Guiding Ministries with Climbing
Solid Rock - Climbers for Christ's purpose is to encourage, equip and empower Christian climbers to reach their non-believing climbing partners and friends. Because of that focus, we don't teach climbing and/or use it for an outreach tool to non-climbers. However, there are many ministries that do.
Christian Adventure Assocation
: CAA is the joining of the Christian Adventure Education Institute (CAEI) and the Christian Wilderness Leaders Coalition (CWLC). Their Mission Statement is "We are a community that exists to glorify Christ by encouraging, edifying, educating, and equipping wilderness and adventure leaders." Visit CAA's site for valuable information on Christian adventure ministry or visit the page of direct links for contact information of the ministries who offer climbing. (Please note that a listing on this page is not an endorsement of the services each ministry offers!)
Doe River Gorge Ministries
Here, in the majestic Doe River Gorge, in Hampton, TN, hundreds of students each year meet God in deep, life-challenging ways. Rockclimbing is part of our outdoor adventure program called Adventure Quest.
For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (423)725-4010!
Camp Loucon in Kentucky has a weeklong rock climbing camp for high school kids, teaching rappelling, belaying, and climbing skills.
Contact Camp at info@Loucon.org or 270-242-7160
Three Springs Ministries
Times spent in God’s outdoor classroom are unlike anything else. Three Springs Ministries out of Morris, PA incorporates climbing programs both on and off site.
Contact: Wendell Witter at email@example.com or 570-353-2155
Beyond Camp Highland
Beyond Camp Highland out of Alpharetta, GA has developed different levels of programs for the purpose of laying a foundation of spiritual learning. Our desire is for students to complete a trip having grown in their relationship with Christ and in their knowledge of how to study the Bible and facilitate a Bible study.
Contact: Ask for Bobby 678-393-0300 or BEYOND@camphighland.com
Merri-Mac is an outstanding summer camp can be one of the most important experiences in a girl's life.ummer at Merri-Mac is packed with new opportunities - fun activities, new skills, and great trips. Even more important, a summer with us is filled with meaningful friendships, personal growth, and individual attention.
Contact: Adam Boyd via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Located high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Camp Timberlake for Boys has a long history of offering youngsters the most memorable summers of their lives. We strive not only to provide a summer of fun and recreation but, in a larger sense, to develop a camper's character so that they will be stronger spiritually, mentally and physically.
Contact: Adam Boyd via email email@example.com
The Mission of Compass is to proclaim and demonstrate the message of Christ to Christians and non-Christians alike, through experiential education in the outdoors. Our goal is to parallel adventure activities such as rock climbing, rappelling, river rafting, hiking and camping in an applicable way to ones daily walk with Christ. They are headquarter in Bedford, TX.
For more information contact Compass at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888.810.9263. Visit: www.compasswilderness.com
Ascend Outdoor Adventures Ascend is a non-profit adventure guidng ministry based in Austin TX, with a focus on discipleship and leadership development. We provide challenging and rewarding outdoor experiences to youth groups, college groups, and other parties interested in immersing themselves in the beauty and wonder of God's creation. Some of the activities we provide are rock climbing, rapelling, caving, backpacking, hiking, and canoeing. Contact: Jason Mann (512) 965-9371 Jason@ascendoutdoor.com www.ascendoutdoor.com
For more information contact Sarah at email@example.com or 830-683-3219.
Camp Eagle Camp Eagle is proud to announce its emergence as a climbing venue. We have about a mile of cliff that gets as high as 185 feet. Our top-rope site is outfitted with stainless steel hardware for the easiest access you’ve every enjoyed. In addition, we have 6 sport routes bolted (from 5.8 to 5.11+) and are planning and constructing more. There are also several incredible bouldering sites. For a small fee (it really is small) you can even stay the night or weekend and enjoy all the property has to offer: a cool clear river, star filled skies, and 1400 acres on which to roam.
Based in Superior, Wisconsin, Ascending Adventures is an ecumenical adventure ministry for middle schoolers through adults. They challenge participates to extend themselves in all areas of the lives.
For more information contact Mike Odberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at (715) 395-9826 or at (218) 269-0586.
Timber-lee Christian Center
Timber-lee Christian Center offers climbing trips at the Midwest's primary climbing site, Devil's Lake, in south-central Wisconsin. They offer both programmed trips as well as customized trips.
