FAQ | Camp WoodWings

The stay & crew

How are the Groms camps accompanied?

The maximum capacity of our Groms camp is 60 attendees. There will always be a crew of minimum 10 guides. With a guidance of minimum 1 monitor per 5 attendees, safe and committed supervision for every Woodwings grom is guaranteed. 

All of our monitors and instructors receive intern schooling and training in first aid. Our crew consists of people, age 18 or older, who benefit many years of experience in tour guiding, youth organisations and/or teaching and instructing. They know the tricks of the trade in terms of organization, teaching methods and pedagogy. Our lessons are given by 'pro-riders'. Those are sponsored athletes who participate in international competitions. They dispose of an inexhaustible know-how and experience, which they are only too happy to share with you!  

What are the camp rules of the Groms camp?

Every activity takes place under the supervision of our guides. Next to the accompanied activities and workshops, there will be sufficient free moments where our groms can enjoy themselves on our basecamp. During those moments, every grom is free to do what - and to go where - he/she wants; of course under the supervision of our crew.

Smoking and alcohol are strictly FORBIDDEN for everybody on our Groms camp.

RESPECT :

  • The crew : they do their utmost best to provide you an unforgettable journey. If you don't listen to our instructors or don't respect their rules, your access to the WoodWings mountain and the roads will be denied for the rest of the week.
  • Your fellow campers : we operate a zero-tolerance for bullying and nagging. When you consciously endanger your fellow boarders, your access to the road will be denied for the rest of the week.
  • The campsite and our goods : consciously and repeatedly damaging the campsite or other properties, will lead to the deduction of your deposit.
Do boys and girls sleep in separate rooms?
  • Groms (13 - 16)

Yes, as minors, boys and girls sleep in separated bedrooms. 

  • Youngsters (16+)

A mixed room division is allowed. Boys and girls are allowed to sleep in one room.  

What sleeping equipment should I bring

Depending on your choice when booking your trip, we provide a tent and air mattress. Regardless of your choice, you should always bring your own sleeping bag and pillow. This for hygienic reasons.

How much money should I take with me?
We recommend you bring some cash for a drink of a snack at the bar. How much money you need of course depends of your personal consumption. One consumption at our bar costs approximately € 1,60. 
 
We open a big pop-up skateshop on our camp with a large offer of wheels, decks, bushings, bearing, slide gloves, shirts and socks. How much money you need of course depends on how much gear you want/have to buy.
 
During our weekly trip to Annecy, you will have the chance to withdraw extra money, if needed.
What's to do in the surroundings of the camp?

Our basecamp is located in the green surroundings of the French 'Massif des Bauges', an UNESCO world heritage park! THE place to be for mountaineering, hiking and cycling! 

About 25km from our camp, you will find the idyllic lake of Annecy, the third largest lake in France. It is known as "Europe's cleanest lake" because of strict environmental regulations introduced in the 1960s. It is a popular tourist destination known for its swimming and water sports. The lake was formed about 18,000 years ago, at the time the large alpine glaciers melted. It is fed by many small rivers from the surrounding mountains and from a powerful underwater source. Once a week we organize a day trip to the skatepark, the lake and its beautiful boulevard. 

Chambery, the capital of the French Savoie, is located on 25km from the camp. It is a big but livable city with old buildings, plenty of cozy restaurants and a university. We do not offer daytrips to Chambery, but if you have a car, you can of course always plan a city trip. 

In the close surroundings of the camp, plenty of activities can be done in the pristine nature of the ‘Massif des Bauges’. Activities such as mountaineering, hiking tours, mountain biking and zip line are offered and organized by local companies. 

What is the address of the Woodwings basecamp?

Camp Woodwings

Camping L'Île du Chéran
Base de loisirs Les îles du Chéran

73340 - Lescheraines
FRANCE