Imagine — you having a worry-free week knowing your kids are safe, active and happy in a summer camp for kids they love. And your kids gaining important life skills that will boost their confidence forever!
Remember the last time your kids went to a new summer camp?
You go pick them up. You get everyone buckled, 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… kids are bored.
Yes… finding an exciting summer camp for your kids can be difficult. You never know if they’ll 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. One that’s also unique, fun, and challenges them a little differently each day.
The last thing you want is a summer camp run like a daycare with cheesy activities. Or one that uses movies and video games 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. Especially on days when it’s too hot or too stormy to be outside.
Summer camp at Texas Rock Gym is the only youth summer program for kids ages 5 – 17 centered around the exciting sport of indoor rock climbing — a rapidly growing sport in North America, and worldwide.
In fact, more and more Houston parents are finding out that kids love indoor rock climbing. No surprise, right? Just look at any busy playground and watch all those kids climbing on everything imaginable.
At Texas Rock Gym, kids learn real climbing techniques from expert climbing instructors. Plus, they have ample time to practice and develop their own climbing skills during the week — all while being positively supported by their peers and closely supervised by a climbing partner. Gym staff and instructors vigilantly oversee the whole operation.
Teaching indoor rock climbing is like teaching your child how to be a competitive swimmer. They go from just knowing the basics to being able to swim for hours at a time without any effort. It’s a lifetime skill.
We encourage every kid to push through their limitations and go for it! All of our campers see their climbing skills improve in very empowering ways during the week. We help find each child’s strengths and build them up, as well as encourage them to be mindful of any weaknesses they can overcome. With the variety of activities offered during the week, there is plenty of opportunity for fun!
During the week the kids are introduced to a wide variety of rock climbing skills including basic techniques, gear safety, commonly used knots and other climbing fundamentals.
Summer camp is about much more than just climbing. Every day we do team-building exercises and have friendly competitions as both groups and individuals. Extra effort is made to help quiet and shy kids feel a part of the team. In fact, parents often comment how much more confident their kids are by the end of camp.
During lunch, they’ll get to watch videos of the best climbers in the world to inspire and show your young climber what’s possible. Kids often ask to watch these over and over.
And every Friday we have our legendary water balloonapalooza! We fill up over a thousand water balloons and then let the kids have fun throwing them at each other out in our parking lot. (This is after we close the gate so vehicles can’t drive in or out, of course!)
Builds strength and confidence:
Improves concentration and coordination:
Increases endurance and dexterity:
Develops better balance:
Elevates physical fitness and self-reliance:
Encourages teamwork and cooperation:
This marks our 11th year hosting summer camps for kids. We have helped over 100,000 new climbers learn and get started! We love teaching kids the sport and watching their skills develop, with safety always first.
Every week, one primary instructor along with 2-3 assistants will be teaching your kids, so everyone gets plenty of support. We also have experienced floor staff who supervise the climbing area, keeping an eye on everyone at all times. Plus a manager on duty, and a desk staff member who controls the flow of customers in and out of the front door.
We’re passionate about safety. All of our staff go through regular safety training and our gear is inspected weekly. Our floor staff closely watches all the climbers to make sure our policies are being followed.
When does summer camp start?
Here’s the official 2018 schedule:
Week 1 (June 4 – 8)
Week 2 (June 11 – 15)
Week 3 (June 18 – 22)
Week 4 (June 25 – 29)
Week 5 (July 2 – 6) *
Week 6 (July 9 – 13)
Week 7 (July 16 – 20)
Week 8 (July 23 – 27)
Week 9 (July 30 – Aug 3)
Week 10 (Aug 6 – 10)
Week 11 (Aug 13 – 17)
Week 12 (Aug 20 – 24th)
Remember, each week may be limited to only 60 kids. Sessions fill up quickly so please don’t delay registering early.
What about lunch, water and snacks?
What time is drop off and pick up for the day?
Can I drop off early? Or pick up late?
Can I just pay for a single day?
What do they need to wear?
Can my child attend multiple weeks?
