RAD Outdoor Camp


The RAD (Rockclimbing Adventure Daycamp) Outdoor Camp provides the opportunity to experience the great outdoor climbing areas around Burlington. A balanced blend of climbing, safety instruction, and teamwork will leave campers with a love for the outdoors and the sport of climbing. The week will include time inside the gym learning skills and team building on MetroRocks rope course, hiking, climbing at Bolton, Bouldering at Smuggler's Notch, and other outdoor activities. MetroRock’s RAD Outdoor Camps are run by our experienced and professionally certified outdoor climbing guides.

There are three camp sessions for Summer 2020. Participants meet daily at MetroRock, travel to the day's site as a group and return in time for pickup. Fun and games provide a break from climbing during the day so kids stay excited to climb and get a balance of activities.

Who: All children ages 8 to 17

Schedule: 4 weekly sessions, July 27th to August 21st.

Meets: Weekly, Monday through Friday.

Times: Daily from 8:00am to 4pm (Aftercare from 4-5 pm for the week).

Rates: $450 per week. $427.50 early registration (before May 1st). $45 additional for aftercare for the week.

Discounts: 5% off for early registration (before May 1st). 5% off for sibling or multi-week registrations. 10% maximum discount before May 1st.

2020 registrations are now live!

Week 1: July 27th - July 31st

Week 2: August 3rd - August 7th

Week 3: August 10th - August 14th

Week 4: August 17th - August 21st


Reservations are required!

Metrorock will provide each camper with (Kids can bring their own climbing equipment if they have it):

  • Helmets
  • Climbing Harnesses
  • Climbing shoes
  • Chalk Bags
  • Belay Devices
  • Two Clif Z-Bar or Z-Fruit as a snack each day

Personal Gear list (should be brought each day!)

  • raincoat
  • sturdy closed toed sneakers or hiking boots
  • weather appropriate layers including long pants (can be cool in the woods)
  • bathing suit
  • towel
  • pack-able lunch and snack
  • water bottles that can carry at least 2 liters of water
  • sunscreen
  • bug spray
  • brimmed hat
  • (optional) Frisbee or ball for lunch/down time
  • (optional) Books for the van rides
  • day pack (big enough to carry all their own daily gear plus a harness, helmet and climbing shoes)

Caving Gear: Kids should bring this gear on the first day and leave it at the gym until we use it. After caving kids will change back into clothes they wore at beginning of the day) The caves are wet and muddy!

  • long pants
  • long sleeved shirt
  • old sneakers that can get wet/muddy
  • headlamp/extra batteries

All attendees must have waivers signed by their parents/legal guardian and a MetroRock medical history form. Please call at least one week in advance to arrange extended hours. Required Forms:  Online Waiver and Medical Release Form

Cancellations: Refund policy: If you need to cancel an event, we offer a full refund if the cancellation occurs 21 or more days before the event. If you are altering your booking within 21 days we are happy to offer a credit for use at MetroRock, minus the deposit. We will not offer a refund for no-shows or cancellations within 48 hours before the event.