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 offers 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 Camp 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. 

Take a tour of the site and feel free to contact us with any questions at

Thanks for stopping by,

Dave Smutok
Highland Camps Director


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 first aid office able to address any situation. Highland Patrol mans the office and slopes and they are all EMT certified. Everyone at Highland — staff, public, and campers — is constantly under the watchful eye of Highland Patrol.

Additionally, the Highland Camps low camper-to-coach ratio ensures a high degree of safety. Campers are always with coaches/counselors on the hill, in the dorms and on the camp shuttle.

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
  • Campers are not allowed to leave camp boundaries

Campers are expected to follow the 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.


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 6:1 camper-to-coach ratio helps maximize safety and ensure a great camp experience.

Campers traveling by car should arrive on Sunday of their camp session at the Tilton School between 10am and 11am for room check-in. After check-in, campers and parents should head to Highland (with bikes & riding gear). There will be a camp welcome lunch starting at 12pm, parents are welcome to stay.
Campers traveling by air should try to arrive Sunday morning of their session. Please set up shuttle their schedule by email –

Camper pickup is between 9:00am and 10:00am at the Private School on Saturday following their session. Once room checkout is complete parents and campers make their way to Highland for final checkout. Some campers choose to bus to Highland on Saturday morning and ride with friends or family and delay checkout for later in the day. These campers need to have an early sign out form completed. Parents, be aware they will be riding on their own with no coach/camp staff supervision.
Campers traveling by air will be dropped off at their airport 1.5–2 hours before their scheduled flight time.

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


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