Summer camps have changed significantly since we were in school. Growing up in the UK, your choices of a outdoorsy trip away were either a rainy weekend canyoning in Wales, or a few days camping in North England to get your Prince Of Wales certificate.
Today things are different, if you want evidence of how much better camp choices are now, look towards Camp Woodward. A million miles away from a soggy weekend at Aberystwyth, this awesome camp is the place we all spent our childhoods dreaming about.
This ridiculously cool summer camp runs action sports filmmaking courses, alongside programs in skateboarding, snowboarding, skiing, BMX, mountain biking, inlining, parkour, dance and even DJing.
Woodward camps, which stretch across America, are the creation of Gary Ream, an instrumental figure in the US for advancing the popularity of skateboarding, BMX, and inline skating. Not just a champion for the sports themselves, he played an instrumental role in the formation of USA Skateboarding, the International Skateboard Federation, and the International BMX Freestyle Federation.
Ream's passion is to involve children in action sports, with Woodward working to create skills in content creation and lifestyle sports, while also providing the best adventure imaginable.
Learning from real pros and icons, Olympic gold medal winners and the most exciting new and old talent from the skate and snow scene. The kids that come here to spend the summer at one of these camps, have the chance to come out with a new sport as well as skills in filming, editing and sound production.
The newest camp in the Woodward's group is by far the most luxurious yet, with spaces for adults as well as children. Based in Riviera Maya, on the same location as the Hard Rock Hotel, you can book in for the Woodward sessions one by one, while also using the on site spa and pools.
Check out all the camps here!