CoEd Ages 9-15
6:1 Staff Ratio
Climbing programs enjoy a rich blend of individual and partnered success. The process is not just about the climb itself. There's also an emphasis on helping fellow campers, whether by assisted belay, encouragement, or the multitude of positive instruction & teambuilding activities. The climbing alone is something to write home about!! Everyday a variety of challenging climbs are set up at various locations in the Metropolitan Area. Our area offers campers the ability to try out numerous climbing styles, practice different techniques, and experience diverse climbing environments. All along the Potomac River are sets of unique crags, and Calleva not only travels to the popular, but to the remote, lesser known spots. If it rains, instructors turn to Calleva's amazing indoor climbing wall to continue their instruction. The wall was designed with every type of climbing style. But we are an outdoors camp, and it's the real rock that our campers love. Each day a couple campers get to go with the Instructor to set up the climbs, so they develop an understanding of the anchors that hold them, learn the equipment and its capabilities, and build their confidence. Campers are allowed to Belay (always with a back-up), take on responsibilities in the group, and get a well rounded experience with the sport. Campers are empowered to develop at their own speed. A variety of climbs are set at different degrees of difficulty to give everyone a challenge. Many campers choose multiple weeks of climbing camp, because week after week they can hone their skills, progress through the skill cards, and continue their growth in the sport.
The Week 3 Overnight is:
Level I Climb: TBD
Level II Climb: TBD
See Needslist below
- Day 1: Climbing Equipment Focus. Climb Carderock.
- Day 2: Technical Skills Focus. Climb Great Falls.
- Day 3: Soft Skills Focus. Climb Carderock/Great Falls/Potomac Crag.
- Overnight Options: McMahon's Mill, Annapolis Rocks, Cooper's Rocks, Rocky Gap, Cumberland Crags, Franklin Rocks, & Richmond Bridge. All itineraries are subject to change due to staff/camper decision based upon skill levels, water levels, environmental hazards, and thirst for adventure. All changes to itineraries go through the Calleva Office first!
Special Considerations: Climbing weeks are separated into 2 levels. These groups may be split in a variety of ways: Skill, Age, & Group Numbers. We believe, like all our activity camps, camper to staff ratios are perfect for individual attention and individual skill development can be obtained in all programs. There is also a series of skill cards that each camper can work on at their own speed. Campers are encouraged to work on skill cards, but not forced. If they want to just climb and have a good time - we can do that! Overnights switch week to week depending on Instructor and group decisions made that week. Campers & parents are notified of the location with a note home on Wednesday.
Key Point: All campers and staff hooked into the rope must have proper climbing equipment checked and secured (including helmet).
2013 Instructors: TBD