The Summit Base Program Staff has over 30 years experience teaching and working with today’s youth utilizing the natural setting of the Adirondack Park as it’s outdoor classroom.
Come join New York State Licensed Climbing Guides and National Camp School Climbing Directors for a weekend of basic and intermediate Rock Climbing instruction in the Adirondack Park.
Emphasis of program
This Program is designed to teach scouts the basics knowledge of rock climbing in a safe and controlled environment. Site selection, safety, belaying skills, methods of movement, top rope and traditional climbing anchors will be the focus of these weekends. Some Climbing Merit Badge requirements can be fulfilled. Minimum age requirement: 14 years old. Group size limit 12 Participants
Program will be based from the Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation in Brant Lake, New York, about 40 minutes north of Lake George. Travel Directions
Arrive at Camp Read - Meet the Staff
8:00am Breakfast and discuss the day’s activities
9:00 – Head to climbing site
9:30 – 4:00 Climbing Program - bag lunch provided
Site selection & safety, belaying skills, methods of movement & body positioning, Leave No Trace ethics in climbing
6:00pm – dinner at Curtis S. Read – overview and debrief
8:00am – Breakfast Served
9:00am – Head to Climbing Site
9:30 – 12:00 Climbing Program Delivered
Fees below are for 2012
Pricing below for up to 10 participants. Group costs cover all accommodations, equipment, Guides and a participant t-shirt.
Farm House Accommodations: (Indoor housing with 2 full bathrooms and kitchen, dining room and living room.)
$1,500 In Council Troops
$1,700 Out of Council Troops
Summit Base Camping: Group Camp Site. Showerhouse nearby with showers and bathrooms.
$1,300 In Council Troops
$1,500 Out of Council Troops
$300 - Non-refundable deposit due at time of reservation.
Balance Due 2 Weeks prior to program date.
$125 for each additional participant (12 maximum group size)
Available Program Dates
September 7-9, 2012
September 14-16, 2012
September 21-23, 2012
September 28-30, 2012
Reserve by contacting the Council Camping Department at 914-773-1135 ext 233.
For Questions about the program please e-mail: infosummitbase.com