Designed for 5th – 6th graders with climbing experience* who are eager for more, our weeklong camp lets kids build skills and confidence on a range of routes as they climb every day and camp every night. They’ll spend the week in Colorado’s Staunton State Park, exploring its meadows, alpine forests and pristine ponds—and of course, its rocky outcroppings and soaring granite cliffs.
The expedition group of up to 13 campers and up to 3 experienced staffers (including at least one American Mountain Guides Association single pitch instructor) will break into smaller climbing teams to tackle dozens of routes, negotiating featured formations, practicing climbing and bouldering techniques and getting comfortable with various equipment and roles within their team. They’ll also refine their camping skills as they pitch tents and make meals on camping stoves, plus take a day off from climbing to try their hands at white water rafting.
After a week of belaying, climbing, tent camping and rafting in some of Colorado’s most stunning spots, expedition rock climbing campers come away with solid new technical skills, deep reserves of patience and poise and a lasting love of authentic adventure.
* While beginning rock climbers are welcome, participants must have some experience with climbing basics and should be excited to spend 4-6 hours rock climbing each day. Campers will likely be divided up by experience level during climbs.