Rock Climbing Camp: Scaling the Heights

Palo Alto – Rock Climbing Camp

Our Rock Climbing Day Camp takes campers of all levels climbing, scaling some of the Bay Area’s most iconic formations and learning the rock climbing ropes. Supported by our top-notch instructors, campers master the basics of knot tying, belaying, rappelling and climbing as they ascend a range of routes and rock types.

Campers take on activities designed just for them in teams grouped by grade range—2nd – 4th graders make up our Skills Camp, while 5th – 7th graders join the Adventure Team—deepening their technical skills and gradually taking on more challenging climbs as they gain comfort and competence. Our climbs will include fun crags at local scenic areas.

Although there are no prerequisite skills or experience needed for this camp, campers should have a desire to climb and learn more.

PRICING

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Camp Pricing Single 2-Fer 3-Peat 4-Pack
Number of Camps 1 2 3 4
Price Per Camp $589 $564 $556 $539
YOU SAVE! - $50 $100 $200

* Why your kid should do multiple weeks of Avid.

* Why we charge what we do.

* We are committed to inclusivity for all. Are finances a barrier for you? Apply For Financial Assistance or Check Out Payment Plans.

* Multi-week discount applies to individual camper only.

ADD-ON PRICES Price
Optional:  
Early Drop Off $30
After Care $85
Lunch for the Week $22.50

CAMPS

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Grades Dates
Rock Climbing Skills Camp #PA1903-Icl 2nd - 4th 06/10/19 - 06/14/19 Join Waitlist
Rock Climbing Skills Camp #PA1904-Icl 2nd - 4th 06/17/19 - 06/21/19 Register Now Almost Full
Rock Climbing Skills Camp #PA1907-Icl 2nd - 4th 07/08/19 - 07/12/19 Join Waitlist
Rock Climbing Skills Camp #PA1908-Icl 2nd - 4th 07/15/19 - 07/19/19 Join Waitlist
Rock Climbing Skills Camp #PA1910-Icl 2nd - 4th 07/29/19 - 08/02/19 Join Waitlist
Rock Climbing Skills Camp #PA1911-Icl 2nd - 4th 08/05/19 - 08/09/19 Join Waitlist
Rock Climbing Adventure Team #PA1905-Icl 5th - 7th 06/24/19 - 06/28/19 Join Waitlist
Rock Climbing Adventure Team #PA1909-Icl 5th - 7th 07/22/19 - 07/26/19 Join Waitlist
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THE WEEK’S ADVENTURES

Climbing & Bouldering Technique

Equipment Practice

Authentic Climbing

Places We Go: Castle Rock State Park, Skyline Park

Campers hone their climbing skills through bouldering practice, learning the ins and outs of climbing safety and ethics, climbing commands, proper spotting, hazard identification and footwork and body positioning techniques.

Places We Go: Castle Rock State Park, Skyline Park

Campers get comfortable with their carabiners, stoppers, camalots and belay devices as they practice equipment setup, traditional gear placement, identifying natural anchors, tying knots and using their helmets and harnesses at local crags.

Places We Go: Castle Rock State Park, Skyline Park

Every day, we take campers out to climb at some of the area’s best crags, tackling a range of rock types, styles and levels of difficulty.

Why Sign Up For Multiple Weeks?

Do you remember that old TV show Blue’s Clues? It was the most successful kids show of all time. Do you remember that book that your child insisted on reading over and over again? How could you forget it. Why was Blue’s Clues so successful and why did your child NEED to re-read that book? Because repetition promotes learning, growth, and empowerment.

Based on our experience (and a bunch of brain science), we know that multiple weeks of Avid camp will benefit your child – it will result in greater skill development, increased self-confidence, higher levels of risk assessment/environmental awareness, and an improved ability to connect socially with others.

WE TAKE SAFETY SERIOUSLY

While no outdoor adventure is totally risk-free, we work hard to keep your kids safe. Every activity starts with a discussion about the risks involved -- what they are, how to prevent them, how to respond if something goes wrong -- so kids learn how to approach challenges with intelligence and skill.

OUR APPROACH TO SAFETY