About Climbing and Outdoor Adventure Camp

Our Climbing and Outdoor Adventure Camp offers a wide variety of outdoor activities for teenage campers. Your camper will have the opportunity to unplug and learn crucial skills for safe travel in Oregon’s beautiful wilderness. There is a great wide, wonderful world outside, and it can be easy to miss these days in our electronic-filled world. Our camp offers an encouraging environment for your camper to step outside their comfort zone. Kind and impressive role models will make a lasting impression in a safe environment that is loaded with non-stop fun, excitement, and laughter. Campers will join up with other camps in the afternoons for lunch and other activities.

Who can attend?

Open to all children between eleven and fourteen years old.

When is the camp and how long does it last?

Climbing and Outdoor Adventure Camps take place during the summer months. Each session lasts five days* and goes from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday.

* No camp on July 4.

What activities will take place?

Campers will learn the skills they need to have safe fun in the wilderness.

  • Rock climbing techniques
  • Building emergency shelters
  • Ecology lessons and activities
  • Off-campus field trips to hike and rock climb at local outdoor destinations
  • Swimming
  • Free-choice activities

What if my preferred session is full?

To be added to the waitlist, please contact Samantha Wallace at wallace1@uoregon.edu with the camp(s) and session(s) you want, as well as your child's name, birthday, and an emergency contact phone number.


Online registration is available below or register in person at the Rec Service Center.