Thank you for registering for Salt Pump Kids Inside/Out Camp - Winter Edition! On this page you will find detailed information about what to expect at camp, what to bring, and paperwork that needs to be filled out. Please do not hesitate to reach out with additional questions.
We look forward to sharing a frosty winter adventure with your child!
Inside-Out Winter Camp Information
Febuary 17 - 21, 2020
Monday – Wednesday 8:30am – 3:00pm
- Please be prompt in picking up your child at 3:00pm or use our after-hours care service.
- Please accompany your child into the building every day to sign-in and -out. Please inform camp staff if a different individual will be picking up your child at the end of the day and update any contact info as needed.
Thursday – Friday (potentially Wednesday) 7:00 am – 5:00pm
- Please be advised that we may use Wednesday as an outdoor day if the weather looks bad for Thursday or Friday. We will decide at the beginning of the week and schedule accordingly. Please note the difference in camp hours.
- We will run outdoor days in inclement weather so long as we feel that we can do so safely - some of the best adventures happen in less-than-perfect conditions!
- Please review the packing section to be sure you and your camper are well prepared for long days outside in winter conditions.
After care options for day camps (available from 3-5pm):
- $20/hr (+$10/hr for additional siblings) for anything less than week-long or if only using 1 hour per day.
- $75 for three days of after care – the three indoor days (+$40/week for additional siblings). Please call to register if you did not do so at time of booking.
- No partial hour prorating. Must pay full hour.
Cancellation policy: Up to two weeks before the camp start date, a 100% refund is available. Within two weeks of the camp start date, a 50% refund is available. Once camp starts, no refund will be given. No refund will be given if a camper is dismissed from camp for disciplinary reasons. We aim to foster a community of inclusion for all people. Please review our Camper Code of Conduct for details and expectations. If a camper is in need of disciplinary action we will contact their guardian and give one warning (in most cases) before dismissing them from camp. We have a zero tolerance policy for bullying, hate speech, and violence.
What to Bring to Camp
Clothing and Personal Gear
Please note: Rental for all specialized ice climbing equipment including boots, crampons, ice axes, harness, and helmet are included in the price of the course. However, all participants are expected to bring enough clothing and personal supplies to spend the full day outside in winter. Don’t hesitate to send your child to the first day of camp with multiple options for different layers. Typically, clothing designed for skiing or sledding works fine. Our staff will assess each camper's clothing the first day of the program and let parents know if there are any issues.
- Winter boots & warm socks
- 1 x Long underwear top and bottom
- 1 x synthetic bottom insulation layer
- 2 x synthetic top insulation layers
- Waterproof pants and jacket
- 2 - 3 x gloves and / or mittens. Multiple pairs of handwear are required.
- Hat & neck-up or face protection
- Sunglasses & sunscreen
- 2 x Water bottle
For indoor climbing:
- Tee shirt
Food and snacks
Your camper is going to burn more calories during camp than they may be used to.
- A lunch and extra snacks for your child every day. In addition to a lunch break, we take a morning snack break, and an afternoon snack break as needed (we will not sell or give your child any food from our cafe during camp hours).
- For the two outdoor days, we recommend snacks with high fat content and caloric density like cheese, hard salami, nuts, gorp, and chocolate.
- A personal water bottle to encourage proper hydration throughout the day goes a long way in keeping climbers strong!
- Please send AT LEAST 2 liters of water with your camper on outdoor days! That’s two Nalgene bottles.
- Camera (optional).
- Any personal climbing gear (we will supply anything your camper does not own).
- Please be advised that cellphone use is not allowed during camp hours. Phones should be turned off/made silent and kept in campers’ bags or left at home. Staff will have phones in case of emergency and will be within cell service range.
Waiver – Everyone entering out facility must have a waiver completed; this includes climbers, spectators, and chaperones. Please fill out a waiver for yourself and your campers.
Outdoor Waiver – All campers who are traveling with us to outdoor crags must have this waiver completed before the start of camp.
Medical Form – This form asks important questions about your child’s medications, allergies, insurance, and emergency contacts. This is also a place to mention any other medical or behavioral concerns.
Van Rider Assumption of Risk – Since Salt Pump will be providing transportation to-and-from the climbing areas, please review and sign this form before the start of camp.
Camper Code of Conduct – Please review this with your child so everyone understands our expectations. We will also review this on the first day of camp.
Facility Rules – Please review these rules with your child before camp. We will also review these rules on the first day of camp.
The Inside/Out Camp Winter Edition includes a day of non-technical winter hiking and a day of technical ice climbing. The actual outdoor locations may change due to conditions, weather, and the comfort level of the group.
We will provide parents with our location and contact numbers before leaving each morning.
Still have questions?
Please feel free to contact Brittney, our Youth Programs Manager, by phone at (207) 219-8145 or by using the contact form!