Summer Camps

3 Types Of Bike Camps To Choose From

Across 10 Weeks & 3 States

Learn To Pedal Camp

Learn To Bike Camp
  • For kids not yet pedaling on two wheels (without the aid of training wheels).
  • Most campers are pedaling confidently by mid-week.
  • Individual skills progression.
  • We make learning to ride FUN!

Adventure Bike Camp

Adventure Bike Camp
  • The highlight of the summer for every kid on a bike!
  • All ability levels from wobbly riders to advanced.
  • Whether your child is new to rolling along mountain bike skills out on the trails!

BMX STEM Camp

  • Combining biking and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
  • Exercise + education.
  • BMX bikes provided to perform experiments and explore concepts such as force, friction, & momentum.

Bike Skills, Teamwork, Stewardship & Fun
For All Ability Levels!

NW Arkansas | Kansas City

Buddy Pegs camps are typically 9am-12pm

LEARN TO PEDAL CAMPS

Ages: 5-7 | 8-10
Current Ability Level: Training Wheels

  • For kids who are not yet pedaling on two wheels (without the aid of training wheels).
  • Most campers are pedaling confidently by mid-week.
  • Individual skills progression.
  • Powered by Buddy Pegs “Balance First” Curriculum.
  • We make learning to ride FUN!

Prerequisites:
At least 5 years-old

ADVENTURE BIKE CAMPS

Ages: 5-7 | 8-10
Current Ability Level: 2, 3, 4, 5 Paw Ability Levels (see our ability ratings below)

  • The highlight of the summer for every kid on a bike!
  • All ability levels from wobbly riders to advanced.
  • Whether your child is new to rolling along mountain bike skills out on the trails!

Prerequisites:
At least 5 years-old
Pedaling independently without training wheels

Buddy Pegs STEM BMX Camp

STEM BMX CAMPS

Ages: 7-10 year-olds
Current Ability Level: Riding without Training Wheels

  • Combining biking and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
  • Equal parts exercise and education.
  • Campers use BMX bikes to perform experiments and explore concepts such as force, friction, resistance, circumference and momentum.
  • At no time during the program will participants be doing tricks or jumps.
  • The week culminates with a group challenge course!
  • Bikes provided.

Prerequisites:
At least 7 years-old

Bike Skills + Life Skills

Self-Confidence | Resilience | Social Skills | Lifelong Family Adventures on Bikes

Building S.T.O.K.E. Builds Strong Kids!

Bike skills development is only the beginning.

Children in Buddy Pegs programs learn a whole lot more through our

Buddy Pegs Values:

Stewardship

of our natural resources and our equipment.

Trust

in yourself and in each other.

Ownership

of our behaviors and actions.

Kindness

towards other people, animals, and our environment.

Empathy

recognize, understand, and share the thoughts and feelings of other people, animals.

The Magic Comes From Our Buddy Pegs Coaches

Kids love our camps thanks to our amazing coaches.
Each coach is Buddy Pegs certified to give your child the tools they need to be successful on and off the bike and a summer camp experience they will ever forget.

Now hiring passionate, caring and fun loving high schoolers, adults, and retirees to join our team!

Buddy Pegs Paw Levels

All Buddy Pegs programs are built to make sure your child is in the right group.
We determine groups based on ability level, not just age.

1 PAW

Kicking and gliding on a balance bike (no pedals). Able to stop by dragging feet and change direction by turning the handlebars.

2 PAW

Pedaling (without training wheels) on pavement and some very easy, flat, wide dirt trails.
Not yet confident cranking up hills and/or controlling speeds on downhills.

3 PAW

Able to climb and descend paved pathways/greenways. Comfortable modulating speeds on downhills.
Riding beginner rated mountain bike trails with moderate confidence – even a little bit of climbing / descending.
Handbrakes are required. Multi-speed bikes recommended.

4 PAW

Riding confidently on smooth, beginner and some intermediate rated singletrack trails.
Comfortable with short climbs and descents, cornering on small berms, and navigating rolling terrain with small table tops (with little to no jumping).
Confident with both slowing and stopping unexpectedly.
Handbrakes and multi-speed bikes are required. Front or full suspension recommended.

5+ PAW

Confident on all blue square / intermediate mountain bike trails and some black diamond / advanced trails.
Frequently catching air off jumps and landing in control.
Able to quickly anticipate changes in terrain by shifting gears, modulating both brakes, and moving their body independent from their bicycle to stay in control.
Sustained climbs are not a problem.
Must have graduated previous class or be signed off on by a coach.
Handbrakes, multi-speed bikes and front suspension are required.

Summer Camp Parent FAQs

Buddy Pegs Pro Parent Tip:
No worries, we hear that all the time and assure you it is very common. In our Buddy Pegs classes, we let all students know right away that

1) training wheels aren’t allowed and

2) we help all children safely master their balance first by removing the pedals and training wheels, turning their pedal bike into a balance bike. Once they are confidently gliding, the pedals come easily. We got this!

Buddy Pegs Pro Parent Tip:
No worries, we hear that all the time and assure you it is very common. But what is also very common is that almost all kids love biking once it is introduced the right way. “How did you get my child to love biking in one class?”, is what we often hear. And hey, it’s not magic. We simply combine the right environment (fun, no pressure, kids of the same ability level), great coaches, and the right equipment. The magic comes from inside each child when they get a taste of the unique feeling of freedom on two wheels. Oh… and don’t beat yourself up if this isn’t working at home – it can be really hard to do as the “parent/coach” 🙂

Buddy Pegs Pro Parent Tip:

Before the start of camp we will send you our Parent Handbook with all the details.

We ask that each child come to camp with

  • bike (rental bikes available)
  • helmet
  • sunscreen pre-applied
  • comfortable riding clothes
  • closed toe shoes
  • a snack
  • a way to carry water on their bike or their body
  • small backpacks are optional

Buddy Pegs Pro Parent Tip:

Not a problem! We have high quality, modern, kids rental bikes available for a small daily fee.

Adventure Families Ride Bikes

Come Along For The Ride!