SUMMER CAMP 2020
We are excited to announce that we will open our Summer Camp Program on Monday, June 1st as originally scheduled. However, in an effort to maintain a safe environment for both our kids and our staff we will be instituting a few changes to our usual policies and procedures.
For the time being we will be prioritizing full-week/full-day registrations. Half-day and single-day registrations will become available later in the summer as we refine our systems based on our experiences with the initial weeks of camp.
Some of the new policies and procedures we will have inplace going forward…
General Sanitation & Safety Protocols
- Commonly touched areas are sanitized every two hours throughout the day.
- Face masks are required for everyone in the building.
- Hand sanitizing stations are located all over the gym and everyone is encouraged to use them regularly.
- Admission to the gym is greatly restricted.
Summer Camp Specific Protocols
- Camp group sizes will be limited.
- Counselors will be taking temperatures of campers upon entry.
- Campers will have a minimum number of partners throughout the day to help minimize direct contact with others.
Should your child begin to exhibit symptoms consistent with COVID-19 while at camp we will ask that they be picked up within one hour of notification. Any child sent home with suspected symptoms may return to camp:
- After 24 hrs with no other symptoms and WITH a doctor’s notice.
- After 72 hrs with no other symptoms and WITHOUT a doctor’s notice.
For anyone not clinically evaluated who is monitoring symptoms at home, please stay home for at least 10 days from symptom onset or for at least 3 days with no fever and improvement of other symptoms – whichever is longer. We ask that you do not artificially lower a child’s temperature with any kind of fever reducer (such as Tylenol).
If your child has been at our camp and then tests positive for COVID-19 please notify TRG management immediately so that we can begin our internal protocols. The CDC and Texas Child Care Licensing will determine if the children can return to camp, must quarantine at home, or if closing of the gym temporarily is the best course of action.
Lastly, if you are already registered or wish to register for our camp please be sure to review the details of our procedures on our Camp website. However, if you are currently registered and do not wish to attend please send notice of your intentions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. With limited group sizes it is critical for us to have an accurate count in order to plan properly.
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. We’ll make sure there are plenty of activities for everyone
A typical day at our Summer Camp…
7:30 am – Drop-off begins (registration and 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!
Fridays we provide a pizza lunch for our campers and spend the rest of the day climbing and doing activities.
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.
Select from one of the registration options below.
Summer Camp FAQs:
When does summer camp start?
The first week of summer camp starts June 1st and will run through the first week in September (the 4th).
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 7:30am and 9am. Half-Day camp pick-up is between noon and 12:30pm. Full-Day camp pick-up is between 4pm and 5pm. Late pick-up (between 5pm and 6pm) is available for an additional $10 per day.
Can I drop off early? Or pick up late?
We are not able to receive campers before 7:30am. We do offer a late pickup option, extending the pickup time to 6:00 pm for an additional $10 a day.
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 without shorts 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!
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.
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!