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Rock Climbing Camp | Ages 9-14

Youth will build confidence in themselves and appreciate the importance of teamwork, safety, setting goals, and supporting others.  The skills learned on the rock wall will transfer into their daily lives.

Summer 2023 Camp Registration will open Mon Feb 13/23 @ 6:30am.   Summer 2023 details will be viewable below shortly.   

Once registration is open, if your desired Camp week is full, please join the waitlist and we will contact you if and when an opening is available.

Summer 2023 Camps Calendar at a Glance

Transferable Skills

Youth will build confidence in themselves and appreciate the importance of teamwork, safety, setting goals, and supporting others.  

Transferable Skills

Youth will build confidence in themselves and appreciate the importance of teamwork, safety, setting goals, and supporting others.  

Bouldering

Learn specific climbing techniques like how to tie climbing knots, difference between top rope climbing & bouldering, climbing terminology & equipment & injury prevention.

Goals and Challenges

Campers are supported to create individual goals and celebrate those achievements at end of the week through Final Day Challenges like who can get up the highest route

Golden Shoe

The "Golden Shoe" is awarded weekly to the camper that has exemplified 'Being a Gryphon' through supporting others both physically & verbally.  These characteristics include a positive attitude, continually supporting others & accomplishing set goals.

Transferable Skills
Bouldering
Goals and Challenges
Golden Shoe

Rock Climbing Camp | Ages 9-13

Our Rock Wall tops out at 40' in height and boasts up to 17 different routes, which allows for lots of room to spread out for climbing.  Small Groups allow campers with same ability to progress at a pace right for them through a mixture of top rope climbing routes with Auto-Belay systems and bouldering routes to strengthen climbing abilities.  While participating on the climbing wall, youth will build confidence in themselves and appreciate the importance of teamwork, safety, setting goals, and supporting others, all skills that transfer into their daily lives.  Throughout each day, campers will participate in outdoor group initiatives that support teamwork.

Learn specific climbing techniques

  • Tie climbing knots
  • Distinguish between top rope climbing & bouldering
  • Become familiar with climbing terminology & equipment
  • Climbing preparation exercises
  • Learn how to warm up
  • Injury prevention
  • Supervised by trained climbing staff who facilitate climbing routes & belay

Equipment

  • Climbing harnesses provided for each climber
  • Participants are required to bring their indoor shoes or climbing shoes 
  • Participants can climb in socks, but preference is for climbing shoes or running shoes that are flexible

Rock Climbing Camp will have recreational swimming for campers on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre

50 East Ring Road, Guelph, ON, N1G 4Z8