The Teen Race Camp at MMC includes:

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NOW ACCEPTING 2020 RESERVATIONS:

Teen Race Camp
August 3 – August 8
Only 8 seats available

Advanced Teen Race Camp
August 9 – August 13

 

COST

$17,400
6-Day Beginner Program

$14,700
5-Day  Advanced Program

$9,400
5-Day Advanced Program in own race-prepped vehicle

Rates are all-inclusive, with the exception of air transportation and travel to and from airport.

ADDITIONAL INFO

Open to teens 14-19. No driver’s license required. All experience levels welcome.

FAQS

What experience is required to attend?

No prior driving or track experience is necessary to attend the 6-day all inclusive camp. Teens with some track experience and confident manual gearbox capabilities will be considered for the 5-day advanced camp, with prior approval of MMC’s track director.  It is possible teens to participate in both camps consecutively. 

What time does the experience start?

Campers will be given a full agenda for the days’ activities and schedule.

Teen Race Camp at MMC vs. Driver Education?

THE #1 CAUSE OF ALL TEENAGE DEATHS ARE MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS (US Dept of Health and Human Services, May 2010)

In the Northeast, a leading cause of teen accidents is deer.  When a deer jumps into the road, our instinct is turn and brake hard.  Result? Braking-induced oversteer. In other words, we fly off of the road into a ditch or a tree.  Driver’s Education approach? A PowerPoint slide explaining to “turn into a skid.” But what does that mean?

The approach we take at the Teen Race Camp at MMC? High-speed drills with sudden obstruction and avoidance exercises. Braking exercises.  Campers will explain why the instinctual response induces oversteer, what it means, what it feels like, and know – and practice until it becomes muscle memory – the correct reaction. Because on the road, there’s no time to think.  It’s everything your teens didn’t learn in Driver’s Ed, but unlike Driver’s Ed, they’ll love every minute.

TEEN RACE CAMP AT MMC VS. DRIVERS EDUCATION

(https://www.monticellomotorclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Drivers-Ed-vs-Teen-Race-Camp-at-MMC.pdf)

What does the experience include?

Clothing:
Campers should prioritize being comfortable, as there is a lot of constant movement at the track. Clothing with more coverage (i.e. long pants, shirts that don’t show stomach/midriff) is safer to wear in the pits. Note that students do NOT need to bring any of their own racing equipment. However, if a camper has any of his or her own gear, you are encouraged to bring it.

Recommended:

  • Long pants
  • Short-sleeved shirts (it can get pretty hot in Monticello!)
  • Comfortable sneakers
  • Athletic clothing
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Pajamas
  • Sweatshirt/jacket for cold nights
  • Toiletries
  • Racing suit, gloves, shoes, and helmet (not required and only if he/she owns  gear already; MMC can provide anything that the campers may need.)

On personal items:
Sleeping arrangements and all food will be covered, so no need for sleeping bags, pillows, or excessive snacks. Phones, computers, and other any personal electronic devices are permitted, but our schedule is busy enough that students will likely not use them often.

Download PDF here
https://www.monticellomotorclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Teen-Race-Camp_What-To-Bring.pdf

What are the rules and regulations?

Registration & Sign-Up:

  1. Your child must be between the ages of 14 and 19 at the start of the week to participate in MMC’s teen racing camp.
  2. All established onboarding paperwork must be signed at MMC during the dropoff period.
  3. Only registered campers will be allowed to participate. Any friends, family members, or other visitors will not be permitted on track with the campers.
  4. Campers must be checked in and out by a parent, legal guardian, or someone who has been specifically authorized by the child’s parents.
  5. All payments are non-refundable.

General Guidelines:

  1. Campers are here to learn racecraft and defensive driving skills, to bond, and to have fun. Any bullying or egregiously dangerous behavior on or off the track that may cause injury will result in the student at fault being sent home without a refund.
  2. Any use of alcohol or drugs will not be tolerated, and the student will be sent home without a refund.
  3. For any and all emergencies:
    1. Camp counselors and MMC staff will be responsible for any emergency epi-pens, inhalers, or medications that a child will regularly need. Campers should not handle any medication on their own.
    2. In the event of an emergency or a trip to the hospital, camp staff will dial 911, followed by a call to the camper’s parents/legal guardian.

Download PDF here
https://www.monticellomotorclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Teen-Race-Camp_Rules_Regulations.pdf

MMC is an incubator for driving enthusiasts who wish to fulfill their dream, of competing in a professional racing series. The MX-5 Cup car is the ideal vehicle for aspiring racers. We’re pleased to include the Mazda MX-5 Cup racecar in our ever-growing fleet of vehicles available to members and select guests for use on our private 4.1-mile track.

- Ari Straus, MMC Member

The fact that we’ve been able to find something that we all love doing has helped us enjoy each other’s company more, and had strengthened our bond.

- Andrew Hirsch, MMC Member
 

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