CinCINNATI Summer Camps

You found one of the best summer camps in Cincinnati! It’s important to note that all summer camps sell out. To avoid disappointment, it’s best not to delay when booking. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter if you didn’t get a spot this year! Links are at the bottom of any page of this website. 

Summer camp at a glance

Recommended for Ages 8-15
Limited to 25 Campers
Monday-Thursday, 9am to 4:00pm
$119/Day* or $439 $389/Four (4) Days

  • FREE, One-Time, Pre-Camp Lesson
  • Access to Kid’s Club after Camp
  • Option to Add Friday
  • Option to “Drop-in” On a Future Camp

See the Calendar & Hours page to view camp session dates and remaining availability.

To purchase, see Summer Camp on the Shop page. Use save50now at checkout to save $50 now!

summer camp Complete DESCRIPTION

Learn new skills, make new friends, build confidence, play, enjoy summer, be a kid, and create memories that last a lifetime!

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Wake Nation Summer Camps provide a variety of fun activities on and off the water. From kneeboarding, to the Aqua Park, to socializing and games, to learning how to wakeboard, there is plenty to keep even the shortest attention span engaged and participating. Wake Nation Summer Camps are a great value, and they are exactly what you would have wanted when you were a kid!

Summer camp is four (4) days but if your shredder is excited about a 5th day, or wants to “drop-in” to a future camp on any given day, you have the option to add Friday or any other day for $119/day. (Let us know no later than the day before.)

If it’s your very first camp with us, be sure to take advantage of our one-time, FREE, pre-camp lesson. We have found this lesson to be an incredible tool for building confidence and getting your young one excited about camp. 

*Daily drop-ins and adding a Friday at the end of camp options are only available to Youth Season Passholders, those that have previously attended or are in a camp, or those that have completed at least one private lesson.

See the Calendar & Hours page to view camp session dates and remaining availability.

To purchase, see Summer Camp on the Shop page. Use save50now at checkout to save $50 now!

Pricing Options

Purchase Now. Save $50!
Want to save $50 per camp? Do you have a returning camper? Do you have multiple campers in the same household? Purchase now (one and done) and instantly save $50 per summer camp! ($439 – $50 discount = $389 per camp.) To purchase, see Summer Camp on the Shop page. Use code save50now at checkout to save $50 and get the $389 price. 

Reserve a Spot & Pay Later
Would you like to reserve a spot and pay later? See Deposit / Down Payment for Summer Camp on the Shop page to make a $50 non-refundable deposit. This will guarantee your reservation, and you can pay the balance later, prior to camp. ($439 – $50 deposit = $389 balance to pay later). 

25% Discount for Youth Season Passholders
If your kid(s) attend more than one summer camp, or you want them to be able to drop in* whenever it’s convenient, a Youth Season Pass will give you the best discounts and flexibility. Youth season passholders receive 25% off all summer camps and daily drop ins. See the Youth Season Pass on our Ohio Cable Park page for additional details. 

*Daily drop-ins and adding a Friday at the end of camp options are only available to Youth Season Passholders, those that have previously attended or are in a camp, or those that have completed at least one private lesson.

All summer camp purchases and deposits are non-refundable, however we do allow changes in days/weeks as space allows. 

FAQ's for All Campers
  • The session I wanted sold out. What are my options?
    All summer camps sell out. If you couldn’t get a spot this year, let us know your interests and we’ll try to steer you in the right direction. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to get the jump start on next year. Links are at the bottom of any page of this website. 

  • My camper doesn’t have any board experience (snow, wake, skate, surf, etc.). Can they still have fun at camp?
    Absolutely! If your kiddo hasn’t ridden a kneeboard, wakeboard, or cable system previously, don’t let that scare you off. It’s the absolute best way to learn for first-timers, and it’s a quick learning curve for experienced wakeboarders. There is no better or safer way to learn how to kneeboard or wakeboard.

    Make sure you take advantage of our one time, FREE pre camp lesson.

    If your young shredder has a lesson prior to camp, we guarantee they will be excited about camp. (We’ve had a 100% success rate with all pre-camp lessons.) Once you register for a camp, we’ll get that one time lesson on the calendar. 

  • Is food included with camp?
    Yes. Morning snacks, lunch, afternoon snacks, and plenty of hydration are always included.

  • What do I need to bring?
    Bring a swimsuit, any special food or snacks, sunblock, and a towel. We provide everything else.

