Climbing Tween Tour
Ages: Entering 7th - 9th
Dates: August 2020 tbd
Times: Sun @ 1:00 pm - Fri @ 4:00 pm
Group Size: up to 18
Location: Maple Canyon, Utah
Rock climbing offers one of nature’s most basic problem solving challenges - how do I get from here to there? Which is an essential questions of Find Your Path’s curriculum. Where am I going and what do I need to be prepared?
We are running a climbing program in Maple Canyon in the Manti-La Sal National Forest. The program include 5 nights at Maple Canyon Campground and 4 days of climbing and hiking, a unique Cretaceous-age conglomerate formation with climbing popular with novices and avid climbers.
Participants will will develop skills in bouldering, belaying and safety equipment, top-rope climbing, foot and hand holds, and climbing technique. At the campsite, participants will develop skills in outdoor cooking, Leave No Trace wilderness ethics, and map-reading and navigation. Desired outcomes are heightened awareness of self, others, and the physical and social environments around us, increased competence and confidence in one’s own abilities, problem-solving and resilience, and the development of a connection to others and the world around them.
Sunday: Meet in Salt Lake City and travel two hours to Maple Canyon Campground in central Utah.
Monday: Belay school and climbing instruction
Tuesday: Climbing games and challenges
Wednesday: Climbing and corollary skill acquisition and extension
Thursday: Exploring Maple Box Canyon Trail
Friday: Pack up, reflection, and return to SLC by 4:00 pm