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Some may call it a camp. We call it the ultimate watersports summer experience.

The Water Monkey Camp Experience

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Goals & Mission:

Water Monkey Staff Goals

  • 1. The safety of our participants.
  • 2. A fun, rewarding, and comfortable experience for all involved.
  • 3. Ridiculously good food.
  • 4. Growth as a group.

Water Monkey Participant Goals
(what we want you to strive for)

  • 1. Have an epic, fun time.
  • 2. Push yourself and your peers to go bigger, try harder, and branch out with new tricks and activities.
  • 3. Make the most of each day (while here at Water Monkey or elsewhere in life).
  • 4. Form new and lasting friendships with fellow adventure seekers at Water Monkey.

Concept & Roots: Not so typical.

The Concept

Here’s the idea; spend your days out on the lake wakeboarding, waterskiing, wake surfing, and wake skating with a group of other participants and our staff of pros. When you are not riding you can watch and learn from the other riders, chill-out in the sun, or play around with our other non-motorized offerings. There are no strict activity periods and, unlike other camps, access to the powerboat activities is not just limited to an hour a day; we’re talking all-day, every-day. This is one week of your summer that you will remember for your entire life.

The Roots

Evan developed the idea for Water Monkey Camp after years of running a large, all-around summer camp in New Hampshire. He had always had a passion for teaching watersports out on the lake and wanted to create an alternative to the structured, “traditional” camps that most families are familiar with. The new camp program would bring participants in contact with top-notch instructors, the best new equipment and boats, and other like-minded individuals and allow them to vastly improve their riding, skiing, surfing, and social abilities. Small group sizes and a unique location on the shores of a pristine lake would further make Water Monkey Camp the premier spot for watersports teaching, innovation, and fun.

Where Campers Live

Campers and staff live in cabins on our private lakefront compound on the shores of Merrymeeting Lake. Each cabin has either two or three bedrooms with bunks for the campers, a full bathroom, and a lounge. Cabins are designated for either guys or girls and our counselors live there as well to provide around the clock supervision. We also have a clubhouse for group chill time, a multi-purpose field, and an awesome beach.

(Not So) Typical Day:

7:00 AM
7:15 AM
Wake up time for everyone
7:15 AM
7:45 AM
Breakfast
8:00 AM
12:00 PM
Morning lake sessions
12:00 PM
2:00 PM
Lunch and chill
2:00 PM
5:45 PM
Afternoon lake sessions
6:00 PM
7:00 PM
Family style dinner
7:00 PM
10:00PM
Evening Activities
10:00 PM
10:30 PM
Ready for sleep and lights out
Recharge and do it again!

Concept & Roots: Not so typical.

All counselors, staffers, and helpers at Water Monkey go through extensive background checks and interviews before being allowed to join the team. We take our jobs seriously here so that our families can be at ease with their kids shipping off for a week with us at the lake.

Evan Goldner
Founder : Director

Evan has been working in the camp industry since 2004 and brings a lifetime of outdoors adventure and education with him wherever he goes. He has hiked, biked, skied, snowboarded, driven, motorcycled, skydived, bungeed, rafted, kayaked, wakesurfed, wakeboarded, sailed, backpacked, planed, trained, climbed, and SUP’d in over 30 countries spanning five continents.

Home base for Evan is in Hooksett, NH with his wife, Kristen, and rescue pup Tuckerman. Evan may have studied finance and economics while at college but his life since then has rarely taken him into the confines of an office. He dedicates his days to enjoying the outdoors, seeking new challenges, and helping others take part in this path that he has chosen

Certifications: Wilderness First Responder, Commercial Boat Driver, Red Cross Lifeguard

Ryan Hinrichs
Head Coach

Ryan is an all-around awesome guy and super talented to boot. Besides absolutely shredding behind the boat, he is a rock climbing, slack lining, disc golfing, standing backflip landing, joke telling, guitar playing fiend! (Just don't ask him to whistle). When not at camp, Ryan is studying to be an engineer at Arizona State University where he wakeboards year-round as member of the ASU Wake Devils. Ryan is also the 2015/2016 College Wakeboarding National Champion!

After two seasons coaching at Water Monkey Ryan has stepped up as the new head coach for the 2016 season.

Certifications: Red Cross Lifeguard, Commercial Boat Driver

Heather Bouchard
Coach

Heather is a second year coach at Water Monkey who definitely knows how to shred behind the boat! She is from Ware, MA and is currently a student at the University of Florida where she is studying biology. Heather rides in Florida for her school wakeboard club and placed 1st at regionals in wakeboard women’s B division. Heather credits her snowboarding background for her wakeboarding success and enjoys teaching all of our campers each summer!

Certifications: Commercial Boat Driver

Jeremy Woodruff
Coach

Jeremy is a second year coach at Water Monkey hailing from sunny California. Like head coach Ryan, Jeremy attends ASU and rides for the Wake Devils wakeboard team. Jeremy is California to the bone and it shows in his laid-back and relaxed teaching and riding style. Fun fact: Jeremy is known to occasionally eat 50+ donut holes in a sitting.

