Not everyone is making career plans around mountain biking or bike racing, but proper training is certainly going to enhance bike-handling skills, improve personal fitness and make for a safer and more enjoyable experience.  In much the same way that many of us learned to ski, it’s the lessons, skill clinics, and advanced training that have made a big difference, even without being in a competitive environment.

Truth is, there’s nothing like being trained by a skilled coach or experienced instructor. And like any sport or activity, technical ability and aptitude is key. The real trick is to harness that skill and ability, and the best way to do so is with solid, consistent training. For girl’s mountain bike training, Camp Ak-O-Mak has the facilities, environment and trainers to deliver a quality summer training regime that is specifically designed for girls.

The foundation of successful mountain bike training is the training itself.  While it’s true that the more you ride, the better you ride, but you’ll improve faster with good training. For the staff at Camp Ak-O-Mak, mountain bike training is an integral part of our overall camp program. As an all-girls sports camp, we offer every camper, regardless of age group, a camp experience that is motivating, challenging and energizing.

For mountain bike training, we have the most incredible environment you can imagine: well over 400 acres of biking territory; quality mountain bikes and endless kilometres of trails. The camp itself is located on the lake, and encompasses a stunning wilderness environment, with forests, woods and wetlands. There’s no better environment for reaching one’s full potential.

Camp Ak-O-Mak has established a reputation for being one of Ontario’s foremost sports camps.  Needless to say, we are all about our girls – and that goes hand-in-hand with our programming philosophy: a focus on leadership training, on individual empowerment, on personal character development and on goal setting. Mountain bike training is part of this competitive setting, with a training regime that matches.

Whether it’s mountain biking, or any of the numerous land and water sports available at camp, we believe that our all girls environment is integral to the success of our programs. Our girls develop personal skills and strengths without any influences from the opposite sex. And with much less emphasis on personal differences, skill levels, or body type, every girl enjoys a supportive environment without any of the common insecurities.

The staff at Camp Ak-O-Mak is professional and qualified. Our training facilities, coaching teams and camp activities are unmatched compared to other camps. We don’t permit any electronic distractions, like computers, smart devices, televisions, or cell phones, because we encourage personal growth in other, unplugged ways. It’s quite incredible how one’s genuine personality surfaces without those influences.

In essence, Camp Ak-O-Mak is a sports camp.  So beyond offering mountain bike training, we have many other water and land sports, we socialize around the campfire, and we present a variety of performing nights. Cabins are beautifully maintained, with a rustic feel, conventional bunk beds, and absolutely NO electricity! It’s one of the best ways to enjoy the splendors of the natural wilderness!