Wakeboard Camps and Summer Camps!

Teaching is our thing! Wake Nation offers several wakeboard camp options to fit your needs, and our wakeboard school has some of the best wakeboard instructors in the industry! Whether you are looking for a summer camp in Cincinnati for your soon to be shredders, or the ultimate wakeboard training experience, or something in between, we have several different camp options just for you! With students of all ages and abilities, all you need is a willing attitude and a swimsuit, and we’ll handle the rest.

Youth Summer Camp

Never Ever & Beginners + Intermediate & Advanced $339 On Sale Now for $299.00!
Ages 8-15 | Each Camp Limited to 8 Never-Ever/Beginners and 20 Intermediate & Advanced Campers | Three (3) Days, Most Often Monday – Wednesday, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Our youth summer camps provide a variety of exhilarating activities for campers on and off the water. On the water, most campers will want to take advantage of our easy to ride cable systems, proven teaching system, and nearly perfect water conditions. Most want to wakeboard until their arms nearly fall off. If they ever do come off the water, there is plenty of shade, games, snacks, and other activities to keep even the shortest attention span excited and engaged. Our aqua park and superslide are also huge hits! Not only are our summer camps a great value, they are exactly what you would have wanted when you were their age! No matter what skill level your soon to be shredder is currently at, they are sure to experience one of the best summer camps of their entire childhood!

Additional Information for All Campers
  • All camps sell out. If you couldn’t get a spot this year, be sure to sign up for our newsletter to get the jump start on next year. We believe in quality over quantity so act fast when we announce dates.
  • If any single camper wishes to attend more than one camp, be sure to check out our Youth Season Pass. In addition to unlimited riding throughout the season, our season passes automatically earn you a 25% discount on all camps, along with many other perks and benefits the whole family can enjoy.
  • If you (the parent, grandparent, nanny, etc.) want to hang out during camp, our facility has indoor and outdoor quiet spaces to work, surf social media, or simply enjoy a cold beverage and take in the action. Day 3 is the most exciting to watch.
  • In the event of poor weather, we have plenty of activities to keep things fun and entertaining. None of our activities are affected by light rain – only high winds and the sparky stuff in the sky.
  • Lunch, snacks, and plenty of hydration are always included. Bring a swimsuit, any special food, sunblock, and a towel, and we’ll cover everything else.
  • Some intermediate and advanced campers, or those riding nearly non-stop during camp for several days in a row, may want to bring some water-ski gloves from home, or pick up an inexpensive pair from our pro shop. These are not required but can help prevent blisters after long periods of riding on the main cable.
  • Normal drop off time is 9:00am and normal pick up time is 5:30pm but hey, we get it, you’re busy. If you have a special situation or need a different drop off and/or pick up time, just let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs.
  • The youth camp has a maximum number of students (8 never ever/beginners and 20 intermediate & advanced). The teaching component is divided into groups based on skill level, and the skills they are learning during any particular session.
Additional Information for Never Ever/Beginner Campers

Our teaching curriculum is designed to get most students ready for a boat on day 1, and riding our main cable on day 3. If they successfully ride the main cable, it allows the student/camper to show up whenever they wish in the future and ride at their leisure – with no additional instruction needed. As such, most students develop this goal right away. We do everything in our power to make this happen for them.

If your never ever/beginner camper has zero previous board skills (zero wake, snow, skate, or surfing skills), it is not required, but we highly encourage your student/camper to take a single 1-hour lesson prior to camp. Without exception, we have found that this makes a remarkable difference. It builds their skill set and assists them in achieving the goal of “making it to the main cable”. Although we don’t advertise it anywhere else but right here, we discount this optional 1 hour lesson by 50%, making it $49. Again, it’s not required, but we have found it is incredibly helpful in quickly building their skills and confidence. This ultimately gives your never ever/beginner student/camper the same opportunity as our more advanced students, to continue to have fun after camp. See the next topic; “What’s After Camp? What’s The Next Step?” for details.

If your never ever/beginner student does take a 1 hour lesson prior to camp, and still does not successfully “make it to the main cable” during the camp, we allow them to come back as often as required until they do make it – for no additional charge! (See our Main Cable 101 lesson for details.) Call it pride, but we have had a 100% success rate (thus far) following this protocol. Your camper’s success is also our success.

