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CAMP3 Snowboarding

The Lowdown

Put simply, CAMP3 is a snowboard club.

We're a New Zealand registered non-profit society, running rider development camps for adults from all over the world who get stoked on snowboarding. We run various levels of camp, from all-mountain freestyle camps at Cardrona and freeride camps at Treble Cone, through to backcountry powder camps in Japan and France. All camps have a **star rating system that defines both the riding level and terrain.

CAMP3 Snowboarding also facilitate high-end instructor training, with Level Three specific programmes for instructors from any English-speaking system.

The Membership Crew

Everyone is a passionate snowboarder.

CAMP3 members are seasoned snowboarders, many with instructor qualifications themselves. All members must be over 18 (most members are in the 20-40 range), have had at least 30 days on a snowboard and must be stoked on progressing their riding.

Every snowboarder who joins our camps MUST join as a member of the club first. You can sign up below for FREE and we include the $45 annual membership fee when you register for your first camp (more on that here).

The Coaches

All CAMP3s are run by super-experienced, highly-certified coaches, frothing to help you improve and get the most out of your all-mountain shred time, from park and pipe to freeriding and carving.

To become a CAMP3 Coach you must be a minimum of SBINZ Level Three with proven coaching experience, however most of our coaches are certified at the Trainer level. All CAMP3 coaches are carefully selected with not only superior qualifications and experience, but a super-positive approach and a specific set of personal skills.

Japan, Winter 23/24

BIG NEWS, we have a lodge in Japan! The CAMP3 Clubhouse Madarao will be our base for all Japan camps this winter. We have a multitude of camps scheduled from to two-week long advanced rider camps, and even a splitboard camp and ASC2 avalanche course.
Check out the full calendar of scheduled Japan camps and find the right one for you...
CAMP3 Calendar - Scheduled Events
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The Star Rating System

All snowboard riding camps (excluding Level Three Instructor Training) have a star rating system. This indicates both the riding level and what is included in a camp.
How does the star rating system work?
Generally speaking...

3*** All-Mountain Snowboard Camps are aimed at intermediate to advanced riders, with 4 days of coaching out of 5, and are focused towards all-mountain riding, with either a freestyle or freeride flavour.

4**** Terrain-Focused Snowboard Camps are aimed at advanced riders, and focused on more specific terrain or riding skills, such as spins and jibs or banked slaloms. These camps also include off-snow analysis and/or trampoline sessions. These camps are now held over a two-week period, with 8 days of coaching included.

5***** Snowboard Instructor Training camps are aimed at certified instructors, aiming towards their next level of certification. They are tailored specifically to high levels of certification and include a range of on and off-snow training opportunities. These camps are between three and six weeks long.

Read more about this on our FAQs page.

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If you're not a member already, use the "sign me up" button below (there's no cost until you actually join a camp).