When you join us for summer camp, everything is included in the weekly registration fee. This includes rental gear for each day along with a beginner climbing course on the first day. It also includes daily climbing lessons, instructor feedback, and supervised practice sessions. Plus, there’s plenty of group activities and contests to keep things exciting and fun.
On top of that, we offer a premium summer camp package that includes a ton of extra bonuses to help make your camper’s experience even more special.
The premium summer camp package includes…
- 2018 Souvenir T-Shirt (a $20 value)
Kids love wearing something unique and telling others what they did this summer. And 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 water bottle is like a badge of honor at Texas Rock Gym. 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.
- CE Certified Climbing Carabiner (a $10 value)
The same ones we sell in our gear shop- perfect for hanging your chalk bag and strong enough to climb with!
- Free pass to practice in our Youth Climbing Program including gear rental (a $30 value)
Team Natural is our youth climbing team. If you’re looking for a sport that will inspire and challenge your young one, this is it. With this free pass, your kid can come to a closed practice session with the team. They’ll get special instruction and unique hands-on training with a professional climbing instructor.
- 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.
|Summer Camp 2018||Basic||Premium|
|5 × Daily Climbing Pass ($75 value)|
|5 × Climbing Gear Rental ($70 value)
(shoes -harness – belay – chalk*)
|Intro To Climbing & Climb Safe Class ($10)
|Daily Climbing Lessons With Instructors ($200 value)|
|Individual Climbing Activities & Group Challenges|
|Pizza Party Friday|
|Exclusive 2018 Summer Camp T- Shirt ($20 Value)||—|
|TRG Sports Bottle ($15 Value)||—|
|TRG Souvenir Carabiner ($10 Value)||—|
|Youth Climbing Program Practice DayPass ($30 value)||—|
|20% Birthday Party Discount (Max value $100)||—|
|NEW! Climber portraits and camp action photos (priceless!)||—|
Full-Day Summer Camp
8:30a – 4:30p
Half-day Summer Camp
Monday – Friday
8:30a – 12:30p
Experience has taught us that Pre-K & Kindergarten kids need their own group in order to get the most out of summer camp. So we’re offering a modified version of our regular summer camp for these pebble wrestlers.
Check it out…
- Half day only – 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
- Average 6 kids per instructor for more individual attention and coaching.
- Price: $260 for 5-day session.
- Drop-in’s are welcome if space is available, but please call ahead to inquire. We cannot guarantee space for drop-ins– and it’s $65 each time.
Each week is limited to a certain number of spots. Since each week tends to sell out, we divide registration into two parts – early registration and general registration.
Early registration for summer camp starts May 21. When early registration opens up, you’ll be notified via email and text message (if you’re on our early notification list) and sent instructions how to pay a $100 early registration deposit per child. This deposit goes to your enrollment fees and locks in a 20% discount on enrollment fees all summer long.
Once you’ve paid the $100 early registration deposit per child, you’ll be sent a special link to RSVP a spot in any week during the summer. All you have to do is pay in full or put down a minimal $25 summer camp reservation fee for each week you want to guarantee a spot for your kids. Any balance due needs to be paid on the first day or before in person or over the phone.
PLEASE NOTE: The $25 summer camp reservation fee is non-refundable. You can switch weeks without penalty up to 10 days prior to the start of camp. Also, you can reserve additional weeks for only $25 per child per week.
General registration for summer camp starts on June 4th. If you didn’t sign up during early registration, you won’t get a discount and must pay full price. You can still reserve a spot with a $100 deposit per child for the first week and $25 deposit for any additional weeks.
Any balance due needs to be paid on the first day or before in person or over the phone.
Once early registration is over, we shift the online booking system over to open enrollment, full price, and on a first come – first serve basis. (Some weeks sell out in just few days.)
Early registration is the only chance to get a discount and guarantee a spot in summer camp.
I hope you join us!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 713 973 ROCK (7625).
Texas Rock Gym
Summer camp doesn’t have to be boring when there’s an activity like rock climbing that every kid enjoys doing. Let your kids spend a week at Texas Rock Gym and see for yourself how much they enjoy it.
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