Snowdays facilitated ‘Skatedays’ trips to Seek Skateboard Camp for Portland mentoring organizations on July 15, 22, 29 and August 5, 2023.
Stay tuned for updates on our 2024 programming!
Just like with snowboarding, volunteers don’t need to be experts at skateboarding or certified instructors to help us out as coaches. Your day as a coach can range from helping someone stand on a board for the first time to playing a game of S.K.A.T.E. We only ask that you are excited about skateboarding and sharing that excitement with teenage participants.
Breakdown of the Day:
11:00 :: Participants will arrive at partner location and the bus will depart at 11:30. We will be providing lunch before leaving, however snacks and drinks will be available for participants and volunteers while we are at Seek.
Volunteers are welcome to meet at the partner location and ride the bus or meet the group at Seek at 12:30.
12:30-1:00 :: Arrive at Seek. Trip leaders will pass out pads, helmets and boards. Circle up on the grass to talk about what to expect for the day and break into small groups based on skill level.
1:00-4:00 :: Participants who already have gone skateboarding are free to explore the park with a volunteer coach to keep an eye on them. We will have more hands-on instruction for beginners. We’ll start by stepping onto the board on grass and progress at participants’ comfort level.
4:00-4:30 :: Whole group meets back at the grass for a closing circle. We will recap the day and celebrate each other’s accomplishments! Return equipment and get back on the bus!
4:30-6:00 :: Bus ride back to original pick up location.
We’ll be posted up up top with access to the concrete park below. Trips inside will be on a case-by-case base. No trampoline access.