2018 - 2019


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, 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.

Programs with transportation are included here. Check our main Cycling, Rock Climbing and Nordic Skiing pages for additional options.

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

School Programs Information - Open for Details

Recreational Rides for Middle Schoolers

Changes for 2019:

  • Any Middle School or High School Rider is encouraged to join our Spring or Summer Devo Groups, which are on the CYCLING PAGE
  • Our “JR Development MTB Team” is the best place for most riders who are not racing, and we can work to ensure you find the correct group and will pro-rate any late-starts for the Spring if you decide to join after the official start date.
  • However, we will continue to offer a van to pick up Riders from REALMS and Cascades Academy for five TUESDAYS this Spring! Because they get out later and are further away, we will send 1 van to combine these riders for a recreational MTB Ride after school separate from the Devo groups.

1. Tuesday REALMS & Cascades Academy Middle School MTB

Goals for Tuesday Middle School After School:

  • Teach safe group-riding, trail etiquette and personal skill to allow our group to enjoy a recreational mountain bike ride together.
  • Ride a variety of trails to learn new places, make improvements on familiar trails and get some great tips from our Coaches for a better riding experience.

Requirements

  • No Absolute-Beginners: Must have previous trail riding experience; comfortable riding uphill and downhill for more than 90 minutes.
  • Bicycles: Generally most XC / Trail / All-Mountain Mountain Bikes with gears and 26″ Wheels or larger work for these rides. No singlespeeds, coaster brakes, BMX or Cyclocross bikes.
  • Age 11 or older by the program start date and
  • Grades 5 – 8 and
  • Must attend REALMS or Cascades Academy

Daily Schedule: We pick up at school in our van.

  • REALMS 3:10 PM
  • Cascades Academy 3:20 PM
  • Capped at 12 Riders

Spring 2019

  • Five Tuesdays
  • May 7 – June 4
  • Return to our Office at 6:15 PM
  • Final pick up times and meeting places will be emailed before starting.

Tuition:

  • $165
  • Enroll under “Middle School Tue Spring” and choose REALMS or CACO in the options

 


3. REALMS Tuesday Nordic Skiing:

Join us for 8 weeks of exploring the great trails of the Virginia Meissner Sno Park. Our program is appropriate for all levels of skate skiers. From getting participants comfortable moving across the snow to teaching modern skate skiing techniques, all skiers will find success and have a ton of fun playing games and be improving their skills.

      • 8 Tuesdays of Skate Skiing!
        • January 9, 16, 23, 30
        • February 6, 13, 20, 27
      • Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Skiers are Welcome!
      • 3:15pm – Pick up from REALMS
      • 5:45pm – 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: $200

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

Recreational Rides for Middle Schoolers

Changes for 2019:

  • Any Middle School or High School Rider is encouraged to join our Spring or Summer Devo Groups, which are listed on the CYCLING PAGE
  • Our “JR Development MTB Team” is the best place for most riders who are not racing, and we can work to ensure you find the correct group and will pro-rate any late-starts for the Spring if you decide to join after the official start date.
  • However, we will continue to offer a van to pick up Riders from REALMS and Cascades Academy for five TUESDAYS this Spring! Because they get out later and are further away, we will send 1 van to combine these riders for a recreational MTB Ride after school separate from the Devo groups.

1. Tuesday REALMS & Cascades Academy Middle School MTB

Goals for Tuesday Middle School After School:

  • Teach safe group-riding, trail etiquette and personal skill to allow our group to enjoy a recreational mountain bike ride together.
  • Ride a variety of trails to learn new places, make improvements on familiar trails and get some great tips from our Coaches for a better riding experience.

Requirements

  • No Absolute-Beginners: Must have previous trail riding experience; comfortable riding uphill and downhill for more than 90 minutes.
  • Bicycles: Generally most XC / Trail / All-Mountain Mountain Bikes with gears and 26″ Wheels or larger work for these rides. No singlespeeds, coaster brakes, BMX or Cyclocross bikes.
  • Age 11 or older by the program start date and
  • Grades 5 – 8 and
  • Must attend REALMS or Cascades Academy

Daily Schedule: We pick up at school in our van.

