Camp 2014

Five weeks of sport climbing training.

 

 

Registration

To register, please complete all 3 steps on our Camp Registration Form.

Description

This focused camping opportunity is designed for boys and girls (ages 9-16) who would like to learn new techniques and enhance their climbing skills in an outdoor setting. Whether attending for 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 weeks in July, participants will enjoy a well-rounded, safety-conscious program that builds on their love of the rock climbing sport.

Our Climbing Program

The small number of participants (max: 25 per week) will enable us to provide high quality, intensive training with maximum safety. Each participant will receive our undivided, personal attention as we coach each to his/her next level. We will concentrate on specific techniques for face, overhang, and crack climbing. Climbers who compete and qualify for the nationals will not only participate in lead climbing on well- protected sport routes but will learn strategies and tactics in a non-competitive environment.

We will explore one of the best sport climbing areas on the Northeast: Rumney Rocks in Plymouth, NH (with 300+ routes in all levels of difficulty).

Additional Activities

Each day, participants can participate in non-climbing activities. This includes swimming (under supervision), playing field sports such as soccer and volleyball and taking hiking trips to nearby mountains and forests. Evening activities range from games and contests to campfire gatherings and skits.

Advanced Rock Climbing Camp Location

The camp is located at the Plymouth Sands Campground, in Plymouth, NH (about 2 hours from Boston and 10 minutes away from Rumney).

Meals

Participants enjoy three home-style meals each day, prepared by a talented cook with extensive mountaineering expedition experience. It’s fresh! It’s tasty! It’s healthy!

Safety

Safety of our students is always our first priority. Its based on over 40 year combined safe-climbing experience of our instructors and councilors. All instructors/staff are CPR and first aid certified.

Transportation

Participants will be driven to/from all activities in a 15-passenger van owned and operated by the International Rock Climbing School.

What to bring

A detailed list of equipment and supplies can be seen at the bottom of this page. This will include:

* sturdy, comfortable climbing shoes
* a harness & chalk bag
* insulated sleeping bag & pad
* backpack
* swimwear

Most importantly, each participant should come in a great mood, ready to have the summer of his/her life!

Schedule

Participants can sign-up for one, two, three, four or five weeks:
June 29 – July 5, 2014
July 6 – 12, 2014
July 13 – 19, 2014
July 20 – 26, 2014
July 27 – August 2, 2014

Cost

1 week – $780
2 weeks – $1480 ($740 per week)
3 weeks – $2100 ($700 per week)
4 weeks $2640 ($660 per week)
5 weeks $3300 ($660 per week)
$100 deposit is due upon registration (fully refundable until May 1st). The full payment is due by June 1st.

Directions

To Plymouth Sands Camping Area
From Boston: Take Rt.93 North. Take exit 26 on Rt.25 to West Plymouth. After you pass a set of lights and a gas station on your right, take a right onto Smith Bridge Rd. After you pass a covered bridge look to the left for the campground, which is about 500ft. away from the bridge. The address is:

Plymouth Sands Camping Area
3 Quincy Rd.
Plymouth, N.H. 03264

Arrival and Pick Up

First session:
Arrival time: 10AM-11AM on June 29
Pick up time: 10AM-11AM on July 5

Second session:
Arrival time: 10AM-11AM on July 6
Pick up time: 10AM-11AM on July 12

Third session:
Arrival time: 10AM-11AM on July 13
Pick up time: 10AM-11AM on July 19

Fourth session:
Arrival time: 10AM-11AM on July 20
Pick up time: 10AM-11AM on July 26

5th session
Arrival time: 10AM-11AM on July 27
Pick up time: 10AM11AM on August 2

Day Schedule

7:30 Wake up
7:30-8:00 morning exercises.
8:00-8:30 washing and cleaning tents.
8:30-9:00 breakfast
10:00 AM-3:00 PM climbing
11:30 snack
1:30 lunch
3:30 snack
4:00-6:00 games and water activities.
6:00-6:30 dinner.
7:00-9:00 evening activities.
9:00-9:30 supper.
9:30-10:00 socializing time.
10:00 bed time.

Equipment Checklist

Backpack, sleeping bag and sleeping pad;
Jacket, sweater, sweatpants;
Shorts, T-shirts;
Thick wool socks and regular socks;
Warm hat and cap;
Waterproof shells ( top and bottom, poncho useful )
Sneakers and flip-flops/sandals;
Bathing suit;
Towel and wash kit;
Flashlight;
Sun block;
Insect repellant;
Spoon;
Dish;
Mug;
Climbing shoes;
Harness;
Chalk bag.
Water bottle

Laundry will be done on the weekends for campers staying longer than one week.

Irina and Aleksey will have their cell phones with them at camp for emergencies and such. Please call one of the numbers below if you wish to reach one of them.
Irina – 978 766 8150
Aleksey – 978 273 5621

Final Note before you start packing for Camp.

The more commonly forgotten and among the most important items on the list include: rain gear, dishes for meal times, and a warm hat, jacket, and long pants for cold nights. Please send your camper with sunscreen and bug spray (double set) as well. Although we do tick checks, the ticks are rampant this year.  It is also recommended that campers bring a mesh bag of sorts to store dishes to prevent them from getting lost.

In terms of things that aren’t on the list, kids often like to bring their cell phones/chargers (for calling home only!  Phones are NOT allowed outside of tents unless being used for calling home.  Kids without phones may use Aleksey’s if they ever want to call home).  Many campers also like to bring games (without any small, easy to lose pieces) for rainy days, various sports items (Frisbee, soccer ball, etc…), or any other fun items that could be used in group activities. Some things that kids should NOT bring to camp: pocket knives, anything expensive/breakable, or an abundance of snacks/candy (meals and snacks will be provided, campers are well fed!).

When you arrive to Plymouth Sands campground, you well be met at the entrance by our camp counselors, who will escort campers with their belongings to our site. Parents are welcome to walk to the site by foot. Please do not drive through the campground to drop off or pick up.

 

Looking forward to seeing you all this summer and hope you are as excited as we are,

 

-Camp Aleksey Staff

 

Registration

To register, please complete all 3 steps on our Camp Registration Form.

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