Cornell Tree Climbing Institute

Rock Climbing Summer Camp

Youth Programs at Cornell Outdoor Education

Are your kids interested in learning to Rock Climb, and do you want them to get outside in the summertime? Here is their chance. This exciting camp offered by Cornell's Outdoor Education program (COE). All camps feature two climbing sessions per day, conducted at Cornell's Kay2 Bouldering Wall and Lindseth Climbing Wall in Ithaca, New York, the largest real rock indoor climbing wall in North America. Each session features 2 hours of climbing instruction by COE's experienced instructors. Campers learn the skills, techniques and strategies needed to become accomplished climbers. Campers will also travel to the Hoffman Challenge Course for adventure and instruction on the high ropes course. They may also learn to set up a Tyrolean Traverse and cross Beebe Gorge high above Fall Creek in Cornell's Plantations.

Rock climbing is an exciting and physically engaging sport, so some rest time is needed during the day as well. During these breaks from climbing, campers will explore the fields, forests, and gorges of Ithaca, learning some outdoor skills and local natural history from COE's talented instructors.

Campers will be kept in co-ed groups for all activities during the day and broken down into two different age groups. The groups will consist of campers ages 8-12 and 13-16. There is a limit of 12 campers per age group. Both day and residential camp options are available.

For more information or to register for the Cornell Sports School Rock Climbing and Outdoor Adventure Camp, please visit:

More Information

Cornell Sports School
103 Bartels Hall, Campus Rd.
Ithaca NY 14853
Phone: 607.255.1200 

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