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A Skateboarding Summer Camp at Greenwich Skatepark

Kids learn tricks and skills from experienced counselors

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Greenwich, CT | Added on August 19, 2014 At 12:22 PM

Ramp Camp is not your average summer camp. Counselors teach kids ages six to 14 different skills and tricks on the Greenwich Skatepark's ramps, half-pipes, and railings.  

"I can manual off that box now," said camper Charlie Asness. 

"I'm learning kickturns and going on the halfpipe," said camper Hank Vanshcik. 

Even the counselors get to have a little fun and work on their skills at camp.

"Just landing new tricks and learning new stuff. It's great, just progressing and getting better at skateboarding," said Eric Schnakenberg. 

But, no matter what your skill level may be, safety is always number one. 

"I usually wear knee pads just to be on the safe side. And always a helmet, just to be safe. I don't want to get hurt and stop skateboarding. I want to keep on skateboarding. I don't want to get hurt and stop skateboarding to recover," said counselor Martin Curley. 

"Kids love it. They all come back. We know a lot of these kids' names, they have been coming back for a little bit. It's nice to see familiar faces," said Schnakenberg. 

The camp is open to both residents and nonresidents of Greenwich. For more information on the camp or skatepark, visit 

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