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FAQ's

Where is Lake M2 located?

2010 Grace Lane
Highlands, TX 77562

What ages do you teach?

Private Lessons - We offer individual private lessons to everyone of all ages.

Summer Camp - Ages 7-16 for day camp and 10-16 for overnight camp.

Water Ski or Wakeboard School - Ages 7+ for our day programs and 10+ for our overnight programs. We have no maximum age limit for our Water Ski and Wakeboard School programs.

Does M2 provide the equipment for the lesson?

Taking a lesson with us means you have options. If you have your own equipment, you can bring it from home, which we highly suggest if you are already familiar and comfortable on this equipment. Doing this saves you from spending your time slot getting used to our school equipment. If, after you arrive, we feel that the equipment you have brought along with you is not appropriate, we will be happy to set you up on something from our school collection that suits your level. Another option is to leave your stuff at home (especially if it is a hassle to bring it along) and we will provide the equipment for you. And lastly, if you're looking to purchase some new equipment, you can visit one of our stores (Houston, Spring or Conroe) before or after your lessons and let one of our helpful staff get you set up!

Do I need to prepare physically before my lesson?

We highly suggest that you get a couple of sessions on the water before you come out to take your lesson, just to shake the dust off and get those muscles moving again. If this is not possible, then no worries. Just realize that if you haven't been on the water in awhile, your mind will be telling you to do more, while your body will set the limit. And when your body starts telling you to stop, please listen to your body to prevent injury.

What kind of boats do you use at your school?

While taking lessons with us, skiers will be pulled behind the Malibu LXi and wakeboarders will be pulled behind the Malibu Wakesetter VLX.

Who will be instructing me?

Only the most qualified individuals from around the world are selected to train our students. Many of our instructors are national team members and/or national record holders. They have many years of experience working with national and world champions, as well as with world record holders.

What will I learn at your school?

Here at M2, we focus on the prominence of quality. We understand that you come to learn and improve as much as possible during your lessons, and therefore, you will be given first-class instruction every time you step out on the water. We are striving to take you to the highest level you are capable of achieving during each and every set. Even if you are not planning to enroll in the weekly program, we will be sure to give you enough information throughout your individual lesson so that you can take what you learned in that particular set home with you, as well as start working on new pointers that will help you to take it to the next level.

Is your lake public or private?

Our 22 acre lake is completely private - sandy bottom and completely surrounded by beautiful pines to ensure that you get the smoothest water in all of Texas. Plus, you and your family will not have to worry about public boaters while taking your lessons.

If we are not taking a lesson, what else is there to do at your lake?

Many of our customers like to watch their friends and family while they're on the water receiving instruction and they are able to do this from anywhere on the property or by riding along in the boat. The kids, whether they are at M2 for lessons or just along with their parents for the day, love to play in our roped-off swim area (safe from the boat/skier path), where they can jump and splash on and off of our gigantic water toys - 25 ft. trampoline and aqua tower, or play water volleyball.

If I am enrolled in a day camp program, what do I need to bring with me each day?

Day campers are provided with lunch only. We highly recommend that you eat a hearty breakfast before being dropped off in the morning so that you stay satiated until lunch time. If you are particular or have allergies, we recommend that you bring a small cooler with drinks and snacks to get you through the day. You will also need to wear your swimsuit or swim trunks and bring a beach towel, an extra change of dry clothes - just in case, your equipment (life vest, ski, wakeboard, etc.) - if you have your own, and some spending money if you would like to purchase a Coke or energy drink.

If I am enrolled in a weekly overnight program, what do I need to bring?

You need to bring a swimsuit or swim trunks, shirts, shorts, socks, undergarments, flip-flops/water shoes, tennis shoes, beach towel for outside activities, bath towel for inside showering, toiletries, and approximately $40 in spending money to cover dinner Sunday night and off-site activities.

If I am enrolled in a weekly overnight program, what is provided?

We provide each camper/student with a pillow, sheet set, comforter, shampoo, conditioner & body soap.

