Rock Climbing and Outdoor Adventure Camps

Summer Saturdays are for Youth Rock Climbing

Who’s it for? Any youth ages 8 – 12 looking to climbing for the day, a few days or once a week for the summer! 

Where do we go?  Acadia National Park, Clifton Crags and Camden Hills State Park

What will we do?  Spend lots of time climbing. You will learn about knots, belaying and rappelling while meeting new friends with similar interests.

Dates: Every Saturday June 3 – August 19

Tuition:
$60.00 per session, 5 sessions $55.00 each, 6+ sessions $50.00 each
Minimum 4 participants, Maximum 12 participants per session

 

Mountain Monkeys Youth Rock Climbing Day Camp
Ages 7 – 9, grades 2nd – 4th

 Who’s it for? For explorers who like doing cool things outside and are ready to start spending a day away from family.

 What do we do? These camps focus on a different adventure every day. One day you may wade in tide pools and learn about Maine sea life, another day you could be hiking and learning about animal tracks, etc. Nature study, active play, hiking, swimming, canoeing, rappelling, rope bridge crossing, knots, caving, and rock climbing are all part of Adventure Camps.

 Where do we go? Locations will include Acadia National Park, Bangor area forests and rivers

Dates:
June 26 – 30, Acadia National Park

July 31 – August 4, Acadia National Park

Tuition: $269.00, Minimum 4 participants, Maximum 12 participants

Explorers Outdoor Adventure Day and Overnight Camps
Ages 9 – 13, grades 4th – 7th

 Who’s it for? For explorers who like doing cool things outside and are ready to start spending a day away from family.

 What do we do? These camps focus on a different adventure every day. One day you may wade in tide pools and learn about Maine sea life, another day you could be hiking and learning about animal tracks, etc. Nature study, active play, hiking, swimming, canoeing, rappelling, rope bridge crossing, knots, caving, and rock climbing are all part of Adventure Camps.

 Where do we go? Camp takes place primarily in Acadia National Park.

Explorer Day Camp Dates
June 19 – July 23, Acadia National Park

Tuition: $350.00. Minimum 4 participants, Maximum 12 participants

Explorer Overnight Camp Dates
July 3 – 7, Acadia National Park – Activities may include Sea Kayaking, Canoeing, Hiking, and Rock Climbing

July 17 – 21, Moosehead and Katahdin Region – Activities may include Rafting, Canoeing, Hiking, and Rock Climbing

August 7 – 11, Acadia National Park – Activities may include Sea Kayaking, Canoeing, Hiking, and Rock Climbing

Tuition: $650.00. Minimum 4 participants, Maximum 12 participants

RockPro I Overnight Youth Climbing Camps
Ages 9 – 13, Grades 4th – 7th

Who’s it for? Any youngster between the ages of 9 – 13 who is looking to go rock climbing.

Where do we go? Acadia National Park

What will we do? 
Campers will have plenty of time to climb and hang and all the while they will be learning about basic rope protection systems and how to use them.

RockPro I Overnight Camp Dates
July 10 – 14, Acadia National Park

July 24 – 28, Acadia National Park

August 14 – 18, Acadia National Park

Tuition: $650.00 per session. Minimum 4 participants, Maximum 12 participants

RockPro II Rock Climbing Camp
Ages 13 – 18, Grades 7th – 12th

Who’s it for? Any teenager seeking to learn or improve their fundamental rock climbing skills. Campers may enroll for 1 or 2 weeks of this camp.

What do we learn? Lots of climbing for all levels while building teamwork and self-confidence. Campers will learn belay and rappel skills, various knots, and how to use rope and gear to build strong climbing anchors. Includes single and multi-pitch climbing as well as few breaks from climbing to sample other outdoor adventures such as hiking, canoeing, kayaking and/or rafting.

Where do we go? Most camps are based in Acadia National Park and one camp session travels to the White Mountains.

What’s different? This is the first step in a progressive camp series for teen rock climbers meant to teach life-long climbing skills and improve upon current skills.

Dates:
June 25 – July 1, Acadia National Park, Clifton Crags, Camden Hills State Park

July 2 – 8, Acadia National Park, Clifton Crags, Camden Hills State Park

July 23 – 29, Acadia National Park, Clifton Crags, Camden Hills State Park

July 30 – August 5, White Mountains of New Hampshire

Tuition: 1400.00 per session. Minimum 4 participants, Maximum 12 participants

RockPro III Sport Rock Climbing Camp
Ages 13 – 18, Grades 7th – 12th

Who’s it for? This climbing camp is for teenagers seeking to climb increasing difficult climbs and/or who desire to climb or learn to lead bolt protected sport climbs. Campers may enroll for 1 or 2 weeks of this camp.

