As lifelong rock climbers, all of us at KMAC have traveled the world seeking the best cliffs and mountains there are to offer. In our travels we have been able to experience that true climber lifestyle, that lifestyle that has inspired us to make these climbing camps something special—it revolves around making only two decisions each day: what should we climb and what is for dinner?  We have tried to keep this lifestyle as the backbone of KMAC climbing camps. Unlike many similar camps, we don’t have a pre-planned list of climbs for the group to go down. Instead, we use the full spectrum of routes and problems that the Estes Valley and Rocky Mountain National Park have to offer, well over 2,000 climbs! Each camp we run will be totally unique, custom tailored to each student’s abilities and goals.

The KMAC Youth Rock Climbing Camps are designed to bridge indoor and outdoor climbing disciplines. Specifically, we aim to blend the best qualities of a traditional summer camp experience, the subtle observations and skills of a top-level climbing coach, and the risk management/technical skills of AMGA trained rock guides. Students will leave with a baseline of knowledge that will inform a lifetime of good decisions, not to mention they will have one of the best weeks of their lives. The KMAC climbing camps are consistently rated the best in the nation amongst athletes that have attended multiple camps.

Students sleep in tents at KMAC’s private 10-acre secluded base camp outside Estes Park bordering Rocky Mountain National Park. Participants need only provide their own personal clothing items, a sleeping bag and pad. You’ll receive an equipment list upon registering. Our base camp is a semi-primitive campground with a covered outdoor camp kitchen, dozens of cliffs & boulders that serve as our outdoor classroom, and some of the most epic views in the lower 48!

We work very hard to ensure we are educating students to be athletes. This education will include training theory, injury prevention, how to rest, and how to properly eat. In addition, we place high value on practicing Leave No Trace ethics in the back country, teaching our athletes wilderness skills and principles they can’t learn in the gym.  We go out of our way to provide high quality food for all students and are happy to cater to all dietary restrictions and allergies.

Youth camp cancellation policy: we will give a full refund if you can cancel with 21 or more days before the start of camp. Inside of that time we can only offer a refund if we can find another student to fill the spot.