Rock Climbing Camp (2017)

Basic information

  • Dates: Varies. Pleas see session description
  • Times: Varies. Please see session description
  • Cost: $95.00 ($50.00 deposit required)
  • Location: Calvin Climbing Center Climbing Center (Map)
  • Director(s):
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Rock Climbing Camp

Climbing wall instruction for boys and girls entering grades 4-12.

Our Instruction is personalized and takes place predominately in small groups.  We utilize a coaching and mentoring approach to teaching progressive climbing skills.  Each student will be assigned a climbing coach for the week who will provide instruction, feedback, and encouragement during each climbing session.  Instructional program will include:

  • Climbing Safety and Risk Management
  • Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Technique
  • Beginner and Intermediate Belay Instruction
  • Face and Crack Climbing Technique
  • Fitness and Training Concepts
  • Injury Prevention
  • Knots and Hitches
  • Bouldering
  • Introduction to Climbing Competitions


  1. Daily Overview, Goal Setting, and Warm-Up
  2. Demonstration and modeling of climbing techniques
  3. Drills and Games that reinforce progressive climbing techniques
  4. Small Group Climbing with Coaches
  5. Cool Down and Reflection

Session information


Boys & girls entering grades 4-7

Monday - Friday, June 19-23, 8:30am-10:30am


Boys & girls entering grades 6-10

Monday - Friday, June 19-23, 10:30am-12:30pm


Boys & girls entering grades 4-7

Monday - Friday, June 19-23; 1:00-3:00pm


Boys & girls entering grades 9-12

Monday - Friday, June 19-23; 7:00-9:00pm


Boys & girls entering grades 4-7

Monday - Friday, June 26-30; 8:30 - 10:30am


Boys & girls entering grades 6-10

Monday - Friday, June 26-30; 10:30am - 12:30pm


Boys & girls entering grades 4-7

Monday - Friday, June 26-30; 1:00 - 3:00pm


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Registration details

Camp Registration & Payments

Mail-in registration will begin on Monday, April 3, 2017.  Any registrations postmarked prior to Friday, March 31, 2017, will go the end of the week’s registrations and will not be processed until Monday, April 10. 

If you wish to register by mail-in registration, payments may only be made by check.  No credit cards are accepted.

Please make all checks payable to Calvin College (specific camp)

Please make a separate check for EACH camp
(ex.: Calvin College Swimming, Calvin College Soccer, etc.)

Mail to: Kinesiology Department, Calvin College, 3195 Knight Way SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546-4406

All balances are due on the first day of camp.

Online registration will be available beginning Monday, April 3, 2017, at 9:00am EDT.  At this site, you may only pay electronically and the full payment is due with registration. 

Walk-in registrations will not be accepted until Monday, April 10, 2017.  Payments may be made by check or cash (exact change) ONLY.  Credit cards are not accepted in person.

Deposits/refund policy

There will be NO REFUNDS once your session of camp has begun.

There will be NO FULL refunds after Friday, June 9, 2017.

Registration convenience fees from online registrations are non-refundable.

If you transfer your child’s camp after registering, regardless of whether it is before or after Friday, June 9, 2017, you will be charged the online fee for registration as this is considered a separate registration by the registration service.

DEPOSITS, as indicated in the brochure, WILL NOT be refunded, transferred to another camp/section/time slot or transferred to another child after Friday, June 9, 2017, regardless of date of registration.

Location details

Meet at the Calvin Climbing Center in the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex on the first day of camp.
  • Calvin College, Calvin Climbing Center Climbing Center | Map
  • 3195 Knight Way SE
  • Grand Rapids
  • Michigan, 49546-4402
  • USA

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