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Registration for 2024 season opens in December

Summer Camps

A fun, kid centered summer camp designed with your kid in mind.  We will spend lots of time climbing--including playing climbing games, learning new skills, and having plenty of time for self exploration on the wall. And because every climber needs a break, every day will include healthy snacks and a new craft!

Join our experienced kids & youth coaches climbing, playing games, and doing arts and crafts Monday-Thursday. The week leads up to Friday when we will climb outside in beautiful Custer State Park.

Planned dates for 2024 summer camps:

May 27-31 ages 6-10 *Transportation available on the West Side

June 3-7 ages 6-10

June 10-14 ages 6-10 *Transportation available in Rapid Valley

June 12-15 ages 14-16 ADVANCED SKILLS CAMP

June 17-21 ages 11-16 *Transportation available on the West Side

June 24-28 ages 11-16

July 8-12 ages 6-10

July 15-19 ages 6-10 

July 22-26 ages 11-16

July 29-Aug 2 ages 6-10

Aug 12-16 Training camp for Team Black Hills​

*Transportation availability is based on a first come first served basis.  Available for pickups in Rapid City only. The week before camp starts, we will give you an approximate pickup time based on how many climbers sign up for this service

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Mon-Thurs Schedule

9:00 Get to know each other game

9:20 Free climb time

9:30 Climbing technique lesson

10:00 Arts & crafts

10:30 Snack break

10:45 Non-climbing game 

11:00 Climbing game

11:30 Transition to climbing outside

11:45 Free climb time

Arts and crafts will include tie dying t shirts, painting, making sun catchers & more

Non-climbing games will include capture the flag, dodgeball (youth only), tag, etc

Friday Schedule

8:30 Meet at Basecamp & pack lunches

8:45 Leave for Custer State Park

10:00 Arrive in Custer & meet Sylvan Rocks Guide

10:30 Climb in Custer

2:00 Head back to Rapid

3:30 Arrive back at Basecamp

Parents are welcome to drive their kids to meet us in Custer and come watch kids climb outside. If you choose to do this, please let us know by the first day of camp

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My mom puts me in a lot of summer camps. The one at Basecamp was the one I was most excited to go back to!

-Summer camp participant

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