Thank you for registering for a Salt Pump Summer Camp! 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 climbing adventure with you and your family this summer!
Inside-Out Camp Information
Monday – Wednesday 9:00am – 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 & 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) 7:45am – 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 rain 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 these long outdoor days!
After care options for day camps (available from 3-4pm):
- Available at a rate of $25 per day per participant or $100 for full week.
Full payment is due at time of booking. The fee is 100% nonrefundable. All Salt Pump Youth programming cancellations will be made at the discretion of Salt Pump Climbing; this includes cancellations for any reason included 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 [email protected].
*Reservations can be moved between camp weeks (ie. changes) before June 1st as space allows.
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. Please review our SP Kids Code of Conduct with your child so everyone understands our expectations prior to the start of programming. We will review the Code of Conduct on the first day of programming. If there are any questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].
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 [email protected].
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.
A lot of where we go depends on the weather and the group dynamics, but we will normally be at one of the following climbing areas:
- Jockey Cap – Fryeburg, ME
- Whitehorse Ledge – North Conway, NH
- Lost Horizon – Kancamagus Highway, NH
- Cathedral Ledge – North Conway, NH
We will always provide parents with our location and contact numbers before leaving each morning.
What to Bring to Camp
FOOD AND SNACKS. Your camper is going to burn more calories during camp than they may be used to. Please pack:
- 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).
- 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.
CLOTHING AND PERSONAL ITEMS FOR INDOOR CLIMBING.
- T-shirt and loose fitting/stretchy pants or shorts to climb in.
- Skirts and dresses aren’t advised, as wearing a harness can become uncomfortable.
- A fleece jacket or sweatshirt. We have the AC on and it can feel chilly at times.
- Any personal climbing gear your camper would like to use – otherwise, all climbing gear rentals are included with camp.
- 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.
- We will be going outside throughout the week for up to an hour at a time – please pack sunscreen for your camper.
CLOTHING AND PERSONAL ITEMS FOR OUTDOOR CLIMBING.
- T-shirt and loose fitting/stretchy pants or shorts to climb in.
- A fleece jacket or sweatshirt.
- Waterproof layers (a raincoat and pants if you have them).
- Closed toed shoes – sneakers or hiking boots (no sandals please).
- A backpack to hold all personal gear, lunch/snack, and water for the day (no tote bags).
- Sunscreen and bug-spray.
- A sun hat, sunglasses, and other sun protection.
- 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.
Still have questions?
Please feel free to contact Grace, our Youth Programs Director, by phone at (207) 219-8145 or by using the contact form!
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