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June ’17

Skate Camp Port Hardy


We’ve been asked by the Port Hardy Rec Centre to go do a SkateCamp for them in July.
                SkateCamp is an all ages and abilities skills camp and we’ll be going to Port Hardy, July 17, 18 to shred their park and help the local kids progress their skills. If you live on the north Island check it out!


April ’17

Killer JumpCamp ’17 season! Thanks to our rad coaches; Bubba Muldoe, Olaf Larsen, Eli Blake and Damian Toovey for sharing their wisdom and all our amazing sponsors; Onethirtythree, Blue Toque, RK Designs, Sandbox, Thrifty Foods, White Whale, Spy, Kindred, PlayNTrade, EpicBoardSkins, Yummies & Gyros, Skidlords, Dodge City Cycles and Volcom.

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Feb ’17

It’s that time again folks. Quick as a flash JumpCamp is here March 11, 12.

Sign up today and learn to fly!


Mega snow!

Well, Ned Stark was right when he kept saying that “winter is coming”. It is here.


We have been doing some major high altitude training to prepare for JumpCamp.


Make some shred memories this year at JumpCamp.

Manning Park ’17

We had so much fun last year that we’re going back to Manning Park March 15, 16!


Ole likes to be so close to the future flyers that he can talk to them mid air.


Support your local dealer. 

Our pals at Kindred Snowboards have been kind enough to set us up with some amazing boards this year. They make custom shred sticks right here in Merville. Check em out.



Disco Stu is diggin’ this board!



Like the “Big” guy said “if you don’t know, now you know.”


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January ’17

JumpCamp was honoured to be part of the 6th Street Rail Jam.

The street was shut down, covered with snow, rails, and jumps for the homies from VI Riders, Mount Washington Freestyle Club and of course JumpCamp to shralp. There were 1500 people in the streets, up on the roofs and hanging out of windows watching the madness go down.

6th street rail Jam

RailJam 2017


“Little to the left boys…”

RailJam 2017


And voila, 6th Street is transformed into a shred park.

RailJam 2017

Bubba was rippin’ up the coarse!

RailJam 2017

“It’s an honour to receive this prestigious award.”

Thanks to Eric, Mary-Ellen, Kindred bros, VIRider homies, MtWash Freestyle Club dogs, my fellow JumpCamp amigos, SkiTakHut and Devon at the Avalanche for the award.

Check out more rad photos from the streets!

6th Street Rail Jam – Photos by Todd MacSween

6th Street Rail Jam Slideshow – Comox Valley Record


JumpCamp Donation

Thanks to a donation from JumpCamp, Vancouver Island’s Premier Snowboard Camp, a youth in John Howard KidStart has a brand new skateboard and helmet! Pictured are Patrick and Rebecca Kitto from JumpCamp with Comox Valley KidStart coordinator Wendy Thurlborn (centre).

Kidstart donation


Dec. ’16

“Forbidden’s Future” in Dec. issue of InFocus mag

A look at the historic recreation site, as concerned local citizens and decision-makers ponder its future

By Kerry Hale • December & January 2017

InFocus Magazine

Abandoned since the day lodge caved in under heavy snowfall in 1999, the site of the Forbidden Plateau ski hill is in need of attention to wash away the wear and grime of almost two decades of inactivity, allowing for the magnificent land to rest in a state befitting its natural allure. Photo by Boomer Jerritt

Abandoned since the day lodge caved in under heavy snowfall in 1999, the site of the Forbidden Plateau ski hill is in need of attention to wash away the wear and grime of almost two decades of inactivity, allowing for the magnificent land to rest in a state befitting its natural allure. Photo by Boomer Jerritt



“We just want Forbidden to continue to be a local treasure for mountain bikers, skiers, snowboarders, hikers and families to play on,” says Patrick Kitto, owner of JumpCamp. Above, Joel Loverin practices his moves at Forbidden. Photo by Patrick Kitto

“We just want Forbidden to continue to be a local treasure for mountain bikers, skiers, snowboarders, hikers and families to play on,” says Patrick Kitto, owner of JumpCamp.


August ’16

Coleman Speed & Cycle Grand Opening Party

Sponsored by JumpCamp; lovers of snowboarding and also motorcycles.