What’s After Camp? What’s The Next Step?

Wakeboarding is fun! At the end of your camper’s first camp with us, if a student/camper wishes to continue wakeboarding, we offer three (3) different programs to let your new young shredder continue to have fun. Until they really have their skills locked in, we always encourage them to continue to ride during our practice sessions/slow ride sessions, offered daily. (Weekdays are less crowded than weekends.) The special offers below are only available to first time, youth camp graduates. No exceptions are made.

Option 1 – $25 to $40 per visit: Our weekday Youth ticket is $25 for a 2 hour ticket. If you don’t own your own equipment, there is also a nominal, $15 rental fee per visit. If you think your camper may ride only 1 or 2 times by the end of the season, this is a good option.

Option 2 – $90, 5-Pack + FREE rentals: If you think your camper may ride up to 5 times by the end of the season, we offer a “Cable 5 Pack Punch Card” (Five 2-Hour Cable Ride Sessions) for only $90. If you don’t own your own equipment, don’t worry, we include any rental equipment needed with this special package. This is a phenomenal way to encourage your young shredder to keep practicing their skills! (Not including rentals, the 5 pack is normally sold for $169.)

Option 3 – $150, 10-Pack + FREE rentals: : If your camper really catches the “wakeboarding bug” or if you think your camper may ride more than 5 times by the end of the season, we offer a “Cable 10 Pack Punch Card” (Ten 2-Hour Cable Ride Sessions) for only $150. If you don’t own your own equipment, don’t worry, we include any rental equipment needed with this special package. This is the ultimate way to encourage your young shredder to keep practicing their skills! (Not including rentals, the 10 pack is normally sold for $300.)


For additional information, email us through our contact page. Select “Camps” in the drop down menu to reach our camp coordinator directly.

All camps sell out! See our calendar for dates and availability. To purchase a camp, visit our shop page. When purchasing, on the order summary page (the very last page as you check out), use the + sign next to “Add an order note”. In the note, let us know your camper name(s), age, and your chosen camp session or date. You’ll receive a follow up email from our camp coordinator to confirm details and discuss allergies, any diet restrictions, and skill level.

Family Wakeboard Camp

$199.00 + Moms* Are FREE + $99.00 for Each Additional Family Member | All Ages | Limited to 8 Total Participants | Sat & Sun, 9am to 4:00pm

Our family wakeboard camp on the cable is most likely the first wakeboard camp of it’s kind. It’s certainly the first wakeboard camp that allows mom to participate for free*. We couldn’t think of a better or less stressful way for the whole family or extended family to spend a weekend or holiday at the lake, relaxing, learning from the best wakeboard instructors, and spending time together doing something they enjoy. And “boat driver” dad can also enjoy a weekend off!

*Mom (or a 2nd parent) is free when attending with at least one other paying family member. We think free is a pretty good price.

The family wakeboard camp has all of the same great instruction and fun you’ve come to know from our other wakeboard camps. And when the sun goes down, we have plenty of marshmallows to go around the fire, and night riding is not unheard of. Wakeboard camp doesn’t officially start until Saturday morning, but if you would like to bring a tent or the RV and stay with the instructors onsite, Friday and Saturday night, we’ll make it happen with advanced planning. If your bucket list includes mom learning how to ride switch or dad getting to ride doubles with another family member, or wakeboarding at night, this is the best opportunity to have one of the most memorable family weekends of the entire summer.

Camp does not include food or beverages. However, we have plenty of snacks, food, and beverages (adult beverages too) onsite.

For additional information, email us through our contact page. Select “Camps” in the drop down menu to reach our camp coordinator directly.

See our calendar for dates and availability. To purchase a camp, visit our shop page. When purchasing, on the order summary page (the very last page as you check out), use the + sign next to “Add an order note”. In the note, let us know your camper name(s), any children age(s), and your chosen camp session or date. You’ll receive a follow up email from our camp coordinator to confirm details.

