CinCINNATI Summer Camps! WAKEBOARD CAMPS!

Wake Nation has the best Cincinnati summer camps! Create memories that last a lifetime! Learn new skills, make new friends, build confidence, play, enjoy summer, and be a kid! Teaching is our thing and all summer camps sell out. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter if you didn’t get a spot this year!

Youth Camp – Cincinnati Summer camps

$109/Day or $389 for Four (4) Days
Ages 8+ | Monday-Thursday, 9am to 5pm

See Calendar & Hours page for camp session dates and remaining availability.

See the Shop page to purchase a Youth Camp or place a Summer Camp Deposit.

All skill levels are welcome at all Youth Camps. However, all first time/never ever students are required to complete a FREE private lesson prior to camp. 

Cincinnati summer camps at Wake Nation 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 learn cable systems (for kneeboarding and wakeboarding), proven teaching system, and nearly perfect water conditions. Most want to kneeboard or wakeboard until their arms nearly fall off. If they ever do come off the water, there is plenty of shade, games, snacks, and other thrilling activities to keep even the shortest attention span excited and engaged. The Aqua Park & Superslide are incredibly popular, and all campers have full, unrestricted access during camp. (Wake Nation is closed to the public during all summer camps.)

Not only are our Cincinnati summer camps a great value, they are exactly what you would have wanted when you were their age! No matter what interest or 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!

Daily drop ins are only available to Youth Season Passholders, or those that have previously attended a Youth Camp, or those that have completed at least one private lesson.

Youth Camp Discounts & Deposits

Instant Discount
Do you have a returning camper? Do you have multiple campers in the same household? Do you want to save $50 per Youth Camp? Purchase now (one and done) to save $50 per camp. ($389 – instant $50 discount = $339 per camp). See Youth Camp on the Shop page to purchase. Use promo code save50now at checkout. 

Reserve & Pay Later
Want to make a camp reservation and pay later? See Deposit / Down Payment for Youth Camp on the Shop page to make a $50 non-refundable deposit. This will confirm your reservation. Just pay the balance prior to camp. ($389 – $50 deposit = $339 balance to pay later). 

Passholder 50% Discount
If you plan on having your kiddo attend more than one camp, or want to be able to drop in* whenever it’s convenient, a season pass will give you the best discounts and options. Youth Season Passholders receive 50% off all Youth Camps. A full camp is reduced to $194.50 per camp, and the daily drop in rate is reduced to $54.50 per day if purchased online, in advance. (A Youth Season pass pays for itself in 2 camps.) See the Youth Season Pass on our Ohio Cable Park page for additional season pass details. 

*Daily drop ins are only available to Youth Season Passholders, or those that have previously attended a Youth Camp, or those that have completed at least one private lesson.

Returning campers also receive a discount for drop in rates (reduced to $89 per day) if purchased online, in advance. Check your email for promo codes to use at online checkout. 

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

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. Links are at the bottom of any page on the website. We believe in quality over quantity so act fast when we announce new dates.
  • If any single camper wishes to attend more than one camp, be sure to check out the Youth Season Pass on our Ohio Cable Park page. In addition to unlimited riding throughout the season, our season passes automatically give you a 50% discount on all Youth Camps and daily drop in rates, along with many other perks and benefits the whole family can enjoy.
  • Wake Nation is closed to the public during all Youth Camps. 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. (Tip: Day 3 and 4 are the most exciting to watch.)
  • If your kiddo hasn’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.
  • 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 included. Bring a swimsuit, any special food, sunblock, and a towel. We provide everything else.
  • Normal drop off time is 9:00am and normal pick up time is 5:00pm 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.
  • Summer camps are for fun, however there is a teaching component to our camps, most often divided up into similar skill sets.
  • Carpooling information and additional camp details will be sent approximately one (1) week prior to camp.
Additional Information for Never Ever/Beginner Campers

Summer camps are 100% for fun, but why not learn something new? The wakeboarding and teaching component of our curriculum is designed to prepare students to ride on a family or friend’s boat, or on our main cable system whenever they choose. No additional instruction needed!

If your camper has never wakeboarded previously, they must complete a FREE 1-hour private lesson prior to attending camp. Without exception, we have found that this pre-camp lesson makes a remarkable difference in their confidence and how fast they continue to learn at camp. Once completed, they are excited and looking forward to having fun at camp. The goal is to build their skills and confidence quickly so they can take full advantage of summer camp.

What’s After Camp? Perks & Additional Discounts

Some students catch the wakeboard bug during camp! At the end of summer camp, if your kiddos wishes to continue wakeboarding, we give them a FREE one Month Pass and FREE equipment rentals for the next 30 days after camp. Use it or lose it! It is not required, but until they have their skills sharp, we always encourage them to continue to ride during our practice sessions / slow ride sessions, offered daily until 2pm.

Another option is to “drop in” to another summer camp, space permitting. The daily drop in rate is $89 for returning campers and $54.50 for Youth Season Passholders if purchased online, in advance. Check your email for promo codes to use at online checkout.

All 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.

All 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.

Family Wakeboard Camp

$259 + Moms* Are FREE + $129 for Each Additional Family Member | All Ages | Limited to 8 Total Participants Per Session | 10am to 6pm

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 6pm

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 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 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.

Feature Camp

$259.00 | Ages 10+ | Limited to 8 Participants

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 in a safe, controlled environment.

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.

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 / 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.

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.