USAC Youth Rope Climbing Competition:  Saturday, April 6 -- 8am-4pm

Salt Pump will be open to competitors and spectators only during these hours. Open climbing: 4-8pm

Kids Outdoor Camps

Come share in our love of climbing and adventure! Salt Pump Kids Outdoor Camps and Inside-Out Camps elevate (pun intended!) the adventure by taking climbing to the great outdoors. We have a variety of options, with full weeks of overnight camp at world-famous destinations right here in New England, and day camps that combine indoor days and outdoor days at local crags. Join us this summer!

2019 Outdoor & Inside-Out Camps

Our Overnight Outdoor Camps are appropriate for campers ages 13-17. Campers will explore climbing destinations throughout New England. World class locations include Cathedral Ledge, Acadia National Park, Rumney, Whitehorse Ledge, and more!  Meals, camping, technical climbing gear, and camping equipment are included. 5:1 guide to participant ratio.

Our hybrid Inside-Out Camps are designed for campers ages 10-14 and include 3-days of climbing indoors at Salt Pump Monday through Wednesday, followed by 2-days of outdoor climbing to finish-up the week.  Technical climbing gear included - No overnight component. 5:1 guide to participant ratio.

Surf + Climb Camp is a two-day collaborative offering from Surf Camp Maine and Salt Pump. The program combines surfing in the morning with rock climbing in the afternoon, providing participants between the ages of 9 and 17 an essential introduction to these two exhilarating and complementary activities.

Overnight Outdoor Camps


Outdoor Camp - Acadia National Park, Maine

Experience the magic of Acadia! Campers will get the full experience, from classic hikes to a lobster dinner... oh, and A TON of climbing!  This camp is appropriate for all levels of climber as Acadia has a little something for everyone. Climb at the world renowned Otter Cliffs, right over the ocean with the waves crashing below. Campers and guides will adventure by day and evenings camping at Blackwoods Campground in the heart of the park. Appropriate for campers ages 13-17.

Four Day Camp (Tues-Fri) July 23-26: $925 ($875 Early Bird)
Full Week (Mon-Fri) July 8-12: $1,100 ($925 Early Bird)

Outdoor Camp - North Conway, NH

This camp is designed for the young climber looking to experience outdoor adventure! A longer multi-pitch climb will be the highlight of the week. We will focus on technical outdoor climbing skills and safely transitioning teenagers from the indoor gym to crag. Campers should expect to spend 4+ hours in a harness, up to 500 feet off the ground while climbing multi-pitch routes, and must be experienced with top-rope belaying.

More information about climbing in North Conway.

Appropriate for campers ages 13-17. 

Full Week (Mon-Fri) August 19-23:  $975 ($925 Early Bird)

Outdoor Camp - Rumney, NH

This camp is designed for the more advanced climber as we will focus on red-pointing skills and transitioning from gym to crag. To benefit the most from this camp, climbers should be able to comfortably climb 5.10 in the gym. Qualified leaders will be given the opportunity to work on lead climbing skills with instructor permission and guidance. Campers must be experienced with top-rope belaying.

Learn more about the Rumney climbing destination.

Appropriate for campers ages 13-17.

Three Day Camp (Mon-Wed) July 1-3: $585 ($550 Early Bird)

After registering for North Conway or Rumney camps, please see our Registrants Page to complete required paperwork and learn more about what to expect at camp – including a packing list!

Inside-Out Camps

This camp is great for new climbers, gym climbers, and experienced outdoor climbers! We will start the week honing our belay technique, preparing our outdoor skills, and climbing indoors. Then we will take to the real rock of New England for two days of climbing at world class locations such as Cathedral Ledge, Whitehorse Ledge, and more!

Appropriate for campers ages 10-14. These camps will include 3-days of climbing indoors at Salt Pump and 2-days of outdoor climbing. Monday-Wednesday 8:30am-3:00pm, Thursday & Friday (outdoor days) 7:45am-5:00pm.

This camp will run rain or shine. We will assess the weather at the start of each week and advise parents on our plan. Please hold space for Wednesday as a potential outdoor day if the weather looks poor Thursday or Friday.

Sessions: June 24-28, July 15-19, July 29-August 2, August 5-9, August 26-30

$585/week ($550 Early Bird)

After registering for an Inside-Out, please see our Registrants Page to complete required paperwork and learn more about what to expect at camp – including a packing list for outdoor days!

Please note: If booking multiple sessions, customers will need to “check out” for each individual session separately. We apologize for this inconvenience. Customers are welcome to call or ask the front desk for assistance booking multiple sessions.

 A sibling discount of 10% will be applied to siblings, after the first camp registrant.

After care options for Inside-Out Camps:

  • $20/hr (+$10/hr for additional siblings) for anything less than week-long or if only using 1 hour per day.
  • $75 (+ $40 for additional siblings) for three days of after-hours care: 3-5pm (can pick-up any time during this block). No partial hour prorating.
  • Must pay full hour. No prorated hours.

Surf + Climb Camp

Combining surf and stone, this 2-day camp gives campers a unique experience that they will never forget! Each day starts at Scarborough Beach, surfing until a beach picnic lunch, then the campers will be shuttled to the Salt Pump. The afternoon will be fully staffed by our Salt Pump team, so the campers can enjoy our 45' walls on any of our 40 top-rope stations.

Total group size is limited to only 12 kids per weekend, so participants will enjoy lots of 1-on-1 coaching. The program takes place over selected weekends throughout the summer from 9am to 3pm. 

Registration: $219

Sessions: July 20-21, August 10-11


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