Speed & Cycle grand opening

Coleman Speed & Cycle Grand Opening Shaker!

Friday August 26, 2pm til late
1920 Coleman rd, Courtenay
Bikes, Swap Meet, Show n Shine, Booze, Bros, BBQ
Admission $5
Door prizes all day from rad sponsors: Weaver’s Leather, Onethirtythree, JumpCamp, Om Boys, Skidlords, Risk Takers Designs, Motorcycho, RK Designs, Freewheelin Leather and Comox Valley Boxing Club.
Contact Ben for Swap Meet and Vendor info at (250) 650-6009

Support your local speed dealer.


July 2016

SkateCamp Alert Bay '16

SkateCamp Pics

Since last year's SkateCamp in Alert Bay was so awesome the JumpCamp crew loaded up the camping gear and headed back for more! It was great to be back and see all the locals still ripping' it up. Thanks to coaches Damian Toovey, James Serrano, the Village of Alert Bay for the amazing hospitality and our awesome sponsors: Onethirtythree, Blue Toque, RK Designs, Cove Surf Shop, Sandbox, IGA Port McNeill, BC Ferries, Skidlords & Volcom. We'll definitely be back to fish, lay on the beach and skate this rad park again!

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May 2016

The shred season is over and JumpCamp has one more beauty for the books.

This year JumpCamp changed things up taking the show on the road from our beloved Forbidden Plateau to a couple of resorts.

Yes, in this topsy, turvy world we live in JumpCamp was finally accepted… to host sessions at Manning Park and Mount Washington.

The future looks bright!

It was an amazing season for weather. We had more powder than ever and conditions were totally awesome for JumpCamp! Mother Nature really came through for us, especially after last year’s lack of snow.

All the campers loved the new setup and really pushed the pace during JumpCamp sessions. It’s always amazing to see the next generation progress and improve their shred skills.

Fresh, cold powder at the end of March? Uh huh.

Thanks to everyone at Manning Park and Mount Washington for all the hospitality. We will be back.
Still going strong after over a decade, JumpCamp would like to give a big thanks to all the campers over the years, coaches and especially the local sponsors; Onethirtythree, RK Designs, Thrifty Foods, Yummies & Gyros, Boardwalk, Comox Valley Boxing Club, Play’N’Trade, The White Whale, Dodge City Cycles, Kindred snowboards and EpicBoardSkins for their continued support over the years.

These guys are very important to the success of JumpCamp.

Support companies that support snowboarding.

January 2016

JumpCamp is taking the Show on the Road!

Snow report:

Vancouver Island has been getting plowed with snow this year. Lots of killer storm boarding days when your tracks get covered up by the time you get back to them and some real beauty sunny days for touring around the backcountry.

Powder! Photo by megabro Jeremy Levin

Definitely the best season in the last three years! Haha

Still don’t believe me? 

Since we had no snow on the Island last spring we weren’t able to run JumpCamp so we really miss our JumpCamper buddies. This year we’re going to make up for it by getting twice as many hot dogs as usual, and we’re going to remember to bring the ketchup.

BBQ launch! Nothing quite like the sweet smell of burgers and dogs while you hit jumps.

Tour news:

This year JumpCamp is changing things up and taking the show on the road. Manning Park March 17, 18 and Mount Washington March 26, 27. We’re very stoked to be setting up shop at both of these awesome resorts. 

JumpCamp is for snowboarders of all ages and abilities who want to progress their freestyle skills.

Located on the Hope-Princeton Highway (Hwy. 3), Manning Park Resort is in the heart of the Cascade Mountain Range in beautiful southern British Columbia.

Manning lift

Manning Park is like Forbidden Plateau back when it was still open.

The camp cost is $225 and includes passes, professional instruction in our private park, on mountain lunch and bbq both days and prize giveaways from our sponsors.

Prices are in Canadian dollars including tax. There is limited space available so register early. Registration must be done prior to the camp chosen. Payments can be made by cash, PayPal, certified cheque or money order. Please make certified cheques payable to “JumpCamp”.