What items are not allowed at Summer Camp?
No cell phones or laptops are allowed.

What is a typical schedule for Summer Camp?

Monday - Thursday  
7:45-8:15 Breakfast
8:30-8:45 Students transported to lake
8:45-9:00 Orientation (Monday only)
9-12 Round 1 watersports
12-1:00 Lunch at lake
1-5 Round 2 & 3 watersports
5:15-5:30 Students transported to camp house
5:30-6:00 Clean up and relax before dinner
6-6:30 Dinner (Mon-Wed)
6:30-9:30 Evening activity* (Sun-Wed)
10 Lights out!

*Campers will be taken off-site two nights out of the week in the M2 van to participate in fun activities such as:

  • Bowling
  • Movie at the cinema
  • Go-Kart racing
  • Ice skating
  • Ice Cream
  • Laser tag

What is a typical schedule for Water Ski School?

Monday - Thursday  
7:45-8:15 Breakfast
8:30-8:45 Students transported to lake
8:45-9:00 Orientation (Monday only)
9-12 Round 1 watersports
12-1:00 Lunch at lake
1-5 Round 2 & 3 watersports
5:15-5:30 Students transported to camp house
5:30-6:00 Clean up and relax before dinner
6-6:30 Dinner (Mon-Wed)
6:30-9:30 Evening activity* (Sun-Wed)
10 Lights out!

*Students (depending on the age group enrolled) will be taken off-site two nights out of the week in the M2 van to participate in activities such as:

  • Bowling
  • Movie at the cinema
  • Go-Kart racing
  • Ice skating
  • Ice Cream
  • Laser tag

What is a typical schedule for Wakeboard School?

Monday - Thursday  
7:45-8:15 Breakfast
8:30-8:45 Students transported to lake
8:45-9:00 Orientation (Monday only)
9-12 Round 1 watersports
12-1:00 Lunch at lake
1-5 Round 2 & 3 watersports
5:15-5:30 Students transported to camp house
5:30-6:00 Clean up and relax before dinner
6-6:30 Dinner (Mon-Wed)
6:30-9:30 Evening activity* (Sun-Wed)
10 Lights out!

*Students (depending on the age group enrolled) will be taken off-site two nights out of the week in the M2 van to participate in activities such as:

  • Bowling
  • Movie at the cinema
  • Go-Kart racing
  • Ice skating
  • Ice Cream
  • Laser tag

What is there to do after lessons are over for the day, sight seeing, etc.?

Houston offers an incredible number of things to do and see. The city's cosmopolitan streak is obvious in its array of family attractions, cultural treasures and natural wonders. Being the fourth largest city in the United States means there's a lot of ground to cover to discover our premier attractions. There's so much to choose from, so take a look at our guide to work out where to start.

Moody Gardens.

Galveston's renowned attraction offers the Aquarium Pyramid, the Rainforest Pyramid, a stunning IMAX Theater and the Palm Beach Water Park. One Hope Blvd., Galveston; (800) 582-4673.

Space Center Houston.

For out-of-this-world fun, see actual spacecraft, including Mercury, Gemini and Apollo capsules; watch astronauts train for upcoming shuttle missions; touch a moon rock or walk in space through space simulators. 1601 NASA Rd. 1; (281) 244-2100.

Houston Zoo.

An exciting educational and popular conservation resource, the zoo is set in a 55-acre lush, tropical landscape, and is home to more than 4,500 exotic animals. Special areas include the children's zoo, reptile house, tropical bird aviary, primate world and a komodo dragon display. Hermann Park, 1513 N. MacGregor Dr.; (713) 523-5888; (713) 533-6500.

Memorial Park.

Houston's largest recreational area covers about 1,450 acres of coastal woodland just inside Loop 610. It includes wooded trails for joggers, walkers and cyclists, an 18-hole public golf course, facilities for tennis, softball, swimming, track, croquet, volleyball and inline skating as well as a lighted running course. Memorial Drive from Loop 610 to Wescott; (713) 845-1000.

