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School Vacation Camps

Smilie  Afterschool  Adventures

As part of a new partnership with Smilie Memorial School, Petra Cliffs Climbing Center will be running a nature-based afterschool program every month on early-dismissal Wednesdays. Campers will spend each day focusing on a different part of the natural community around Smilie School. They will move like mammals, hunt for salamanders, and more. Come hike, play, and explore the natural world right here in your backyard!

  • September 13, October 11, November 8, December 6 from 12:15 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Registration opens August 16th at 9:45 AM.
  • Drop off & pick up at Smilie Memorial School, Bolton, VT

Please email our Youth Programs Manager at camps@ with any questions.

Indoor Vacation Camp

Join Petra Cliffs on your days off from school and we will climb, play games, and have plenty of fun! Climbers will have the opportunity to climb with other kids in a recreational and instructional setting, while also having the opportunity to go on local, seasonally - appropriate outdoor adventures. Our goal for this vacation camp is to provide a structured atmosphere for kids to learn new climbing skills and vocabulary while having fun monkeying around with peers. Activities will be indoors and outdoors since we love to climb, but would never pass up the opportunity to make a great snowman!

  • Children must be 8 years old by the first day of camp
  • We offer Vacation Camp during Thanksgiving Break, December Holiday Break, February and April Vacation Weeks during the school year.

  • Prior registration is REQUIRED for all camps. We are not offering drop-in registrations at this time.
  • Cancellation policy is the same as our SumMAT Camp policy

Looking for something fun for your child to do this summer? We offer a variety of summer camp options through our Summer Mountain Adventure Training (SumMAT) program