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WCC 2019 Youth Camp

WCC 2019 Youth Day Camp will now be held entirely indoors

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Due to the foreseeable forecast, and as per the City of Calgary Recreation Guidelines, the Youth Day Camp will now be held entirely indoors. Our aim with this day camp is to encourage youth to try something new and to build community; we will still meet these goals, regardless of the weather! It was a tough choice to make, especially given that this is a Winter Cycling Congress! We are confident that riding in below zero temperatures is entirely possible, but it does take a bit of experience to get to the point of knowing what to wear and what to watch for, regarding comfort and safety. Cold weather skill and tolerance is something that is very personal to each person and family. If you are registered for the camp, please watch your inbox for further details regarding drop-off and pick-up locations.

http://www.calgary.ca/Transportation/TP/Documents/cycling/WCC-2019/wcc2019-youth-day-registration-form.pdf, Youth Day Camp Registration - Waitlist

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Information |  WCC 2019 Youth Day Camp will now be held entirely indoors

Due to the foreseeable forecast, and as per the City of Calgary Recreation Guidelines, the Youth Day Camp will now be held entirely indoors. Our aim with this day camp is to encourage youth to try something new and to build community; we will still meet these goals, regardless of the weather! It was a tough choice to make, especially given that this is a Winter Cycling Congress! We are confident that riding in below zero temperatures is entirely possible, but it does take a bit of experience to get to the point of knowing what to wear and what to watch for, regarding comfort and safety. Cold weather skill and tolerance is something that is very personal to each person and family. If you are registered for the camp, please watch your inbox for further details regarding drop-off and pick-up locations.

Is riding to school part of your child's morning routine? Does your child use their bike to get around the neighbourhood? If so, consider signing them up to attend this free day camp for children aged 10-15 years (Grades 5-9). We are actively recruiting youth who like to bike in fair weather, those who are curious about trying cycling year-round, and those who already ride all year.

The 7th Annual International Winter Cycling Congress is hosting its first-ever concurrent Youth Day Camp on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Registered youth will meet at the main lobby of the new Central Library. Please drop off your child between 8:30-8:45 a.m. along with all of their paperwork, a water bottle, comfortable clothes for the day, and any snacks they might need (a sandwich lunch is provided). Pick-up will be here between 4:45-5 p.m. (unless you are in the group ride meeting at 3 pm).

Are you still bringing your bike? If you are still planning on cycling to-and-from the event, please contact wwc2019@cagary.ca. We can arrange for you to lock up in the City's Municipal Building bike cage if you desire.

Withdrawal: If at this time you would like to withdraw from the camp due to the weather, illness, this new Plan B, or another reason, please let us know by email as soon as possible as we do have a waitlist of other interested youth.

The free all-day event includes:

  • Free catered box lunch
  • Keynote speaker
  • Indoor scavenger hunt
  • Lunch & learn with Two Wheel View on bike maintenance basics
  • Workshops:
    • Inspire your classmates to walk and roll to school! A workshop identifying strategies to encourage more active travel to school hosted by EverActive
    • Youth-Friendly Street Design: a workshop about re-designing our streets to be safer for people cycling, walking and taking public transportation hosted by Urban Systems
  • Group ride to Bike to Work Day events at the Peace Bridge (and return trip) - CANCELLED
  • Opportunity to meet other youth from around the city who also use their bikes to get around, go to school, etc.

Registration package

Please email wcc2019@calgary.ca a completed copy of the following form:


This youth day camp qualifies as a Calgary Board of Education (CBE) Community learning opportunity. Please inform your school if you plan to attend.


Youth Day Camp is now Full:
Please email a completed registration form to wcc2019@calgary.ca to have your name included on a waitlist.


Questions?

Please email wcc2019@calgary.ca for additional information or questions.

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What is required of students:

  • Ability to ride a bike proficiently
  • Interest in biking to school or other activities, in fair weather
  • Curiosity about trying cycling in winter (or already doing so)
  • Bike, Helmet (properly fitting), Lock
  • Water bottle
  • Snack (optional)
  • Clothing appropriate for biking and/or walking outside for up to 1.5 hours
  • Transportation to/from the Calgary Municipal Building Complex (downtown)

We look forward to seeing you at the Winter Cycling Congress!

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What is required of parents/guardians:

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