Everett started the East York Skate Camp (now Skate Loft Camp) in August of 2009. What began as an experiment soon became an instant hit, with word quickly spreading in and around East York. Today, it is the only camp to cater exclusively to skateboarders. Throughout the years, kids who first joined as campers have returned as volunteers, demonstrating a camaraderie between all age groups and skill levels, typical of the skateboarding community. Everett is well versed in skateboard safety, and certified in Emergency First Aid and CPR/AED (Canadian Red Cross).
Everett began skateboarding over 25 years ago and has been working in recreation field for 20 years.
Everett studied Recreation Management at one of Canada's leading post secondary recreation programs and while doing so tailored his entire education experience around Skateboard Recreation Management. He has worked for some of the skateboarding's leading agencies and organization and has since become known for his work in recreation programming for skateboarding.
Also as a founding member of Toronto Skateboard Committee, Everett advocates and promotes healthy, active, positive, engaging lifestyles for youth. In addition to designing and delivering skate camps, clinics and speaking at workshops and conferences for numerous communities internationally, he has served as a skateboard advocate for his local community helping to create legitimate spaces for local youth, including the Skate Loft.
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Josh has been teaching skateboarding for the last 7 years, both privately and at indoor skateparks. Currently studying psychology at Ryerson, Josh hopes that skateboarding can be a bridge to success for children. "The skills of patience, practice, and perseverance translate to all other areas of our lives. Skatebording fosters confidence and a self identity for kids which can change their lives. It did for me." We here at Skateloft hope that we can spark those qualities in your child!