On December 10th, 2011 the 6th annual Mighty Midwest Snowboard Camp Tour kicked off at Echo Mountain. With a great park set up, good vibes, stoked campers, and our rad coaches, camp started off perfect! The first day of camp everyone met their coaches and split up into groups of all ability levels then headed out to the hill. After taking a warm-up lap, the campers started small but throughout the day learned more and went bigger. While the coaches held it down outside, Andrew, Damon, and Katie held down registration and the So-Gnar merch booth inside. At around noon, Chris from Evol Burritos showed up with lunch to refuel all the campers and coaches. Right after lunch many campers headed over to our very own park for the first time to explore all of our colorful features. The rest of the day was spent mostly in our park with many campers trying new things and progressing at an incredible rate.
On day 2, everyone met in the lodge around 9:15 and geared up for another day of learning and fun. Some groups combined allowing campers to work with a larger variety of coaches. Campers focused on really getting the tricks they wanted to learn down and put in extreme effort even though they were a little tired. As the day went on campers learned more and more progressing faster than most people do in a month! Evol burritos showed up again right when everyone was getting hungry. The campers chowed down and we even had a fun, hands-free, burrito eating contest between camper Andre, Coach Aaron, and the one and only Rat. When all the excitement ended, campers headed out again to start our fun, jam style, progression session. With good atmosphere, campers were giving it their all and even learning new tricks 1st or 2nd try! Campers were stoked because right after, awards started. Thanks to our awesome sponsors, we had enough prizes for everyone so no one was left out. As awards ended every camper packed up with a smile on their face. Many goodbyes were givin’ as the campers wished the camp hadn’t ended just yet.
Our first stop at Echo Mountain was a huge success. Thanks to all the parents, campers, Echo, our sponsors, coaches, and everyone who helped out for making it such an awesome stop. Be sure to come back next year or if you really can’t get enough, we have another stop at Winter Park in January.
Mighty Midwest Tour Sponsors Include: Red Bull, Zumiez, Capix, Contour Camera‘s, Allian Snowboards, Coalatree Organics, BoomBotix, Evol Burritos, GrindTv, POW Gloves, Firehouse, S4 Eyewear, Snowboard Colorado Magazine, Steez Mini Mag, Purl Wax, Boa Technology and So-Gnar
All pics were taken by Terry “The Rat” Ratzlaff