Summer Camps

Mountain Monkeys Adventure Day Camps
Ages 7 – 9, grades 2nd – 4th

 Who’s it for? Our youngest camp age group. For “Mountain Monkeys” who like spending their day learning about and trying new activities in the outdoors. 

 What do we do? These camps focus on learning and being active in the outdoors. Expect a different adventure every day. Environmental and ecology focused educational hikes in tidal zones, wooded forests, and mountain tops. Interact with your environment through active play. Rock climbing, rappelling, rope bridge crossing, swimming, canoeing, knot tying, and caving are all a part of the Mountain Monkey Adventure!

 Where do we go? Acadia National Park and across Mount Desert Island.

Dates:
June 24 – 28, 2024, Acadia National Park

July 8 – 12, 2024, Acadia National Park

August 5 – 9, 2024, Acadia National Park

August 19 – 23, 2024, Acadia National Park

Tuition: $299.00, Minimum 4 participants, Maximum 10 participants

Young Explorers Adventure 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 learning and being active in the outdoors. Expect a different adventure every day. Environmental and ecology focused educational hikes in tidal zones, wooded forests, and mountain tops. Interact with your environment through active play. Rock climbing, rappelling, rope bridge crossing, swimming, canoeing, rafting, knot tying, and caving.

 Where do we go? Camp takes place primarily in Acadia National Park, the Moosehead and Katahdin Region, and the Greater Bangor Area’s forests and waterways.

Explorer Day Camp Dates:

April 15 – 19, Greater Bangor Area

July 8 – 12, Acadia National Park

August 5 – 9, Acadia National Park

Tuition: $350.00 per Session. Minimum 4 participants, Maximum 10 participants

Explorer Overnight Camp Dates:

July 1 – 5, 2024, Acadia National Park

July 22 – 26, 2024, Moosehead and Katahdin Region

Tuition: $750.00 per Session. Minimum 4 participants, Maximum 10 participants

RockPro I Youth Rock 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 Day Camp Dates

July 15 – 19, 2024, Acadia National Park

August 12 – 16, 2024, Acadia National Park

Tuition: $350.00 per session. Minimum 4 participants, Maximum 10 participants

RockPro I Overnight Camp Dates

June 24 – 28, 2024, Acadia National Park

July 29 – August 2, 2024,  Acadia National Park

Tuition: $750.00 per session. Minimum 4 participants, Maximum 10 participants

RockPro II Gym to Crag Climbing Camps
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 23 – June 29, 2024, Acadia National Park, Clifton Crags, Camden Hills State Park

July 7 – 13, 2024, Acadia National Park, Clifton Crags, Camden Hills State Park

July 28 – August 3, 2024, White Mountains of New Hampshire

August 11 – 17, 2024, Acadia National Park, Clifton Crags, Camden State Park

Tuition: $1,400.00 per session. Minimum 4 participants, Maximum 10 participants

RockPro III Sport Climbing Camps
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 30 – 6, Rumney Rocks, premier sport climbing in the White Mountains of NH

July 14 – 20, 2024, Clifton Crags, Maine’s largest sport climbing area on 40 minutes from Acadia

July 21 – July 27, 2024, Rumney Rocks, premier sport climbing in the White Mountains of NH

Tuition: $1,700.00 per session. Minimum 4 participants, Maximum 10 participants

RockPro IV Multi-Pitch 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 28 – August 3, 2024, Acadia & North Conway, NH

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

Led by AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide or higher certification.

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

 Who’s it for? Rock Master is back? Our most advanced camp for teens who want to take climbing to a higher level.  A graduate of RockPro III or IV or equivalent skills often gained by climbing with adult partners. Climber should be able to belay and rappel comfortably on their own, have familiarity with constructing anchors and have either lead sport climbs or been on multi-pitch climb. Campers may link this to a multitude of other camps.

 What do we learn? An expanded version of our RP III and RP IV camps allowing more to get on longer and more complex routes and to climb in the alpine zones on Mount Washington and possibly Katahdin.  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. 

 Where do we go? This session will start on the steep granite walls of Acadia, travel to New Hampshire to gain experience on longer routes and wrap up with ascents on Mount Washington and possibly Katahdin.

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

Dates:  August 4 – 15, 2024, Maine and New Hampshire (12 Days)

Tuition: $2,900.00, Minimum 4 participants, Maximum 6 participants

Led by AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide or higher certification.

Backcountry Skiing & Winter Travel Camp
Ages 14 – 18, Grades 9th – 12th
7 days

 Who’s it for? Motivated high school age alpine skiers who are psyched on skiing beyond the groomers. Skiers must have their own alpine touring skis and boots and be capable of comfortably skiing black diamond trails at major eastern ski areas. 

 What do we learn? First, we will have fun earning and making turns. Camp will focus on uphill travel techniques, steep skiing skills, use of ice axe and crampons, avalanche hazard evaluation, companion rescue skills and use of the rope for belays and rappels. Campers will also develop their winter travel and camping skills. 

 Where do we go? The camp will hit the backcountry first at Big Moose In Greenville, ME, then the glades and backcountry near Sugarloaf and/or Sunday River then wrap up the final days on the slopes of Mount Washington.

 What’s different?  A great week of snow based fun and meeting new skiers in your age group.

Dates: February 18 – 24, 2024

Tuition: $1,600.00. Minimum 4 participants, Maximum 6 participants

Maine Outdoor Multisport Adventure Camp
Ages 13 – 18, Grades 8th – 12th

 

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

What do we learn? Intro level climbing skills, backcountry camping and survival skills, canoe and paddling skills. 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 location. 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 a variety of outdoor activities from paddling Maine’s coast and waterways to hiking the state’s highest peaks and everything in between.

Dates:  July 14 – 25, 2024 (12 Days)

Tuition: $2,200.00. 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, New Hampshire or beyond.  

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