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Youth High Adventure Camps - Summer 2020

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Indoor Rock-climbing
Rock Climbing, High Ropes Courses & Kayaking

The department is thrilled to bring three wonderful outdoor opportunities together! The participants will learn basic skills and techniques of each sport and utilize those necessary skills to participate safely. 

The rock climbing practice sessions will be held at the Rocksport (793-4626) indoor climbing facility, located at 54 Carey Road in Queensbury. Robert Livingston, Manager and Chief Guide, is a NYS Licensed Certified Mountain Guide and has national certification and licensure through the American Mountain Guide Association (A.M.G.A.). Robert and his trained Rocksport staff will organize and supervise the outdoor climbing component of the program on Fridays of the camps. All necessary equipment is provided and no previous experience is needed. 

New for 2020, participants will explore West Mountain’s New Aerial Adventure Park consisting of six high ropes courses with three hubs for climbers ranging in ability from beginner to advanced! Personal and team-building challenges abound here! The kayaking component of the camp will take place on either the Sacandaga River or Saratoga Lake. Children under 12 years of age must take a raft, instead of a kayak, for the water trips. No experience necessary. There will be certified kayaking guides accompanying the trip and they are certified as: NYS Licensed Water Guide, First Aid and CPR, ACA Water Kayaking Guide, and Swift Water Rescue. Experience the thrill and excitement of whitewater rapids in a controlled environment! 

Participants will be able to use those skills and techniques with a real adventure in rock climbing on one of the breath-taking Adirondack Peaks and enjoy the region’s sparkling waters. The High Ropes Courses provides a thrilling challenge for the kids ...
they love this combo camp!

  • All participants must wear face masks and provide their own
  • Participants should take their temperature before leaving for the program. If a participant’s temperature reads 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, they will be disallowed from participation in the program.
  • All participants will be socially distanced
  • Upon entry to the program, participants will have their temperature (non-touch) taken and a brief COVID-19 assessment completed
  • Participants will use hand sanitizer at entry/exit points and throughout the program, as needed
  • Only registered participants will be allowed to enter the programming areas.

Program Information
  • Note: Please send your child with a water bottle/drinks and snacks; and pack a lunch for the kayaking destinations and for Friday’s rock climbing trips. Also, please pack appropriate supplies for the outdoor trips/activities.
  • Note to parents: For your child’s safety, please inform the Department Staff, at the time of registration, and the instructor of any known allergies that exist for your child!
  • *Program meets the requirements for the Boy Scout’s Rock Climbing Merit Badge. Campers MUST bring the Blue Card for certification of the badge completion.
  • Note: Program Drop-off/Pick-up at the Rocksport Facility, 54 Carey Road, EXCEPT for the West Mountain High Ropes Courses days.

Additional Information
  • REQUIRED: Completion of waivers required, visit and
  • Or
  • Rocksport Waiver is an Online only (see link)
  • Department Waiver, West Mountain, Saratoga Lake & Sacandaga River forms need to be printed, filled out and returned.
  • See Additional Forms/Files section for Specific Camp HAC#1 or HAC#2.

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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