SUMMER  CAMP 2019

Looking for a summer camp that your little one — and you — will love?

Imagine having a worry-free week knowing your kids are safe, active and happy in a summer camp they love…  And that your kids are gaining important life skills that will boost their confidence and self-esteem!

Remember the last time your kids went to a new summer camp?

You go pick them up and ask, “So, how was your first day? Did you do anything fun?” Their faces light up, their hands fly with excitement and they talk your ear off — all – the – way – home!

But by Wednesday, no more happy campers… the kids are bored.

Where can you find a summer camp that isn’t boring after the first few days?

Yes… finding an exciting summer camp for your kids can be difficult. You never know if they will really like it or not. The last thing you want is a call at work saying there’s been a problem, or your child isn’t participating, or he’s acting out.

The key is to find a summer camp with plenty of age-specific activities that keep them engaged. One that’s unique, fun, and challenges them a little differently each day.

You certainly don’t want a summer camp that’s run like daycare, right?

The last thing you want is a summer camp run like a daycare with cheesy or boring activities, or one that uses movies and video games all day just to kill the time. If a summer camp doesn’t offer multiple activities or a variety of cool things for the kids to do they’ll get bored and lose interest.

Some climbing time and activities will be done with everyone as a large group, other times they will be divided up by age ranges. Some of our activities are great for older campers but may not be appropriate for the youngest campers. We’ll make sure there are plenty of activities for everyone

A typical day at our Summer Camp…

8:00 am – Drop-off begins (registration and/or check-in)

9:00 am – Warmup, climbing belay class, and safety talk

9:30 am – Climbing lesson then open climbing

10:30 am – Snack break

11:00 am – Group activity (team builder, crafts or active games)

12:00 pm – Lunch 

1:00 pm – Climbing lesson then open climbing

3:00pm – Group activity (team builder, crafts, or active games)

4:00 pm – Open climbing or craft time until pickup by 5pm.

Late Pickup Option available until 6pm

 

Fridays are a bit different!

For those youth that are interested, we transform an area outside our gym into a giant water balloon war-zone for our famous Waterballoonapalooza!

After the fun we provide a pizza lunch for our campers and spend the rest of the day climbing and doing activities. 

What’s included and how much does it cost?

When you join us for summer camp everything climbing-related is included in the weekly registration fee. This includes rental gear for each day along with a beginner climbing course on the first day. You will need to provide their lunches and at least two snacks per day. We do have some drinks and snacks available to purchase if you need that option.

Additionally, we offer a summer camp “Premium Souvenir Package” that includes a bit of swag to help make your camper’s experience even more special.

The Premium Souvenir Package is $25 and includes…

  • 2019 Camp T-Shirt (a $20 value)
    Kids love wearing something unique and telling others what they did this summer. You can’t get this t-shirt unless you’re a summer camp veteran. A perfect way to remember their awesome rock climbing adventure.
  • TRG Limited Edition Water Bottle (a $15 value)
    This custom-printed Nalgene water bottle is like a badge of honor at Texas Rock Gym. It seems like every loyal rock climber has one and uses it to show others they proudly support our sport. We want your little campers to feel like part of our family too.
  • Real Climbing Carabiner (a $10 value)
    The same ones we sell in our gear shop for climbing. Perfect for hanging your chalk bag or water bottle off your harness and it’s full-strength!
  • 20% Discount Coupon For A Birthday Party Package (up to $100 value)
    Texas Rock Gym is the perfect spot for hosting a birthday party. Kids love climbing on the walls and parents love our full-service attention to detail. This discount coupon gives you up to $100 off any of our birthday party packages.

Select from one of the registration options below.

Summer Camp FAQs:

When does summer camp start?

The first week of summer camp starts May 27th, 2019. 

What ages do you accept for camp?

Kids must be at least five (5) years old and no older than 17 years old. Sorry, we can NOT accept children younger than five.

What about lunch, water, and snacks?

Please be sure to pack your child a healthy lunch, a drink, and at least two snacks. A water bottle is also a great idea so they can refill from the water fountain throughout the day. There are also snacks and drinks available for purchase at the gym.

What time is drop off and pick up for the day?

