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Kids Summer Climbing Camp


July 24 - 27, 2017

Hosted and facilitated by AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, Kevin Shon, and the Adventure WV climbing guide staff, this camp is open to any and all entrants ages 6-16. The curriculum of this camp is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue the sport of top roping and bouldering, both indoors and outside.  

What will my child learn?

  • Meet new people while learning climbing skills
  • How to boulder using spotters and a crash pad
  • How to spot
  • How to use a guide book
  • How to top rope climb
  • How to belay
  • How to rappel

Who will my child be climbing with?

Participants will be split into two groups based on age and climbing experience:

  • Ages 6-11
  • Ages 11-16

What is provided?

  • Pick up/drop off from the WVU Outdoor Rec Center required, but all transportation to climbing sites provided. 
  • Light snacks and water will be provided every day (parents are encouraged to send their child with lunch and drinks for the day). 
  • Helmets, harnesses and other equipment will be provided. However, personal equipment is acceptable (inspection by climbing staff required).
  • Optional add-on fifth day includes a discounted half day at the WVU Outdoor Ed Center with Alpine Tower climbing and the Giant Swing followed by a potluck picnic.        

Cost of participation:

4 Day Kids Camp:
  • Price: $199.00 + tax 
    • Total Price: $210.94 
  • Add-on: $40.00 (1/2 climbing ½ day Outdoor Ed Center Alpine tower) 
    • Total w/ Add-on: $250.94
Daily package (2-day minimum): 
  • $65.97/day + tax = $70.18/day 
    • X2 day minimum 
      • = $140.36  for 2 days 
      • = $210.54 for 3 days


Over 50 vertical feet of three dimensional climbing on the Alpine Tower.


Register in person or over the phone at the WVU Outdoor Rec Center (located inside the WVU Student Rec Center on the WVU Evansdale Campus). 

WVU Student Rec Center:
  • Phone: 304.293.2203 or 304.293.5076
  • Address: 2001 Rec Center Drive, Morgantown WV, 26506

For more information please contact Kevin Shon at: 

Sample itinerary:

MORNING Indoor Climbing - Student Recreation Center (Climbing Wall) Top rope routes and intro to rappelling - Cooper's Rock (Upper Rock City) Top rope routes and intermediate rappelling - Cooper's Rock (Sunset Wall) Top rope routes and belaying - Cooper's Rock (Roof Rocks) Special Add-on day:

Half day climbing at Cooper's Rock
AFTERNOON Intro to climbing safety systems and bouldering.  Bouldering and exploration of Underlook Trail Rappelling, bouldering and top rope climbing Rope climbing anchors and styles: Tope rope, sport and traditional  Half day at WVU Outdoor Ed Center - Alpine Tower and family potluck (BYO dish picnic)

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