The Rip N Ride program is a nationally standardized grassroots program that has been designed by Waterski & Wakeboard Canada as well as Waterski and Wakeboard BC. The program has progressional steps to show each riders' progress. The KWSC is fortunate to have two trained Rip'n'Ride coaches to ensure a safe and rapid improvement in your skills. We guarantee you will ride on the water!
Our camps are held on Shumway Lake, Hwy 5A, 15min from Kamloops. We offer the camp to children aged 6-18. Parents of children under 9 need to remain at site while their children are participating. Participants should bring what they would to the beach: hats, towels, spare clothing, snacks, life jackets and wetsuits if available. Waterskiis and a limited number of wakeboards are supplied. The club also has a limited number of life jackets.
Each participant will receive dryland instruction and two sets on the water per day (four sets total per camp). On the water sets vary from 10-20min each.
To see pictures of previous KWSC RipNRide Camps click on the links:
2013 RnR 2012 RnR 2011 RnR
2017 Rip'N'Ride Camps:
Camp 1: July 4 & 6, 5:30pm till 8:30m both days. Cost $70 per child. Register and pay here:
Camp 2: July 10 & 12, 5:30pm till 8:30m both days. Cost $70 per child. Register and pay here:
Camp 3: July 11 & 13, 5:30pm till 8:30m both days. Cost $70 per child. Register and pay here:
Camp 4: July 5 & 7 5:30pm till 8:30pm both days. Cost $70 per child. Register and pay here: (camps will open once camp 1-3 fill)
All participants need to have a waiver filled out and signed by their parents before going on the water. Please download and fill out the waiver to bring to the camp here:
Waterski/Wakeboard Bronze - This is for first timers. KWSC will teach you the basics on dryland and then will progress to the water. Our coaches will teach you safely and effectively using the proper equipment and boats to help you enjoy the sport of waterskiing. When you graduate from this level, you will be able to deep water start and cross the wakes.
You are now getting comfortable on the water. You will now be taught to comfortable cross the wakes and even get a little bit of air time. You will be working on linking your turns.
Slalom Silver - Gold
The next level for your rippers! By the end of these levels, your child will be confident on one ski and consistently linking turns from one side of the wake to another . At this point the slalom course will be introduced for an added goal.
photo by Riley Bathurst
Your young rider is now progressing and will be taught to complete a number of trick including: ollies, 180's, grabs and 360's
The KWSC acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia for this program.