WSU Hosts Climbing Camp for Teens

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University’s Campus Recreation Outdoor Program is hosting a Summer Climbing Camp for teens aged 14 to 18, July 6-29.

“Our summer climbing camps will introduce teens to the sport of climbing and all it has to offer,” said Amy Knight, Outdoor Program coordinator. “Each camp is designed for participants to challenge themselves both physically and mentally in a safe and supportive environment. We are seeking to inspire youth to try new things and engage in a new community.”

The camps will meet each week for two hours, from 9-11 a.m., both indoor and outdoor. Students will learn a variety of climbing techniques, including bouldering, top roping, rappelling and outdoor climbing.

The indoor classes will take place in WSU’s Outdoor Adventure & Welcome Center, utilizing the recreational climbing walls. The outdoor classes will take place at local climbing areas, all within a 15-minute drive from the Ogden campus, to give students an opportunity to test their climbing skills on real rock.

Classes will be divided into two age groups, one for teens aged 14 to 15 and the other for teens aged 16 to 18. The younger age group will begin on July 6, while the older students will begin on July 8.

For those interested in attending, registration information can be found at weber.edu/outdoor/climbing-camp.

This will be the first year the camps are hosted in the new Outdoor Adventure & Welcome Center. The center was opened in spring 2021, boasting a state-of-the-art ski tuning shop, 15-foot bouldering wall and a 55-foot climbing wall, as well as a three-story, state-of-the-art rope access training center.

For more information about the Outdoor Program, visit www.weber.edu/outdoor

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Contact:

Allison Barlow Hess, Public Relations director
801-626-7948 • ahess@weber.edu

Author:

Shaylee Stevens, Office of Marketing & Communications
801-626-7948 •  shayleestevens@weber.edu