Showing our new campers how to clean their drive train Photo: Nic Coury
The Little Bellas take a knee in our icebreaker game 'waah' photo: Nic Coury
Photo: Nic CouryThe Sea Otter Little Bellas camp wouldn’t be complete without our venue scavenger hunt. Here, the Little Bellas picked up as many stickers and signatures as possible, found how what nutrients are in a Clif Bar, discovered what body parts G-Form pads protect, and were branded (paint only) with the red Specialized S.
There were also some solid runs on the bouncy house. The girls also learned the names of all of the different bike parts during a Specialized tech talk with Zane Freebairn. Their knowledge was put to the test later and highly rewarded with dot candy.
All in all, the entire weekend was a blast and filled with lots of excitement. We saw a huge amount of improvement over the course of three days. Campers went from walking down hills to descending effortlessly. We saw girls turn from timid campers to pump track experts. One of the Little Bellas, Chantel, raced the dual slalom while another raced the fifteen-mile cross country course. Even our mentor, Ali, competed in her first national level downhill race and won the Sea Otter expert field. It was a wildly successful weekend. We hope you join in on the fun for next year’s Sea Otter camp. If you want in earlier than that, you can join us at the Beti Bike Bash in Colorado, Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival in Cable, Wisconsin, or at a number of our Vermont summer camps.
I’d like to thank our sponsors support because they make our camps happen. Specialized/First Gear, Primal Wear Cycling Apparel, G-Form, Clif Bar, Sea Otter Classic, Becker Law, In the Arena, and East Coast Printers
Lemonade Social with the Pros, Photo: Nic Coury
Signing a jersey after a second place ride in the short track, Photo: Nic Coury