housing and meals at Mulberry Gap for the week!
Camp will include mountain bike skills instructions, guided rides on local trails, a trip to the lake for stand-up paddleboarding, and more!
How you can help us finalize the rest of the details:
Take 2-3 minutes and complete our youth camp survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W2923GV
This will help us plan for some of the logistics, like:
Which week/weeks work best for the most people
What the ideal balance of cycling to non-cycling activities will be
What the best age range
How many families would drop off/pick up vs how many would stay with us for the week
Once we have all your thoughts, we can crunch the final numbers and put together a date, camp price, and packages for discounted stays!
Our goal is to do this pretty darn quick so everything is finalized and registration can go live in December or earlier!
Thanks so much for helping us make this happen, and for helping out the next generation of cyclists!
And as for the most frequently asked question:
“Can’t you make it a sleepaway camp where we can just drop the little shredder off and come back at the end of the week?”
Unfortunately, not at this point. Both REI and Mulberry Gap function and are insured in a such way that we are only able to offer the day camp option. Though campers are welcome to book discounted stays and meals with an adult for the evening and nighttime hours!
We’d love to see families think about how this could actually be PERFECT for you, though!
VOLUNTEER AS TRIBUTE! Perhaps one or two hard core mountain biker adults want to come up for a week of discounted riding and bring their kid(s) and a couple extra of their kids’ friends?
FAMILY VACATION! Or make it a whole family vacation and do everything North Georgia has to offer! You’ll still have your campers every evening, so they won’t miss out on the family experience.
BONDING OPPORTUNITY! It can be hard to spend extended one-on-one time with your kid sometimes. This might be your perfect way to actively dedicate some quality time together, get out into nature, and kick off a “dad & kid” or “mom & kid” trip tradition!
For those daytime hours, there are TONS of things for adults or families to do in the area during- Swimming, Tubing, Fishing, Hiking, Mountainbiking, Rafting, Ziplines, Shopping, Restaurants, Spas, Wineries… and sometimes just chilling in the hammocks or hot tubs and enjoying some down time!