We just wrapped up another successful summer of our BMX Pro for a Week Camp. Big thanks to Tyler and Kas of San Diego BMX for making it so easy to work with them and to run the entire 6 weeks at their track. They have invested greatly in improvements and it shows. San Diego BMX also generously donated two 1 year complimentary USA BMX Memberships to our campers each week!
We are also grateful to Haro, Source BMX, WD-40, 100%, ODI, Tioga, Dvide, Bill and James Barrowcliff for preparing a custom award for our camper of the week and shipping to the U.S.A. from the U.K. for presentation, and Toby Wells Foundation for continuing to underwrite many of our amenities while supporting our grassroots efforts of getting kids outside and on bikes.
Our growth has been exponential and we owe much of that to our campers! Yes, we have more than a 85% retention rate of campers and they have helped us in spreading the word by bringing siblings, cousins, friends and neighbors. We have had the most successful year to-date. So, we had to step up the giveaways and other fun activities to thank our regulars and our newcomers. In addition to shirts, hats, posters, tires, grips, and 100% jerseys and pants from our team co-sponsors, we also gifted a number of brand new Haro bikes. Toby Wells Foundation, a local non-profit committed to helping youth and animals while honoring Toby Wells, sponsored visits from the Kona Ice truck to keep the kids cool with a sweet treat, along with sponsoring our Character Counts Awards to encourage positive behavior in campers, for example, helping and encouraging others, being a good listener and most improved. On the Spot Photography made a trip out weekly to capture individual photos of our campers that were printed and placed into frames for pick up on Friday. And, to top it off we wrapped up the last day with a pizza party! So many great things!
I am grateful to our team of coaches most notably, Rylinde, Maddie, Greyson, Isaiah, Aiden and Sacha for showing up and giving it what they’ve got to ensure a positive experience for our campers. Also, thankful that we kept all our kids safe and healthy.