Vedauwoo Youth Climbing Camp
Our Vedauwoo Youth Climbing Camp is open to youth of all backgrounds who live in southeast Wyoming and want to explore the amazing rock climbing resources in their backyard. This educational climbing camp focuses on three main learning objectives: safety, sustainability, and supportiveness. Safety is our first priority as participants learn the fundamentals of climbing safety systems and technique they climb outdoors in Vedauwoo. Sustainability is also very important as we place great emphasis on teaching Leave No Trace practices to help participants become more sustainable users of this pristine resource. We also work hard to foster a supportive learning environment for participants to feel included, valued, and part of a team that works together. This camp is physically and mentally challenging but highly rewarding as participants learn new skills, explore a beautiful place, and have a lot of fun!
- Session 1: June 19-22, 2023
- Session 2: July 24-27, 2023
Vedauwoo Recreation Area in Buford, Wyoming
10-16 years old
$300 ($75 deposit at sign up, remainder due two weeks before camp). Price includes gratuity for guides working the camp.
12 spots per camp
Transportation and logistics
Due to changes in our insurance policy we will no longer provide transportation for this camp. We will meet participants in Vedauwoo each day of the camp for drop off and pickup.
Drop off in Vedauwoo will be at 9am and pickup will be at 3pm.
Lessons and curriculum
This educational climbing camp includes hands-on lessons tailored to introductory youth climbers on the following topics:
- Climbing safety systems including knots, belaying, and rappelling
- Climbing movement and specialized techniques
- Leave No Trace and “Beyond Leave No Trace” practices
- Lessons on the area’s geology, ecology, archaeology, and history
- Climbing games and fun outdoor learning activities
We provide all of the following technical climbing equipment at no extra cost:
- Climbing shoes
- Belay device and locking carabiner
We do not provide food, water, backpacks, clothing, or hiking shoes for participants.
We require a $75/participant deposit to reserve your spot in the camp. After reserving your spot you will receive a signup email with all of the necessary forms and logistical information for the camp along with an invoice for the remaining cost of the camp.
Have questions about our Vedauwoo Youth Climbing Camp? Please reach out to us via email using the form below.