Get your little monkeys climbing something other than your furniture this summer at Basecamp Climbing, which believes indoor climbing is for everyone! At their convenient downtown location at Queen and Spadina, kids can join exciting summer camps at one of the most central rock climbing gyms in Toronto.

Is it your child’s first time rock climbing or bouldering? Then, they are in for a treat for Basecamp Climbing, with an amazing 7,000 square feet of climbing walls and over 100 different climbing routes available for kids to try. However, their climbing terrain is perfect for climbers of any age or ability. They offer rock climbing activities to children starting at only six years old!

Basecamp Climbing Summer Camps

Basecamp Climbing’s summer camps at their Queen West location will keep your kids engaged all day long, stimulating them physically, mentally and creatively. Participants keep busy throughout the week with a schedule filled with climbing, outdoor activities, arts and crafts and more. Furthermore, programs adapt to the weather conditions, time of day and the group’s energy levels so that all participants get the most out of each day.

Additionally, the kids get outdoors every day with activities including trips to nearby parks and pools, water games, orienteering as well as team-based games. Basecamp Climbing also fills out the week with a variety of arts and crafts activities that activate the imagination and foster a deeper connection between participants.

As for the climbing portions, these camps are suitable for both new and experienced climbers, and the instructor adapt lessons to each skill level. Climbing activities include warm-ups, rock climbing and bouldering. Campers also learn about the techniques and skills necessary to complete these climbs safely. Throughout the lessons, counsellors fully engage with the campers to keep them motivated, challenged and supported.

Along with indoor climbing, campers get challenged with fun obstacle courses and team-building exercises. Each day at camp is filled with new experiences and great opportunities to develop lasting friendships.

Indoor Climbing Activities Include:

  • Climbing and Safety
  • Movement and Technique
  • Adventure Challenges
  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Knots and Ropes
  • Climbing Games
  • Obstacle Courses

What to Bring

  • Suitable clothes for trips to the park (weather permitting)
  • A hat and sunscreen (campers can apply sunscreen before going outside in the afternoon)
  • A bathing suit and towel for water games
  • Clean, dry, indoor running shoes
  • Nut-free snacks and lunch each day
  • Water bottle
  • Any necessary medications


Fee: $415 +HST per camper per week (Statutory Holiday short weeks $332 +HST)
Deposit: $200
Age Limit: Ages: 6+ (must be of age before the camp begins)
Drop-off time: 8:45-9:00am
Pick-up time: 3:45-4:00pm

Before-Care & After-Care

Before-Care runs at 8:00-9:00am and After-Care runs 4:00-5:00pm
Fee: $15 per day per time slot
Note: Cost is $15 per 15 minutes for any pickups after 5:00pm. A minimum 72-hour notice is required to register for before or after-care.

Basecamp Climbing Summer Camps

When: Weeklong Camps July 4 – August 25, 2023
Time: Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm
Where: 186 Spadina Ave., Toronto

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