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After School Program

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Are you looking for a fun after school activity for your kiddo this fall? Kirby’s School of Wake is now offering an after school watersports program starting Tuesday, September 3. This is a three week program that runs Monday through Thursday (except the first week is Tuesday – Friday to account for the holiday) from 3:30pm to 6:30pm at our location in Osage Beach.

We provide the boat, all of the equipment including life jackets and boards, and use of our Bluetooth Intercom System. Participants of any age and ability level are welcome to attend. Students are able to beginner ski on our ZUP Board, wakeboard, or wakesurf. Even if you’ve never tried any watersports, we are happy to ease you into watersports in a fun and safe way. These will be group lessons and the price structure is below:

  • Package Deal: $480 (12 sessions): If the students would like to do additional lessons, they will receive the same low rate of $40 per session. [Note: if you have other obligations hindering your child from attending every day, you are welcome to still purchase the package and arrange your 12 sessions around however works best with your schedule. For instance doing two-20-minute sessions in one day etc.This is a savings of $120.
  • Individual Sessions: $50 per day

With remaining time, students will receive study hall time to work on homework. Sydney will be assisting with homework as she was Valedictorian in High School, graduated from the University of Missouri Sum Cum Laude. In addition, she volunteered at an after school program in high school and worked as a tutor and freshman football mentor with the University of Missouri Athletic Department throughout college. Please let her know if there are specific assignments they will be needing help with.

Dates:

  • Week 1: Tuesday, September 3 – Friday, September 6
  • Week 2: Monday, September 9 – Thursday, September 12
  • Week 3: Monday, September 16 – Thursday, September 19

What to Bring:

Swimsuit, Towel, Snacks, Water, Homework

How Many Students do you Accommodate per day?

Space is limited to five students per day.

How to Sign Up:

If you’d like to purchase the package deal, please RSVP to sydney@kirbysschoolofwake.com. Payment will be taken on the first day, Tuesday, September 3 at drop off or anytime before. We accept cash, credit and Venmo.

If you are interested in sending your child on only select days and doing the individual payment option, please email Sydney at sydney@kirbysschoolofwake.com at least a day before to ensure there is space available and so that we can know to expect them. Payment is taken each day for these.

Each participant will also need to have a signed liability waiver and photo release to be able to participate unless you’ve already signed one for 2019.

Where is the Program Located?

TBA

What is your Policy for Inclement Weather?

If there is inclement weather, we will have makeup days at the end of the three weeks.

Is the lake going to be too cold?

This is part of our favorite time of year to ski! The weather is still warm and the lake is nice and calm. We also have a full line of wetsuits from tops, to spring suits, to full suits for added comfort if necessary.

Day Camp #4

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Day Camps are great way to progress your riding and have fun! This event gives students the opportunity to make new friends, learn from other students, receive expert coaching on the best wakeboarding boats, and try the latest Ronix wakeboarding equipment. Day camps are based out of Iguana Watersports in Osage Beach and include a morning and afternoon session. Students are welcome to attend both sessions, or just one or the other. Students may choose how many 20-minute sets they would like to sign up for and will be in groups of up to eight for each session.

Session Times

  • Morning Session: 8:00am – 12:30pm
  • Afternoon Session: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

What to Bring

  • Swim Suit
  • Towel
  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks
  • Wakeboard

Please email Sydney at sydney@kirbysschoolofwake.com if you have any questions!

Day Camp

Please sign our liability waiver & photo release form and bring with you to the event.

[Note: if you have already signed waivers for 2019, you may disregard]

Boost Camp 3: Boost Your Spinning

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Are you ready to boost your wakeboarding skills to the next level? Look no further than Kirby’s School of Wake BOOST CAMPS!!! These single-day wakeboard camps are designed to target specific elements of wakeboarding supplemented with Kirby’s signature training techniques including: information about protecting their knees, pre-ride stretches, training tools, visualization and more. Students will receive one-on-one coaching by Kirby Liesmann and the benefit of learning from other students, all to help accomplish their goals.

Boost Camps operate from 8:00am – 6:00pm and include two, 30-minute lessons and lunch. All ability levels are welcome. Space is limited to six students. Boost Camps will be based out of Iguana Watersports in Osage Beach.

