Summer Camp - Climbing Rock Stars - Tacoma - 2024

Youth Program

Summer Camp - Climbing Rock Stars

Join us for a week of climbing fun and outdoor learning! 8:30am-4:30pm each day

Kids entering grades 1-7 (ages 6-13) can join us for 5 adventure-filled days!  This week in particular will focus on advancing climbing skills. Prior climbing experience is not required, however campers will get the most out of this week if they have some climbing experience and/or a love of climbing! In addition to top-roping, belaying, and rappelling, students will also have a chance to practice clipping draws, mock-leading, anchor building, and some students may even get the chance to lead sport routes if they are ready. As always, each camper can choose the level of challenge they are willing to take on!

Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Camp runs from 8:30am-4:30pm each day
  • Each group gets one outdoor climbing field trip: Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday
  • On Friday we meet at Pt. Defiance Park
  • Day Camp is for kids age 6-13. Kids will be divided into different counselor groups based on age.
  • Teens age 14+ who have climbing experience are welcome to volunteer! Email for more info.

Where does Camp start and end each day?

Monday - Thursday: Drop-off and pick-up at Tacoma Mountaineers (2302 N 30th St, Tacoma). Please come in the front door.

Friday: Drop-off at the Rustic Picnic Area (near rhododendron garden) at Point Defiance Park, pick-up at Owen Beach at Point Defiance Park.

What does a typical day at Camp look like?

Each day is filled with fun curriculum to teach your camper how to be safe while climbing and exploring outdoors. On the first day of camp, we spend the morning getting to know our campers, playing games, jumping into outdoor skills, and having fun! On the days we stay at The Mountaineers, we get to go climbing, and learn different types of curriculum (first aid, map and compass, rope skills, using the 10 essentials, and more). On your group’s field trip day, campers will ride in our van out to an outdoor climbing area near North Bend, called “Exit 38” and get to experience climbing on real rock. We will wrap up our camp at Point Defiance Park on Friday, with a morning hike, a picnic lunch, beach time, games, and awards in the afternoon.

Program Requirements
Program Activity Date Availability Leader
Day Camp
Tacoma Program Center
Mon, Jul 1, 2024
Registration closes Jun 29
1 participant on waitlist
6 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Tue, Jul 2, 2024
Registration closes Jun 30
1 participant on waitlist
6 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Jul 3, 2024
Registration closes Jul 1
1 participant on waitlist
6 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Thu, Jul 4, 2024
Registration closes Jul 2
1 participant on waitlist
6 instructors
Pt. Defiance Day
Point Defiance Park
Fri, Jul 5, 2024
Registration closes Jul 3
1 participant on waitlist
4 instructors
Required Equipment

What gear do I need for Camp?

Plan to bring a backpack, athletic closed-toe-shoes, sandals/water shoes for wading, water bottle, lunch, snacks, appropriate clothing for the weather, sunscreen, and whatever else keeps your child happy and healthy. We do ask that you do not send your camper with any electronics or special items that could get lost or left behind throughout the course of camp. 

Program Materials

There are no materials for this program.