Summer Camp – High Point StyleMay 15, 2015 | By: @ThatOutdoorGuy
Chattanooga has a long history of beloved summer camps, but there’s a new experience that I believe raises the bar to a higher level: Summer Camp – High Point Style!
With over 30,000 square feet of surface climbing area, a highly-trained staff, and an energy found nowhere else in the tri-state area, the half-day sessions of summer camp at High Point Climbing and Fitness promise your child(ren) the kind of camp experience that they will look back on through the years and think, “Do you remember when…”
Climbing campers are divided into age-friendly groups. The Rock Hoppers are made up of ages 5 through 9, and the Cliff Crushers are ages 10 through 14.
There are two sessions daily, Monday through Friday, with the morning sessions kicking off bright and early at 8 a.m., and running through noon; the afternoon sessions are from 1 to 5 p.m. Each session consists of non-stop games, instruction, and course climbing. ALL the necessary climbing gear is provided with paid registration, along with a healthy snack and drink, and a High Point camp t-shirt and other goodies!
As if that weren’t enough fun, there is a weekly “field trip” within walking range! The Rock Hoppers will walk over to the Children’s Discovery Museum, while the Cliff Crushers will head over to the Tennessee Aquarium.
Camp sessions begin on Monday, June 1st and run through the week of August 3rd. Spaces are limited to 15 campers per session. Several spots are already booked, so check availability and pricing at http://188.8.131.52/riverside/about/camps/ and reserve a place for your child(ren) ASAP!
Let me close with this thought, as I recall both my own summer camp experiences and those from my time as a Summer Camp Director here in the Chattanooga area: Weather! You know exactly what I mean, given the nature of the weather conditions we experience here during the summer months. Hot. Humid. Stormy. In other words, not always enjoyable for young campers who have to be outside for several hours a day. Few of us think back with delight at the long, hot, sweaty hours that most summer camp settings include. Don’t mistake the 30,000+ square feet of surface climbing area as a resort, but rather a comfortable setting where friends—and memories—are made, climbing skills are introduced and developed, boundaries are pushed, confidence is built, and weather doesn’t get in the way.
For more information, feel free to log onto http://184.108.40.206/riverside/about/camps/ or give them a call today at 423-602-ROCK (7625).