Gulf Greyhound Park.

Just south of the city is the world's largest greyhound racing operation, with pari-mutuel wagering every day. It's also the site of the Horizon Clubhouse, allegedly the largest restaurant in Texas. Exit 15, I-45 S., (800) 275-2946.

Houston Aeros.

The American Hockey League's Houston Aeros call Toyota Center home from October-April. The Aeros have won two championships since 1999 and are always one of the top teams in the AHL. See tomorrow's National Hockey League stars, today! Toyota Center, 11510 Polk St.; (713) 974-7825.

Houston Astros.

The 2005 National Champions thrilled the nation in its first run for the World Series in the club's history. The never-say-die Astros and their fans are pumping up the downtown renaissance. Union Station at Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford, Suite 400; (713) 627-8767.

Houston Comets.

Entering its ninth season, Houston's first Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) team rocks the court. Toyota Center, 11510 Polk St., (713) 627-9622.

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. (Feb.-Mar.)

This huge rodeo, with more than a million spectators, only invites the best cowboys and cowgirls in the sport to compete at this celebration of all things western. Calf scrambles, chuck wagon races, bareback bronco riding, barrel racing, bull riding, steer wrestling, team roping, educational displays, restaurants and shopping as well as major musical entertainers are part of the show, while livestock auctions and a Texas-sized carnival complete the festivities. Reliant Park, 8701 Kirby; (713) 791-9000; (832) 667-1000.

Houston Rockets.

In Houston, basketball is known as Rocketball. These NBA Champions wow their devoted fans with far-out moves on the court. Toyota Center, 11510 Polk St.; (713) 627-3865.

Houston Texans.

The newest NFL franchise plays in Reliant Stadium, a 69,000-seat, retractable roof football facility to the roar of fans. One Reliant Park; (713) 336-7700; (832) 667-2000.

Sam Houston Race Park.

Live thoroughbred and quarter horse races, October through April and simulcast wagering every day, except Christmas. 7575 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. W., between Hwy. 290 and I-45; (281) 807-8700.

Redstone Golf Club,

5860 Wilson Rd., Humble, (281) 459-7800.

Wildcat Golf Club,

36 holes, 12000 Almeda Rd., Houston, (713) 413-3400.

The Galleria

Live

Sam Houston Race Park.

The number one shopping and tourist destination in Houston. Set beneath spectacular glass atriums, The Galleria features more than 375 fine stores and restaurants, an impressive ice rink and two Westin hotels. This world-class shopping complex showcases the best names in retail including Neiman Marcus, Cartier, Gucci, Macy's, Tiffany & Co., Saks Fifth Avenue, Ralph Lauren Collection, Louis Vuitton and Nordstrom. It is the fourth largest mall in the nation, with over 2.4 million square feet of retail space - It's a city within a city.

Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark.

This new 15-acre park offers aquatic adventures. The Wasserfest area is a "convertible waterpark" with closeable sections for year-round fun. Water coasters, tube chutes, water slides, kiddie playgrounds, rapids, wave pool, the Boogie Bahn surf ride, and "Transportainment" river system give you a full day's fun. 2026 Lockeed St., Galveston; (409) 770-WAVE.

SplashTown Waterpark.

Get ready for wet fun less than half an hour from downtown. With rides called Tornado, Zoom Flumes and Wild Wave Pool, who wouldn't have fun? Restaurants, shops and rides for all ages. 21300 N. I-45; (281) 355-3300.

For more things to see and do, visit www.houston-guide.com, www.guestlife.com or www.houstonguide.com Are there additional charges for airport pick-up and drop-off?

Are there additional charges for airport pick-up and drop-off?

Pick-up and drop-off from Houston Hobby is $50 round trip. Hobby is located approximately 35 minutes from our site. Pick-up and drop-off from George Bush Intercontinental is $50 round trip. This airport is 40 minutes from our site.

How does an airport pick-up work?

