Youth Rock Climbing Summer Camp


This rock climbing course over five days is for young people aged 12-18. Ideally you will have experience climbing on indoor walls. This course is designed to make the connection and to bridge between indoor and outdoor climbing. Our friendly, enthusiastic and highly qualified and experienced instructors will help you develop your skills climbing outside and become self-sufficient as the camp progresses. We will show you how to climb the different types of routes, develop your technique and how to deal with a variety of different challenges unique to outdoor climbing.

In addition to the five day course we are offering a weekend outdoor climbing camp to younger climbers aged 9-12. This is at the same location in Hathersage. The course is two days long and we will be camping overnight.


We will be based near Hathersage in the Peak District. There are a huge number of single pitch routes to develop your outdoor climbing skills at a variety of crags nearby. We will teach you to belay safely, make sure you can tie in correctly and use your equipment efficiently.


5 day Youth Camp £310 per person
2 day Junior Camp £120 per person
This includes instruction, accommodation (tents) all specialist equipment, food (3 meals per day).

Course dates

Youth Camp week Monday 10th August to Friday 14th August 2020
Junior Camp weekend Saturday 8th to Sunday 9th August 2020


Eating is an important part of the week and the students will cook (under supervision) food that their group has planned. As this week is about becoming self-sufficient, the students will have a budget and as a group, decide on the menu for the 3 nights as well as breakfast and lunch each day.


Students sleep in 2 or 3 person tents on a quiet campsite that is often used by small DofE expedition groups and school groups. We will also have a base-camp tent where we can cook and relax. Hepworth Adventures staff will also be staying on the camp site overnight.


All the technical equipment required to climb and camp can be provided.
Students need only provide their own personal clothing items, a sleeping bag and mat. You will receive a full equipment list on registering. If you already have any equipment of your own then you are welcome to bring it along.


At Hepworth Adventures we are proud of our staff. All the staff have worked regularly with under 18s as well as instructing in the mountains. Many staff are also qualified teachers and some are members of AMI – the association of Mountain Instructors as well as Rock Climbing Instructors. We are able to offer a huge range of knowledge and experience to help you get the best out of this amazing sport.
All staff have been DBS checked and are aware of our safeguarding procedures to keep the students safe whilst in our care.


Please complete the booking form here.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to phone or email before booking.