Frequently Asked Questions
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Why is CAMP3 a non-profit club?
We decided to register CAMP3 as a non-profit club (or Incorporated Society as it's known in New Zealand) to keep the cost of camps down and give us more flexibility with camp locations. If CAMP3 was a commercial business, we would be restricted in the locations we can operate. We're essentially like you're local sports club, except our members are all around the world. And as a non-profit club, we can run camps in many different resorts around the world too.
How much is membership to CAMP3?
Membership is $45 NZD for the calendar year.
What does CAMP3 membership give me?
It allows you to book on to our epic snowboard camps, plus you'll get some CAMP3 merch too
Where do my membership fees go?
Membership fees are used to set up and run CAMP3 as an Incorporated Society and cover the cost of some CAMP3 merchandise.
How do I pay for membership?
We include the $45 membership fee on top of the cost of the first camp you join in the calendar year. There is no commitment to pay again the following year, unless you join another camp (which you probably will).
What happens if I don't renew my membership?
That's fine, your status will just become "Inactive Member". You'll still have access to the Member's Area and be able to see what camps are scheduled.
How long are the camps?
Camps vary in length from 2 days to 6 days and are relevant to the star rating system.
The longer 4**** and 5***** camps typically have one day off in the middle somewhere, however this is kept flexible to allow for weather or energy levels within the group.
How many people per group on the camps?
As standard, we try to keep each group at a maximum of 6 people. The only exception to this is when a Camp Organiser joins as a rider in the camps (i.e. they are not a coach as well). The minimum numbers required depends on the costs to run the camp. Some camps will be 4 and others will be 5.
What kind of riding are the camps focused on?
CAMP3 is focused on all-mountain freestyle, freeride and carve. Do everything, everywhere! That being said, we do have more specific camps that are focused more towards freeriding or freestyle. It is simply about helping you to get the most out of your snowboarding and expand your skills.
How do I book on a camp?
Visit the camp listing and look for the booking form in the lower half of the page. If you cannot see this, it means that you're not logged in or registered yet.
How do I pay for a camp?
When you've booked onto a camp, and we have enough pending bookings to run it, you will be sent a payment request from Paypal or alternative. We will also provide bank details for direct bank transfers.
How can you run camps at privately owned resorts like Cardrona?
Every location that we run camps, we have permission to do so. Every resort is different in how this works. At most NZ resorts, the coach needs to be on officially employed by the resort - meaning they have a good relationship with the resort. This also gives us access to their priority lift line in some cases.
Why do only some camps include passes and/or accommodation?
Only our longer camps have accommodation and/or passes included. We tend to look at who's likely to join each camp, where they are located and any restrictions put on us by the resort. Some camp locations only have one accommodation option, where as other camp locations have many options. Some camp locations offer a very competitive deal on season passes, some do not. Most camps can be flexible enough to include/exclude passes, based on your needs.