Our weeklong expedition in Colorado’s Staunton State Park is built for 7th – 8th graders with climbing experience* excited about advancing their skills in authentic settings. Immersed in the park’s natural beauty—lush meadows, alpine forests, pristine ponds, soaring cliffs—campers will spend their days climbing and their nights camping under the stars.
In a group of no more than 13 campers and up to three experienced staffers, climbers will explore a range of Staunton’s engaging, challenging routes. They’ll break into small climbing teams to get comfortable with their equipment, practice climbing and bouldering techniques and try out different roles within their team. They’ll also build camping skills as they learn the basics of cooking and sleeping outdoors—and take a day away from climbing to raft through Clear Creek Canyon.
It’s a week of authentic adventure at its best, one that leaves campers with solid skills, lasting friendships and a renewed appreciation for being active outdoors.
* 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.