January – Learn to Ride

Our new season ushered in some new faces…

Beginner Jarrett


Mia, Dahlia, and Aten Ra


as well as the smiling faces of our returning students and

Nice toe side turn Tyson!



Sir Julius

a new love – snowshoes.

Cornelius snowshoeing at Windham Mountain


Its our largest group to date, with a mix of both girls and boys, ages 7 -18. The group’s snowboarding skills  range from beginner to park. And we were able to finally catch up with our advanced riders – Brandon, Khaliq, Edward, and new to Shred Love, Jaden. As soon as we hit the mountain, these guys usually take off with their volunteer for the day and don’t return unless their starving or its time go.

(l-r) Jaden, Khaliq, and Edward


Brandon stepped up on our last trip and took a group of riders to Windham’s Whiteway Triple ( length – 2,000′ and vertical 354′) for the first time. I’m proud of them for conquering new ground and Brandon for leading the way. Not only do we have riders in our group, we have leaders, tomorrow’s leaders. Join us in building tomorrow’s leaders.

January Rewind – Tubbs’ Romp to Stomp

Missed us? I bet you did. Blame it on the old faulty laptop and not the warm temps Mother Nature has blessed us with, because it hasn’t stopped us. On January 21st, Shred Love participated in its first snowshoe event. It was also the first snowfall this winter, dumping about 5 inches in New Jersey. We made our way to Mountain Creek, to take part in Tubbs’ Romp to Stomp to help fight breast cancer.

The Snowshoe Trail - 3

Factor in the snow falling and Creek’s powerful snow guns, the walk felt more like an action pack trek through Alaska. Don’t believe me? See for yourself.

Savion & Tyson

Volunteers Jerrie & Armani Rae

See the looks on their faces? LOL, it just hit them how much further we had to go to the finish line and that we should have brought our boards along with us to ride some of the fresh powder.

The Finish Line

At the finish line, winners were announced and everyone took a moment to remember those who lost the battle against breast cancer, as well survivors.

Even though Shred Love is a youth-based organization, we felt it was important to support this cause as it affects so many. Going in, we knew we wouldn’t be able to wipe out breast cancer completely, instead we raised money and awareness for the cause, with the hopes of contributing in the progress in finding a cure.  Please consider joining us next year, January 2013.

Shred Love - For the Cure


Learn to Ride 2012

January is Learn to Ski/Snowboard Month, the perfect start to our Learn to Ride 2012 program! Once again, Windham Mountain will host our 3rd annual Learn to Ride program. Windham Mountain has graciously donated lift tickets, lessons from professional instructors, and rental equipment for our group on Sundays, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, and 2/26. The program is open to youth ages 7-18 years old. All participants must commit to attend all four days to get the full value of the program. Lunch is $7 per day and includes 2 slices of pizza and a soft drink.

We depart W33rd St (b/w Broadway and Ave C) Bayonne, NJ at 6am sharp and return at 7pm. Parents will receive a text message once we are approximately 30 minutes away from Bayonne.  On our last day, 2/26, we will have a party and award each participant with a certificate and trophy. Parents/guardians are welcomed to attend our last day, however please note, food and transportation will not be provided for adults. Don’t worry if you can’t make it, we will post a ton of pictures here and on our Facebook page.

Register now! 

(To complete the application, enter the youth’s name and date of birth in the Participant Application section. Once in the form, select “Shred Love” as the youth agency and use “1634” for the session ID.)

Family Day at Camelback

Happy New Year! 

Even though Mother Nature has yet to bless us with any snow this winter, the cold temps allowed many resorts to make snow and open (thank goodness!). So instead of just reading our blog about how fun snowboarding is, why not give it a shot yourself? Remember that New Year resolution you made to “try something new”? Well here’s your chance to try snowboarding and possibly fall in love with it. Not convinced you can fall in love with snowboarding on first try? Just ask our volunteer and board member, Mel.

