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Rock Climbing | Ages 9-14 | Born: 2008-2013

Rock Climbing Camp

While participating on the climbing wall, 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.

Rock Climbing Camp

While participating on the climbing wall, 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.

Bouldering

Groups will learn specific climbing techniques, how to tie climbing knots, distinguish between top rope climbing and bouldering, become familiar with climbing terminology and equipment, how to warm up, and injury prevention.

New Challenges

We have some fun climbing challenges for the campers to try out on the final day. One challenge that campers enjoy is trying to get up the highest route. It's amazing to see the growth in climbing after one week.

Goal Setting

At the Rock Climbing Wall, we teach and encourage our campers to set goals.  These goals are supported by all of the staff and campers in the program. At the end of the week, we celebrate everyone in the achievement of their goals.

Golden Shoe

The "Golden Shoe" is an award that the campers strive for each and every week. It is awarded to the camper that has exemplified being a Gryphon through supporting others on the way (physically or verbally), setting goals and not giving up on the goals, continually helping the climbing community that week, and a positive attitude.

Rock Climbing Camp
Bouldering
New Challenges
Goal Setting
Golden Shoe

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.  There is a mixture of top rope climbing routes with Auto-Belay systems and bouldering routes for the campers to climb and strengthen their 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.  The skills learned on the rock wall will transfer into their daily lives.

Each camper will progress at a different pace throughout the week and will be grouped with those of the same ability.  Groups will learn specific climbing techniques, how to tie climbing knots, distinguish between top rope climbing and bouldering, become familiar with climbing terminology and equipment, how to warm up, and injury prevention.  All campers will be supervised by trained climbing staff who will facilitate their climbing routes and belay.  Climbing harnesses will be provided for each climber.  Participants are required to bring their indoor shoes or climbing shoes for climbing.  You can climb in socks, but preference is for climbing shoes or running shoes that are flexible.

Throughout each day, campers will participate in climbing preparation exercises, outdoor group initiatives that support teamwork, and other outdoor fun activities.

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

Mon Aug 15 - Fri Aug 19, 2022 | Rock Climbing Camp Ages 11-14 | 8:30am-5:30pm | [WAITLIST ONLY]

Rock Climbing is a perfect camp for those that are just beginning rock climbing and interested in the sport. This is a recreational camp with emphasis on feeling comfortable on the wall, understanding different techniques, and reaching new heights.

Activity Details

28763 - August 15, 2022 to August 19, 2022

Mon Aug 15 - Fri Aug 19, 2022 | Rock Climbing Camp Cohort #2 | Ages 11-14 | 8:00am-5:00pm | [SPACES AVAILABLE]

Rock Climbing is a perfect camp for those that are just beginning rock climbing and interested in the sport. This is a recreational camp with emphasis on feeling comfortable on the wall, understanding different techniques, and reaching new heights.

Activity Details

29749 - August 15, 2022 to August 19, 2022

Mon Aug 22 - Fri Aug 26, 2022 | Rock Climbing Camp Cohort #2 | Ages 9-13 | 8:30am-5:30pm | [SPACES AVAILABLE]

Rock Climbing is a perfect camp for those that are just beginning rock climbing and interested in the sport. This is a recreational camp with emphasis on feeling comfortable on the wall, understanding different techniques, and reaching new heights.

Activity Details

29750 - August 22, 2022 to August 26, 2022

Mon Aug 22 - Fri Aug 26, 2022 | Rock Climbing Camp Ages 9-13 | 8:30am-5:30pm | [WAITLIST ONLY]

Rock Climbing is a perfect camp for those that are just beginning rock climbing and interested in the sport. This is a recreational camp with emphasis on feeling comfortable on the wall, understanding different techniques, and reaching new heights.

Activity Details

28762 - August 22, 2022 to August 26, 2022

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