You can drop off your child between 8 and 9 am. Half-Day camp ends at 12:30 pm. Full-Day camp ends at 5 pm. Late pick-up (between 5 and 6 pm) is available for an additional $10 per day.

Can I drop off early? Or pick up late?

TRG opens at 8:00 am so we are not able to provide any earlier drop-off. We do offer a late pickup option, extending the pickup time to 6:00 pm for an additional $10 a day.

Can I just pay for a single day?

Yes! We have a Single Day option for $75 per day. Single-day registration will be available starting May 27th.

What do they need to wear?

We recommend climbers wear clothes that are comfortable to move in; not too baggy, not too tight, as well as athletic sneakers. Please, no skirts for the young ladies. On Friday’s, if your youth is interested, bring a bathing suit or wet wear clothing for the waterballon event. Also suggested is a change of clothes and a towel.

Can my child attend multiple weeks?

Absolutely! We have several kids that spend every week of summer here at the gym. They have a blast because a new group of kids starts every week, and as they get better new climbing routes open up giving them new challenges. 

I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to the entire staff at the Texas Rock Gym for creating such a positive experience for my son Aaron. Last summer, I signed Aaron up for one week of camp. I chose the Texas Rock Gym because it would allow him to do physical activity in the air conditioning. I expected that he would attend one week of camp at the Texas Rock Gym and then continue with the other camps that I had already scheduled for the remainder of the summer.

To my great surprise, he insisted that we cancel all of his previously scheduled commitments for the summer so that he could attend camp each week at the Texas Rock Gym! He also insisted that I sign him up for the team! He has thoroughly enjoyed participating on the team throughout the school year and counted down the days until the start of summer camp! He has developed a true passion for rock climbing, and I credit this 100% to your professional and caring staff.

Every day, your staff members greet Aaron with a big smile, and it is clear that the staff enjoy working with the children. Your staff members make Aaron feel good about himself each day and create a positive environment for the children. Aaron has been provided with some additional responsibilities at camp, and this gesture by the staff means so much to him.

We greatly appreciate what you and your staff do each day to build the confidence of your campers and team members, and we highly recommend the Texas Rock Gym to everyone. Thank you again for creating such a positive environment for the children!

Karen Feldman

Texas Rock Gym and Summer Camp did an amazing job with my daughter last year. We had enjoyed the usual introduction to climbing at various fairs, playgrounds, and events, not to mention the occasional tree, but nothing compares to this awesome facility and its wonderful staff.
 
We first visited together for a great Daddy/Daughter time on Father’s Day and when we heard about the program to increase her exposure to climbing, I knew that it would be a great experience for her, but they exceeded my expectations.
 
Every day she came home with a new personal record for “topping out”, but also with great stories about new friends made and the games that they played in between climbs. She can’t wait for this year’s camp to begin and we look forward to her having a great time with people who care for kids so well.
Breaux Peters

Houston, TX

Texas Rock Gym has a great staff and a wondrous camp for kiddos. My two kids, ages 7 and 10, loved it from the get-go. The staff works with the children on an individual level, so the kids can progress at their own pace over the week or weeks that they camp.

Very reasonably priced. Everyone is encouraging and friendly here. The facility is clean and inviting. Kids learn how to boulder and climb with a harness. There are also fun games and discussion about safety. I’m forty-something and am seriously considering rock climbing now. Kids and staff make it seem like something I could actually take on. Love this place.

T.C.

Houston, TX

I used to dread arranging summer camps for my two kids – 10 and 6 years old. Other camps we tried were boring or too hot, or just wouldn’t work for us because they didn’t have hours convenient to me as a working parent. But that changed after I discovered summer camp at Texas Rock Gym a few years ago.

We went in whole hog! After our first summer there, my oldest child didn’t want to go to any other camp and my youngest, who was too young at the time, was begging to go. We keep coming back every year because they love the climbing, the group activities, and the staff.

I love TRG because the kids get to move their bodies and challenge themselves every day. I love that TRG incorporates group games and activities into its program that develop important team working skills. I love that TRG has an awesome staff that really connects with the kids and treats them as individuals. And I love that by the end of the summer my kids are stronger and more confident. It’s such a great place that I wish I could go to summer camp there, too!

Sarah Fischer

Houston, TX