2018 Summer Youth Camps

Western North Carolina’s premier rock climbing institute offers several fun summer climbing camps crafted to engage kids and young adult. Our camps are specially designed to meet the needs of any climbers’ ability.

With two great locations, one in the heart of Downtown Asheville, and the other on the popular French Broad River Greenway, Climbmax Climbing has a camp for any young climber. Camp starts indoors at one of our indoor rock climbing facility and then progresses outdoors to one of many wonderful rock climbing locations in our surrounding Pisgah National Forest.

Registration for Summer Camps 2018 is NOW OPEN !

Send your questions to: Matt Baetzhold

Camp and Event Details


Youth Sessions

Take any youth session for $385.00 THREE OF THESE SESSIONS ARE FULL!  We have added a FOURTH session!!
ALL sessions Start at 9:00am and run until 5:00pm.  (
Early drop off and late pick up possible)

SESSION # 1      June 18th – June 22nd      Suggested Ages:   6yrs – 11yrs   THIS SESSION IS FULL
SESSION # 2      July 9th – July 13th            Suggested Ages:    8yrs – 13yrs  THIS SESSION IS FULL
SESSION # 3      July 30th – Aug 3rd            Suggested Ages:    6yrs – 11yrs THIS SESSION IS FULL
SESSION # 4      Aug 6th – Aug 10th            Suggested Ages:    6yrs – 11yrs ENROLLING NOW

EMAIL: Matt to see about getting on the wait list.

Our youth camps are super fun climbing programs for the younger children. This program meets each day at Climbmax Climbing Center in Downtown Asheville, NC (9:00am) and begins with a fun-filled morning of climbing exercises and games.  For the first three days the second half of the day is spent at another downtown location either making pottery, stringing beads, tumbling or splashing in the fountain.  The Final two days of this camp are spent outdoors on the real rock.  Snacks and transportation (to the rock site) is provided and daily lesson plans are developed and created for each specific group. This is a very fun introduction into rock climbing.

OPEN TO ALL ABILITY LEVELS

Space is limited to 12 participants  SESSIONS ARE FULL ! 


Tween Climbing and Multi-Sport Program

ALL sessions Start at 9:00am and run until 5:00pm.  (Early drop off and late pick up possible)

SESSION # 3  Aug 6th – Aug 10th           Suggested Ages: 12yrs – 16yrs                    $405.00

Register and deposit via PayPal or download and scan or mail the 2018 Summer Camp Registration Form PDF 

A super fun and educational climbing program for teens and tweens, this camp will allow the young adventurer to explore and discover some of the great rock climbing sites of WNC. This is a more intensive and directed climbing program for the developing climber.

This program meets for the first day at Climbmax Climbing Center in Downtown Asheville, NC.(9:00am). The first day is spent at our indoor facility reviewing terms and techniques and climbing. The afternoons are broken up with urban activities including walks to local parks. The second day of this camp meets at the new Smoky Mountain Adventure Center (9:00) and is filled with indoor climbing as well as an introduction to other outdoor adventure with either a canoe trip down the French Broad River or bike riding along the French Broad River (participants’ choice).

The next day of this camp is an introduction to outdoor rock climbing and is spent out on the real rock practicing the skills learned during the days indoors. On the final two days we will go on an overnight camping trip near a great rock climbing location. Those days we will enjoy a more diverse style of climbing while camping around a fire at night to share our stories.

All meals, transportation, and associated climbing equipment* are provided for the overnight sections of this camp and snacks are provide for the rest of the days.

This is a fun event for the ADVANCING CLIMBER.  

Space is limited to 8 participants.


Smoky Mountain Adventure Camp

REGISTRATION BEGINS 2/15/18

SESSION # 1 Tween Climbing and Multi-Sport Program    June 25th – June 29th           Suggested Ages:   11yrs – 16yrs    $405.00

This Camp Session is FULL .. please email Matt Baetzhold to sign up for the waiting list

A super fun and educational climbing and multi-sport program for teens and tweens! This program will be held at the NEW Smoky Mountain Adventure Center in the RAD district of Asheville, NC.(9:00am). The first day will be spent on going over some of the basics of indoor rock climbing indoors and on our fabulous outdoor wall, with breaks and lunch at the park across the street. For the following few days we will have some time indoors climbing, followed by time participating in one of the many activities our that partners offer tubing, biking, or hanging in the park. One afternoon will be spent riding bikes, the other will be floating or paddling down the French Broad River a service provided by our friends at French Broad River Outfitters. Each day will be chock full of activities and fun. The last day of this program will be spent outdoors on the real rock climbing at one of WNC’s best destination climbing spots provided by some of our nationally certified climbing instructors from Climbmax Mountain Guides.

Daily rental equipment is provided and included in this cost.


Advanced Rock Climbing Camp

ONLINE REGISTRATION BEGINS 2/15/18

SESSION # 4   July 30th – Aug 3rd     Suggested Ages: 14yrs – 18yrs      $465.00

Register and deposit via PayPal or download and scan or mail the 2018 Summer Camp Registration Form PDF 

This is the most advanced climbing program Climbmax provides. This program meets for the first day (Mon.) at Climbmax Climbing Center in Downtown Asheville, NC.(9:00am). The second day will be spent at the NEW Smoky Mountain Adventure Center in the RAD district of Asheville, NC.(9:00am)

During the first two days advanced climbing and belay techniques will be practiced and an introduction to “lead” climbing will begin.  As the day progresses the climbers will learn and practice the skills associated with technical ‘sport’ lead climbing.  The advanced skills of anchor placements and removals and rope management will be carefully practiced and evaluated later in the week.

On the final three days we will travel to a destination climbing area where we will set up camp to prepare for two nights of overnight camping.  During those days we will enjoy a more diverse and advance style of climbing and practice the skills learned indoors to an eventual possibility of leading a real outdoor rock climb.

This camp will also include some time of outdoor bouldering as well. At night we will review skills from the day while camping around a fire and sharing our stories.

All meals, transportation, and associated climbing equipment* are provided for the overnight sections of this camp and snacks are provided for the rest of the days.

This is a fun event for the MOST ADVANCED CLIMBER.  

Space is limited to 5 participants to allow the highest staffing ratios.    

*Overnight camping equipment is available to rent through Climbmax.


Cancellation Policy

Due to the popularity of these programs, slots are held for preregistered participants, often preventing others from signing up. Due to this, the cancellation policy is as follows: Any cancellation 30 days PRIOR to start date will receive a full refund minus a small processing fee for PayPal. Cancellations within the 30 days before the first day of camp must provide a 50% sacrifice of the deposit. No refunds are issued after the completion of the first day of any given Camp.

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