Looking for a fun, challenging and rewarding camp for the kids this summer? Come join Synnott Mountain Guides' Youth Rock Climbing Overnight Camp led by Mark Synnott, member of The North Face Climbing Team and an AMGA certified guide with 28 years of climbing experience. Your children will learn how to rock climb and master skills like balance, knot tying, belaying, and route finding -- all while building self esteem, self confidence, and great friendships.
This year's camp will include four nights of camping at the Fourth Iron Campground, which is located at the confluence of the Sawyer and Saco Rivers in Crawford Notch. In camp, the children will learn important outoor skills like meal planning and preparation, use of camp stoves, fire building, fishing, map and compass reading, navigation, and many other outdoor survival skills.
Day 1: Meet with guides Mark Synnott and Ryan Howes at the Synnott Mountain Guides office in Jackson at 8:30am. After a morning orientation and gear check, the group will proceed to Square Ledge in Pinkham Notch for a day of rock climbing.
Day 2: Rock climbing at Cathedral Ledge, afternoon swimming at the Saco River
Day 3: Rock climbing at Whitehorse Ledge, afternoon swimming at Echo Lake
Day 4: Rock climbing at Humphrey's Ledge, fishing on Saco River
Day 5: Rock climbing on Whites Ledge. Parents pick up campers at SMG office at 4:30pm.
When: July 8-12, 2013
Prerequisites,: No previous climbing or camping experience is necessary. Program will be suitable for all abilities from beginner to expert. All of the climbing sites will have options for climbs from 5.4 to 5.12. Arrangements will be made for children with the inclination and ability to attempt more challenging multi-pitch routes on Cathedral and Whitehorse Ledges. Additional guides will be brought in as necessary.
Cost: $785, 10% off if you send more than one child, 10% discount for residents of Mt. Washington Valley
Ratio: maximum 6:1
Pickup and dropoff: SMG office @ 211 Main St. in Jackson, NH 03846
Included in cost:
all climbing equipment
transportation to and from climbing venues and campsite
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