Contact: Sean Gartland via email at email@example.com
Christian Adventures has been challenging youth and adults to grow together in Christ through outdoor adventure since 1978. Adventures in road/mountain biking, backpacking, rock climbing, rafting, canoeing, high and low ropes course, and much more! Basecamps in Colorado (Estes Park), Michigan, and Wyoming with custom trips across the United States.
For more information, contact Thomas Cousineau at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-586-7500
Discover more about Christian Adventures: www.christianadventures.org
Solid Rock Outdoor Ministries
Solid Rock Outdoor Ministries is a Christian outdoor education and wilderness adventure program based in Laramie, Wyoming. Solid Rock believes that outdoor experiential education is a biblical and therefore effective way to disciple and minister to youth and young adults. Solid Rock utilizes the activities of technical rock climbing, backpacking, and mountaineering to develop Christian leaders and train young men and women to be followers of Christ. Trips vary in length from 2 to 40 Days.
For more information, contact Andrew Arnold at email@example.com or 307-755-0642.
Solid Rock Outdoor Ministries www.srom.org
Eagle Lake Camp
Eagle Lake Camp, a ministry of the Navigators, offers Excursions Camps in Colorado (West) and Smoky Mountains (East) that have rockclimbing. Some of their other Excursions offer climbing as well.
For more information contact John Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-272-7457.
Camp Redcloud Rock Camp
Our rock camps are designed with beginner to intermediate rock climbers in mind. We’ll be spending five solid days teaching rock climbing skills, belaying, basic anchoring techniques, and rappelling. These coed camps are for those entering grades 7-12, must be in good physical condition. They are based out of Lake City, Colorado.
For more information contact Steve Nutting at email@example.com or (970) 944-2625, ext. 230
Adventures West Outfitters
On Adventures West programs – we have few problems with distractions such as cell phones, games, friends or family when we are rafting, canoeing, rock climbing, caving, backpacking, mountain climbing or mountain biking. People like having fun with us even when throwing buckets of H2O or sleeping under the stars.
Contact: Ed or Jan Cogar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-622-1855
Peak 7 Adventures
Peak 7 Adventures is a non-profit organization that exposes young people of any age to the wonder of God's creation. Wilderness adventures challenge participants to expand their horizons by fostering trust relationships and team building skills. Imagine your family and friends holding on for the rafting trip of their life. Food, fun, friends and family, what more could you want for a beautiful day on the river? Join us for an unforgettable adventure in the beautiful Northwest.
Contact: Ryan Kerrigan email@example.com or (509) 467-5550.
Rock-N-Water is a Christian adventure camp in California for church youth groups, individuals, and families. We seek to help youth grow closer to God through whitewater rafting, outdoor rock climbing, backpacking, canyoneering, and living history programs while they are here.
Contact: Craig Lomax at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 738-0555
North Shore Adventure Camp
The camp is to be a Christ-centered, non-denominational, adventure sport camp, designed to challenge you both physically and spiritually. To be located on the north shore of Lake Tahoe, they will supply the necessary equipment and guiding/coaching for sports such as mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, skiing, wakeboarding, snowboarding, etc.
For more information contact Jim Moore (530) 386-1962 or email@example.com
Discovery Outfitters, formerly Outreach Northwest's High Cascade Adventure, exists for one purpose: to provide you, your family, and your church group with a fun-filled outdoor experience in the Pacific Northwest. Based out of Prineville, OR. They offer rock climbing at Smith Rock as well as Rafting, Mtn. Biking and other activities.
Contact: Tom Hall via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sea & Summit Expeditions
For over 30 years, Sea & Summit Expeditions has used outdoor adventure and the wilderness to bring people into a new perspective about life, relationships, and God. Through adventures such as rock climbing, backpacking, mountaineering, caving and more, individuals and teams are faced with challenges that inspire personal growth.
For more information contact, Britton & Michelle Davis at email@example.com or (760)872-6548.
Quest Adventure for Youth at The Summit
Are you a young man age 14 through 20 years old? Have you wanted to climb a mountain, complete a 16 mile day hike or 60 mile back packing trip? Have you wanted to learn rock climbing and or rappelling? Have you ever wanted to learn how to build snow caves & igloos as well as other survival skills? Are you interested in becoming a leader and learning leadership skills? The Summit has a new and challenging opportunity for you. We are serious about skill building and adventure activities. This is not your average youth hang-out program.
-f you are serious and want to know more please contact Jeff Conti 253-569-6303 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit: Quest Adventure