Every summer, thousands of kids travel to a sleepaway camp like no other: Camp Woodward. Gymnasts, cheerleaders and action-sports athletes come together at camp for the summer of their dreams to hone their skills, meet new friends, and take their talents to the next level.
Season 9 of Camp Woodward follows three up-and-coming skateboarders as they spend two weeks at the world's only camp destination for action sports, digital media, and cheerleading. With dreams of one day turning pro, these aspiring athletes get an opportunity to live alongside the biggest names in action sports and experience a summer they will never forget.
In the Season Premiere of Camp Woodward Season 8 we meet 12 year old CJ Collins. CJ is a young skate phenomenon. Recently signing deals with Toy Machine Skateboards, Vans, Red Bull and Volcom, CJ is all all around skate prodigy. With a popular video part on The Berrics and interviews in both The Skateboard Mag and Thrasher, CJ is proving to be one of the best park terrain skateboarders in the world.
Episode 2 takes us down to Palm Bay, Florida to meet 17 year old female street skater, Meagan Guy, whose talents are earning her recognition in skateboarding. An alternate for Women's Street at the 2016 X Games, Megan hopes her part in Camp Woodward Season 8 will be her big break.
In Episode 3 we meet LA based street skater, BerRonte Ramirez. Recently added to the DC shoes amateur skate team, Berronte is also sponsored by Primitive Skateboards, an elite skate team owned by skate superstar Paul Rodriquez. Berronte recently released his first video part with Transworld Skateboarding in 2016.
In this episode, up and coming skateboarders CJ Collins, Meagan Guy and Berronte Ramirez travel to Camp Woodward in Pennsylvania for two weeks at the ultimate summer camp. Sunday is arrival day at Woodward, where campers check in and settle into their cabins. The kids finally get the chance to skate after orientation in the evening.
It's the first full day at Woodward Camp and CJ Collins, Meagan Guy and Berronte Ramirez are ready to shred. During morning instruction, CJ and Berronte hit up as many skateparks as they can, including a session on the big gap in the Snake Run and a barrier session in The Rock. Meanwhile, Meagan finds Season 7 superstar, Brighton Zeuner at Launch Pad and shows up pro skater Candy Jacobs on an 8-stair handrail. Be on the lookout for visiting pros, Manny Santiago, Evan Smith and Jordan Maxham shredding around camp.
Week 9 is "Girls Week" here at Camp Woodward and female pro skaters Jenn Soto, Jordan Serpentini and Mariah Duran are stoked to shred. While the girls session The School, Miles and Berronte start at the Snake Run and make their way Outdoor Street to skate the step-up with CJ, Jack Zeuner and Chris Pierre. Later in the day the whole crew ends up in The Playground for a mini-ramp session.
Berronte sessions the Rail To Foam setup in the Playground with his friend Elijah, Meagan and the girls have a photoshoot in the Digital Media Studio and Damonte arrives and visits Gary Ream in the office.
Traveling halfway around the world from Australia, Zepp from Season 7 is back! He's not alone, he brought his friend from Tasmania, Daniel Mason, aka Tazzy Danny. Damonte, CJ, Berronte, Zepp, Jack and a squad session the step-up in Outdoor Street while the girls have some fun in The Playground and make their way down to B3. For the first time, all seven cast members from Season's 7 and 8 are shredding at the same time.
Episode 9 kicks off with CJ shredding with Jack in Lot 8 and then some campers find a crazy caterpillar. Meanwhile Berronte sets up a new Paul Rodriguez board in the Woodward Skate Shop and everybody ends up in The Plaza for a best-trick contest on the 8-stair. That's where 'The Incident' happens.
In Episode 10, Berronte checks in on Matthew at his cabin to make sure he's all good, Meagan checks out the rails in Outdoor Street, CJ sessions the Pump Track in Cloud 9 with Jordan Maxham, while Berronte and Damonte slay The Plaza. The crew hang out with a camper named Toby with quick feet and Berronte takes a slam that leaves him with a 3 month souvenir.
Episode 11 follows Berronte to the hospital where he finds out that he has a broken scaphoid, a small bone at the base of his wrist, and he must wear a cast for the next three months. Meanwhile at camp, pro skater Manny Santiago bonds with an 11 year old camper named Steel. As Damonte, CJ and Meagan get ready for the contest in Outdoor Street, Berronte arrives, ready to skate. After the contest the whole crew surprises CJ with cake, which he generously shares with Brighton.