Registration can be made anytime at http: www.jumpcamp.com/register or by calling Patrick at (250) 871-6836.

From the beginner “shred” to the experienced, our coaches will help sharpen your freestyle skills on a personal one on one level. Each camper will become a much stronger rider during this two day clinic. Guaranteed!

If you live in the lower Mainland, Princeton, Hope or in a camper on Highway 3 get your butt there!

Learn the skills to hit the Manning Park terrain park at JumpCamp March 17, 18!

Thanks to our amazing sponsors that support the youth in snowboarding.

Stay frosty!

April 2015

No snow, no JumpCamp

Well, as you know, the '14/'15 shred season here on the Island wasn't very good. Cain opened for 3 weekends, MountWashedup was sort of open for about a month and a half and our sweet baby Forbidden Plateau didn't really get enough snow to make touring around worth it. We tried to appease the snow gods by making sacrifices. We burned a whole bunch of skis, Ole's old jeans and some other stuff but it didn't work. I think we actually did more damage to the ozone layer than anything but we were very desperate.  


We're going to be touring JumpCamp around next year so we went out on a scouting mission to Revy to shred and check the possibilities. Thanks to Dan Sculnick at Revelstoke Mountain Resort and J.C. at the Sutton Place Hotel for the amazing hospitality.

Killer setup at the Sutton Place Hotel. Thanks to JC for the hookups!

RMR rocks! What do you think of JumpCamp in Revy next year? Hmmm...

First run we were shaky, second run we were rippin', third run our legs were tired!

This year, that is powder!

JumpCamp sponsors local MMA warrior Chris "Bukwas" Anderson

Our Comox Valley Boxing Club bro and current Canadian welterweight champion; Chris "Bukwas" Anderson is getting ready to go back into the cage. He's been putting in tons of work and is strong, fast and very accurate. JumpCamp is proud to be a sponsor of this rising star. 

 Support your local athletes!

Sweet shorts homie!


Todd Stewart (left) holds the BFL belt while Jonny Mac holds Chris Anderson's new HKFC belt.


Mountain Life Magazine

Thanks a lot to Feet Banks for this killer article about our little shred paradise; Forbidden Plateau in the latest Mountain Life magazine Coast Mountain edition. We've got dick all for snow this year but we keep getting press. Hahaha! 

 Viva la JumpCamp! 

See ya at the beach cool guy.

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August 2014

Connect the Dots...

What do we do in the summer while we're dreaming of shredding? Skate of course!

Check out our entry in this year's Connect the Dots photo/video contest. Thanks to Dave Prothero and the rest of the bros involved. You guys rule!

February 2014

Forbidden Plateau Snow Report:

Snow Depth: Way deeper than my dog.

Weather: Snowy and cold then the next day warm.

Winds: Blowin' like a hootnanny!

Forecast: Big crazy powdery windlips everywhere.

”People weren’t made to fly, thats why we make kickers.”

”The best thing about skiing backwards is you can see where you’ve been.”

-Warren Miller ( funny old skier dude )

Winter Bites Festival

This year JumpCamp had the pleasure of being part of the Winter Bites Festival. A downtown jamboree with live music, fire pits, an outdoor ice rink, petting zoo, rad food vendors and the JumpCamp crew launching big airs. Originaly we were going to be running full on JumpCamp sessions in the mini park but that got squashed due to liability and just the JumpCamp coaches were cleared to launch. Apparently they had no problem with us hurting ourselves. Ha! Thanks to everyone at Discover Comox Valley for all the loads of snow!

An interesting little diddy about the current state of ski resorts with a nice Forbidden Plateau cameo at 1:35.


RMR Rules!

During the draught of 2014 we went on a little trip to get a snow fix and test the new Forbidden sticks. The conditions were wicked and the hospitality was too. Thanks to Corinna Komdeur at the Sutton Place Hotel and Ashley Tait at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. We'll be back real soon!


Thanks to Epic Board Skins!

 So our friends at Epic Board Skins have done it again! I needed a JumpCamp sign done up and not only did they whip up a killer skin but it's reflective so there's no way you'll miss it on your way to Forbidden. If you need any promotional gear or custom signage go see our pals at Epic. Thanks again guys!


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