  • REALMS 3:10 PM
  • Cascades Academy 3:20 PM
  • Capped at 12 Riders

Spring 2019

  • Five Tuesdays
  • May 7 – June 4
  • Return to our Office at 6:15 PM
  • Final pick up times and meeting places will be emailed before starting.

Tuition:

  • $165
  • Enroll under “Middle School Tue Spring” and choose REALMS or CACO in the options

 


3. Cascades Academy Tuesday Nordic 2019 Skate Skiing:

Join us for 8 weeks of exploring the great trails of the Virginia Meissner Sno Park. Our program is appropriate for all levels of skate skiers. From getting participants comfortable moving across the snow to teaching modern skate skiing techniques, all skiers will find success and have a ton of fun playing games and improving their skills.

  • 8 Tuesdays of Skate Skiing!
    • January 9, 16, 23, 30
    • February 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Grades 1-5 and 6-8, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Skiers are Welcome!
  • 3:25pm – Pick up from CACO
  • 5:45pm – 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 Cascades Academy.
  • Need a minimum of 6 skiers by Friday, Jan 5th at noon to run this program
Tuition: $200

1.A. Thursday Mountain Biking: Spring 2019

Ride the trails, or learn how to ride the pump track, or 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 booster seats.

Requirements:

  • Age 4 – 6 at start of program and attends Montessori Center of Bend at NWX or Awbrey Butte
  • Must know how to ride a bike off-road, no Absolute Beginners, but Beginners and Intermediate are welcome! See FAQ on the Cycling Page for details of these terms.
  • The Rider must want to attend practice and ride in the group with their assigned Coach and Teammates

Equipment Depends on Age / Height:

  • For ages 4 to 6 we recommend 16″  or 20″ Wheels. 18″ wheels are uncommon on proper mountain bikes, but can be found on “department store bikes” that are often very heavy, difficult to shift gears and generally not suited for riding on trails.
  • A Mountain Bike with 2-brakes, in safe working order required.
  • Singlespeeds should be a very light gear ratio
  • We prefer bikes without coaster brakes, but they are acceptable for this group
  • Once your Rider is age 6, here are some tips for bikes:

Goals for Montessori After School:

  • Teach safe group-riding, trail etiquette and personal skill to allow our group to enjoy a recreational mountain bike ride.
  • Explore new trails and make improvements on familiar ones.
  • Keep it fun with some games and activities off the bikes so they enjoy their time outside.

2019 Spring Dates:

  • May 9 to June 6, 2019
  • Van 1 pick up at Awbrey Campus 2:45 PM
  • Van 2 pick up at NWX Campus 3:00 PM
  • All Riders return to NWX Campus by 5:00 PM
  • Bring a booster seat for the van! If we have enough riders we will take our Bus, which eliminates booster seats.

Other Information

  • Bring a booster seat for the van, your bike and gear to school with your child.
  • Pack a snack and water
  • You will receive confirmation emails at enrollment and then ahead of the program start to make sure you have all of the information you need.
  • Please watch the Intro Video and read all of the great info in the “FAQ” on the Cycling Page

Tuition:

  • $165

1.B. Thursday Mountain Biking: Fall 2019

Information released in June or July for the fall. If you’re on our mailing list you will receive notification.


3. 2019 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 (updated annually each October) 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 emailed prior to the start of the program.

Check out our Mini Nordie Club on Saturdays and Sundays, too!

3.A. Montessori Winter Session 1

  • 4 Thursdays of Classic Skiing
  • January 10 – January 31
  • 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 25 skiers!
Tuition: $125

3.B. Montessori Winter Session 2

  • 4 Thursdays of Classic Skiing
  • February 7 – February 28
  • 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 25 skiers
Tuition: $125




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