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On the Edge

Read, sign, and bring the following to Camp Check-In:
One form is for indoor climbing; the other is for outdoor climbing. What to Bring
  • 2 one-liter water bottles for the days you are out climbing.
  • Small day pack (school backpack) for carrying personal items such as a sack lunch and extra clothes during the day.
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Rain gear
Suggested Clothing
  • Loose-fitting, comfortable, outdoor clothing (sweatpants, longer shorts, T-shirts).
  • Lightweight pants are encouraged for outdoor climbing
  • Shirts should be long enough to be tucked in while climbing
  • Extra pair of hiking or athletic shoes to hike to the climbing areas is advisable
  • Warm clothes for night or an occasionally chilly day
You will not climb if the rock is wet, but you can still hike or work on set-ups.

Climbing Equipment
You do not need to bring any climbing equipment. Adventure Rock will provide everything including your climbing shoes. Climbing shoes will help improve your climb.

Climbing By Choice
There will be different levels of challenges for you to set as your goals. At all times, you decide how high you want to go and how difficult you want to make it. The staff and your fellow climbers will encourage you to climb to your best ability every step of the way. We want you to love climbing! In order to do that, you need to be in control and decide what is best for you.

Medical Care
Your counselors are first aid and CPR certified, so they will help with any minor medical needs.

Tentative Schedule
Arrival Day: Meet your new climbing friends. Prepare equipment and supplies for the week.
Day One: Go to Adventure Rock Indoor Climbing Gym in Pewaukee, WI for 4-5 hours of climbing and lessons. We will take a charted school bus or a 12-passenger van.
Day Two: Pack up and ride to Devil's Lake State Park and set up camp.
Day Three: Meet the climbing staff from Adventure Rock and climb until you are ready to stop for the day.
Day Four: Another day of climbing, then ride back to Camp Alice Chester!
Last Day: Share stories and get ready for Camp Check-out.

You will ride in a camp van that holds 12 passengers driven by one of our trained and qualified staff members. Remember that the van has to hold twelve people, luggage, plus some of the community belongings and food so make sure to pack light!
If you need additional information, contact the Seasonal Camp Director, Kim "Storm" Wood at kwood@gswise.org or 414-443-3997