This is the third and final Boost Camp offered this summer and it is all about spinning! Spinning is a major part of wakeboarding. Whether you are just working on a board turn on the water’s surface or scraping the clouds with a triple handle pass 1080 degree rotation, this Boost camp is for you. Kirby Liesmann will evaluate each rider’s current ability level then work with them to accomplish their goals for the day. Having a solid foundation in spinning fundamentals will help riders get the most out of their time on the water. It will also help them progress into all the tricks that they hope to learn in the future with ease.

Kirby Liesmann will evaluate each rider’s current ability level then work with them to accomplish their goals for the day. Having a solid foundation in fundamentals will help riders get the most out of their time on the water. It will also help them progress into all the tricks that they hope to learn in the future with ease.

What to Bring

  • Swim Suit
  • Towel
  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks
  • Wakeboard

Please email Sydney at sydney@kirbysschoolofwake.com if you have any questions!

Boost Camp

Please sign our liability waiver & photo release form and bring with you to the event.

[Note: if you have already signed waivers for 2019, you may disregard]

Day Camp #3

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Day Camps are great way to progress your riding and have fun! This event gives students the opportunity to make new friends, learn from other students, receive expert coaching on the best wakeboarding boats, and try the latest Ronix wakeboarding equipment. Day camps are based out of Iguana Watersports in Osage Beach and include a morning and afternoon session. Students are welcome to attend both sessions, or just one or the other. Students may choose how many 20-minute sets they would like to sign up for and will be in groups of up to eight for each session.

Session Times

  • Morning Session: 8:00am – 12:30pm
  • Afternoon Session: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

What to Bring

  • Swim Suit
  • Towel
  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks
  • Wakeboard

Please email Sydney at sydney@kirbysschoolofwake.com if you have any questions!

Day Camp

Please sign our liability waiver & photo release form and bring with you to the event.

[Note: if you have already signed waivers for 2019, you may disregard]

Boost Camp 2: Boost Your Switch Riding

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Are you ready to boost your wakeboarding skills to the next level? Look no further than Kirby’s School of Wake BOOST CAMPS!!! These single-day wakeboard camps are designed to target specific elements of wakeboarding supplemented with Kirby’s signature training techniques including: information about protecting their knees, pre-ride stretches, training tools, visualization and more. Students will receive one-on-one coaching by Kirby Liesmann and the benefit of learning from other students, all to help accomplish their goals.

Boost Camps operate from 8:00am – 6:00pm and include two, 30-minute lessons and lunch. All ability levels are welcome. Space is limited to six students. Boost Camps will be based out of Iguana Watersports in Osage Beach.

This is the second Boost Camp offered this summer and it is all about riding switch! Have you ever tried to throw a ball with you non dominant hand? It’s awkward! Riding a wakeboard with your non-dominant stance can be a little tricky at first as well. However, there is a lot to gain from being able to ride the wakeboard both directions (regular and switch). At this boost camp, we will help riders unlock new possibilities with riding the board in a switch stance.

Kirby Liesmann will evaluate each rider’s current ability level then work with them to accomplish their goals for the day. Having a solid foundation in fundamentals will help riders get the most out of their time on the water. It will also help them progress into all the tricks that they hope to learn in the future with ease.

What to Bring

  • Swim Suit
  • Towel
  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks
  • Wakeboard

Please email Sydney at sydney@kirbysschoolofwake.com if you have any questions!

Boost Camp

Please sign our liability waiver & photo release form and bring with you to the event.

[Note: if you have already signed waivers for 2019, you may disregard]

Day Camp #2

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Day Camps are great way to progress your riding and have fun! This event gives students the opportunity to make new friends, learn from other students, receive expert coaching on the best wakeboarding boats, and try the latest Ronix wakeboarding equipment. Day camps are based out of Iguana Watersports in Osage Beach and include a morning and afternoon session. Students are welcome to attend both sessions, or just one or the other. Students may choose how many 20-minute sets they would like to sign up for and will be in groups of up to eight for each session.

Session Times

  • Morning Session: 8:00am – 12:30pm
  • Afternoon Session: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

What to Bring

  • Swim Suit
  • Towel
  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks
  • Wakeboard

Please email Sydney at sydney@kirbysschoolofwake.com if you have any questions!

Day Camp

Please sign our liability waiver & photo release form and bring with you to the event.

