Immerse yourself in climbing! The RockPro series is for high school age people who really love to climb and want to bring their skills to the next level.
Whether you’ve never climbed before and want to learn to do it right or are already a climbing maniac and want to get further into the sport, you’ll find your place in the RockPro Series. The counselors are AMGA certified instructors, and we offer a full spectrum of instruction, from beginner to lead climber. In each program, our instructors will coach you individually to help you learn and improve your climbing techniques at your own pace. In camp, everyone will share in the necessary camp set up and cooking. Evening will be a time to take in a naturalist’s program, swim, walk on the beach, pick the brain of your instructors for more info or simply relax in camp with new friends.
Designed for high school age students looking to build a solid foundation of rock climbing skills while having an enjoyable camp experience, the RockPro series can take you from beginner climber to lead climber. Each RockPro camp is seven days long. When taken in succession, a camper will have received a very thorough exposure to the art of climbing. Each week blends top rope climbing, multi-pitch climbing and technical clinics to maximize learning. Take all four for maximum fun and progress or jump in at your current level. Many campers come back and take all of them a second time to get more cimbing in.
In each session we will evaluate your existing skills and focus on helping you reach your goals. We start with belay safety technique, basic knots, and the fundementals of movement in the intro camps. Anchoring principles, multi-pitch climbs, more complex top rope climbing and problem solving are introduced in the intermediate camp. In advanced camps you learn to lead, practice with gear, and further develop the skills introduced in the other camps. With the help of the guides, campers develop individual training programs for strength, balance, and flexability.
Each camp will be accompanied by at least two adult leaders on a 24/7 basis. We seek out caring leaders who enjoy working with teens and have significant background and experience as climbers and educators. As a minimum, our camp leaders are AMGA certiified Top Rope Site Managers and are trained and certified in Wilderness Medicine and Leave No Trace practices. Many are also Maine Guides. Each camp will be joined by additional guides as needed to provide safe, manageable ratios for different activities and to accommodate climbers of different abilities.