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!
Overnight Outdoor Camp Information
Camp Hours & Information
Camp will start at 8:30am on the first morning of camp (Monday or Tuesday) and end at 5:00pm on Friday afternoon.
- Campers should be dropped off and picked-up at Salt Pump Climbing Co. at 36 Haigis Parkway in Scarborough, Maine at the times listed.
- The first day of camp will start with getting to know fellow campers and staff, sorting and packing gear, and heading to the campground by early afternoon.
- From our base camp we will travel to many of the classic climbing areas in the area. We will challenge ourselves on and off the wall while working on lots of new skills in climbing, camping, backcountry cooking, and more!
WEATHER CONDITIONS, PHYSICAL DEMANDS, and LIVING CONDITIONS. Although unlikely, weather conditions can be extreme. Temperatures in New England may reach unseasonably high or low temperatures, even in the summer months. Prolonged storms, high winds, and/or intense sunlight are possible. Physical demands may include carrying a backpack over uneven terrain such as rocks, boulders, fallen logs, or slippery surfaces as well as ascending and descending steep slopes. Campers will sleep outdoors in tents. Camp risks include, but are not limited to, injuries such as burns or cuts, strains, sprains and other injuries from slips, falls, or lifting, and illness including diarrhea and flu-like illness. Meals are prepared over gas stoves and open fires. Staff will be primarily responsible for preparing meals and setting-up camp, but campers will be encouraged to take part in these camp chores and activities under staff supervision.
PERSONAL ELECTRONICS. Salt Pump does not permit campers to use cell phones, satellite phones, or other communication devices (including personal tracking devices, such as SPOT) while in camp. Additionally, campers are not permitted to take personal music players (e.g. iPods) or to use smartphones or tablets (e.g. iPhones, iPads) as digital cameras. If you wish to take photos at camp – and we hope you will! – please bring a 35mm or dedicated digital camera. Instructors carry communication equipment to handle emergencies that may arise.
CAMPER BEHAVIOR AND DISCIPLINE. Salt Pump will expel any camper who exhibits behavior that is unsafe or disrupts or distracts from the educational mission of our camps. Harassment, use of drugs and alcohol, theft or misuse of property, low motivation and disregarding instructions are examples of behavior that can lead to expulsion. If a camper is expelled, there will be no refund.
Required Paperwork, Packing List, and Code of Conduct
All paperwork needs to be completed by the first day of camp. Anything that is not completed, we will ask a parent to fill out upon arrival at camp. Campers will not be able to participate in camp without the following paperwork submitted.
Waiver – Everyone entering our 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 – Please print and complete this form before the start of camp. You may email it to [email protected], drop it off at Salt Pump, or bring it with you on the first day of camp once it is complete.
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.
PACKING LIST – Please print this out, read carefully, and follow closely. If you have questions, please contact us before the start of camp so we can make sure you have everything you need in advance.
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.
Still have questions?
Please feel free to contact Grace, our Youth Programs Manager, by phone at (207) 219-8145 or by using the contact form!
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