2011 Summer Camps

Time is running out! 

With sessions starting to fill, now is the time to register for Earth Treks’ summer climbing camps! Visit the specific camp pages below for details and registration. With four great day camps to choose from, your child is sure to have a summer they won’ t soon forget!

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Ages 9-13

This 5-day camp is Earth Treks’ most popular camp and our only camp to include outdoor rock climbing!  Participants meet daily at Earth Treks Climbing Center in Columbia, Timonium, or Rockville. The first day is spent inside with team-building challenges, learning belay skills and rock climbing safety. The next three days are spent at local outdoor climbing sites such as Carderock, Great Falls, and Rocks State Park. The final day will be back in the gym for a Climbers’ Olympics and a pizza lunch.

Being our most popular camp, this camp generally fills quickly. Sessions start June 20th. 

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Ages 10-14 (Basic swimming skills are mandatory)

This 5-day camp exposes kids to two of the coolest sports around! Campers spend three days indoor rock climbing and two days kayaking on the beautiful Gunpowder River. Rock climbing activities will be run by Earth Treks’ experienced camp staff, while the river portion will be guided by Ultimate Watersports’ certified kayaking instructors. This will prove to be one of the best camps of your kids’ summer. Just think of the stories they’ll have to tell when they return to school!

With only two weeks available (Aug. 1-5 and Aug. 8-12), make sure to reserve your space early.


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Ages 10-14 (Basic biking skills are mandatory)

Earth Treks has teamed up with Terrapin Adventures to bring you a day camp brimming with non stop action. Two indoor climbing days are spent at Earth Treks Columbia. Three adventure days are spent at Terrapin Adventures, a state-of-the-art high ropes adventure center at historic Savage Mill. Campers will glide through the forest on a 330′ Zip Line, experience 2 G’s of force on the Giant Swing and test their mettle 40′ up on the High Ropes Challenge Course.

With only two weeks available (July 18-22 and July 25-29), make sure to reserve your space early.

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Ages 6-9

A 3-day indoor climbing camp for young climbers that runs from 9am-12pm. Kids will be introduced to age appropriate safety skills and of course climb, climb, climb. Activities improve self esteem, social skills, and kinesthetic development. The goal of this course is to provide a foundation on which to build a lifetime of climbing that focuses on fun, teamwork, and safety.

Sessions start June 21st.