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Pro Tips for Better Body Position When Mountain Biking

Posted by Jud Millar

Mon, Feb 15, 2021

Body Position on a mountain bike makes a big difference with the speed you carry through corners and on decent and if you go airborne. The fundamentals of body position is moving your body weight around on the bike at the appropriate time based the terrain on the trail.


Seated Position – More efficient but will have to get out of the saddle to increase power. But this is mountain biking and seated more efficient power is not always going to work. As trails and terrain gets more technical you will need to adopt more of an attach position.

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Topics: Mountain Biking Teen Camp

Why Choose a Mountain Biking Summer Camp

Posted by Jud Millar

Wed, Nov 18, 2020

Does your teenager love to mountain bike? Does your teen want to ride mountain bikes everyday and gain skill while having fun? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you should consider a summer camp that has a focus on mountain biking. Attending a mountain biking summer camp has the potential to be a very positive experience for teenagers. It provides the perfect opportunity for them to learn mountain bike specific skills that will take their riding to the next level. There are mountain biking camps are in different parts of the country. Some things to consider when choosing a mountain bike summer camp for your child include:

  • The location of the camp
  • The type and quality of the mountain biking trails
  • The experience level of staff
  • The safety record of the program
  • Whether the camp provides mountain bikes or campers need to bring their own bike

Parents can compare the several camps available then choose the best that can work for their kids. Kids who get the opportunity to interact in the camps have the best opportunity to develop life skills. Here are some of the reasons why parents should choose mountain biking teen camp:

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Topics: Mountain Biking, Mountain Biking Teen Camp, Why Choose a Mountain Biking Summer Camp

We did some Mountain Biking Today at SMA Teen Camp - 3rd Session!

Posted by Jud Millar

Tue, Jul 30, 2019


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Topics: Mountain Biking, Mountain Biking Teen Camp

SMA Mountain Biking Teen Camp to Host Youth Ride @ Dirt Fest PA this Weekend!

Posted by Jud Millar

Thu, May 16, 2019

Stone Mountain Adventures Summer Camp is excited to announce we will once again host a youth ride on Sunday morning of Dirt Fest! We are excited to be able to share the magic of mountain biking AND the incredible Allegrippis trails with the kids and teens who attend Dirt Fest.

Stone Mountain Adventures (SMA) is a co-ed, overnight summer camp for teenagers (12 to 16) located in central PA offering:

  • Adventure Activities (Including Mountain Biking)
  • Water Sports
  • Traditional Sports
  • Creative Arts
  • Community Service.
  • We also have a specialized Mountain Biking Program for kids who want to ride the Alligrippis Trails everyday 

What: Kids and Teen Mountain Bike Ride at Dirt Rage Dirt Fest PA       

When: Sunday, May 19th from 10am to 1pm

Where:  Meet at the Bakers Hollow Parking Lot at 10am



The Details:

  • This ride will begin at 10am on Sunday, May 19th at the Bakers Hollow Parking Lot.  
  • This ride is open to kids and teens between the ages of 10 and 17 
  • Stone Mountain Adventures staff and volunteers will join in and supervise the ride.
  • Riders must come with their own helmet and bike, or they can demo a bike as well. 
  • Parents and Riders must complete a liability release waiver
  • Lunch will be provided to all riders at the Expo at 1pm 

The Ride:  

  • Meet in the Bakers Hollow Parking Lot at 9.45am
  • The Ride Begins in the Bakers Hollow Parking Lot at 10am
  • Buck to
  • Fawn to 
  • Osprey to
  • The Hydro Loop to 
  • Eagle
  • Then back to the Expo

Lunch will be provided to all riders: Following the ride there will be a group lunch at the Expo


Mom and dad: this is not a babysitting service, this is a teen and tween mountain bike ride open to beginner, intermediate and advanced riders.  Riders must come with their own helmet and bike, or they can demo a bike as well. Parents must sign a Liability Release Form.

Registration: Riders must pre-register either on the Stone Mountain Adventures website or at our booth in the Expo area of Dirt Fest.Click Here to Register for the Teen Ride

2016 Dirt Fest Youth Ride: Very Muddy!


Tell me more about the SMA Mountain Bike Masters Program: 

The SMA Mountain Bike Masters Program is ideal for campers who are passionate about mountain biking excited about the opportunity to ride world class trails on a daily basis. Campers in the program ride everymorning on single track trails at Raystown Lake called the Allegrippis Trail System. They were described in a Dirt Rag Magazine article as "Thirty-three miles of buttery smooth single-track bliss". Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff are excited to ride every day and help campers hone their riding skills and confidence. The MOUNTAIN BIKE MASTERS PROGRAM is limited to eight campers. SMA is an incredible Mountain Biking Summer Camp.  Campers not enrolled in the Mt Bike Masters Program will get ample time to mountain bike during their time at SMA. 

Stone Mountain Adventures (SMA) is a co-ed overnight teen and "tween" summer camp for 60 teenagers ages 12-16 located in the mountains of central Pennsylvania.

We offer exciting and engaging activities and events everyday including:

Our teen “tween” campers learn new skills, gain self confidence, make strong friendships and become members of our strong, value centered summer community.

Things that make SMA Teen Summer Camp unique are:

  • Young Teen Focused Activities
  • Choose Your Own Activities Everyday
  • Adventures and Camping Overnights Out of Camp
  • Campers increase self confidence and Independence
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Topics: Mountain Biking Teen Camp, Dirt Fest, Dirt Rig Dirt Fest

SMA Mountain Biking Summer Camp will be at the Phillips Academy in MA!

Posted by Jud Millar

Sun, Jan 27, 2019

SMA Teen Summer Camp Director and Owner Jud Millar will be traveling north to attend a Summer Opportunities Camp Fair hosted by the Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.  The Summer Opportunities Camp Fair will be help on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 12pm to 3pm.  The will be the 29th year that the Phillips Academy has hosted this camp fair.   This fair is designed to give middle and high school students and their families the chance to meet with representatives from approximately 100 local, national and international summer programs.  A wide range of programs will be represented here, including those that focus on academics, language study, community service, sleepaway teen camps, sports, mountain biking summer camps for teenagers, arts, research, internships, outdoor adventure, and international travel.


New Call-to-actionWhat: Summer Opportunities Camp Fair

When: Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 12pm to 3pm

Where: The Phillips Academy, 180 Main St, Andover, MA 01810 

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Topics: mountain biking summer camp, Mountain Biking Teen Camp

The SMA Mountain Bike Masters are having some fun at SMA Teen Camp

Posted by Jud Millar

Thu, Jun 28, 2018

Today our Mountain Bike Masters decided to stay close to camp and have some fun!

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Topics: Mountain Biking, mountain biking summer camp, Mountain Biking Teen Camp

FrozenFat Bike Fest Is Here! SMA Teen Mountain Biking Summer Camp

Posted by Jud Millar

Sat, Jan 16, 2016

The past two winters in central PA were epic with near record snowfalls and cold temperatures... this winter not so much.  Even with minimal snow and unseasonably warm tempatures Fat Bike riders from around the Keystone Stage and the Northeast will descend on central PA this weekend for the 6th Annual FrozenFat Mountain Biking Festival!

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Topics: Frozen Fat Bike Festival, Mountain Biking Teen Camp, FrozenFat

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