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2019 Summer Youth Camps


Acadia • Camden • Katahdin • Bangor • N. Conway • International

Course Schedule and Youth Summer Camp Schedule are below

Maine / NH Local Per Person Summer Rock Climbing Rates

Client:Guide
Half Day *
Full Day
Client:Guide
Half Day *
Full Day
1:1
$155.00
$265.00
6:1
$70.00
$100.00
2:1
$105.00
$175.00
6:2
$80.00
$110.00
3:1
$95.00
$140.00
7-8:2
$75.00
$100.00
4:1
$85.00
$130.00
9:2
$70.00
$95.00
5:1
$75.00
$115.00
10-12:2
$45.00
$70.00
5:2
$90.00
$135.00
Family up to 4
$289.00
$459.00
* Half day rates available Memorial Day - Columbus Day in Acadia National Park.
Family Rock Climbs (available in Acadia, Clifton and Camden)
Up to 4 family members

Half Day Family Regular Price - $340.00, Special $289.00
Full Day Family Regular Price - $520.00, Special $459.00

up to two additional family members may be added for $35.00 each for half day, $45.00 each for full day. Families defined as 1 or 2 parents with their children who are 18 or younger.
Special Request for internationally licensed IFMGA level guide add $50.00 to total daily rate
Guided Summer Hiking Trips

Ratio

Acadia year round

Baxter State Park summer

 
Half Day*
Full Day
  Summer Day  
1:1 $100.00 $210.00   $260.00  
2:1 $60.00 $110.00   $135.00  
3:1 $50.00 $85.00   $105.00  
4:1 $40.00 $70.00   $85.00  
5:1 $35.00 $60.00   $75.00  
6:1 $35.00 $55.00   $65.00  

* Half day rates available Memorial Day - Columbus Day in Acadia National Park.

 

Winter Rates
Ice Climbing, Mountaineering, Backcountry Skiing, Summit Climbs, Customized Private Sessions

1:1 300.00 per person.
2:1 170.00 per person.
3:1 150.00 per person.
4:1 140.00 per person.
5:1 130.00 per person.
6:1 120.00 per person.

Included Winter Equipment

All of the above fees include standard equipment as needed by the course such as Double Boots, Tents, Helmets, Crampons, Ice Axes, Transceivers, Probes, Shovels and haul sled. Sleeping bag, pads, mountaineering boot compatible skis, ski skins and other gear may be rented.

Overnight, meals and camping fees.

Overnight - add $25.00 per night.

Breakfast & Dinner - add $15.00 per meal. Clients who require a special diet should speak with us in advance (additional fees may apply).

Camping - invoiced at actual cost including guide. For trips in to Chimney Pond we strongly recommend the bunkhouse when it’s available as this generally makes for a much more relaxing client experience and requires much less gear to be brought in.

Chimney Pond or Roaring Brook Bunkhouse:  $40.00 per person per night.
Chimney Pond or Roaring Brook Lean to: 44.00 per leanto.

2019 AMG Course Schedule

Date

Program
Primary Location
Tuition

December

     
28 - 30 AIARE 1 Avalanche Course Mount Washington $395.
31 - 1 Weekend New Year's Summit Ascent Katahdin $225.
January      
4 - 6 AIARE 1 Avalanche Course Mount Washington $395.
11 - 13 AIARE 1 Avalanche Course Mount Washington $395.
12 Summit Ascent Mount Washington $150.
16 - 20 Wilderness First Responder Orono, ME $550.
25 - 27 AIARE 1 Avalanche Course Mount Washington $395.
26 - 27 Summit Ascent Weekend Katahdin $225.
27 Intro to Backcountry Skiing Mount Washington $150.
February      
1 AIARE Companion Rescue and Medical Care Course Mount Washington $140.
1 - 3 AIARE 1 Avalanche Course Mount Washington $495.
8 - 9 AIARE 1 Avalanche Course Mount Washington $395.
9 - 10 Summit Ascent Weekend Katahdin $225.
16 AIARE Companion Rescue and Medical Care Course Mount Washington $140.
16 - 18 AIARE 1 Avalanche Course Mount Washington $395.
17 - 22 Backcountry Skiing w/ AIARE 1 Chic Chocs, Quebec $1,200.
17 - 22 Women's Backcountry Ski Touring Chic Chocs, Quebec $1,150.
23 - 24 Summit Ascent Weekend Katahdin $225.
March      
1 - 7 Backcountry Skiing w AIARE 2 Chic Chocs, Quebec $1,200.
2 - 3 AIARE 1 Avalanche Course Sugarloaf $395.
9 - 10 Summit Ascent Weekend Katahdin $225.
9 - 13 Wilderness First Responder Winsted, CT $TBD
9 - 13 Wilderness EMT Upgrade Winsted, CT $TBD
12 Summit Ascent Mount Washington $150.
15 AIARE Companion Rescue Course Mount Washington $140.
15 - 17 AIARE 1 Avalanche Course Mount Washington $395.
12 Advanced Backcountry Skiing / Ski MountaineeringClinic Mount Washington $150.
April      
13 - 14 Wilderness First Aid, Mahoosuc Guide Service. Contact: Polly Mahoney, 207-824-2073
info@mahoosuc.com
Newry, ME

