2016 - 2017


School Programs

After school cycling, rock climbing and Nordic skiing.

We are fortunate to have local schools partner with our organization and support our mission of teaching children the joys of endurance sports.

Our after school programs provide participants the opportunity and access to learn how to navigate the forest in winter, problem-solve on the climbing wall, paddle a river, or discover amazing trail systems in our backyard.

School Partnerships with Bend Endurance Academy help launch a lifetime of athletic and personal enrichment through playful activities in the outdoors.

For Wednesday “early release” with the Bend La Pine School District, we pick up students for practice at many elementary, middle and high schools.

Each program is listed under it’s specific discipline (Cycling, Nordic, Climbing)

  • Five to eight weeks
  • Serves a large student population
  • Convenient pick up time for parents at our office after 5PM
  • Each program is integrated within the overall development structure

Learn more on each the main Cycling, Rock Climbing and Nordic Skiing pages.

REALMS Tuesday Fall Rock Climbing:

Rock climbing at the Bend Rock Gym. Six weeks of learning the basics of safe and proper climbing techniques. Participants will be introduced to how to boulder, tie into a harness, belay and basic climbing movement.

  • October 18 – November 15, 2016
  • Pick up from REALMS, return to our Office
  • 3:00PM – 5:00PM
  • Equipment Provided
  • To enroll: choose “Schools” on the form then look under REALMS.
Tuition: $140

REALMS Tuesday Nordic Skiing:

Join us for six weeks of exploring the great trails of the Virginia Meissner Sno Park. Our beginner based program focuses on getting participants comfortable moving across the snow using modern skate skiing techniques while having a ton of fun playing games and skill based drills.

  • 6 Tuesdays of Skate Skiing!
    • January 10, 17, 24, 31
    • February 7, 14
  • 3:00pm – Pick up from REALMS
  • 5:30pm – Return to BEA Offices
  • Skate Skiing
  • Program information and equipment list will be emailed prior to program start date
  • To Enroll: Select “Schools” on the form and choose REALMS.
Tuition: $150

 


Mountain Biking Tuesdays:

Recreational mountain bike rides for middle schoolers. Must have some trail riding experience, a working mountain bike with gears and a desire to ride 60-90 minutes. Combined REALMS & Cascades Academy students.

  • REALMS 3:00 PM 
  • Cascades Academy 3:20 PM 

Program Cap

  • 12 Riders from Cascades Academy & REALMS

Schedule

  • Five Tuesdays
  • Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11
  • Pick ups begin at 3:00 PM
  • Return to our Office at 5:45 PM
  • Final transportation times and meeting places will be emailed before starting.

Tuition:

  • Enroll under “CYCLING > Middle School Fall Tue. MTB Group 2”
  • $130

 


Girls MTB Wednesdays:

Must attend one of these schools:

  • Any High School
  • High Desert MS
  • REALMS
  • Pacific Crest
  • Cascade Middle School

Program Cap

  • 11 Riders

Schedule

  • Five Wednesdays
  • Sept 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12
  • Pickup begins at 1:00 PM
  • Return to our Office at 4:30 PM
  • Final transportation times and meeting places will be emailed before starting.

Tuition:

  • $130

Our  energetic and professional coaches are ready to help your child succeed as they broaden their active horizon.  Whether it’s problem-solving on the climbing wall, riding bikes on our huge network of trails, or staying active in winter with Nordic skiing; we help students launch a lifetime of athletic and personal enrichment through playful activities right here in our backyard.

  • Transportation from school is provided

Cascades Academy Tuesday Fall Rock Climbing:

Rock climbing at the Bend Rock Gym. Six weeks of learning the basics of safe and proper climbing techniques. Participants will be introduced to how to boulder, tie into a harness, belay and basic climbing movement.

