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RockPro I Teen Rock Climbing Camp
Fundamentals
Ages 13 - 17

June 25 - July 1, Clifton and Acadia National Park
July 9 - 15, Clifton and Acadia National Park
July 16 - 22, North Conway / White Mountains, NH  
July 30 - 5, Clifton and Acadia National Park
August 6 - 12, North Conway / White Mountains, NH
  

$1200.00
               

WHAT'S ROCKPRO I ABOUT?
RockPro I Climbing Camp is for teens who want to rock climb and explore vertical terrain. The course is appropriate for those who are excited to learn but new to climbing or who have some climbing experience such as at a climbing gym or perhaps outside a few times.

Campers will begin roped climbing right away on day 1 while being belayed (protected) by skilled instructors. Campers will also then learn the to belay and rappel. After gaining comfort on easier climbs, campers will have plenty of opportunity to challenge themselves on a variety of routes throughout the week and work on improving their techniques for climbing slabs, faces and cracks. As the week progresses, participants will learn important knots and how to belay their peers.

The Acadia Mountain Guides camp curriculum is laid out to allow you time to really learn and develop the skills needed to be a smart and competent climber. We believe that building a solid foundation of basic climbing skills is critically important to the development of young climbers and their appreciation and understanding of climbing. And of course this also translates into taking responsibility for your peers and learning to trust others in all aspects of life.

SAMPLE ROCKPRO I GENERAL ITINERARY ACADIA & CLIFTON
Day 1: Clifton Crags: Introductory activities, introduction to climbing equipment, refine basic skills such as harness and knots, principles of climbing movement, and top roping skills on low angled rock slabs. Camp at Parks Pond Campground.
Day 2: Clifton Crags: Face and crack climbing with an emphasis on balance, body awareness, weight transfer; introduction to rappelling. Camp at Parks Pond Campground.
Day 3 - 5: Acadia National Park: Climbing on the coast of Maine with an emphasis on technique improvement. Camp at Bar Harbor Campground.
Day 6: Acadia National Park: Otter Cliff, sea cliff climbing ,build and traverse a rope "zip line" bridge. Camp at Bar Harbor Campground.
Day 7: Return to Orono base and travel home or rest up for the next week of camp.

SAMPLE ROCKPRO I GENERAL ITINERARY NEW HAMPSHIRE
Day 1: Square Ledge: Introductory activities, introduction to climbing equipment, refine basic skills such as harness and knots, principles of climbing movement, and top roping skills on low angled rock slabs. Camp in Franconia Notch State Park.
Day 2-3: Franconia Notch: Face and crack climbing with an emphasis on balance, body awareness, weight transfer; introduction to rappelling. Camp in Franconia Notch State Park.
Day 4 - 6: North Conway area: Climb on Jockey Cap, Cathedral and Whitehorse Ledges - home to some of New Hampshire's best climbs. Camp along the Saco River.
Day 7: Return to Orono base and travel home or rest up for the next week of camp.

We like to give our campers opportunity to decide on camp activities. Typically we spend at least two thirds of each day climbing and the remainder doing activities such as swimming, hiking, bouldering, etc. as desired by the group. It is our goal to send RockPro I campers home with basic technical competencies, an understanding of safe climbing techniques and a greater desire to climb more.

ACCOMODATIONS
Campers will sleep in tents separated by gender. We stay in public campgrounds such as Bar Harbor Campground, and Park’s Pond Campground. Most campgrounds have a bath and shower facilities.

MEALS
Campers join the leaders in preparing delicious, healthy camp meals. Vegetarian options are available as well. Sample evening meals include pasta with sauce and salad, vegetable stir fry w/ chicken side, etc.

MEETING / PICK UP LOCATIONS FOR ROCKPRO I - ACADIA AND CLIFTON
Meets at Alpenglow Adventure Sports / Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School at 92 Main St. (Route 2), Orono, ME, unless otherwise announced.  Meeting time on the first day (Sunday) is 11:00 a.m. Pick up will be at the same location at 11:00 a.m. on the final day (Saturday).

MEETING / PICK UP LOCATIONS FOR ROCKPRO I - WHITE MOUNTAINS
Meets at 7:00 a.m. at Alpenglow Adventure Sports / Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School at 92 Main St. (Route 2), Orono, ME, or at 11:00 a.m. at the Appalachian Mountain Club's (AMC) Pinkham Notch Visitor Center on Route 16 just south of Gorham, NH, unless otherwise announced. Pick up will be on Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. at Pinkham Notch Visitor Center or at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at Alpenglow Adventure Sports / Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School at 92 Main St. (Route 2), Orono, ME.

TUITION INCLUDES
All meals and snacks
Transportation during camp
24 hour supervision by experienced camp staff with wilderness medicine training
All necessary technical equipment (belay devices, harness, shoes, helmet, rope, etc.)
PCIA or AMGA certified instructors

WANT MORE? YOU CAN COMBINE THIS CAMP AND SAVE OFF EACH ADDITIONAL CAMP
Up to six weeks of rock climbing and adventure camps can be combined for greater savings. Create your own sequence of adventure. The possibilities are nearly limitless, just like the fun! Register for multiple camps: Save $50.00 off second camp, $75.00 off third, $100.00 off fourth, etc.

DISCOUNTS
USA Climbing members receive a 15% discount up to January 15th, 10% to February 15th and 5% discount to March 15th.

SCHOLARSHIPS
A limited number of partial scholarships are available.

EQUIPMENT LIST FOR ROCKPRO I CAMP
__Day pack – appx 30L (1800 ci)
__Backpack or duffel bag large enough to hold all your gear
__20 - 30 degree sleeping bag
__72” x 24” ground pad or inflatable pad such as ThermaRest
__Crazy Creek camp chair (optional)
__2 one-quart water bottles
__Hiking shoes or sturdy sneakers
__Insulating inner layer of clothing such as  polypropylene  
__Insulating middle layer of clothing such as fleece or wool
__Lightweight, loose fitting long pants that dry quickly
__Warm socks (wool)
__Hat
__Shorts
__2 tee shirts
__Rain jacket and pants
__Swimsuit
__Towel
__Headlamp or flashlight
__Journaling supplies (optional)
__Sunscreen / lip balm
__Insect repellent
__Unbreakable cup, bowl, spoon and fork
__Toilet kit (toothbrush, comb, etc)
__Camera (optional)

Climbing Gear--Provided by Acadia Mountain Guides
__Climbing Shoes
__Climbing Harness
__Belay Plate / Locking Carabiner
__Chalkbag (optional)

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