$295. commute

$375. w meals/lodging

13 - 15 Wilderness First Responder & WEMT Recertification, Mahoosuc Guide Service. Contact: Polly Mahoney, 207-824-2073
info@mahoosuc.com
Newry, ME

$410. commute

$525. w meals/lodging

21 - 28 Backcountry Skiing - Troll Peninsula in Iceland Dalvek, Iceland $2,500.
May      
22 - 24 PCIA Single Pitch Instructor Course Acadia NP $495.
31 - 1 Wilderness First Aid, Maine Sport Outfitters. Contact: 207-323-1702,
tim@mainesport.com
Rockport, ME $255.
31 - 2 Wilderness First Responder & WEMT Recertification, Maine Sport Outfitters. Contact: 207-323-1702,
tim@mainesport.com
Rockport, ME $375.
 

2019 AMG Summer Camp Schedule

Adventures for ages 9 - 18

Date

Camp Program
Primary Location
Tuition

June 23 - 29 (7 days)

Rock Pro I - II Camp - Climb Outside (ages 13 - 18) Acadia National Park $1200.
June 23 - 29 (7 days) Rock Pro IV Master Camp - Mix both Sport and Trad Climbing - (ages 13 - 18) Maine $1400.
June 24 - 27 (4 days)

Rock Star Climbing Camp (ages 9 - 12)
Day or Overnight Option

Acadia

$399.

$120. / Day

       
July 7 - 13 (7 days) Rock Pro I - II Camp - Climb Outside (ages 13 - 18) Acadia National Park $1200.
July 7 - 13 (7 days)

Acadia to Katahdin - Do It All
Sea Kayak, Canoe, Climb, Hike, Mt Bike, Paddleboard (ages 14 - 17)

Across Maine $1200.
July 8 - 11 (4 days) Explorer Adventure Camp (ages 9 - 12)
Overnight Option Only
Acadia / Katahdin

$399.

       
July 14 - 20 (7 days) Rock Pro I - II Camp - Climb Outside (ages 13 - 18) Acadia National Park $1200.
July 14 - 20 (7 days) Rock Pro III Gym to Crag Climbing Camp - (ages 13 - 18) Quebec and Maine $1400.
July 14 - 20 (7 days) All About Water (Kayak, Raft, Climb) Katahdin --> Penobscot Region $1200.
July 15 - 18 (4 days) Rock Star Climbing Camp Road Trip (ages 9 - 12)
Overnight only
Pawtuckaway State Park / New Hampshire

$399.

       
July 21 - 27 (7 days) Rock Pro I - II Camp - Climb Outside (ages 13 - 18) Pawtuckaway State Park / White Mts. $1200.
July 21 - 27 (7 days) Rock Pro III Gym to Crag Climbing Camp - (ages 13 - 18) Rumney, NH and Maine $1400.
July 22 - 25 (4 days) Explorer Adventure Camp (ages 9 - 12)
Day or Overnight Option
Katahd

$399.

$120. / Day

       
July 28 - 3 (7 days) Rock Pro IV Traditional Climbing Camp - Multi-Pitch and Lead Climbing Camp - Get High on Rock (ages 13 - 18) Acadia NP & North Conway, NH $1400.
July 21 - 27 (7 days) Maine Wilderness Classic
Backpacking and Canoeing (ages 14 - 17)
Sugarloaf Region $1200.
July 29 - 1 (4 days) Rock Star Climbing Camp (ages 9 - 12)
Day or Overnight Option
Drop off / Pick Up in Orono, ME

$399.

$120. / Day

       
August 4 - 10 (7 days) Rock Pro I - II Camp - Climb Outside (ages 13 - 18) Acadia National Park $1200.
Aug 4 - 10 (7 days) Rock Pro IV Master Camp - Mix both Sport and Trad Climbing - (ages 13 - 18) Clifton and Acadia NP $1400.
August 5 - 8 (4 days) Explorer Adventure Camp (ages 9 - 12)
Day or Overnight Option
Clifton / Acadia

$399.

