Rock Pro Rock Climbing Camps

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Age: 13-18

Immerse yourself in climbing! The RockPro Rock Climbing Camp series is for high school age people who really love to climb and want to bring their skills to the next level.

Whether you’ve never climbed before and want to learn to do it right or are already a climbing maniac and want to get further into the sport, you’ll find your place in the RockPro Rock Climbing Camp series. The counselors are certified instructors, and we offer a full spectrum of instruction, from beginner to lead climber. In each program, our instructors will coach you individually to help you learn and improve your climbing techniques at your own pace. In camp, everyone will share in the necessary camp set up and cooking. The evening will be a time to take in a naturalist’s program, swim, walk on the beach, pick the brain of your instructors for more info or simply relax in camp with new friends.

Designed for high school age students looking to build a solid foundation of rock climbing skills while having an enjoyable camp experience, the RockPro Rock Climbing Camp series can take you from beginner climber to lead climber. Each RockPro camp is seven days long. When taken in succession, a camper will have received a very thorough exposure to the art of climbing. Each week blends top rope climbing, multi-pitch climbing, and technical clinics to maximize learning. Take all four for maximum fun and progress or jump in at your current level. Many campers come back and take all of them a second time to get more climbing in.

In each session, we will evaluate your existing skills and focus on helping you reach your goals. We start with belay safety technique, basic knots, and the fundamentals of movement in the intro camps. Anchoring principles, multi-pitch climbs, more complex top rope climbing and problem solving are introduced in the intermediate camp. In advanced camps, you learn to lead, practice with gear, and further develop the skills introduced in the other camps. With the help of the guides, campers develop individual training programs for strength, balance, and flexibility.

Each camp will be accompanied by at least two adult leaders on a 24/7 basis. We seek out caring leaders who enjoy working with teens and have significant background and experience as climbers and educators. As a minimum, our camp leaders are certified as Single Pitch Instructors by the PCIA (Professional Climbing Instructors Association and/or the AMGA (American Mountain Guides Association) Maine Trip leaders, and are credentialed in Wilderness Medicine. Each camp will be joined by additional guides as needed to provide safe, manageable ratios for different activities and to accommodate climbers of different abilities.

Rock Pro I Introductory Rock Climbing Week

  Who’s it for? Someone just getting into rock climbing or just starting to progress their skills.

  What do we learn? Lots of climbing, movement coaching, basics of belaying and rappelling, teamwork, self confidence.

  Where do we go? Primarily in Acadia National Park with one camp in New Hampshire each season.

Rock Pro II Intermediate Rock Climbing Week

  Who’s it for? Someone just getting into rock climbing or just starting to progress their skills.

  What do we learn? Additional belay and rappel skills, more in-depth coaching on a variety of climbs, constructing natural anchor systems using trees and boulders, constructing anchors using artificial gear.

  Where do we go? Primarily in Acadia National Park with one camp in New Hampshire each season.

Rock Pro III Sport Climbing Week

  Who’s it for? Climbers looking to learn about sport climbing or transitioning for gym to crag. Should be capable of climbing 5.9 routes.

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

  Where do we go? Kamouraska, Quebec and Rumney, NH as well as Clifton, ME.

Rock Pro IV Advanced Rock Climbing Skills Week

  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 and is able to build top rope anchors.

  What do we learn? 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.

  Where do we go? North Conway region of NH, Acadia National Park, and Clifton, ME.

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