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Cultivate Climbing Summer Camp
Welcome to the Granite Program at Cultivate Climbing Summer Camp, a thrilling and enriching experience designed for adventurous kids aged 9-11. This program goes beyond the climbing walls to offer a comprehensive adventure that combines skill-building with the wonders of nature.
Granite Camp is tailored for the growing independence and abilities of preteens. Over five action-packed days, your child will not only refine their climbing skills but also embrace outdoor adventures and discover the joy of being in nature.
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Granite Camp Schedule and Curriculum
Monday: Building Foundations and Fun
- Morning: Ice-breaker activities to foster friendships and a welcoming environment. Introduction to bouldering and belaying at Cultivate Climbing Gym, focusing on the fundamentals.
- Lunch Break: Time to relax and refuel.
- Afternoon: Engaging in gym games, designed to boost climbing skills while ensuring a fun atmosphere.
Tuesday: Advancing Skills
- Morning: Practice with auto-belay systems, enhancing independent climbing skills.
- Lunch Break: A midday pause for nourishment.
- Afternoon: Learning top rope climbing techniques, emphasizing safety and skill progression.
Wednesday: Adventure and Endurance
- Morning: Whitewater Rafting adventure, offering an exhilarating and team-building experience.
- Lunch Break: Recharging for the afternoon.
- Afternoon: Returning to the gym for more climbing, applying learned techniques.
Thursday: Outdoor Experience and Overnight Adventure
- Morning: Half-day of outdoor climbing, applying indoor skills in a natural setting, and getting a taste of real rock climbing.
- Lunch Break: Enjoying a meal outdoors.
- Evening: Overnight Lock-in at Cultivate Climbing Gym with food provided. This fun event includes climbing activities, team-building games, and movies.
Friday: Climbing Mastery and Celebration
- Morning: Additional outdoor climbing session to refine skills in a natural environment.
- Lunch Break: Last group lunch.
- Afternoon: Climbing skills review followed by a friendly “test” to showcase the week’s learning. Wrapping up with a celebration of the campers’ achievements.
Curriculum and Skills Development
The Granite Camp curriculum is designed to instill a robust skill set in young climbers, ensuring they gain both confidence and competence:
- Climbing Techniques: Focused on bouldering, auto-belay, and top rope climbing, fostering a strong climbing foundation.
- Safety Skills: Emphasizing the importance of safety in climbing, including proper use of equipment and belaying techniques.
- Teamwork and Communication: Through group activities like rafting and gym games, campers learn the importance of working together and effective communication.
- Physical Fitness and Coordination: Climbing and outdoor activities enhance physical strength, balance, and coordination.
- Environmental Awareness: Outdoor climbing sessions include lessons on respecting nature and understanding the climber’s impact on natural environments.
- Problem-Solving Skills: Challenging climbing routes and games that encourage critical thinking and strategy.
- Confidence Building: Through accomplishing new heights and overcoming challenges, campers develop self-confidence and independence.
Granite Camp offers a well-rounded experience that combines climbing skills with outdoor adventures, ensuring campers leave with not only improved climbing abilities but also life skills and memorable experiences.
Join Us for an Unforgettable Summer Adventure!
The Granite Program at Cultivate Climbing Summer Camp offers a unique blend of climbing, outdoor exploration, and personal growth. It’s more than just a camp; it’s a place where young climbers can challenge themselves, connect with nature, and build lasting friendships.