New for 2012, Shred Love is hosting Family Day at Camelback Mountain. Mom and Dad, this is the perfect opportunity to prove to your kid that you still got it. 😉 Strap in, take a lesson, and then show these youngins what you got. Also, that evening from 5-9pm, Nike is hosting its Chosen Rail Jam at Camelback’s Sunbowl. Watch snowboarders compete for $3000 and Nike swag. Remember what it felt like watching the Olympics on tv? Well this time experience it first hand, for free. The Sunbowl is easily accessed by non-skiers and snowboarders, even more reason to come out and enjoy a day on the slopes.

Since this event is open to everyone, no transportation will be provided by Shred Love. We will provide gloves and snow pants to participating youth first and then adults as permitted. If you will need gear for your child(ren), please email us at info@shredlove.org/wordpress. Gear is limited and will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.

Payment is due Wednesday, January 11, 2012. We will meet at the Camelback Lodge Group Sales  Desk at 9am. Lift tickets and rental vouchers will be distributed then.

Packages available:

  • First time ski/snowboard packages – lesson, lift ticket (restricted to beginner access lifts), and rental gear: $58
  • All area ski/ride packages – lift ticket and rental gear: $75
  • Open – close lift tickets: $38
  • Helmets (mandatory by NJ law): $10.75
  • Wrist guards (optional): $5.25

Hope to see you there!


First time for everything

After visiting Camp Linwood in August, Jerrie, Armani Rae and I were excited to plan a trip for our group to visit. We had set a date in October with the hopes of giving our group something active yet fun to do for Halloween. Everything was set, we were going to Camp Linwood on Saturday, October 29, for some zipline fun, rock wall climbing, low rope team building challenges, and smores by the fire pit. Then Mother Nature happened – it snowed! Camp Linwood got close to 14 inches of snow. Yeah, as a snowboarder, we should be jumping for joy, but its October! That marked the first time a Shred Love event had to be rescheduled.

Take two: Saturday, November 5th offered us the perfect conditions to take advantage of everything Camp Linwood had to offer – ziplines, rock wall climbing, low rope team building, smores, laughs, cheers of trumphet, and great people.

Yeah, your eyes are deceiving you, he ziplined upside down! Be sure to check out our Youtube channel to see the rest of the videos. Don’t forget to subscribe!

The biggest challenge was the rock wall climbing. Ask anyone, this wasn’t as easy as it looked.

Well some did the rock wall climbing, others enjoyed the playground. And believe it or not, there several kids there that had never seen a tire swing.

We finished the end of the day off with low rope team building challenges and smores. You can find the rest of the videos and pictures on our Facebook page. And if you haven’t already, add us as a friend.

We’re currently lining up some interesting events for the upcoming season. In addition to our Learn to Ride program at Windham Mountain, we’re going snowshoeing as a part of the 17th Annual Winter Trails, joining the fight against breast cancer, and having a Family Day at Hidden Valley Club. Here’s to another great year with Shred Love! Join our newsletter and take part in some of the fun we have lined up.


Romp to Stomp with Shred Love

Join Shred Love in the fight against Breast Cancer!

On Saturday, January 21, 2012, we will be participating in Tubbs Romp to Stomp snowshoe series at Mountain Creek. Its a 3k snowshoe walk, so no worries of falling on a snowboard or skis! Romp participants ride the cabriolet to the top of the mountain, where they’ll strap on snowshoes to stomp their way to a world without breast cancer. There are FREE demo snowshoes for participants, so there’s no need to run out and buy your own. It will be our first time ever taking part in this event, so why not come out and try something new with us. Its for a good cause and fun!

Registration is now open! Join our team – Shred Love

Take advantage of the early bird registration fee of $27 for adults and $17 for lil rompers (kids ages 6-12 years old accompanied by a registered adult).  Lil bitty rompers (kids ages 0-5 years old accompanied by a registered adult) are free. Can’t make the date, register as a virtual snowshoer for $27.