Certifications: Commercial Boat Driver

Austin (Tex) Pillow
Coach

Like his name implies, Tex is from Texas. They say that everything is bigger in Texas and that is certainly true of his wakeboarding. Tex is a first year coach at Water Monkey who rides with Ryan and Jeremy on the ASU Wake Devils wakeboard team. Tex has a Mastercraft X-Star on his home lake in Texas and he is leaving that behind for a summer in New Hampshire because of all the hype around our program and a desire to teach our awesome campers!

Certifications: Red Cross Lifeguard, Commercial Boat Driver

Mariah Jamie
Counselor

Mariah is Water Monkey Camp’s first international staff member! Mariah comes from Adelaide, Australia where she grew up in the surf shredding the waves and avoiding Great White Sharks! She has waterskied and wakeboarded her whole life on the ‘mighty’ Murray River and will be adding some Aussie flair to camp this summer!

Certifications: Bronze Medallion Lifeguard, Australian Boat License, Commercial Boat Driver

Jack Billings
Land Sports Counselor

Jack is back! After three years as a camper and one year as a counselor in training Jack is finally a full-fledged counselor at Water Monkey Camp. Jack comes from Acton, MA and is fun, friendly, and super athletic. He is in charge of evening activities and land sports and will make sure that campers are having a blast when not out on the boats. True Fact: when Jack was a camper we would cook extra food each meal because of how much he can (and does) eat.

Certifications: Red Cross Lifeguard

Founder and Director: Evan Goldner

Evan Goldner : Water Monkey CEO and Founder

Ryan: Head Coach

Coach Ryan with a huge method

Heather: Coach

Heather showing us how hard she shreds

Jeremy: Coach

Jeremy competing for who has the best method

Tex: Coach

Austin Pillow getting huge air!

Mariah: Counselor

Mariah... She on fire!

Jack: Counselor

Jack taking in some rays on the boat

The Program, Lake, & Activities Offered: Water Monkey has a place for you.

The Program

Whether you are a total beginner or have been shredding the wake since you could walk, Water Monkey has a place for you. When you enroll you will tell us a bit about your experience level and then on the first day we will figure out where to start with you in our instruction. Once we have a feel for what you can do out there we will get going. At each step in the process you will have our instructors there for immediate feedback and advice. The best part of the Water Monkey instruction program is that you can easily pick up from wherever you leave off at the end of the week. Whether you come back again during the summer or wait until next year, you will be that much closer to the endgame of being a Water Monkey.

The Lake

All of this fun stuff would not be possible without an amazing lake - and that is just what we have. Located in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, Merrymeeting Lake is the picturesque setting for Water Monkey. It is big enough to get some great lines for pulling skiers and boarders yet not built up and trafficked like bigger, busier lakes. That makes for glassy conditions, crystal clear water, and increased safety for everyone involved.

On the Boat: From the shore: On Land:
Wakeboarding Swimming Multi-sport field
Waterskiing Stand-up Paddleboarding Soccer
Wakesurfing Beach Games Ultimate Frisbee
Wake Skating Fishing Spike Ball
Kan Jam
Movies/games in the clubhouse

Food

C - creative
H - healthy
U - unlimited
M - mouthwatering

Chum - definition - a friend or buddy. Also the stuff you throw in the water to attract sharks.

There is no getting around the fact that you can make or break your day based on the food you eat. Mealtimes at Water Monkey are laid-back and fun, just like the rest of the day. We create a menu for the week which includes a balanced variety of meats, vegetables, fruit, pastas, rice, sandwiches, and dairy with inspirations from all over the world. Are you a picky eater, a vegetarian, or do you have food allergies? Not an issue; we can cater to your needs as long as you let us know so don't be shy. We try to source local, mostly organic ingredients, and we cook every meal from scratch.

Dates, Rates, Discounts, and Options for 2016

Water Monkey tuition includes: all activities and equipment, all meals, drinks, snacks, and one T-shirt.

One week camp tuition: $1,800

Call for Availability:

Week 1: 06/19 – 06/25Week 5: 07/17 – 07/23
Week 2: 06/26 – 07/02Week 6: 07/24 – 07/30
Week 3: 07/03 – 07/09Week 7: 07/31 – 08/06
Week 4: 07/10 – 07/16Week 8: 08/07 – 08/13

Weeks will book on a first come basis and will be closed once the maximum capacity is reached.

Discounts:

Sibling discount: $300 off per additional sibling (any available week, same summer)

Multi-week discount: additional weeks after the first are $1,500 each

Options:

Round trip pick-up/drop-off from Boston Logan: $250
Round trip pick-up/drop-off from Manchester: $150
Bus/train station pick-up/drop-off available as well

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