  • October 18 – November 15, 2016
  • Pick up from Cascades Academy, return to our Office
  • 3:10PM – 5:00PM
  • Grades 6 and up
  • Equipment Provided
  • To enroll: choose “Schools” on the form then look under Cascades Academy.
Tuition: $140

Cascades Academy Tuesday Nordic Skate Skiing:

Join us for six weeks of exploring the great trails of the Virginia Meissner Sno Park. Our beginner based program focuses on getting the participants comfortable moving across the snow using modern skate skiing techniques while having a ton of fun playing games and skill based drills.

  • 6 Tuesdays of Skate Skiing!
    • January 10, 17, 24, 31
    • February 7, 14
  • 3:10pm – Pick up from Cascades Academy
  • 5:30pm – Return to BEA Offices
  • Grades 1-5 and 6-12
  • Groups formed based on age and ability
  • Program information and equipment list will be emailed prior to program start date
  • To enroll: Select “Schools” on the form and choose Cascades Academy.
  • Need a minimum of 5 skiers by Friday, Jan 6th at noon to run this program.
Tuition: $150


Mountain Biking Tuesdays:

Recreational mountain bike rides for middle schoolers. Must have some trail riding experience, a working mountain bike with gears and a desire to ride 60-90 minutes. Combined REALMS & Cascades Academy students.

  • REALMS 3:00 PM 
  • Cascades Academy 3:20 PM 

Program Cap

  • 12 Riders from Cascades Academy & REALMS

Schedule

  • Five Tuesdays
  • Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11
  • Pick ups begin pick up at 3:00 PM
  • Return to our Office at 5:45 PM
  • Final transportation times and meeting places will be emailed before starting.

Tuition:

  • Enroll under “CYCLING > Middle School Fall Tue. MTB Group 2”
  • $130

The Bend Endurance Academy wants to offer a great opportunity for students at Seven Peaks to join us for some great programs on Fridays with early release throughout the school year.

Transportation is provided from Seven Peaks for the activity and we return to our Office for pick up.

Rock Climbing:

  • Middle School Outdoor Climbing 1: Five Fridays, September 16, 23, 30, November 4 & 14. 1:30PM – 5:30PM, $180. Minimum 3 climbers enrolled by 9/13 at Noon.
  • Elementary Indoor Climbing 1: Grades 3,4,5. Four Fridays, October 21, 28, November 4 & 18. 1:30PM – 4:00PM, $130. Minimum 3 climbers enrolled by 10/11 at Noon.
  • Elementary Indoor Climbing 2: Grades 3,4,5. Five Fridays, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12. 1:30PM – 4:00PM, $130. Minimum 3 climbers enrolled by 4/4 at Noon.
  • Middle School Outdoor Climbing 2: Five Fridays, May 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9. 1:30PM – 5:30PM, $180. Minimum 3 climbers enrolled by 5/9 at Noon.

Mountain Biking:

Fall MTB:

  • Five Fridays, Sept. 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14. 1:30PM – 5:00PM, $130.
  • Middle School minimum 5 riders enrolled by 9/13 at Noon
  • Elementary Grades 3,4,5 minimum 5 riders enrolled by 9/13 at Noon

Spring MTB:

  • Five Fridays, Five Fridays, May 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9. 1:30PM – 5:00PM, $130.
  • Middle School minimum 5 riders enrolled by 9/13 at Noon
  • Elementary Grades 3,4,5 minimum 5 riders enrolled by 9/13 at Noon

Seven Peaks Friday Nordic Skiing:

Middle School Nordic:

  • Five Fridays of Skate Skiing!
    • January 6, 13, 20, 27
      • Pick Up from Seven Peaks at 1:30PM.
      • Return to BEA Offices at 4:00PM.
    • February 3: 9:00AM – Noon (no school)
      • Drop off and Pick up at BEA Offices.
  • Program information and equipment list will be emailed prior to program start date
  • To enroll: Select “Schools” on the form and choose Seven Peaks Nordic Middle School.
  • Minimum 5 skiers enrolled by 1/3 at Noon.
  • Tuition: $130

Elementary Nordic:

