Capture dynamic imagery, both video and photography, of mountain biking and other summer activities. Take afternoon classes in Cinematography and Sound & Picture Editing, where you'll learn the fundamentals of filmmaking and special tricks of the action videography trade.
Create your own short action film - complete with titles, music, and sound - highlighting exciting moments from your time at camp and showcasing your talents as a mountain biker, summer adventurer, and action filmmaker. All the films are screened for friends and families at the Showcase Festival on the final evening of the program.
Alex is a professional MTB racer (Team USA Cycling Downhill Elite Men '17) who has been racing for almost a decade and has been in the pro circuit for the last five years. Loyal to Transition Bikes out of Bellingham, Wa., you will be hard pressed to find someone who looks like they are having as much fun as Alex does on a bike! More than racing, Alex lives for helping others find the same enjoyment in biking that he has. Expect to progress when you are following Alex down the hill!
Ella is a professional MTB racer (USA Downhill Elite Women) originally from Ithaca, NY. Ella began mountain biking while living in California. Now hailing from East Burke, the tacky dirt and great trails here have her pretty stoked! She has a "go for it", "when in doubt, air out" mentality that keeps her progressing, and riding faster than most! Sharing her passion for mountain biking is what makes her tick.
Mark is a filmmaker and mountain biker living in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. He spent his early career in Burlington working in broadcast television. The unique landscape and the charm of rural life won him over. He constantly seeks inspiration in the natural environment that surrounds him and the unique people he meets along the way. He enjoys creating engaging media that tells a story and makes people smile.
Keara is a passionate mountain biker, skier, and photographer originally from Burke, Vermont. She has worked as a mountain bike coach and trailside guide at VSS on Kingdom Trails for many years. This will be Keara's third summer with the SOCAPA Mountain Camp.
Augie is an award-winning filmmaker from the University of Vermont. He is currently working in the camera department on Jay Craven's latest feature film shooting on Nantucket. Two of his own short films have taken the top prize at the Catamount Arts Tap into Film Slam here in the NEK.
"Awesome camp! Had a great time and learned a lot more about biking. Meet a lot of new people and ride awesome trails. Can’t wait to go back and create another video!... read on google"
"Awesome camp! Had a great time and learned a lot more about biking. Meet a lot of new people and ride awesome trails. Can’t wait to go back and create another video!"
"My 14-year-old daughter attended SOCAPA and she absolutely loved it! I only heard positive things about her experience. She came home with a new sense of self, new friends and a new energy for her pas... read on facebook"
"My 14-year-old daughter attended SOCAPA and she absolutely loved it! I only heard positive things about her experience. She came home with a new sense of self, new friends and a new energy for her passions."
"The counselors set the tone for a positive vibe throughout the week. Our daughter will definitely be back at Socapa Mountain Bike/Film Camp next year.... read on google"
"The counselors set the tone for a positive vibe throughout the week. Our daughter will definitely be back at Socapa Mountain Bike/Film Camp next year."
SOCAPA is honored to have been named one of seven "Best Summer Camps in the World for Kids and Teens in 2019" by Outside Magazine, the top adventure sports magazine in the world!
Resident (sleep-away) campers stay in the Burke Mountain Hotel & Conference Center. Most rooms are triples and include a kitchenette, a private bathroom, air-conditioning and complimentary wifi.
Witherall Room; 2559 Mountain Rd; East Burke, VT 05832
Our staff does airport transfers from Burlington Int Airport (BTV) on the opening Sunday and the final Saturday of each session. Flights should be scheduled to arrive and depart between 11am and 2pm (the closer to noon, the better). Upon arrival we will greet you at the baggage claim area for your flight wearing a SOCAPA t-shirt and holding a sign with your name on it. At the end of your program, we will help you check-in at your airline's check-in counter; unfortunately we cannot escort you beyond security unless you are an unaccompanied minor as designated by the airline.
Please note that you must fill out the online Travel Form in your online account at least 2 WEEKS PRIOR to the start of the program.
There is a fee of $85 per airport transfer from BTV to our Burlington Campus. There is an additional fee of $75 each way for unaccompanied minor service.
If you have made air arrangements outside our scheduled dates, times, or airports we service, you will need to arrange for transportation from the airport to the camp.