Staff instruct a Climbing Merit Badge class

MaKaJaWan has a new climbing facility!  We have constructed a four-sided, 50 foot tower.  The new tower has three climbing faces of varying difficulty and one face dedicated exclusively to rappelling.  The design allows scouts to top out and enjoy the views from the top deck.

The new tower, located next to the Zip Line at the South end of the lake, offers a challenge for scouts interested in reaching new heights.  During A, B, C, and D Blocks, we offer Climbing and Search and Rescue Merit Badges to all who are interested. Stay tuned in the dining hall for details about the night climb.  Test your balance on the slack line or work on your technique with some bouldering.  Our qualified staff can help you learn to climb if you’re a beginner or help you train if you’re an experienced climber.  The merit badge and the wall in general is suggested for older Scouts (13 and up) but activities for all age groups are available.  In addition, leaders have the opportunity to complete Climb On Safely training.  For the more dedicated, Climbing Instructor Training is also available (note: this is a detailed course that is time-intensive).

Activities

Climbing Merit Badge

Search and Rescue Merit Badge

Open/Troop Climb

  • Registration: Troops must sign up in person and in advance, at the Welcome Center. Spaces are reserved on a “first come, first served” basis.

Note:  Scouts must be at least 13 years old or have the Climbing Merit Badge to participate in open/troop climbs.

Merit Badges:

Additional Opportunities:

  • Climb on Safely Training
  • Slack Lining
  • Speed Climb
  • Climbing Instructor Training.
  • Bouldering Wall (All ages!)

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