SODO SUMMER CAMP FAQ

Registration is on a first come/first serve basis. Our camps in Utah and Texas do fill up quickly, but there is no way to know how fast that will happen in Seattle.  We suggest registering for the weeks you know that you are interested in as early as possible.

  • Check-in begins 15 minutes before camp begins
  • Warm up, traversing, games
  • Climbing: bouldering 
  • Snack
  • Games/special activity/climbing
  • Stretching and awards
  • Pick up
  • + loads of FUN throughout the day!

Email SodoCamp@momentumclimbing.com to be placed on a waiting list in the case that someone cancels their booking.

Being placed on the waiting list does not guarantee your child a spot in our camps.  Please ensure that your contact information is correct so that our camp staff can contact you should a spot become available. 

  • SODO Early Bird Registration: Offer valid from 02/18-02/28 ($10 off)
  • Sibling Discount: Discount applies after one full price registration ($10 off)
    • When registering 2 or more campers at the same time, this discount will be automatically applied! If registering campers for 2 separate camps, check your confirmation email, from the first registration, for the sibling discount promotion code!
  • Unfortunately, due to the volume of participants in most weeks of camp, we do not permit makeup days if your child is absent.  Each case will be reviewed on an individual basis to determine if a refund is warranted. If your child has an injury or medical emergency and is unable to participate please contact your facilities Manager.

SodoCamp@momentumclimbing.com

  • If canceling with more than 10 days till the start of camp, all money paid will be refunded EXCEPT a $25 administration fee
  • If canceling with less than 10 days prior to the start of camp there will be NO REFUND
  • To cancel or transfer camp weeks please email:
    • SodoCamp@momentumclimbing.com
  • Transferring camp weeks can be done up to 10 days prior to the start of camp, should space permit with a $25 administration fee
  • To cancel or transfer camp weeks please email:
    • SodoCamp@momentumclimbing.com

We accept all major credit cards for payment through online registration.  Your full balance is due at the time of registration.  We encourage online registration, though if you do not have access to a computer or need assistance, we can help you register at our front desk.  

DO NOT park or idle in the fire lane. This is a direct request from the local fire department.

  • Drop off
      • Please come inside the gym each day to sign your child in/out of camp.
      • Check-in begins 15 minutes prior to the start of camp. Please do not drop off your camper any earlier. Staff will not be available to watch them.
  • Pick up
    • Please come inside the gym each day to sign your child in/out of camp.
    • Once camp is over, camp staff begin clean up and leave for the day. Please be on-time to pick up your child as staff will not be available to watch them.

Monday through Thursday we provide a light snack. In the past this has included Gold Fish, fruit snacks, Clif Bars and pretzels.  On Fridays, we have a pizza party to celebrate the last day of camp. If your child is gluten or dairy free, we encourage you send them with something yummy on Friday so they do not feel left out. Some parents have even brought gluten or cheese-free pizza in for their child! You are always welcome to pack your child extra snacks or a lunch for camp!

It is recommended to label anything your child brings to camp!

  • Socks- these may be used to prevent blisters caused by the climbing shoes.
  • If your child has their own climbing gear, they are welcome to use it.
  • If you child is a picky eater or has many allergies to food, you may want to send them with a light snack, as we take 20-30 minutes for snack time each day.
  • A willingness to participate, learn and have fun!
  • Electronics (iPods, Cell Phone, iPads, handheld games, etc)
  • Please do not send any fake weapons or toys with your child’s costumes

No! We provide all necessary climbing equipment for your child while at camp.

Campers should wear comfortable clothing that allows for freedom of movement.  Campers might be given theme days encouraging them to dress up, but it is not required.  

If wearing shorts, please wear shorts that are harness friendly and if wearing a skirt, please wear leggings underneath.

Momentum is an inclusive community.  It is our goal that each child at camp has a successful and healthy experience – socially, emotionally, and physically.  If your child has additional needs, please contact your gym’s youth program manager so we can help ensure your child’s success. Examples include: Learning difficulties or instructions better understood when given a specific way, extra notification or supervision before/while transitioning between activities, significant anxiety about being away from home/parents, significant social difficulties in group settings.  

If your child loses an item while at camp, please have the summer camp counselors help you check the Lost and Found before or after camp. If you realize an item is missing once the camp week is over, please check with the front desk for missing item(s).

**We recommend that you label all personal items brought to camp to easier identify when lost.

Rock climbing, like baseball or soccer, is an active sport and scrapes and bumps are not uncommon. It is our job to ensure that minor injuries are handled with care. Blisters are not uncommon on the hands and feet when learning to climb. If you see blisters on your child, please help communicate these hot spots to the coaches so they can help keep your climber comfortable.
Traditionally, climbing shoes are worn barefoot, but socks can help cut back on blisters when climbing shoes are worn for long periods of time. In the unlikely event of a major medical concern parents will be contacted immediately by program staff.
Skin care is important to new climbers. You are using a new part of your body to hold yourself on vertical terrain and it takes time for skin to develop climbing calluses. Everyone’s body produces moisture differently, and sweaty hands can be the difference of success and failure in climbing. For a beginner climber, developing your first set of calluses is a major milestone.

Tips and tricks:

  • Chalk can help! Momentum encourages the use of a chalk ball in a chalk bag for new climbers.
  • Pay attention to your hands after each climb, if the skin feels hot and/or turns red it might be an indication that it’s time to stop climbing for the day and let the calluses begin to form.
  • Keep hands clean and hydrated- wash hands free of chalk immediately after climbing and use oil based moisturizers regularly.
  • If you develop blisters and flappers (when a blister pops and leaves a flap of skin) use a small bit of tape over affected area while on the climbing wall to prevent further damage.

YES! 2019 Summer Camps are right around the corner! You can expect to see job openings appearing on our Momentum employment page sometime in February.

Interviews will begin in March and we plan to wrap up our Summer Camp hiring sometime in April.

Staff training will take place in June, as camps begin on June 24th.