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 2023 summer camps:

June 5-9 ages 6-10

June 12-16 ages 6-10

June 19-23 ages 11-16

June 26-30 ages 11-16

July 10-14 ages 6-10

July 17-21 ages 6-10

July 24-28 ages 11-16

Registration will open in February 2023

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Summer Camps

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


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

Also check out our Summer Clubs

Join Basecamp's experienced coaches to grow skills, learn technique, play climbing games, develop the mental strength needed to climb to new heights, and so much more.  Summer clubs focus on climbing games and building relationships for maximum fun.

All climbing club participants also receive access to the gym during public hours for the duration of the club, so your climber can maximize the skills they learn during club.

Summer clubs are 4 weeks, allowing for maximum flexibility and offering our best value! Kids ages 5-10 climb at 5:00-6:00 PM and youth ages 10-15 climb at 6:30-7:30.