WB Surf Camp Information
2021 Teen Overnight Spring Break Camp
2021 Teen Adventure Travel Camps
2021 Teen Overnight Camps
2021 Kids Overnight Camps
2021 Ultimate Adult Surf Retreats
2021 Kids Wilmington, NC Summer Camp – Grom
2021 Kids Wilmington, NC Summer Camp – Guppy
2021 Kids Wrightsville Beach, NC Summer Camp – Day Surf Camp
2021 Wrightsville Beach, NC
General Surf Camp FAQs
Below are common questions about WB Surf Camp programs. If you have questions about a specific location, please visit the corresponding camp page or call us at 910.256.7873.
I have never surfed before, is this camp for me? Our program’s dynamic curriculum and awesome surf instructors can coach beginner through advanced surfers. The only prerequisites are that you’re ready to have the time of your life and are able to swim.
Do you provide equipment or should I bring my own? All equipment is provided. We use a combination of high quality NSP and SurfTech SofTop surfboards. They are made to be the safest high-performance surfboards available to beginning surfers. Those, along with Pro Tec safety fins and SPF 50 long sleeve rash guards ensure the best experience possible. We also have an extensive selection of epoxy NSP surfboards for intermediate to advanced surfers. You may bring your own surfboards to camp, just let us know in advance.
Is there a lifeguard at the beach you use? All of our overnight camp instructors hold current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certifications including CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid. One might even say that we over-qualify our team with this many lifeguards. We have an impeccable safety record and are very proud of it!
Where do other participants come from? Our programs are made up of diverse groups of campers who come from all parts of the world. This opens the door for campers to learn about unique cultures and different backgrounds. The diversity found in our programs is unmatched. You will leave having found new friends from all over the world!
Do you have references available? We would be happy to offer you the opportunity to speak with past participants in order to give you a personal reflection of their experience. Please contact our office for a list of references.
Should I have trip interruption insurance? We highly recommend that camp insurance be purchased. We are not responsible for tuition refunds or expenses incurred for trip delays, cancellation, or illness. In the event that you must cancel at the last minute due to an unforeseen event, camp insurance can help protect your investment. We suggest a few different travel insurance companies that provide different levels of coverage, including COVID coverage.
For Teen Overnight Surf Camps, what kind of supervision is provided? Our counselors provide 24-hour, same gender supervision for every camper. We will not tolerate disruptive or dangerous behavior, and every camper is made aware of this during orientation.
What happens if any camp rules are broken during Teen Overnight Camps? We are extremely conscientious about upholding our standards of safety and conduct for both our staff and our students. On the first night of our overnight summer camps, our rules are clearly presented to our students. Students and parents appreciate that our rules are fair, well understood, and enforced without exception.
Do I need to get a physical or vaccinations prior to arrival at camp? While we do not require a physical, you will need to complete a medical history form, which is included in your registration materials. Campers are required to have an up-to-date tetanus booster. If you elect not to receive tetanus boosters for person reasons, please note this on your medical history form.
Do you offer financial aid? Our scholarship program allows participants from all backgrounds to enjoy WB Surf Camp adventures. Please click here to learn more about our financial aid packages.
My child has special needs. Can my child attend camp? Each year, many youth with special needs are able to participate in our camp programs. In accordance to our safety standards, campers must be able to function in our required youth-to-adult instructional ratio (program dependent) in the constraints of the dynamic ocean environment. Special needs may include a range of physical, medical, developmental, dietary, behavioral, or communicative abilities. It is our hope to be able to serve all campers wishing to attend camp. Providing a safe and positive experience to all campers is of utmost importance to us. We reserve the right to make decisions of participation based on the extent of the camper’s needs and our ability to meet those needs in the camp setting, as well as other factors as deemed appropriate. We are concerned about the health and safety of all campers, and we want to ensure we have appropriate professional and medical services to meet needs. Please contact the Program Coordinator at 910-256-7873 to discuss this camp program and the nature of your child’s needs.
Travel Insurance FAQs
We highly recommend that participants in our programs purchase travel insurance to protect their investment. Because of the seasonality of our programs, we cannot refund deposit or tuition fees due to cancellation for any reason. Travel insurance can protect your investment in the event that a medical problem or family emergency prevents you from participating.
For example, travel insurance protection plans can cover:
- Program Cancellation – (protects your non-refundable payments if you cancel program before it begins) for covered reasons such as injury, sickness, terrorist acts and transfer of employment of 250 miles.
- Program Interruption – (protects your non-refundable payments if you interrupt your program) for covered reasons such as injury, sickness, terrorist acts and transfer of employment of 250 miles.
- Medical Expenses/Emergency Assistance – medical bills for up to one year and for any special transportation required for medical reasons including expenses for parent to visit if hospitalized 3 days.
- Personal Effects/Baggage – for damage, lost, or stolen personal articles.
- Medical Records On Line – at your option, instant access to your medical records is available with the plan.
Travel insurance is inexpensive and will give you peace of mind! Plans start as low as $30 and increase by the amount of tuition and medical coverage you choose. Here are a couple of suggested travel insurance companies:
For policies that DO include COVID coverage and a “Cancel for No Reason” option: (Please note that these policies have to be purchased within a small window of deposit paid for camp to have the option to cancel for no reason. See each policy’s guidelines for exact time period.)
- Click Here AXA Travel Insurance
- Click Here Trawick International Travel Insurance
- Click here IMG Global
**FOR PARTICIPANTS JOINING US IN COSTA RICA**
Currently the Republic of Costa Rica has some specific rules in place to help minimize COVID impact. The list of entry/exit rules for Costa Rica can be found on the U.S. Embassy website, here.
The biggest things to know currently:
- Travel Insurance with COVID coverage is REQUIRED for entry into Costa Rica and for the duration of your stay.
- The above Travel Insurance recommendations do offer COVID coverage. Please verify with them that the Republic of Costa Rica accepts their COVID coverage.
- The Republic of Costa Rica recommends two approved local Costa Rican insurance providers: (Note these two options are recognized by Costa Rica to enter the country, but may not cover your camp tuition or travel to/from. Contact the insurance companies to verify.)