about Don Grom
Training Camp:

You asked,
we listened

Camp Don Grom is back for 2024 with some new and exciting changes.

Now known as Don Grom Training Camp, our program is a place for youth to develop mountain biking skills in an inclusive team environment. Our programming is designed for those with intermediate to advanced trail riding experience looking to improve and refine their riding.

Graduates of our program will be poised for the next steps, whether it be competing in local races or conquering challenging trail features at the bike park.

YOU ASKED, WE LISTENED

Camp Don Grom is back for 2024 with some new and exciting changes.

Now known as Don Grom Training Camp, our program is a place for youth to develop mountain biking skills in an inclusive team environment. Our programming is designed for those with intermediate to advanced trail riding experience looking to improve and refine their riding.

Graduates of our program will be poised for the next steps, whether it be competing in local races or conquering challenging trail features at the bike park.

CAMPER SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

Don Grom Training camp is not suitable for beginners, please visit our FAQ section for additional programming information.

Camp is for kids 8-12 years old, participating children must be born in 2016 or earlier.

In order to create a fun and safe environment for all, we ask that all Don Grom Campers meet the following skill requirements:  

  • Able to ride at least 4–5 hours per day
  • Confident and able to fully use brakes and gears 
  • Able to confidently ride green and blue trails
  • Motivated to learn skills and techniques
  • Above average mountain biking skills.
  • Must love riding bikes all day!
  • Please see Biking Levels for more details.
 

A Day at
don grom Training Camp

Kids will spend their summer days outside in nature, getting dirty and having a blast navigating the trails in Toronto’s Don Valley by mountain bike.  

Our camp days offer a great variety of on and off bike activities. Riders will learn to train on terrain suited to their skill level, develop bike handling skills, learn how to navigate roots and rocks, learn about bike and trail etiquette and basic bike maintenance. Days will also include skills and tactics, outdoor sports and exploring the local wildlife. Kids will thrive in our fun-filled summer days!

Our program is structured to flexibly adapt to the weather, group energy level and needs so that each camper gets the most out of each day.

Biking Levels:

Don Grom Training Camp aims to offer programming for kids with previous mountain biking experience. Our goal is to build on an already existing foundation allowing for individual and team development.

On the first day of Camp, Grom’s will be assigned to one of two riding levels based on their comfort, experience and goals. Kids may spend timing riding with both groups on any given day. Groups come together for lunch and other team building activities.

       

 

BIKE SPEC. REQUIREMENTS

All campers must have a mountain bike with the following features in order to safety participate in our program:

  • Brakes that work well. (disc brakes strongly recommended)
  • Gearing for climbing hills, things tend to get steep!
  • Knobby trail tires for cornering and safe traction.
  • Bike must have at least a front suspension fork.
  • A bell that works.
  • Pedals with sufficient grip.
 

Not sure if you have the right equipment? Please see our Gear Guide page for more details. or shop approved kids MTB gear at Bateman’s Bike Co.

 Have questions? Contact us at info@campdongrom.com, we will be happy to help get your kids set up for camp!

REQUIRED PACKING LIST:

  1. A bike and helmet!
  2. Cycling Gloves, preferably full finger.
  3. Knee pads, elbows recommended.
  4. NUT FREE lunch and 2+ healthy snacks
  5. Hydration pack, for water and snacks along with other personal requirements.
  6. Closed toed running shoes
  7. Sunscreen (some might also bring bug repellant)
  8. Comfortable light weight clothes you can move around in and get dirty
  9. Rain Jacket
  10. Knapsack to contain lunch and personal belongings
  11. No technology please 🙂 let’s disconnect from devices and reconnect with nature.
  12. DON’T FORGET TO BRING THE STOKE! (excitement, energy, smiles & fist pumps)
 

Camp Don Grom is back for 2024 with some new and exciting changes.

Now known as Don Grom Training Camp, our program is a place for youth to develop mountain biking skills in an inclusive team environment. Our programming is designed for those with intermediate to advanced trail riding experience looking to improve and refine their riding.

Graduates of our program will be poised for the next steps, whether it be competing in local races or conquering challenging trail features at the bike park.

Don Grom Training camp is not suitable for beginners, please visit our FAQ section for additional programming information.

Camp is for kids 8-12 years old, participating children must be born in 2016 or earlier.

In order to create a fun and safe environment for all, we ask that all Don Grom Campers meet the following skill requirements:  

  • Able to ride at least 4–5 hours per day
  • Confident and able to fully use brakes and gears 
  • Able to confidently ride green and blue trails
  • Motivated to learn skills and techniques
  • Above average mountain biking skills.
  • Must love riding bikes all day!
  • Please see Biking Levels for more details.

Kids will spend their summer days outside in nature, getting dirty and having a blast navigating the trails in Toronto’s Don Valley by mountain bike.  

Our camp days offer a great variety of on and off bike activities. Riders will learn to train on terrain suited to their skill level, develop bike handling skills, learn how to navigate roots and rocks, learn about bike and trail etiquette and basic bike maintenance. Days will also include skills and tactics, outdoor sports and exploring the local wildlife. Kids will thrive in our fun-filled summer days!

Our program is structured to flexibly adapt to the weather, group energy level and needs so that each camper gets the most out of each day.

Don Grom Training Camp aims to offer programming for kids with previous mountain biking experience. Our goal is to build on an already existing foundation allowing for individual and team development.

On the first day of Camp, Grom’s will be assigned to one of two riding levels based on their comfort, experience and goals. Kids may spend timing riding with both groups on any given day. Groups come together for lunch and other team building activities.

All campers must have a mountain bike with the following features in order to safety participate in our program:

  • Brakes that work well. (disc brakes strongly recommended)
  • Gearing for climbing hills, things tend to get steep!
  • Knobby trail tires for cornering and safe traction.
  • Bike must have at least a front suspension fork.
  • A bell that works.
  • Pedals with sufficient grip.
 

Not sure if you have the right equipment? Please see our Gear Guide page for more details. Head to batemansbikeco.com to shop from our range of approved MTB gear 

 Have questions? Contact us at info@campdongrom.com, we will be happy to help get your kids set up for camp!

 
REQUIRED PACKING LIST:
  1. A bike and helmet!
  2. Cycling Gloves, preferably full finger.
  3. Knee pads, elbows recommended.
  4. NUT FREE lunch and 2+ healthy snacks
  5. Hydration pack, for water and snacks along with other personal requirements.
  6. Closed toed running shoes
  7. Sunscreen (some might also bring bug repellant)
  8. Comfortable light weight clothes you can move around in and get dirty
  9. Rain Jacket
  10. Knapsack to contain lunch and personal belongings
  11. No technology please 🙂 let’s disconnect from devices and reconnect with nature.
  12. DON’T FORGET TO BRING THE STOKE! (excitement, energy, smiles & fist pumps)