White Mountain Climbing Camp

White Mountain Climbing Camp focuses on the fundamentals of rock climbing through our low student-to-instructor ratio. First, we cover the basics, and then we embark on adventures at large cliffs throughout New Hampshire’s White Mountains region. Ultimately, students experience the freedom and pleasure of climbing rock in beautiful places.

Based out of our New Hampshire summer boarding school, a typical week at White Mountain Climbing Camp might include:

  • Climbing routes with varying levels of challenge at local cliffs, such as Cannon, Cathedral or Whitehorse
  • Learning the basics of gear placement and anchor building
  • Climbing legendary multi-pitch routes, like the Whitney Gilman on Cannon Cliff or Thin Air on Cathedral
  • Learning to sport climb at the famous Rumney rock climbing area
  • Gaining a thorough understanding of what practices make climbing safe and unsafe
While not at the cliffs participants will also:

  • Climb in our spectacular climbing gym, which is 38 feet tall and over 3,000 square feet, including 500 square feet of steep terrain for bouldering
  • Form new friendships with like-minded teenage climbing enthusiasts
  • Swim in local bodies of water
  • Participate in evening activities such as Ultimate Frisbee, movie watching, and games night (pool, ping pong, foosball) in our student lounge 
  • Lodge in The White Mountain School’s dorms
  • Eat delicious food in our dining hall, including organic fare grown right here in The White Mountain School’s garden

Travel Information:

Arrive in Manchester, NH airport (MHT) noon and 1 pm opening day.
Depart Manchester, NH airport (MHT) no later than 2 pm closing day.

*Please schedule flights as close as possible to 9 am both ways to avoid airport delays!
*If your child is flying as an Unaccompanied Minor, a White Mountain Climbing Camp instructor with a White Mountain Climbing Camp shirt will meet your child at the gate. We will announce your specific U.M. escort in May. For now, please try to list "White Mountain Climbing Camp Representative" and our phone and address "603-616-1610, 371 West Farm Rd. Bethlehem, NH 03574."

We will meet in the center of the Manchester Airport (MHT) baggage claim area by the stairs between noon and 1pm. Our instructors will be wearing White Mountain Climbing Camp shirts. Please let us know if you would prefer to drop off your student at the WMS campus between 1 and 3pm at the beginning of the trip
Thank you for a great 2014 season! To inquire about the 2015 White Mountain Climbing Camp please contact Gabe and Joanna Boisseau at wmsclimbing@whitemountain.org


for White Mountain Climbing Camp instructors, Tim Deroehen and Alexa Siegel, in this video from Bates College:
Session 1 Dates: July 11 - July 18, 2015 ($1395, 1 week) 
Session 2 Dates: July 19 - August 1, 2015 ($2595, 2 weeks) 

Sign up by January 1st, 2015 for a $100 discount.

Expert Instructors:

  • Joanna  Boisseau 

    Co-Director of WMS Climbing Camp; Academic Coach
    603-444-2928 x318
    Johnson State College - MEd
    University of Massachusettes - BA
  • Gabriel  Boisseau 

    Co-Director of WMS Climbing Camp; Science Department Chair
    603-444-2928 x251
    Lyndon State College - BS
  • Freddie  Wilkinson 

  • Janet  Bergman 

  • Benjamin  Mirkin 

    Assistant Professor
    University of New Hampshire - Ph.D.
    University of Northern Colorado - MA
    University of Delaware - BS
  • Sydney  McNair 

  • Hiapo  Emmons-Shaw 

    History Department Chair
    603-444-2928 x256
    Plymouth State University - BA
  • Alex  Teixeira 



371 West Farm Road  .  Bethlehem, New Hampshire 03574  . 
p. 603.444.2928  .  f. 603.444.1258
Founded in 1886 and set in the beautiful White Mountains of Northern New Hampshire, The White Mountain School is a coeducational New England college preparatory boarding and day school for grades 9-PG.