$120. / Day

       
Aug 11 - 16 (7 days) Rock Pro IV Traditional Climbing Camp - Multi-Pitch and Lead Climbing Camp - Get High on Rock (ages 13 - 18) Acadia NP & North Conway, NH $1350.
Aug 11 - 16 (7 days) All About Water (Kayak, Raft, Climb) (ages 14 - 17) Katahdin --> Penobscot Region 1200.00
August 12 - 15 (4 days) Rock Star Climbing Camp (ages 9 - 12) Acadia

$399.00

$120. / Day

RockPro I - II - Climb Outside Rock Climbing and Bouldering Camp
age 13 - 18

Who's it for? A new climber or someone who has been climbing indoors or outdoors only a few times.
6:1 ratio with maximum of 12 campers.

What we do? Climbing technique, Belay / rappel methods, knots, lots of climbing, ropes course, spectacular sea cliffs

Details

June 23 - 29 (7 days)

Rock Pro I - II Camp - Climb Outside (ages 13 - 18) Acadia National Park $1200.
July 7 - 13 (7 days) Rock Pro I - II Camp - Climb Outside (ages 13 - 18) Acadia National Park $1200.
July 21 - 27 (7 days) Rock Pro I - II Camp - Climb Outside (ages 13 - 18) Pawtuckaway State Park / White Mts. $1200.
August 4 - 10 (7 days) Rock Pro I - II Camp - Climb Outside (ages 13 - 18) Acadia National Park $1200.
Discounts: USA Climbing members receive a 15% discount up to January 15, 10% to February 15, and 5% discount to March 15.
Scholarships: A limited number of partial scholarships are available.
Register for multiple camps or multiple family members : Save $25.00 off second camp, $50.00 off third, $75.00 off fourth, etc.

RockPro III Climbing Camp
age 13 - 18

Who's it for? A frequent gym climber who wants to learn to sport climb outdoors. Should be capable of climbing 5.9 routes. 6:1 ratio with maximum of 12 campers.

What we do? introduction to lead climbing on bolt protected routes, focus on improving climbing techniques on steep climbs, transitions from climbing to descending from fixed anchors. Led by AMGA Rock Guide course graduate or higher level.

Details

July 14 - 20 (7 days) Rock Pro III Gym to Crag Climbing Camp - (ages 13 - 18) Quebec and Maine $1400.
July 21 - 27 (7 days) Rock Pro III Gym to Crag Climbing Camp - (ages 13 - 18) Rumney, NH and Maine $1400.
Discounts: USA Climbing members receive a 15% discount up to January 15, 10% to February 15, and 5% discount to March 15.
Scholarships: A limited number of partial scholarships are available.
Register for multiple camps or multiple family members : Save $25.00 off second camp, $50.00 off third, $75.00 off fourth, etc.

RockPro IV - Advanced Skills Rock Climbing
age 13 - 18

Who's it for? A graduate of RockPro II or III or equivalent skills often gained by climbing with adult partners. Climber can belay and rappel comfortably without guidance, is able to build top rope anchors. 3:1 ratio with maximum of 6 campers.

What we do? A lot of great multi-pitch climbs on some of New England's best climbs in Maine and New Hampshire. Climbers will develop advanced anchoring, belaying and climbing skills along with the basics of partner rescue. Led by AMGA Rock Guide course graduate or higher level.

Details

June 23 - 29 (7 days) Rock Pro IV Master Camp - Mix both Sport and Trad Climbing - (ages 13 - 18) Maine $1400.
July 28 - 3 (7 days) Rock Pro IV Traditional Climbing Camp - Multi-Pitch and Lead Climbing Camp - Get High on Rock (ages 13 - 18) Acadia NP & North Conway, NH $1400.
Aug 4 - 10 (7 days) Rock Pro IV Master Camp - Mix both Sport and Trad Climbing - (ages 13 - 18) Clifton and Acadia NP $1400.
Aug 11 - 16 (7 days) Rock Pro IV Traditional Climbing Camp - Multi-Pitch and Lead Climbing Camp - Get High on Rock (ages 13 - 18) Acadia NP & North Conway, NH $1400.
Discounts: USA Climbing members receive a 15% discount up to January 15, 10% to February 15, and 5% discount to March 15.
Scholarships: A limited number of partial scholarships are available.
Register for multiple camps or multiple family members : Save $25.00 off second camp, $50.00 off third, $75.00 off fourth, etc.

Multi-Sport Adventure Camps
age 14 - 17

Who's it for? A motivated teen who wants to pursue outdoor activities in northern Maine. 6:1 ratio with maximum of 12 campers.

What we do? Explore the landscapes, lakes and rivers of Baxter State Park and Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. Common activities include canoeing, hiking, rock climbing, rappelling, camping and whitewater rafting.