[Note: if you have already signed waivers for 2019, you may disregard]

Boost Camp 1: Boost Your Style

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Are you ready to boost your wakeboarding skills to the next level? Look no further than Kirby’s School of Wake BOOST CAMPS!!! These single-day wakeboard camps are designed to target specific elements of wakeboarding supplemented with Kirby’s signature training techniques including: information about protecting their knees, pre-ride stretches, training tools, visualization and more. Students will receive one-on-one coaching by Kirby Liesmann and the benefit of learning from other students, all to help accomplish their goals.

Boost Camps operate from 8:00am – 6:00pm and include two, 30-minute lessons and lunch. All ability levels are welcome. Space is limited to six students. Boost Camps will be based out of Iguana Watersports in Osage Beach.

This is the first Boost Camp offered this summer and it is all about style! Style is one of the most improtant parts about wakeboarding. You not only want your tricks to look smooth and in control, you want them to be unique. Adding a special touch to your wakeboarding is what makes the sport so much fun. Kirby Liesmann is excited to share his many years of wakeboarding experience with this week’s Boost Campers to help them put a special flair to their riding.

Kirby Liesmann will evaluate each rider’s current ability level then work with them to accomplish their goals for the day. Having a solid foundation in fundamentals will help riders get the most out of their time on the water. It will also help them progress into all the tricks that they hope to learn in the future with ease.

What to Bring

  • Swim Suit
  • Towel
  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks
  • Wakeboard

Please email Sydney at sydney@kirbysschoolofwake.com if you have any questions!

Boost Camp

Please sign our liability waiver & photo release form and bring with you to the event.

[Note: if you have already signed waivers for 2019, you may disregard]

Day Camp #1

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Day Camps are great way to progress your riding and have fun! This event gives students the opportunity to make new friends, learn from other students, receive expert coaching on the best wakeboarding boats, and try the latest Ronix wakeboarding equipment. Day camps are based out of Iguana Watersports in Osage Beach and include a morning and afternoon session. Students are welcome to attend both sessions, or just one or the other. Students may choose how many 20-minute sets they would like to sign up for and will be in groups of up to eight for each session.

Session Times

  • Morning Session: 8:00am – 12:30pm
  • Afternoon Session: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

What to Bring

  • Swim Suit
  • Towel
  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks
  • Wakeboard

Please email Sydney at sydney@kirbysschoolofwake.com if you have any questions!

Day Camp

Please sign our liability waiver & photo release form and bring with you to the event.

[Note: if you have already signed waivers for 2019, you may disregard]

Awakin

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Awakin your passion, purpose, and potential at this three day, Kirby’s School of Wake day camp! Awakin is designed to create an atmosphere for campers to grow their passion for wakeboarding/wakesurfing with top notch instruction, gain a greater understanding of their purpose with faith based messages and influences, and to seek their full potential.

Space is limited to twenty campers. First come, first serve. We accept campers aged 18 and under. Campers will be divided into four ride groups (based on ability level – click HERE to determine skill level) and each camper will receive five wakeboarding/wakesurfing lessons, lunch, and the opportunity to compete. Over the lunch break, campers will be allowed to swim, do a short team building exercise and hear a faith based message. Be ready to cheer on others learning in your ride group, because on the last afternoon of camp, ride groups will compete as a team in a personal best contest. Each camper will compete to achieve their personal best tricks. We will combine the scores of each ride group and the ride group scoring the highest will receive a prize.

We encourage campers to bring their own wakeboards/lifejackets; however, if you don’t have them, no problem! Simply let us know on the registration form and we will get you all taken care of. Also, as this is not an overnight camp, please let us know if you need help finding accommodations.

CAMP INFORMATION

  • LOCATION: Iguana Watersports in Osage Beach
  • DATE: June 3-5
  • TIMES: 8:00AM – 6:00PM
  • COST: $425
  • AGES: 18 and under

REGISTRATION

To register please submit the following information to Sydney Liesmann at sydney@kirbysschoolofwake.com and make payment by clicking the link below. Following registration, each camper will receive a welcome packet by email. Register by Friday, May 10 to receive a free camp t-shirt! If you miss the deadline, a limited quantity of camp shirts will be available for sale at check-in. Registration is not complete unless all items are complete/submitted:

  1. Registration Form
  2. Payment (Can be submitted online here OR a check can be mailed, please email for mailing address)
  3. Liability Waiver
  4. Photo Release

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