Kids Break Camps

February & April Break Camps now LIVE!

Salt Pump Kids! is excited to offer our school vacation break camps this year. Join us for lots of climbing, games, and laughter. We can't wait to climb with you!

2022 Break Camps

February Camp

Date: February 22nd - 24th (add-on option available for full week)

Schedule: 8:30am - 11:30am (after-care available until 12:30pm*)

Cost: $250

option to add-on Monday, Feb. 21st and/or Friday, Feb. 25th at $75 per day per participant

April Camps

Schedule: April 19th - 21st (add-on option available for full week)

Schedule: 8:30am - 11:30am (after-care available until 12:30pm*)

Cost: $250

option to add-on Monday, Apr. 18th and/or Friday, Apr. 22nd at $75 per day per participant

Register online today!

*After-care is available at a rate of $20 per day per participant.

If you have any questions regarding After-care please email our Youth Programs Director, Brittney at brittney@saltpumpclimbing.com.

Photo Credit: Jocelyn Van Saun from The Forecaster

2021 Holi-Day Camps

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November Camp

Date: Nov. 24th

Schedule: 8:30am - 11:30am (after-care available until 12:30pm*)

Cost: $80

December Camp

Date: Dec. 28th - 30th (add-on option available for full week)

Schedule: 8:30am - 11:30am (after-care available until 12:30pm*)

Cost: $250

option to add-on Monday, Dec. 27th and/or Friday, Dec. 31st at $75 per day per participant

Register online today!

*After-care is available on a first come first serve basis at a rate of $20 per day per participant. If interested please email our Youth Programs Director, Brittney at brittney@saltpumpclimbing.com.

Details

Please visit our Registrants Page to complete required paperwork and for more detailed information about what to expect at camp. You will also find information about after-hours care on this page.

Visiting Maine for the summer? Salt Pump Kids Summer Camps are scheduled throughout the summer, with options for indoor day camp, an outdoor overnight camp, and a hybrid indoor/outdoor day camp.

Policies

Cancellation Policy

Full payment is due at time of booking. The fee is 100 percent nonrefundable. All Salt Pump Youth programming cancellations will be made at the discretion of Salt Pump Climbing; this includes cancellations for any reason including a COVID-related closure. Cancellations of Youth Programming are normally done in line with the health and safety guidelines of the local school districts. No refunds, credits or make-up days will be offered. If there are any questions, please feel free to contact us at info@saltpumpclimbing.com.

Behavior Policy

As you can imagine, this is a challenging time to manage behavior that may put the rest of the group at risk. We tend to work with a 3-step protocol that includes working with the climber to better understand why we are asking them to follow certain procedures and how it is for their benefit and the benefit of the group. Our next step is to provide a safe space for them to be able to take a moment of reprieve and then chat with one of our program leaders until they are ready to rejoin the group. We hope that this will be enough for any climber. In the unlikely event that this isn’t enough for them, we will ask parents to come and pick-up the climber and we can try again next week. If this happens on another day, we will follow the same process, as it is hopefully familiar to the climber. If the climber goes home again on this second occasion, we will likely ask the climber to not return to programming and booking fees will be forfeited.

Inclement Weather Policy

All Salt Pump Youth programming cancellations will be made at the discretion of Salt Pump Climbing. We will take into account many factors, including weather forecasts, local conditions and school district guidance. Please do not assume that programming is automatically cancelled if local in-school instruction has been cancelled. Parents and participants can expect an email no later than four (4) hours before the scheduled programming (ie. by noon for the regularly scheduled 4pm programming). We will send out a day-of email, as well as post to social media, if programming is to be cancelled. In the case of cancellation due to inclement weather, a free-day pass (with rentals) will be given to each participant. No refunds or make-up days will be offered. If there are any questions, please feel free to contact us at info@saltpumpclimbing.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your cancellation policy?

Once your child is registered for camp, no refunds or credits are available for any reason.

If I register my two children, will we receive a sibling discount?

We will not be offering any discounts at this time. 

When is all camp specific paper-work due?

We are asking that all waivers and medical forms are completed at least one-week prior to your camper coming on their first day of camp. 

Will my camper be required to wear a face mask?

As of Friday, March 4th, per CDC guidance masks will not be required for vaccinated individuals. Our gym staff and camp staff will continue to wear masks while working. 

Will there be an after-care option?

We are offering after-care until 12:30p for our Holi-day & Break Camps. After-care will be on a first come first serve basis at a rate of $20 per day per participant.

Will the gym be open to the public while my camper is at Salt Pump?

The gym will be open during regular business hours while camp is in session.

What is your behavior policy?

As you can imagine, this is a challenging time to manage behavior that may put the rest of the group at risk. We tend to work with a 3-step protocol that includes working with the camper to better understand why we are asking them to follow certain procedures and how it is for their benefit and the benefit of the group. Our next step is to provide a safe space for them to be able to take a moment of reprieve and then chat with one of our camp leaders until they are ready to rejoin the group. We hope that this will be enough for any camper. In the unlikely event that this isn’t enough for them, we will ask parents to come and pick-up the camper and we can try again the next day. If this happens on another day, we will follow the same process, as it is hopefully familiar to the camper. If the camper goes home again on this second occasion, we will likely ask the camper to not return to camp and booking fees will be forfeited.

Throughout the course of a typical session, campers practice both bouldering and roped climbing; they also get a chance to explore advanced climbing skills like belaying, rappelling, crack climbing, and lead climbing and belaying. Our camps promote balanced activity – knowing that young bodies need a chance to rest and recover – so, we offer activities such as yoga, crafts, games, outdoor living skills, and other activities to slow the momentum of busy camp days.

"My little climber has been so excited to share her experience with everyone. She loved climbing blindfolded and being able to learn belaying. This camp is packed full of fun, learning and adventure! A definite must on the camp list."

- VOLUNTARY SURVEY TESTIMONIAL

"The atmosphere was relaxed, the activities varies, and she came home happy every day. Her counselor, Kai, was soft spoken and thoughtful, giving my daughter new skills and confidence in something she can continue to pursue. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommended the camp or the facility. Thank You!”

- GOOGLE REVIEW

"The staff was very patient and welcoming. My daughter loves to climb now. She’s hooked!"

- FACEBOOK REVIEW

Day in the Life of a Salt Pump Camp

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