Your essay might get you to Windell’s Snowboard camp!

02 Jun, 2009

Here’s your chance for some summer shredding at Windells Camp on Mt Hood, Oregon. Windell’s is running a essay contest and the winner receives a free ride/one-week scholarship to come attend Windell’s Snowboard Camp.


You must submit your essay before July 6th at midnight, see the press release below for all the information on how to submit your essay. Here’s your chance to get on the snow, have some fun and all it takes is a essay written to the owner, Tim Windell.

If you get lucky you might be in a session with your favorite pro for the Pat Milbery Signature park-feature design sessions happening, full list at the bottom of the page.

MT Hood, OR – June 2009 – Tim Windell, owner of Windells Camp, has started a writing contest for a chance to win a free session at the “Funnest Place on Earth.” One deserving kid will receive an all-inclusive week at Windells Camp including instruction, food, prizes, supervision, video review, camp activities and more – without paying a dime.

“We are not looking for the best writer in terms of grammar and punctuation,” says Windell. “We just want to pick the person who will benefit the most from camp – It goes without saying the camp will benefit from the kid as well.”

All submissions will be read and considered for the contest. The rules are simple: Submit a 1-3 page essay stating why you need the camp and why the camp needs you. The deadline for submissions is July 6th at midnight. Submissions should be emailed directly to Windells Camp has posted an example of how to craft the essay on its website at

Founded in 1988 by nine-time National Champion and two-time Vice World Champion snowboarder Tim Windell, Windells Camp has been a world leader in action sports for the past two decades. The camp’s goal is to not only improve kids’ skills on the slopes and on the street, but also create a fun and safe place for kids to creatively express themselves through sport. From building permanent half-pipes and cheese-wedge jumps to creating new moves and fighting scoring regulations in competitions, Windells Camp has been a pioneer in action sports. Windells Camp is also the world’s only privately owned campus and features a permanent, year-round half-pipe and ski run. The Windells Camp campus also has BMX dirt bike paths, an indoor skate park with a foam pit, and on-site housing for campers. For those who have been there, Windells is known as the “funnest place on earth.”


The full list of pros, sponsors and dates for each session:

Session 1 (June 6 to June 13) Nick Visconti.

Session 2 (June 16 to June 23) NIKE 6.0, Trevor Jacobs, Ross Baker, Broc Waring, Dylan Bidez, Mark Reining.

Session 3 (June 26 to July 3) ROME TEAM, Bjorn Leines, LNP, Marius Otterstad, Eiki Helgason, OMATIC’s Chanelle Sladic.

Session 4 (July 6 to July 13) ARBOR TEAM/ SO…GNAR /GRINDTV.COM, Joe Bosler, Moss Halladay, SKULLCANDY TEAM, Zach Hale, Drew Fuller.

Session 5 (July 16 to July 23) SALOMON/BONFIRE/SKELETON CREW, Nick Dirks, Harrison Gordon, Jarad Hadi, Tyler Verigin, Alex Sherman.

Session 6 (July 26 to August 2) FLOW TEAM, Tim Humphreys, Brandon Reis, Jeremy Thompson, Kade Madson.

Session 7 (August 5 to August 11) DWD/THINK THANK, Sean Genovese.

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  1. Shredding Stuff
    June 02, 2009

    I’m confused, this post says the deadline is early July but on the Windells website it’s June 15.

    Which is it, cause if it’s the latter, I got to start writing fast!

  2. Shayboarder
    June 02, 2009

    Good Question and I got the answer. The deadline was extended to July 6th, so you have some more time to get it in!

    Start writing now 🙂