Adult Camp

$199.00 | Ages 21+ | Limited to 8 Participants | Sat & Sun, 9am to 4:00pm

Why do the kids get to have all the fun? Wakeboard camp is certainly not just for kids so come spend a weekend with us doing what you love! Come learn, have fun, hang with the Wake Nation crew, and get your ride on! Our adult wakeboard camps were created specifically for those of us that have a normal job and need to work Monday – Friday. Hosted at our cable park over a weekend, and with a maximum of 8 students, you’ll be able to ride as much as you can handle in two days. In between sets we have several games and water toys that even the adults will have fun on – the new superslide is a total blast! When the sun goes down, we have a fire pit and occasional night riding opportunities you can’t get anywhere else!

If you haven’t ridden a cable before, don’t let that scare you off. It’s the absolute best way to learn for first-time wakeboarders, and it’s a fast learning curve for experienced riders. There is no better or safer way to learn a few of those wakeboard tricks you have probably been thinking about. Add the trampoline and the some of the best wakeboard instructors in the industry, and you’ll be acting like you’re 16 again in no time.

Wakeboard camp doesn’t officially start until Saturday morning, but if you would like to bring a tent or an RV and stay with the instructors onsite, Friday and Saturday night, we’ll make it happen with advanced planning. For those of you that may want to attend wakeboard camp with your children/anyone under 21, please see our Family Wakeboard Summer Camp option.

Camp does not include food or beverages. However, we have plenty of snacks, food, and beverages (adult beverages too) onsite.

For additional information, email us through our contact page. Select “Camps” in the drop down menu to reach our camp coordinator directly.

See our calendar for dates and availability. To purchase a camp, visit our shop page. When purchasing, on the order summary page (the very last page as you check out), use the + sign next to “Add an order note”. In the note, let us know your name, skill level, and your chosen camp session or date. You’ll receive a follow up email from our camp coordinator to confirm details.

Feature Camp (Sliders and Kickers)

$199.00 | Ages 10+ | Limited to 8 Participants | Thursday & Friday, 9am to 12:00pm

Have you been thinking about sliding over that first box? Or boosting off a kicker? If so, our feature wakeboard camp may be just the ticket to getting you comfortable with your first few sliders, boxes, and kickers – collectively called features. In our feature camp, you’ll get to float out to each feature, stand on it, see how it feels, learn how to approach and ride it, and most of all have fun.

Wakeboard camp is officially in the morning, but if you would like to bring a tent or an RV and stay with the instructors onsite, overnight, we’ll make it happen with advanced planning.

Camp does not include food or beverages. However, we have plenty of snacks, food, and beverages (adult beverages too) onsite.

For additional information, email us through our contact page. Select “Camps” in the drop down menu to reach our camp coordinator directly. 

See our calendar for dates and availability. To purchase a camp, visit our shop page. When purchasing, on the order summary page (the very last page as you check out), use the + sign next to “Add an order note”. In the note, let us know your name, skill level, and your chosen camp session or date. You’ll receive a follow up email from our camp coordinator to confirm details.

Ultimate Wakeboard Camp

$1599.00 | Ages 12+ | Limited to 3 Participants | Monday – Friday

Are you ready for the ultimate wakeboarding training week of your life? Our ultimate wakeboard camp is exactly what it sounds like. With a maximum of 3 students for the entire week, this is the camp that can leapfrog your wakeboarding skills. It provides you with the perfect amount of rest in between riding sessions, yet maximizes every moment of wakeboarding you can muster into a week. This wakeboard camp is tailored towards the student that has completed one of our cable camps and/or has the basic fundamentals mastered, and really wants to focus on taking their wakeboard skills to that next level. With a combination of boat, cable, land, and video training, this popular wakeboard camp will be the one week that you will remember that set you apart from the rider you used to be. This camp starts at jumping the wake and is instructed exclusively by our head coach, Steve Jones.

Whether you are prepping for your first contest, or just wanting to nail that first invert or spin, this is the absolute best wakeboard camp offered at our wakeboard school. The amount of riding and quality coaching time in this ultimate wakeboard camp is unmatched anywhere else. This camp sells out months in advance so if you are interested in this ultimate camp, reach out to discuss your situation and individual needs.

This camp is not sold online. For additional information, email us through our contact page. Select “Camps” in the drop down menu to reach our camp coordinator directly.