  • Five Fridays of Classic Skiing!
    • February 10, 17, 24
    • March 3, 10.
  • 1:30pm Pick up at Seven Peaks
  • 4:00pm Return to BEA Offices
  • Program information and equipment list will be emailed prior to program start date
  • To enroll: Select “Schools” on the form and choose Seven Peaks Nordic Elementary.
  • Minimum 5 skiers enrolled by 2/14 at Noon.
  • Tuition $130

Our  energetic and professional coaches are ready to help your child succeed as they broaden their active horizon.  Whether it’s problem-solving on the climbing wall, riding bikes on our huge network of trails, or staying active in winter with Nordic skiing; we help students launch a lifetime of athletic and personal enrichment through playful activities right here in our backyard.

Rock Climbing

Rock climbing will take place indoors at the Bend Rock Gym.  5 weeks of learning the basics of safe and proper climbing techniques. Participants will be introduced to how to boulder, tie into a harness, belay, and basic climbing movement.   

  • October 28 (Early Release): 12:15pm – 3:00pm
  • Nov 4, Nov 18, Dec 2, Dec 9 (Regular Release): 3:00pm – 5:15pm
  • Pick up from school, return to St. Francis
  • Equipment Provided
  • To enroll: choose “Schools” on the form then look under St. Francis.

Tuition: $140

Thursday Mountain Biking:

Ride the trails, learn how to ride the pump track, explore the forest as a team. Our coaches offer simple riding tips to encourage skills development and we play games to work on agility and teamwork. We will drive the Bus once we get more than 15 riders signed up, which would eliminate the need for car seats.

Riders must have their own bike with wheels of at least 16″ in diameter. Wheels under 16″ do not work well on gravel, grass or dirt and the riders end up walking too much, even on flat ground so they don’t have much fun off the pavement.
  • Six Thursdays
  • Spring 2017: May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15
  • Ages 4+: Must be 4 Years Old by the Program Start Date
  • Pick up at Awbrey and NWX Campus; return all to NWX Campus
  • 2:45PM to 5:00PM
  • Limited to 25 Riders
Tuition: $140

Fall Thursday Rock Climbing 1:

Rock climbing explores body movement and challenges the mind. Children tend to be natural climbers and an early introduction can develop into a life-long passion. We will shuttle in our van, so please bring a car-seat for your child. Due to limited space at the Bend Rock Gym, we offer two sessions.

  • October 20 – November 17, 2016
  • Ages 4+: Must be 4 Years Old by the Program Start Date
  • Pick up at Awbrey and NWX Campus; return all to NWX Campus
  • 2:45PM to 5:00PM
  • Car seat or booster seat required for the van
  • Climbing equipment provided
  • Limited to 12 climbers
Tuition: $140

Winter Thursday Rock Climbing 2:

  • January 5 – February 2, 2017
  • Ages 4+: Must be 4 Years Old by the Program Start Date
  • Pick up at Awbrey and NWX Campus; return all to NWX Campus
  • 2:45PM to 5:00PM
  • Car seat or booster seat required for the van
  • Limited to 12 climbers
Tuition: $140

Winter Thursday Nordic Skiing:

Nordic skiing is the perfect way to stay active outdoors in the winter. Skiers rarely get cold because dressing properly and moving are natural elements of the sport. Skiers learn how to glide and stride by playing games and exploring the forest both on and off the trails. No experience necessary.

Use the “Gear Guide” in our Nordic Handbook to learn how to equip your child for skiing. Participants need one pair of classic skis (fish scales are best), poles that reach the shoulder, and well-fitted boots to match the bindings of the skis. Equipment may be rented for the entire program from most local Nordic ski shops. A complete list of equipment and logistics will be email prior to the start of the program.

Check out our Mini Nordie Club on Saturdays, too!

  • 5 Thursdays of Classic Skiing
  • February 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9
  • 2:45pm – Pick up at Awbrey and NWX
  • 5:30pm Return to NWX Campus (all).
  • Ages 4+: Must be 4 Years Old by the Program Start Date
  • Car seat or booster seat required for the van
  • Limited to 23 skiers
Tuition: $130