Youth Rock Climbing Activities

Rock Climbing And Adventure Summer Camps
Ranked the #1 Rock Climbing Camp in the US! Ever wanted to rock climb? Our climbing camps take place outdoors and cover basic technical skills of rock climbing and the fundamentals of climbing movement. Campers in our programs will experience real rock in Acadia National Park and from our surrounding area, learn to climb on it, find out how it got there and learn about the surrounding forests. We visit several different areas, each rich with history and culture of the Maine Woods.

Scouting Merit Badge Program
Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School offers counseling for the Rock Climbing merit badge to scout groups and individuals. The program is administered by authorized climbing merit badge counselor and IFMGA internationally certified guide Jon Tierney. An Eagle Scout himself, Jon believes that earning a merit badge should be more than just an exercise in meeting the minimum requirements. Our day-long program is offered on natural rock and is designed to teach scouts how to begin climbing on their own.

AMGCS also offers group climbing experiences for scouts, church groups, and other clubs. For details, email us or call1-888-232-9559.

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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