  • Is there a discount for attending multiple camps?
    Yes. If any camper wishes to attend more than one summer camp, check out the Youth Season Pass on our Ohio Cable Park page. In addition to unlimited riding throughout the season and several other pass benefits, the Youth Season Pass automatically gets you a 25% discount on all summer camps and day drop-ins.

  • What are the drop off and pick up times?
    Normal drop off time is 9:00am and normal pick up time is 4:00pm 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.

  • Can I stay and watch camp?
    Yes. 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 and beyond are the most exciting to watch.) We just ask that you stay in the background and let our staff do their kiddo and teaching thing.

  • What if it rains?
    In the event of poor weather, we have plenty of activities to keep things fun and entertaining. None of our activities or operations are affected by light rain – only high winds and the sparky stuff in the sky.

  • Is this a wakeboard camp?
    Not exclusively. We absolutely teach kneeboarding and wakeboarding skills as part of camp but if your interests are more “wakeboard-only focused”, consider our Wakeboard Camp, a wakeboard lesson, or a wakeboard lesson package such as the Zero to Hero package.

  • Is there anything else I need to know now?
    When you make a purchase or place a deposit, we will follow up to confirm camper details. Later, approximately one (1) week prior to camp, we will send additional camp details, and let you know about potential carpooling options with others in your area. 

Additional Camp Benefits

Kid’s Club & Discounted Riding
Many campers catch the wakeboard bug and are excited to continue learning and shredding after camp! At the end of summer camp, if your kiddo(s) want to continue wakeboarding, they can ride on Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 8pm, during Kid’s Club, for only $22 (including rentals) and/or we’ll give you 25% off any ticket, rental, or pass – whichever works best for your situation.

Kid’s Club is a great way to meet kids from other camps, continue learning and wakeboarding, and just enjoy summer. Free access to the Aqua Park and Launch Slide is included in Kid’s Club. See our Calendar & Hours page for the exact dates that Kid’s Club is offered (typically late May – early August). You can purchase this ticket online on our shop page or in person. 

One-Time 25% Gear Discount
All summer campers get a one-time, 25% off discount to use on any and all equipment needs. This can save you big on entering the sport, or on that holiday or birthday present. 

One-Time 25% Party Discount
All summer campers get a one-time, 25% off discount to use on any birthday party package. See our Cincinnati Birthday Parties page. Save huge and host the party everyone will be talking about. This is a GIANT discount so take advantage!

Family Wakeboard Camp

$259 + Moms* Are FREE
+ $129 for Each Additional Family Member
All Ages | Limited to 8 Total Participants
10am to 5pm

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 the boat driver 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 lessons. And when the sun goes down, we have plenty of marshmallows to go around the fire. Wakeboard camp doesn’t officially start until morning, but if you would like to bring a tent or the RV and stay the night before, we’ll make it happen. If your bucket list includes mom learning how to ride switch or dad getting to ride doubles with another family member, or wakeboarding in perfect conditions on a holiday weekend, 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.

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 (if not already selected). You’ll receive a follow up email from our camp coordinator to confirm all details.

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

Adult Camp

$259 | Ages 21+
Limited to 8 Participants
10am to 5pm

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! 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 Launch Slide 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 some great instructors, and you’ll be acting like you’re 16 again in no time.

Wakeboard camp doesn’t officially start until the morning, but if you would like to bring a tent or an RV and stay the night before, we’ll make it happen. 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.

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) and your chosen camp session or date (if not already selected). You’ll receive a follow up email from our camp coordinator to confirm all details.

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

Wakeboard Camp

$699.00 | Ages 12+ | Limited to 8 Participants
Monday-Friday, 10am to 5pm

Experience Required. If you already know how to wakeboard and want to improve your shredding skills, Wakeboard Camp can be the perfect next step. If you don’t already know how to wakeboard, check out our Summer Camp option or a try a wakeboard lesson

2024 Wakeboard Camps are instructed by our head coach, Steve Jones. For those that are shred-ready, whether you’re working on those first few features, some flippy spinny fun, or just want to master your basics in a safe environment, we’ve got you covered. From trampoline to the teaching cable to the main cable with pickups, Wakeboard Camp is all about pushing your skills in small, calculated steps. 

Overnight options are available (including all food) for an additional $400. Airport pickup and drop off is available for $75 each way from CVG – Cincinnati. 

See the Calendar & Hours page to view camp session dates and remaining availability.

To purchase, see Wakeboard Camp on the Shop page. 

Ultimate Wakeboard Camp

$1599.00 | Ages 12+ | Limited to 3 Participants

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 Ultimate Wakeboard camp is tailored towards the student that has completed one of our Wakeboard 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 (whatever is needed), 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/a year 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.