What do we learn? A big focus on improving climbing technique and learning the proper ways to lead sport climbs and transition to lowering or rappelling down. Campers will also get to work with international IFMGA guide and school owner, Jon Tierney, to select new climbing routes, drill bolt holes and place bolts and then climb and name the route – something no other camp offers. We will take a few breaks from climbing to sample other outdoor adventures such as hiking, canoeing, kayaking and/or rafting.

Where do we go? The camp is offered in variety of locations in New England and Canada –  Clifton Crags – Maine’s largest sport climbing area, Rumney Rocks in NH which is the premier sport climbing area in New England and Kamouraska, Quebec.

What’s different? A unique camp offering a high level of instruction and mentorship.

Dates:

June 25 – July 1, Clifton Crags, Maine’s largest sport climbing area on 40 minutes from Acadia

July 2 – 8, Rumney Rocks, premier sport climbing in the White Mountains of NH

July 9 – 15, Kamouraska, Quebec’s finest sport climbs overlooking the Saint Lawrence seaway

July 23 – 29, Clifton Crags, Maine’s largest sport climbing area on 40 minutes from Acadia

July 30 – August 5, Rumney Rocks, premier sport climbing in the White Mountains of NH

August 6 – 12 Kamouraska, Quebec’s finest sport climbs overlooking the Saint Lawrence seaway

Tuition: $1800.00 per session. Minimum 4 participants, Maximum 10 participants

RockPro IV Advanced Rock Climbing Camp
Ages 14 – 18, Grades 9th – 12th

Who’s it for? Our most advanced camp for teens who want to take climbing to a higher level.  A graduate of
RockPro II or III or equivalent skills often gained by climbing with
adult partners. Climber should be able to belay and rappel comfortably without
guidance and have some familiarity with constructing anchors.
Campers may enroll for 1 or 2 weeks of this camp or link this to a multitude of other camps.

What do we learn? One of the only camps in the U.S. that takes teens on multi-pitch climbs and teaches traditional lead climbing skills using artificial gear such as cams and stoppers. Climbers will
develop advanced anchoring, belaying, and climbing skills along with practicing the
basics of partner rescue. Led by AMGA rock guide course graduate or
higher.
Of course, there will be lots of climbing too and a
few breaks from climbing to sample other outdoor adventures such as hiking, canoeing, kayaking and/or rafting.

Where do we go? One session is based in Acadia National Park and one is based in the White Mountains of NH. Camps will likely have opportunities for a true alpine climb on Mt. Washington or Katahdin.

What’s different? A progressive camp that provides opportunities to advance to high levels of climbing proficiency. 

Dates:
July 16 – 22, Maine and New Hampshire

August 13 – 19, Maine and New Hampshire

Tuition: $1900.00, Minimum 4 participants, Maximum 6 participants

Led by AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide or higher level certification.

Multisport High Adventure Camps

Ages 13 – 18, Grades 8th – 12th

Who’s it for? Youth who want to get outside and do it all. Rock climbing, sea kayaking, white water rafting, swimming, rappelling, hiking, and canoeing. 

What do we learn? Outdoor safety skills, canoe skills, survival skills, and how to camp in backcountry settings. Lots of fun while participating in a variety of team building and skill-building activities. 

Where do we go? These camps travel around the state of Maine and spend 3-5 nights at each base camp. Baxter State Park, Acadia National Park, The Forks, Cutler Coast, and Grafton Notch are just a few of the possibilities. 

What’s different? This is a trip camp that travels around the state of Maine to let campers experience hiking the highest peaks to rock climbing by the sea.

Dates:
July 9 – 15, East Coast, Beast Coast; Coast of Maine 
– Activities may include Hiking, Sea Kayaking, Sailing, and Rock Climbing

July 16 – 22, Sea to Summit; Acadia to Katahdin – Activities may include Hiking, Rafting, Canoeing, and Rock Climbing

August 6 – 12, Adventures in the Great Northwoods; Baxter and Beyond – Activities may include Hiking, Rafting, Canoeing, and Rock Climbing

Tuition: $1400.00. Minimum 4 participants, Maximum 10 participants

Build Your Own Guided Adventure Camp

Want to go to climbing, hiking or paddling with your family or group of friends?
 

 Who’s it for? Any and all. This could be a multi-day family camp or a group of friends who might like to do a summer adventure with us.

 What do we do? A custom camp is focused on what you want to do. While we are primarily a rock climbing focused camp we are able to offer a variety of other activities as well. These include hiking, swimming, canoeing, paddle boarding, kayaking, rappelling, caving, survival skills, and/or nature study

 Where do we go? Camps may take place anywhere in Maine or NH or elsewhere.  

Contact us at climb@acadiamountainguides or 207-866-7562 to talk about a custom guided adventure camp.