Here at Highland, we understand how important choosing a summer camp experience is for you and your family. That’s why we’re here to help make the adventure-seeking a little easier.
Highland Mountain Summer Camps offer multi-day and overnight programs for youth with a focus on mountain biking. There’s no need to be intimidated, we cater to all rider abilities. Whether a first timer on a bike or near pro, we can accommodate.
And the fun doesn’t end on the mountain. When not riding, campers have the freedom to relax in the camp lounges or participate in other activities such as dodgeball, basketball, pool, ping pong, and more.
We strive to select coaches and staff that ascribe to our values and want to spend as much time at camp as the campers. All our camp staff brings youth camp experience to the table along with CPR/first aid and Highland Camps training. On top of that, our coaches are respected professionals in the mountain bike industry; they have a vast knowledge of the sport and what it takes to succeed.
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Thanks for stopping by,
Highland Camps Director
SAFETY ◆ FUN ◆ LEARNING
At Highland Camps safety is our highest priority, both physical and emotional. We have gone to great lengths to ensure that everyone on and off the mountain not only feels secure but that they are protected by our strict protocol.
In the base area, we have a full-service nurses office dedicated to camp and able to address injuries, illnesses, and regular medication administration. Highland Mountain has a Patrol team on duty at all times campers are riding the park. Patrollers are well training in emergency response and rescue throughout the park. Everyone at Highland — staff, public, and campers — are constantly under the watchful eye of Highland Patrol.
Highland Camps staff-to-camper ratio ensures a high degree of safety. Campers are always accompanied by coaches or counselors on the hill, in the dorms, on the camp shuttles, and during evening activities.
- Coach-to-camper ratio is 1:6
- Counselor-to-camper ratio is 1:10
Camp Safety & Rules
From the moment campers arrive, our staff of experienced coaches and camp counselors ensures they are having a safe and fun experience. We do this by maintaining a strict safety protocol along with:
- Low camper-to-coach ratio
- 24/7 adult supervision
- Highly trained Patrol staff
- Full-service First Aid Base
- NO drugs or alcohol
- NO weapons, violence or abusive language
- NO theft or vandalism
- NO bullying
- NO aggressive and dangerous behavior
- Campers are not allowed to leave camp boundaries
Campers are expected to follow both Tilton School and Highland Mountain Bike Park rules and treat everyone at camp with courtesy and respect. Rules are strictly enforced, and violations will result in parent notifications and potential camper expulsion. If your camper is expelled from camp they will be removed from all activities and a immediate action for pick up must be communicated.
The Highland coaching staff comes from varied backgrounds – including everything from classically trained musicians to childhood development majors. They are all amazingly talented riders and passionate about sharing their knowledge of the sport with new riders.
Camp begins every Monday with a skills assessment and goal evaluation. Campers are then broken up into groups based upon their skill set and riding goals. A 1:6 coach-to-camper ratio helps maximize safety and ensure a great camp experience.
Campers traveling by car should arrive on Sunday of their camp session at Highland Mountain Bike Park at 4pm for bikes and riding gear check-in. After gear drop off, campers and parents should head to Tilton School with the rest of their luggage for final check-in 4pm – 5pm. Once at Tilton School, campers will check into their rooms and say their goodbyes. Camp will start at 5pm with camper orientation and a welcome dinner at 6pm
Camper pickup is at 10:00am at Tilton School on Saturday following their session. Once room checkout is complete parents and campers make their way to Highland for final checkout and bike pickup. There is no camper signout without a parent or guardian present. Campers are not allowed to sign themselves out early and ride Saturday. They are able to ride Saturday once checked out by a parent/guardian.
Campers traveling by air will be dropped off at their airport 1.5–2 hours before their scheduled flight time.
Traveling by Air?
Airline Travel Info
Campers traveling by air can fly into either of these two airports, shuttle fees apply.
Manchester Logan Airport (MHT) in Manchester NH, 35 min away – $50/round trip
Boston Logan Airport (BOS) in Boston MA, 1.5 hours away – $100/round trip
What does a typical day look like?
8:00am–8:30am — Breakfast at the school dining hall
8:45am–9:00am — Bus over to Highland Mountain
9:30am–12:00pm — Riding skill of the day instruction
12:00pm–1:00pm — Lunch break at Highland
1:00pm–5:00pm — FreeRide Mountain*
5:30pm–5:45pm — Bus back to school
6:00pm–7:00pm — Dinner at school dining hall
7:00pm–9:00pm — Evening activity/downtime
10:00pm — Lights out
*Campers who want to ride the Highland Training Center (indoor foam pit, resi ramps, video editing) can do so with a Coach.
**Schedule subject to change based on weather and participants
My son Nathan has attended Highland’s Ayr Academy Camp for two years in a row. It has become one of the highlights of his year, and he starts looking forward to it months in advance. As parents, we have had the utmost in confidence in Highland’s ability to run such a physically active camp. The staff and coaches are always personable, and take a genuine interest in seeing Nathan’s biking level progress while having as much fun as possible in the process. If your kids love biking, making new friends, and having a lot of fun, then we would highly recommend Ayr Academy!Tom Ingersoll