Find Your Strength

From the climbing tower at your local Y to bouldering and indoor climbing gyms, we'll tackle new adventures every day. It's a great way to gain climbing skills and confidence in just a week.

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Find the Info You Need to Know

Learn more about Climbing Camp hours, registration, financial aid, and fees below.

What days and hours is Climbing Camp offered?

Climbing Camp runs Monday–Friday from 9:00 am–4:00 pm. There is no camp July 4.

Is my child the right age for Climbing Camp?

If your child is in entering grades 4-6 in the fall, then yes, they can be a Climbing Camp camper! 

How soon can I sign my camper up for Climbing Camp?

Registration opens on Wednesday, February 2 at 6:00 am for the entire summer.

Weekly camp registration closes on the Wednesday prior to the camp session at 5:00 pm. For example, for camp starting on July 11, registration would close on July 6 at 5:00 pm.

Does the Y offer scholarships or financial assistance for Climbing Camp?

Yes, the Y is committed to ensuring all families have access to quality and enriching camp programs. The Y provides financial assistance and a sliding fee schedule.

Please complete this short two minute form to learn more about scholarships or financial assistance. Our staff we be in contact with you within 3-5 business days once the form is received. 

What is the fee to participate in Climbing Camp?
  • Five-day weekly fees: $350 for Facility Members or $400 for Community Members.
  • Four-day weekly fees: $280 for Facility Members and $320 for Community Members (week of July 4 only).

A deposit of $15 per week, per camper is due upon registration. Payments draft on the Saturday two weeks prior to each camp session. For example, for camp starting on July 11, payment would be draft on July 2.

The Y is committed to ensuring all families have access to quality and enriching camp programs. The Y provides financial assistance and a sliding fee schedule. Please complete this short two minute form to learn more about scholarships or financial assistance. Our staff we be in contact with you within 3-5 business days once the form is received. 

How will my camper get to the various climbing locations?

Climbing campers will travel most days to visit new climbing walls or bouldering areas. Camp counselors that are certified to drive our Y mini buses will be driving campers each day.

How are you navigating Covid-19 at summer day camp?

We know that camp is a magical time for kids, and we are committed to bringing opportunities for discovery, enrichment, and play to kids across our region this summer. We also know that safety is a shared top priority for you and us! We have two summers of experience delivering safe and fun camps in conjunction with living with Covid-19. We are experts in keeping kids safe without comprising camper experience!

Our day camp offerings follow the most current recommendations from the American Camp Association, YMCA of the USA, and those of our local, state, and federal government agencies. This guidance can change frequently, and we will adjust our camp programs to match current recommendations.

The most up-to-date guidance that we are following can be found here. If you have questions about your camper and if they should come to camp, please follow the flowchart here.

What happens if there are school schedule changes from snow days or Covid-19 related closures?

We recognize that these schedules are ever evolving.  We will adjust camp program dates and fees if needed and communicate any changes with you. Thanks for your patience and flexibility.

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