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5 Benefits of Rock Climbing : Rock Climbing Summer Camp

Posted by Jud Millar

Mon, Nov 18, 2019

The sport of rock climbing is essentially the process of safely scaling an outdoor rock face or an indoor climbing wall from top to bottom. In this blog post we will explore 5 essential benefits you will gain from rock  climbing.

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Topics: Rock Climbing Summer Camp, Teen Rock Climbing Camp

Adopt a Crag Event @ Donation Rocks: Rock Climbing Teen Camp

Posted by Jud Millar

Fri, Oct 11, 2019

On Saturday, 9/7/19 the Access Fund hosted and Adopt a Crag event at Donation Rocks.  Local Author and Climbing Enthusiast Ken Hull was instrumental in the organization of this event.  He wrote the following “Thank You Letter” to everyone who was involved in making this incredible event happen.  Here is the letter:

 

“I want to take this opportunity to THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for your time and hard work to improve access and trails within the Donation Rocks property!!! Not only was I thrilled with how hard you all worked, but quite honestly, I was blown away by the quality of the work and what an absolutely 100% difference it made in all four of the work areas!!! 

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Topics: Rock Climbing Summer Camp, Adopt a Crag

SMA Rock Climbing Summer Camp will be at the Darien, CT Camp Fair!

Posted by Jud Millar

Fri, Jan 25, 2019

 

SMA Summer Camp for Teens Director and Owner Jud Millar will be in Darien, CT on Saturday, January 26 for a Camp Fair.  The camp fair will be hosted by Tips on Trips and Camps and is designed to be a place where families with kids ages 8 to 18 can learn about sleepaway camps, creative and performing arts camps, sports camps, internships, community service opportunities, travel programs and more.  

Rock Climbing CampWhat: Camp Fair for kids ages 8 to 18

Where: Darien High School (cafeteria)

      80 High School Lane, Darien, CT
When: Saturday, January 26 from  1 to 3:30 

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Topics: Rock Climbing Summer Camp, Rock Band Teen Summer Camp

Part 2 - Pat + Jason Climb J-Tree: SMA Teen Rock Climbing Summer Camp

Posted by Jud Millar

Mon, Mar 7, 2016

Here is second of two blog post Q&A with 2 former SMA Teen Rock Climbing Summer Camp Staff Patrick McManamon and Jason Criswell.  Over the 2015 / 2016 holidays these climbing partners embarked on a rock climbing trip that took them to Red Rocks, Nevada and Joshua Tree National Park in California.  Both Jason and Patrick are from Huntingdon, PA and were friends before working together at SMA 2 Week Adventure Camp. As we learned in the Part 1 of this blog post, they both first rock climbing at SMA Teen Summer Camp.  By the end of our conversation I was ready to go climbing!

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Topics: Rock Climbing Summer Camp, Teen Rock Climbing Camp, Joshua Tree National Park

Appreciating Nature is a SMA Teen Adventure Camp Experience

Posted by Jud Millar

Wed, Oct 22, 2014

In today's society we have become dependent upon technology to the point that we find ourselves in a place where we take for granted the beauty around us if we notice it at all. Not only does the natural world offer us the ability to feel relaxed and rejuvenated, but it also provides us with a sense of serenity and happiness. At adventure summer camps, teenagers are exposed to the wonders of nature in ways they may not have experienced before. Some benefits may include developing an appreciation for the environment, humanity and each other. At Stone Mountain Adventures Teen Summer Camp we focus on the powerful connections between our campers and their experiences in the great outdoors. This connection is not just limited to the natural environment around campers; it also includes the culture that is created here at camp and the people around them, and how to be a leader with the goal of acquiring a responsible appreciation for the natural wonders of our awesome planet. 

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Topics: Rock Climbing Summer Camp, 2 Week Summer Camp, overnight camping trips, Appreciating Nature at Camp

SMA Rock Climbing Summer Camp To Attend MD Camp Fair

Posted by Jud Millar

Sat, Jan 25, 2014

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Topics: Rock Climbing Summer Camp, Teen Rock Climbing Camp, camp fair, Montgomery County Camp Fair

North Face Athlete Climbs at SMA Rock Climbing Summer Camp

Posted by Jud Millar

Wed, Oct 16, 2013

Last week there was a buzz at SMA Rock Climbing Summer Camp's Donation Rock Climbing Area because of North Face athlete Mark Synnott.  Mark is an elite North Face climber based in Jackson, New Hampshire and was in town to give a talk at Appalachian Outdoors.  He and a group of local central PA climbers were at Donation Rocks last Wednesday, 10/9 and were blessed with sunshine and 70+ degree weather.    

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Topics: Donation Rocks, Rock Climbing Summer Camp, Teen Rock Climbing Camp, Mark Synnott, The North Face, Stone Mountain Adventures

Donation Rocks Featured in Liberty Mountain Catalog, SMA Teen Camp

Posted by Jud Millar

Tue, Oct 8, 2013

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Topics: Teen Camp, Donation Rocks, Rock Climbing Summer Camp, SMA Teen Camp, Liberty Mountain

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