A positive attitude towards physical activity and sports starts at a young age. By giving your children fun opportunities and teaching them foundational skills, their confidence to try new things will increase. Along the way, they are making the connection that staying active is FUN, which helps them to make lasting habits. As parents, we all want our kids to be confident and capable, but we don’t always have the time or resources to teach them these new skills. So, why not let the experts step in to help?
Pedalheads is North America’s leader in teaching kids skill development, confidence, and independence in biking, swimming, and various sports. They have over 30 locations in the Greater Toronto Area, and are always growing because of their tried and true methods. The Pedalheads teaching model focuses on incorporating skill development, confidence, and independence.
Pedalheads established their name with biking and bike safety camps, especially for beginners trying to ditch the training wheels. But did you know that Pedalheads offers more than just beginner bike camps!? When registering for Pedalheads Summer Camps, your family can choose from bike skills camps, trail biking camps, multi-sport camps and also combo camps that combine more than one category. Summer camps run in both full-day and half-day week long cycles, with before and after care available in some locations. No family is exactly alike, and so your options shouldn’t be either.
Pedalheads Bike | Ages 3+
Pedalheads Bike offers programs for a wide range of ages and skill levels. These bike programs give your kids an opportunity to increase strength, improve skills, and for the younger ones, get off their training wheels! All of the camp sizes are kept small, with a firm focus on both FUN and SAFETY. Finding the right level for your child is simple and easy to choose on their website. Summer Bike Camps run from Monday – Friday, starting as early as June in certain locations, all the way through August.
Take look at the requirements for each level to find the camp that is right for your child. The bike camps are separated into 3 categories:
- Under 4: Riding Rookies, Trikes “N” Trainers or Balance Bikers camps help your child develop the love and skill it takes to get going on two wheels!
- Ages 4 -5 : Kids learn how to improve their bike control, start and stop independently, as well understand road safety.
- 6 and Over: More advanced road safety instruction as well as learning how to handle a bike with multiple gears. Advanced classes will go on group rides in quiet residential neighbourhoods.
Pedalheads Trail | Ages 4+
Pedalheads Trail camps are for anyone looking to develop new skills beyond Pedalheads Bike level 3 and focus on a little more adventure. Bikers will get to explore the local bike trails and continue to develop skills such as riding on different surfaces, handling steep hills, and moving on to tougher trails as they pass levels. They will also learn related bike-safety and maintenance skills.
Pedalheads Trail beautiful mixes together outdoor adventure with the opportunity to discover the thrill of trail riding and is offered in 2 different levels:
- Novice: for ages 4 and up
- Junior: for ages 7 and up
Pedalheads Sport | Ages 4-8
Pedalheads Sport offers 3-hour multi-sport camps for kids ages 4 – 8. The energetic instructors will engage your child in interactive training, drills, obstacle courses and games. In doing so, the campers will learn physical skills such as balance, kicking, throwing, catching, and hand-eye coordination. These foundational skills lay the groundwork for a lifetime of fun and success in any sport your child may choose. Throughout the week, your child participates in basketball, gymnastics, racquet sports, softball, hockey, track and field and archery.
Much like the Pedalheads bike classes, skills are broken down into manageable chunks and are progressive. Children have the opportunity to participate in a variety of drills and activities in order to allow them ample time to practice each skill. Instructors provide children with plenty of feedback and practice time during the camp. The focus is on building excitement for daily events.
Registration for Pedalheads Summer Camps is NOW OPEN and spaces are already filling up! Head to the Pedalheads website or call 1-888-886-6464 to be assisted with the registration process. Be sure to check out all site specific information, locations, and maps on the website. Visit Pedalheads on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep up with all their current news and programs. This summer, help your kids stay active, get outside and keep busy learning new skills with Pedalheads Summer Camps!
Pedalheads Summer Camps
Dates: Monday-Friday (June – August, 2020)
Where: Choose location on website
Ages: 3 yrs+ (bike), 4 yrs+ (trail), 4-8 yrs (sport)
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.