A few years ago the Charmcity Skatepark re-tooled their Skate Camp program into a travel camp. A camp where the campers spend two days at the Charmcity Skatepark and the rest of their camp time traveling to other parks. They filmed a lot of the action, putting the Charmcity team and a few of the campers in the video recap which covers all five weeks of the camp.
The 2013 campers were lucky enough to go to a wide variety of skateparks which gave the kids a taste of the very diverse group of parks this area has to offer. Parks like the Lansdowne Bowl a giant concrete park that was built in the late 70's and on the opposite end of the spectrum the brand new Dunkirk Skatepark which is a hybrid metal/asphalt skatepark. Additional parks visited by the camp were the Wakefield Skatepark (boasting a brand new concrete area), Sawmill Skatepark, College Park, Laurel Skatepark, Cosca Skatepark, Lake Fairfax, The D.C. Maloof Money Cup Course, Brooklynn Park Skatepark and of course the Charmcity Skatepark! The crew also made a special trip up North to visit Philly's brand new Panes Park and FDR!
Since 2012 The Charmcity Skate camp has allowed BMX and Scooters in addition to Skateboarding. "All three disciplines mesh well and there aren't any issues." said Tony Bachman the Charmcity Skateshop manager.
The Charmcity Skatepark has just released their 2014 schedule and pricing for all the parents eager to get their kids enrolled before the coveted spots are all filled up.
- Week#1 will be from June 23-27st Click here for with info and pricing on Week#1 Option#1 without lunch. Click here for info and pricing on Week#1 Option#2 with lunch.
- Week#2 will be June 7-11th. Click here for with info and pricing on Week#2 Option#1 without lunch. Click here for info and pricing on Week#2 Option#2 with lunch.
- Week#3 will be July 8-12th. Click here for with info and pricing on Week#3 Option#1 without lunch. Click here for info and pricing on Week#3 Option#2 with lunch.
- Week#4 is July 28 - August 1.2014. Click here for with info and pricing on Week#4 Option#1 without lunch. Click here for info and pricing on Week#4 Option#2 with lunch.
- Week#5 is August 11 - August 15.2014. Click here for with info and pricing on Week#5 Option#1 without lunch. Click here for info and pricing on Week#5 Option#2 with lunch.
The price has been reduced drastically compared to last year despite higher fuel charges. This year the camp is only $125.99 with out a lunch and $199.99 with a lunch. Each camper regardless of camp option will be given a Gatorade water bottle compliments of Gatorade!
“Camp is a great. Hitting all the different parks, really makes for a memorable experience.” - Jason Chapman Owner the Charmcity Skatepark
“It was super fun. We skated so many amazing parks.” - Nick Lusk Camper
“It was the best skate camp I have ever been to, and I have been to a few!” - Kyle Flegel Charmcity Skatepark Team rider
The Charmcity Skatepark
The Charmcity Skatepark was started in September 1994 by Baltimore skateboarder Jason Chapman. The Charmcity Skatepark has strived to build the Baltimore skate scene (literally) and support skateboarding through events, demos and contests and help bring top talent and events to Baltimore. The 20,000 plus square foot facility is one of the largest on the east coast. The park is located in the Canton Trade Center industrial park in the Canton area of Baltimore (a stones throw from the historic Fells Point waterfront area) Maryland. The street address is 4401 O'donnell St. Baltimore, Maryland 21224. They can be found on the web at www.charmcity.tv
The Charmcity Skatepark Team
The Charmcity Skatepark team has consistently won the Best of Baltimore Contest Series and has won the Shop Contest at Academy Skatepark in Connecticut. The Charmcity Skatepark team are the proud winners of the 2013 Focus Magazine and Rep215.com's Park Montage contest. They are also the proud winners of the Dew Tour's 1st ever Amateur Shop Battle held at the Dew Tour Beach Championships in Ocean City, Maryland. The Charmcity Skatepark team frequently does team demonstrations for major companies (ASA,AST,Bowie Baysox,The Maryland Science Center,Dew Tour,Six Flags,Camp Sunrise-CampForTheTerminallyIll),schools and other skateparks. Charmcity Skatepark frequently partners with large sponsors like Red Bull, Monster Energy, Vitamin Water, Under Armour, Gatorade and Jerry's SCION to bring Baltimore the larger contest series and create unique events on behalf of these large clientele. Working with these companies to push skateboarding is an awesome opportunity, one that the Chramcity Skatepark has had much success with! Their work with the less fortunate has been recognized and awarded by Mayor Martin O Malley and Mayor Sheila Dixon. The team stays busy street skating,chillin at the park and constantly filming for various video projects.