Come along with us and spend the week at Quarry Park Adventure Camp! We did the Summer Camp but starting August 17 the after school camp with the same adventures starts. Keep reading for all the details on the adventures, activities, requirements and how they are keeping us all safe.
Built within a former quarry our adventure began with keeping all the campers safe. Masks are required, limited capacity, temp checks and lots of hand sanitizing. Every camper gets their own set of gloves and equipment to keep from sharing.
“Quarry Kidz Kove is large enough to entertain 72 young explorers and their parents at one time. Also a part of Kidz Kove, you’ll have a blast getting lost in Miner’s Maze and finding your way out — a fun challenge sure to bring smiles and laughter!”
Campers are in small groups by age so Alice, 7 and Braden, 8 were in different groups. Alice’s group activity adventures included:
- Kidz Kove
- Paddle Boats
- Free Fall
- Rock Climbling
For Braden’s Age, 8 and weight his adventures included:
- Kidz Kove
- Arts and Snacks
- Free Fall
- Rock Climbing
- Zip Lining
- Paddle Boats
The experience my kids had at Quarry Park Adventure Camp was like nothing else. Watching Braden fly above my head made me both terrified and proud.
Braden said the best part about the day is the ability to choose what you want to do and then keep on doing that. Braden spent the first couple days checking out the rappel but never doing it, day 3 was the day! Can you blame him for not wanting to walk straight off and down? Once he got the first jump in he was hooked and did it over and over again.
Riding the zip line From 60-feet above the pit of Big Gun Quarry, you’ll race at more than 30 miles-per-hour! Riders must be between 70-250 lbs and not be afraid of heights. While Braden was busy flying through the air Alice was busy doing crafts and paddle boats. The camp counselors did a great job of keeping everyone safe and both kids loved their counselors!
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ―Nelson Mandela
Looking at this wall it looked impossible to me! The rock wall staff was so kind and helpful to Braden as he struggled to get up and going. They tried switching Braden to an easier track up and were so encouraging, it was so heart warming to see. The staff were so respectful and never had anything but positive and helpful things to say the the kids.
While Braden tackled the wall Alice was able to do arts and crafts with her friends! Each day she came home raving about their different activities and always had a bag full of really neat projects like stained glass and her favorite painted rocks! Another way the staff kept everyone safe besides social distancing and extra sanitation was no sharing of supplies, Alice had her own art supplies at her spot.
Looking ahead to this fall, Quarry Park will be offering an after school program for kids ages 6 and up. “During our After School Adventure Program, rock climbing, our Kidz Kove, and aerial challenge courses are just a few adventure activities your kids could experience here in the heart of Rocklin, CA. After School Adventure Program spaces are available by the day and each adventurer will be able to participate in activities geared toward their age and weight. You can find registration and more information here including the schedule and pricing.
We all know that I am always looking for a great deal and the best value, this camp was truly that! Our camp was 8-12 everyday, (after school schedule can be found here) and when I compared the price for camp to a babysitter, I couldn’t pay less for a sitter and they’re not getting these experiences at home. Getting the kids outside while keeping them protected has been difficult in these times, but Quarry Park did a great job putting my mind at ease and keeping my kiddos safe.
Let me know if you have any questions about taking your family to Quarry Park Adventures! I would love to chat and help you plan an experience like no other right in our own backyard of Rocklin, California!