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Porsche's Camp4 Canada driving program is back for 2013

Camp4 lets drivers explore the extremes of Porsche's cars and the Canadian winter

Published: August 31, 2012, 2:00 AM
Updated: April 29, 2018, 4:07 PM

Porsche Camp4

Conventional wisdom says that high-performance sports cars should be garaged for the winter. Porsche thinks differently.

Which is why Porsche Canada is once again offering the Camp4 Canada driving program to Canadians, for the third consecutive year.

Joe Lawrence, President and CEO of Porsche Canada said, "The success experienced in past years as well as the incredibly positive feedback received from guests made it an easy decision when deciding to repeat the event in 2013."

Camp4 Canada 2013 will be offered in two forms: Camp4, a four-day driver training event with two full days of precision winter driving; and Camp4S, a five-day performance experience, with three full days of driving for those who are ready to tackle the next level.

No matter what the experience level of the participants, the ultimate goal of both programs is to elevate guests' driving abilities and confidence through expert instruction and plenty of seat-time.

They'll have a fleet of 20 Porsche Boxster and 911 models at their disposal and, as an extra bonus, will have the opportunity to drive the all-new 2013 Carrera 4 models for the first time.

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Behind the wheel of these new all-wheel drive sports cars, as well as the new-generation 911 Carrera and Boxster S, they will learn valuable winter driving skills and explore multiple specialized snow-bound "racetracks" at Mécaglisse, a dedicated snow- and icedriving facility outside of Montreal.

Twisting, ice-covered road courses are complimented by an enormous winter skid pad, all of which allow drivers to explore the Porsches’ limits in safe and controlled situations.

Using the nearby Estérel Suites, Spa and Lake hotel as its base, Camp4 Canada is situated in one of the most picturesque parts of the country, where participants will be treated to spectacular winter scenery and five-star hospitality.

The location, easily accessible from Montreal and a short distance from Mont-Tremblant, makes it easy for participants to integrate Camp4 Canada into a more extended holiday that might include skiing in the Laurentian mountains.

"Camp4 Canada is the perfect complement to our brand and products," said Laurance Yap, Porsche Canada’s Director of Marketing. "It’s designed to convince potential customers that all Porsche vehicles, including the sports cars that form the foundation of the Camp4 Canada program, are all-weather machines and can be driven through the winter with a bit of preparation and the proper driving techniques."

Camp4 Canada 2013 will be offered in just four waves: Wave 1 – January 31 to February 3, 2013; Wave 2 – February 3-6; Wave 3 – February 5-8; and wave 4 – February 8-12.

Prices begin at $4,995 for Camp4, and $5,995 for Camp4S, and include accommodations, food and transfers between the hotel and the driving centre.

Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-PORSCHE or by visiting www.porsche.ca/camp4.