When making your reservation, you will want to send your itinerary to us as soon as your plans are finalized. For international arrivals (students who will be passing customs in Houston), please be sure to have our address and phone number with you for customs purposes. We ask that you call us at 713-433-4475 once you have passed customs and collected your baggage. At that time, we will send someone on staff to pick you up. Depending on the time of day and traffic, you will be waiting anywhere between 30 and 50 minutes. Once you have made the phone call, you will want to make your way outside to the curb and wait there for the M2 van. If you are flying domestic, whether you fly into Bush or Hobby, we will have someone waiting for you outside the baggage terminal in the M2 van. If your flight schedule changes or if you have any problems, please call us at 713-433-4475 to make us aware.

Multiple arrivals within an hour may cause a slight delay, but any longer between flights means two separate pick-ups.

What if my kid gets homesick?

This probably won't happen! Once the kids get checked in and meet the other campers, they start having so much fun and forget about missing home. Towards the end of the week, most kids start calling home to see if their parents will let them stay for another week! If there is a problem though, tell them to see Jennifer or Daniel McCormick, the camp directors, and they will deal with it sensitively. If we feel your child is getting homesick, we will approach him or her before it becomes a major issue. If they call you, we encourage you to contact us directly, rather than trying to mend things over the phone with your child. We realize that this is difficult to go through as a parent, but we will do our best to see that your child leaves camp with a positive experience. Generally speaking, the more you call your child, the more homesick they become.

How can I contact my child while he/she is at camp?

We do not encourage parents to call their children on a daily basis while at camp. If you do need to make contact, you can call the student line at 281-452-7387. This phone line is located in the living room section of the student's dormitory. If no one answers, this means the campers are in session. The best time to try to make contact would be between 7 & 8 a.m. or after 5:30 p.m. There is a 3 minute limit for this phone line. Please do not call our business line to talk with your child.

What if my child gets hurt?

Please note, we do not offer any form of medical insurance. We strongly recommend that you organize some sort of medical coverage before the camper arrives. Please make sure it covers water-related sports, skiing and wakeboarding.

If there is an accident, our site is approximately 5 minutes away from Highland's Minor-Emergency Health Care Clinic and approximately 30 minutes away from Memorial Hermann, the best in the country. Your child will be safely transported by one or more of our staff members. You will be contacted immediately.

In the case of a doctor or emergency hospital visit, payment is required at the doctor's at the time of visit if you are from outside the U.S. Sometimes, even if you are from within the U.S., but you do not carry the specific type of insurance that particular office takes, you will be required to make the payment in cash or check and then take the receipt directly to your insurance company afterward for reimbursement.

Please make sure that we have your child's waiver of liability/medical release - signed, before leaving your child at camp. This form is extremely important. It ensures that the camper will receive prompt medical attention. There is nothing worse than being in pain and not being able to see the doctor because we don't have your child's signed release and medical information at hand.

Can I choose my roommate?

When you fill out your application, make a note on the form as to who you would like to room with. We will do our best to make this happen and if we cannot, we will notify you before camp starts to let you know. You have to room with someone of the same gender.

Do we have rooms suitable for couples and families?

Yes, we do. However, whether these rooms are available depends on how many students are enrolled for the week. Please be sure to mention this request when submitting your application. The earlier you reserve, the better chance you have of receiving your request.

Where can I store my valuables?

The best place to store your valuables is at home. Don't bring valuables to camp. With so much going on, campers tend to forget where they put things. We don't have a theft problem at camp, but just to play it safe, don't bring them.

If you bring anything that can be forgotten at the end of your stay, we are not responsible.

If you must bring a valuable, such as your passport or a large amount of cash, you can give these to Daniel or Jennifer McCormick and they can keep them in a safe place during your stay.

Is there a laundry room I can use?

We do have a laundry room, however we reserve its use for students and campers who are enrolled for more than one week at a time. If you have an issue, please let someone on staff know and we can always make an exception if need be. Where is M2 located?
2010 Grace Lane
Highlands, TX 77562
We are 30 minutes east of downtown Houston. For a map, go to ABOUT M2 and click on MAP.