Thanks to Epic Board Skins for the killer signs. Check out how those reflective letters pop! Hit these guys up for all your signs, vehicle wraps, stickers and more. https://epicboardskins.com/
Normally I like destruction but this is different. RIP Forbidden skatepark. You can’t stop progress.
I’m really looking forward to the 7/11 they’re putting up there soon.
Yo dudes! JumpCamp is now on Instagram. Follow us for up to date pics of our feet and sandwiches.
Riot Brewing Co. X JumpCamp
We scored another rad sponsorship recently for our "coaches meetings". This is the best kind of sponsor because you can't eat or drink a hoody. The beer is delicious and the graphics are by legendary skate artist Jimbo Phillips so you know we had to go for it. Go check out their amazing brewery in Chemainus and skate the new park.
Saturday September 2nd the Comox Valley Athletic Association and JumpCamp presents an all ages, girls and boys, 3 on 3 basketball tournament including a half court shot contest, dunk contest and king of the court contest.
"We’re stoked to be bringing this street ball tournament to the Comox Valley for all the basketball enthusiasts,” said Eli Blake assistant coach of the CVAA boys basketball and part organizer of the Maple Park 3 on 3 tournament. "Get your team together for a wicked day of streetball, barbeque, music and fun!” Blake added.
The tournament is open to all ballers and begins at 10am at Maple Park, Grieve Ave and 18th street Courtenay. The cost is $30 per team and includes bragging rights, glory and lots of prizes from local sponsors; Blue Toque, JumpCamp, Thrifty Foods, White Whale, Comox Valley Boxing Club, Play N Trade, A&W, Sport Chek, Water Pure & Simple, Boston Pizza, Happy's Source For Sports, Best Buy and Onethirtythree.
Melinda from the Port Hardy Rec Centre called and asked JumpCamp to come and do a SkateCamp for the local kids. As you know, when it comes to the kids we don't disappoint so we packed up our skates and camping gear and headed north.
Thanks to Jordan & Brian Savard from Radius Skateparks for their ramp donation, Coach Toovey for his infinite shred knowledge and our amazing sponsors for all the prizes and food; the Cove, IGA Port McNeill, Volcom, Sandbox, Blue Toque, Skidlords and Onethirtythree. Support these companies 'cause they support the youth. They are the ones that make a brighter day so let's start giving!
We will be back to camp out and transform more youth from scooter kids to skaters.
We've been trying to score a truck detailing sponsor for a little while and our pals at Valley Auto Spa came through big time for us. After all of our missions up the mountain and all over Vancouver Island the JumpCamp mobile gets pretty nasty. The professional crew at Valley Auto Spa cleaned, waxed, buffed, steamed and polished the truck inside and out. They did an amazing job and I would highly recommend them to anyone wanting to keep their g-ride in tip top shape! Thanks a lot.
BEFORE, Beat down, dried up and smelling like a wet dog.
AFTER, Mega pimped! Looking tight inside and out.
Keep strivin' and survivin' my friends and remember what the Great One, Wayne Gretzy said,
"You miss 100% of the shots you never take."
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!
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.
It’s that time again folks. Quick as a flash JumpCamp is here March 11, 12.
Sign up today and learn to fly!
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.”
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.
“Little to the left boys…”
And voila, 6th Street is transformed into a shred park.
Bubba was rippin’ up the coarse!
“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.
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).
“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
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.
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.
PHOTO BY KAILYN REGNER
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.
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!
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.
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!