Summer Camp - Climbing Rock Stars Week - Tacoma

Youth Program

Tacoma Mountaineers Summer Camp

CLIMBING ROCK STARS WEEK - Kids get to take their climbing to the next level!

Kids entering grades 1-7 (ages 6-12/13) join The Mountaineers for week-long adventure full of Mountaineers Activities! Kids will have a chance to try a variety of outdoor activities, which may include: climbing, hiking, navigation, outdoor cooking, first aid, knots and rope skills, or basic wilderness skills.  This week in particular will focus heavily on building rock climbing skills. Campers will belay, rappel, climb, learn about climbing knots and rope systems, and those who are ready may learn to lead climb. It is recommended that campers enrolling in this week have prior climbing experience and are comfortable on a climbing wall.

Each week will include fun games and activities, outdoor skills development, all led by skilled instructors. While each session allows for plenty of climbing time, we mix up other outdoor skills so that each session, campers get to learn something new! Camp is Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm. 

Basic schedule:

Monday: 8:30am - 4:30pm at the Tacoma Mountaineers Program Center. Day will include climbing on the rock wall, learning belaying, rappelling, and knots, lunch at the beach, wilderness first aid, games, and more

Tuesday:  8:30am - 4:30pm at the Tacoma Mountaineers Program Center. Day will include climbing on the rock wall,  more rappelling, lunch in the park, navigation training, mock-leading, lead climbing and anchors lesson, games and more.

Wednesday: Field trip day! We will travel to the Exit 38 climbing area near North Bend for outdoor climbing on real rock! Arrive at the Tacoma Mountaineers at 8:30am, and we will depart on our bus by 9am. Return to the Tacoma Mountaineers by 4:30pm for pickup.

Thursday:  8:30am - 4:30pm at the Tacoma Mountaineers Program Center. Day may include climbing on the rock wall,  rappelling, prusiking, lunch at the beach, more first aid training, lead climbing or mock-leading,  games and more.

Friday: Point Defiance Day! Meet at Point Defiance Park between 8 - 8:30am at the Rustic Picnic area. We will spend the morning hiking and learning about nature, followed by beach time, games, and camper awards at Owen Beach in the afternoon. Pick up at Owen Beach between 4 - 4:30pm.

Program Requirements
Program Activity Date Availability Leader
Field Trip - Hiking (optional)
Point Defiance Park
Fri, Jul 27, 2018
Registration closed Jul 25
12 participants
Required Equipment

Athletic shoes or hiking boots (climbing shoes optional)

Comfortable/athletic clothing


Water bottle

Sack lunch and snack


Personal first aid kit 


Program Materials

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