This was the founding concept of Indigo. Bringing youths into a rural Zulu community to learn more than skateboarding as this is just the glue that bonds people together. Our skate instructors have years of experience and ability to show aspiring young skateboarders the way forward.
Our next skate camp will be in December 2014 (Centenary skate camp).
If a camper would like to join us for part of the above camps then we are willing to accommodate him / her. Please note these camps are restricted to children aged 9 to 18. Our campers are under constant adult supervision. The above camps will be hosted by Dallas Oberholzer, and a team of skateboarders who have experience working with youths. This year campers will learn nature skills with a qualified wilderness guide. We intend to incorporate more survival skills as well as further exposure to African culture.
6 day camps
Campers will experience all the beauty and culture of the Isithumba village as well as head out to Durban and Pietermaritzburg on skate excursions. We will take skaters / riders out to a variety of different terrain and parks to expose them to as much stoke as possible.
4 day camps
These camps will run their full length in the Valley of 1000 Hills at the Indigo Skate Camp. All activities will involve the local Amazulu skaters, from nature skills workshops, village cultural tours, hikes in the forest or along the Umgeni river to dance and Zulu story telling.
Customized skate camps
We are able to cater for groups of skaters which may want their own skate camp for their crew of friends. Send through your request and we will respond.
Includes: Accommodation in dormitory chalets three meals per day Skate Instruction from our coaches Nature skills workshops and cultural tours in Village Entertainment and skate park entry fees
Note: The prices listed do not include transport to Durban. Indigo Skate Camp provides transportation from / to your point of arrival / departure. We recommend arriving in Durban by coach or by plane. Our preferred pick up point is the Indigo Skate Shop at North Beach Skate Park. Transport provided during the camp will be in a safe / modern vehicle.
Safety and medical assistance
Please be sure to give your child all the necessary medical aid info. There is a 24 hour crisis centre with first aid amenities across the road from Skate Camp. The nearsest state hospital is 20kms from camp.
Indigo Skate Camp is a community based project. Income from our camps is shared within the local community for services provided. Over the past four years we have developed a mutually beneficial relationship with the Msomi household who had the foresight to allow us to build a skate park on their property. The hospitality of the Msomi family is most welcoming as they are most grateful to have us stay in their large household of eight rondavels. The Indigo Skate Camp has made many 1st world improvements to the household. Campers will sleep in comfortable beds in one of two dormitory rondavels. There is a video lounge / hut, as well as the Ancestors Rondavel which we utilize for lectures. We have built showers and two flushable toilets for the campers.
What to bring to skate camp
- Original Indemnity forms ( originals )
- Personal / family medical aid info
- Sleeping bag / blanket
- Helmet ( compulsory at skate parks )
- Any other protective gear - knee pads etc.
- Towels for beach and shower
- Mosquito repellent lotions and coil burners (only in summer)
- Clothes to get dirty
- Warm clothes
- Wet clothes ( raincoat )
- Old shorts for butt slides
- Musical instruments
- Skate DVD's / CD's
- Any old skateboards or shoes you could give to local skaters.