Event Details 

Tubbs Romp to Stomp at Mountain Creek, Vernon, NJ

Saturday, January 21, 2012

9-10:15 am – Registration & Check-in Opens at the Appalachian Lodge (all walk participants must be checked in by 10:10am)

10:15 am – Lil Romper Dash

10:30 am – 3k or 5k Snowshoe Walk Starts at the top of Cabriolet lift

12pm  – Awards, Sweepstakes, & Closing Ceremony (snowshoe demos returned)

1pm – Event ends


Community Events!

Check out what’s going on in Hudson County, New Jersey!

The following events are a part of Assemblyman Charles Mainor’s Safe Neighborhood Project:

Shoot Hoops Not Guns – 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

November 20, 2011 at NJCU

Registration is now open, email teammainor@gmail.com for more information.

In collaboration with Kids 4 Kids, Team Mainor is hosting a clothing drive to benefit needy youth in Kenya and those affected by Hurricane Irene in Paterson, New Jersey. Gently used clothing can be donated at Asm. Mainor’s office, located at 485-7 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Jersey City, NJ.

Hudson Partnership CMO

The following events are a part of CMO’s Enrichment Program. Registration is required for all of the workshops. Please contact Steven Campos at 201-537-1429 to register.

  • “I Need You, You Need Me”: Support Group for parents of children with special needs. October 21st  from 11:00am-1:00pm. Provided by the Hudson County Family Support Organization         ( 895 Bergen Ave. Jersey City, NJ)

-Are you stressed out? Need someone to talk to?  Need a place to vent?

-Do you have questions about mental health and your child?

-Come and get support and get informed


  • Community Service Event. Food Drive Organized by Dvine Konektion, CDC- 611-56th Street, West New York on October 15th  from 10:00am-3:00pm( Separate prep night October 12 from 5:00-7:00pm)

–   Volunteers will assist with handing out hot meals, groceries and baby supplies

–    Hudson Partnership will mail certificates of attendance for teens that would like to submit them for community service hours


  • Ben and Jerry’s “I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream” Field Trip!  October 18th from 6:00-8:00pm.  Hosted by Hoboken’s TRUE mentors program. ( Providing Hoboken students 7-17 with caring and responsible mentors)

-Limited space for this outing so call and register soon! First come first serve.


  • Free Yoga Classes at Symposia Book Store 510 Washington St. in Hoboken  Oct 11th and 18th at 7:00pm

-Symposia is now opening its doors to a totally new environment for yoga practice: small classes, taught in a supportive, non-competitive manner, with lots of individual attention.

-Pre registration is required. Please call 201 805 1739


  • Fishing with Friends and Family in Bayonne. Mentors and Parents are invited to bring out their kids that love fishing or are curious about trying it for the first time. October 22 from 10:00am-12:00pm.

-light snacks, beverages and worms provided

-Bring your own fishing pole. Call in advance if you need a pole


  • Seminarios en dos partes paras familias que hablan español, con niños recién llegados a este país. Una terapista licenciada va hablar sobre los problemas culturales, sociales y psicológicos que pueden afrontar. October 24 5:00-6:00pm  ( St. Josephs Church 6401 Palisade Ave. Lower Community Room)

-Licensed clinician will speak to parents about the cultural, social and psychological challenges a child encounters when coming to a new country.


  • Mind and Body Workout Workshop.  Speaking to Teens about Child  Abuse and its effects on  children and a families, Followed by Physical Fitness Challenge.   October 27th 6:30-8:00pm at Woodcliff Community Church after school youth program 7605 Palisade Ave, North Bergen NJ  

-Teens will learn about the different forms of child abuse and what happens to a family involved with D.Y.F.S. ( Division of Youth and Family Services)

-Physical Fitness Trainer will time test the ability of teens to complete Fitness Challenge.