Details

July 7 - 13 (7 days)

Acadia to Katahdin - Do It All
Sea Kayak, Canoe, Climb, Hike, Mt Bike, Paddleboard (ages 14 - 17)

Across Maine $1200.
July 14 - 20 (7 days) All About Water (Kayak, Raft, Climb) (ages 14 - 17) Katahdin --> Penobscot Region $1200.
July 21 - 27 (7 days) Maine Wilderness Classic
Backpacking and Canoeing (ages 14 - 17)
Sugarloaf Region $1200.
Aug 11 - 16 (7 days) All About Water (Kayak, Raft, Climb) (ages 14 - 17) Katahdin --> Penobscot Region $1200.
Scholarships: A limited number of partial scholarships are available.
Register for multiple camps or multiple family members : Save $25.00 off second camp, $50.00 off third, $75.00 off fourth, etc.

Rock Star Climbing Camp
ages 9 - 12

Who's it for? Children who are psyched on climbing and who are ready to start spending a day away from family. Emphasis on climbing related activities. 6:1 ratio with maximum of 12 campers.

What we do? Rock climbing, rappelling, belaying, rope bridge crossings, challenge course, knots, hiking, swimming.

Details

June 24 - 27 (4 days)

Rock Star Climbing Camp (ages 9 - 12)
Day or Overnight Option

Acadia - Overnight
Acadia - Day
One day at a time
Shuttle available from Orono / Ellsworth

$399.00
$399.00
$120. / day

July 15 - 18 (4 days) Rock Star Climbing Camp Road Trip (ages 9 - 12)
Overnight only
Pawtuckaway State Park / New Hampshire

$399.

July 29 - 1 (4 days) Rock Star Climbing Camp (ages 9 - 12)
Day or Overnight Option
Acadia - Overnight
Acadia - Day
One day at a time
Shuttle available from Orono / Ellsworth

$399.00
$399.00
$120. / day

August 12 - 15 (4 days) Rock Star Climbing Camp (ages 9 - 12)
Day or Overnight Option

Acadia - Overnight
Acadia - Day
One day at a time
Shuttle available from Orono / Ellsworth

$399.00
$399.00
$120. / day

Discounts: USA Climbing members receive a 15% discount up to January 15, 10% to February 15, and 5% discount to March 15.
Scholarships: A limited number of partial scholarships are available.
Register for multiple camps: Save $50.00 off second camp, $75.00 off third, $100.00 off fourth, etc.

Explorers Do It All Adventure Camp - ages 9 - 12

Who's it for? Children who like doing cool things outside and are ready to start spending a day away from family. Emphasis on a mix of adventure activities. 6:1 ratio with maximum of 12 campers.

What we do? Rock climbing, hiking, swimming, canoeing and/or paddleboarding, rappelling, rope bridge crossings, challenge course, knots, caving, hiking, swimming, survival skills, nature study.

Details

July 8 - 11 (4 days) Explorer Adventure Camp (ages 9 - 12)
Overnight Option Only
Acadia / Katahdin

$399.

July 22 - 25 (4 days) Explorer Adventure Camp (ages 9 - 12)
Day or Overnight Option
Katahd

$399.

$120. / Day

August 5 - 8 (4 days) Explorer Adventure Camp (ages 9 - 12)
Day or Overnight Option
Clifton / Acadia

$399.

$120. / Day

Register for multiple camps or multiple family members : Save $25.00 off second camp, $50.00 off third, $75.00 off fourth, etc.
Airport / Bus Station Pick Up and Drop Off Available from Bangor International Airport, Bangor Bus Terminals and Bar Harbor regional airport.

$75.00 ea way

MULTI-WEEK SUMMER CAMPS

Just want to be outside... then put together any combination of summer camps for 2 - 6 weeks.



 

A History of
Leading the way...

Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School is the preeminent leader in climbing instruction and guiding in Acadia and across Maine. We specialize in designing customized experiences or training for you, your family or your group.

Directed by internationally recognized IFMGA guide Jon Tierney who has been climbing in Acadia since 1982. Jon has over 30 years of local and worldwide experience. The IFMGA requires full AMGA certification as a rock, alpine and ski mountaineering guide.

Climbing instructors are certified by either the AMGA or the PCIA - many are certified by both. All guides are trained or certified by the AMGA.

• Since 1994 •
AMGCS is one of 30 AMGA accredited programs in the US and was one of the earliest to achieve accreditation.

AMGCS is the only climbing school in Maine to remain continuously accredited by the AMGA for eighteen years - several years longer than any other local service. We have had one or more full time AMGA certified rock instructors or rock guides on staff each year since 1994 - sixteen years more than any other local school.

• Since 2007 •
AMGCS has the distinction of also being accredited to the highest standards of the Professional Climbing Instructors Association. The PCIA requires all staff to be individually trained and certified.

Experience the difference.
Reach your peak with Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School.

 

 

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