SCA Blast Off Surf OVERNIGHT CAMP - Lake Ainsworth
Time & Location
About the Camp
Sports Camps Australia has partnered with Blast Off and Office of Sport to deliver ‘play and stay’ camps hosted at Sport and Recreation venues across NSW. These camps are designed to give each participant the true camp experience - with a focus on sport-specific skills, fun, friendships, developing well-rounded athletes and creating life-long memories.
This is a unique opportunity to be a part of the very first ever Blast Off camp and be coached by some of the very best surf coaches in OZ. Designed by 1988 World Surfing Champion Barton Lynch, Blast Off is part coaching program part surfing championships and a whole lot of fun. For the past 15 years kids from all over have looked forward to one event more than any other on the Australian surfing calendar and that is BLAST OFF!
The camp program emulates many aspects of the Blast Off events including Blast Off Idol, indigenous and cultural activities, fitness, focus and FUN. In addition, camp participants will also have access to a number of existing activities available on site including such things as kayaking, court sports, bikes and a number of other team and confidence building activities.
All camp participants are provided with accommodation to rest their head at the end of an action-packed day, with nutritious meals and refreshments provided throughout the day.
Our Surf partners, BL Blast Off will be responsible for the delivery of this camp. For over 20 years, Barton Lynch (BL) has coached and mentored surfers of all levels, helping individuals unlock their greatest potential. BL is a World Tour Champion and has been inducted into both the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame and the Australian Sporting Hall of Fame. Head Coach & Camp Director, Beau Mitchell, surfed professionally for over 15 years and his highest tour finish was 23rd. Beau was coached, managed and mentored by BL with the two good mates now teaming up to coach and mentor surfers in Australia. Beau will be joined by a team of supporting coaches to be announced soon.
Basing himself in Hawaii these days, BL will be zooming in on regular occasions throughout the camp to check up on the campers, pass on his wisdom and provide plenty of opportunities to interact.
Camp Highlights Include:
- The Blast Off camps are all about progression and stoke and designed by 1988 World Champion Barton Lynch.
- This camp has been structured to emulate the Blast Off events and incorporates many of the elements and values of those successful programs.
- Surfing is the funnest thing ever and it makes you stoked - when you're stoked you improve!
- We will teach you about the ocean & provide the knowledge you need to be successful in it.
- Video coaching sessions
- Confidence and team-building activities
- Arts & Cultural Events
- Accommodation and meals provided
- Every camper will receive an Under Armour Pack
Lake Ainsworth Sport and Recreation Centre is located just one hour south of the Gold Coast on NSW’s Far North Coast. Set on 118 hectares of coastal land, with private beach access at it’s back doorstep. The venue is owned and managed by the Office of Sport, the lead NSW Government agency for sport and active recreation.
All activities will be conducted on site at Lake Ainsworth. Camp participants will stay in dormitory-style accommodation with full overnight supervision. Meals will be served and consumed in the main dining hall as a collective group.
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3 days/2 nights
The camp will commence at 10.30am on 30 June.
The camp will conclude at 3pm on 2 July.
Camp Daily Schedule:
Click here to view the Camp Daily Scheudle: Please note that this has been prepared as an indicative guide only - timing and activies will change depending on the camp location, weather and covid-19 restrictions.
All meals and refreshments will be provided by Sport and Recreation for the entirety of the camp and are included in the overall package
Intermediate to Advanced
(Committed surfers who can comfortably stand on the board, paddle and catch their own waves, and looking to take their surfing to the next level)
13 – 17 years old
Boys & Girls
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A detailed registration pack will be emailed to you once you register your child for camp. This pack entails all the details for the camp and the enclosed forms are required to be brought to the first day of camp.