Damonte hits up the Rail To Foam feature in The Playground, Meagan and Mariah try tre flips in Outdoor Street and CJ skates Egypt with Jack, Zepp and Tazzy Danny. After dark a huge session comes together at The Cage to celebrate Candy's last day at camp for the summer.
For the past three summers, legendary skate photographer Bryce Kanights has visited Woodward as a guest instructor in the digital media camp. In this episode, Bryce meets up with CJ Collins in The Snake Run in hopes of getting a couple tricks on the loveseat. Meanwhile, a digital media camper and budding young photographer by the name of Jordan gets CJ's attention and the two end up in The Rock for a private photo session.
Since Meagan has been at Camp Woodward she's been talking about learning a laser flip. With help from Manny Santiago, who has the best laser flip in the business, Meagan and a crew set out to try laser flips on the hip in Lot 8. 5 hours later, Meagan continues to battle the trick after well over 200 attempts.
After a 5 hour laser flip session, Meagan takes it easy in The School during a session with Damonte and Berronte. Chris Pierre goes off during the weekly Powerslide Contest and Meagan meets up with her cabin mate Jordan and Zepp for a photoshoot.
In episode 16 Damonte makes his long awaited return to The Four Block to battle the backside heelflip, the trick that escaped him in Season 7. But first, CJ, Berronte and Meagan battle it out at the Wake Lake and Bryce Kanights shoots some photos in The Plaza with Jordan Maxham.
Kicking off the second half of the season, Episode 17 takes us behind the scenes the cast and crew and watch how the Camp Woodward Season 8 intro sequence was made. With a little help from filmmaker John Christon, and a truckload of smoke bombs, follow CJ, Meagan and Berronte around camp as the mayhem unfolds. Special thanks to the team from Konrad & Paul for the graphics package and a hazy weekend.
Episode 18 starts off with a risky decision from Season 7's Zepp Heyes. After the boys shred around camp during instruction, Meagan heads over to B3 to stack some clips with her friend Brady and CJ takes Jordan to The Playground to show her his miniramp game.
In an extra special edition of Camp Woodward Season 8, the world finally gets to meet the legendary Llama-Cow in an exclusive #AskLlamaCow interview, powered by our Instagram followers. Meanwhile Meagan and Damonte hit up Lot 8 to continue the laser flip battle.
Episode 21 starts with an arsenal of flip tricks from Dave Bachinsky, CJ learns back blunts on a bump to table with a little help from Berronte and then gives himself brain freeze for absolutely no reason. Meanwhile the Aussies aren't winning any singing contests.
Episode 22 starts out with Season 6 favorite, Johnny Jones, and CJ Collins in the B3 Art Park. Meanwhile, during instruction, Meagan and Marlee Miller help their friend Erica learn boardslides on the barrier in The Rock. Later, CJ and Tazzy Danny attempt to bomb a hill together on one skateboard. Needless to say, it doesn't end well.
In Episode 25, CJ and Johnny Jones head to Cloud 9 for a heavy session on the mini ramp. Berronte stops by the infirmary hoping to have his cast cut off. Later, the whole crew gathers at the ropes course to challenge their fear of heights.
In this episode, Berronte heads back to the orthopedic to check in on his wrist. Gary, Damonte, and Johnny Jones check out the powerslide contest. After, the whole crew heads to the Mini Mega to learn how to fly.
In Episode 28, the crew heads to Outdoor Street for the weekly 5-block contest. Kevin Romar and Johnny Jones shut down the session with some absolute hammers. Then, Zepp and Tazzy Danny head back to the mini mega. The session heats up quickly as the Aussies race to land the first back 3 over the gap.
Meagan returns to Lot 8 for her third attempt at the laser flip. Berronte and Damonte get in on the session and things start to heat up. After another epic battle, Meagan gets to make a call to Manny Santiago.
In anticipation of the release of the final two episodes of Camp Woodward Season 8 next Monday, take a look back at some of the funny moments that didn't make the series in this years bloopers & outtakes. Whether it was meant to happen, or not, there's never a dull moment at Camp Woodward!