When Howard Salzberg, owner of Camp Modin in Maine, saw a recreational climbing wall for pools, he knew he wanted one for his overnight summer camp. However, there was one glitch.
“We had seen this AquaClimb product at a trade show and really liked the look of it,” says Salzberg. “It was a climbing wall used primarily for pools. But we don’t have a pool. We have a waterfront and we knew our existing dock probably wouldn’t work with this product.”
Here’s where Commercial Recreation Specialists came into play. CRS now offers a floating climbing wall dock that makes the pool-constructed AquaClimb possible on open water. It’s an innovative, new product that masters the unique challenges lake waters present.
“Waterfronts are exposed to an ever-changing environment,” says Ron Romens, CRS president. “Heavy winds, varying wave heights and depths of water all affect the structure of floating docks. Our floating climbing wall dock is specifically designed to safely accommodate these conditions for a vast array of AquaClimb walls.”
CRS takes this even one step higher. Because each waterfront location is unique, Romens and his team evaluate the site and engineer a plan specifically for that environment. “We want to give lake water enthusiasts the same climbing thrill a pool offers, yet we want to insure their safety in all lakefront conditions,” says Romens. “The AquaClimb is one of many exciting water recreational products CRS provides for waterfront and pool facilities. It’s an aquatic climbing wall that creates a rigorous challenge for explorers of all ages and skill level. When climbers summit their goal they simply let go and freefall back into the water. Built with a stainless steel frame, the AquaClimb has a transparent climbing surface so there’s nothing to block visibility and light.
So how do Camp Modin campers like the AquaClimb?
“The kids love it! It’s something they’ve never done before,” says Salzberg. “We’re always trying to add something to our program, something that’s a challenge. We have a climbing program on land, and we thought it would be fun to have one on water as well. The more activities we have, the more campers we can entertain and the more opportunities for those kids to have a meaningful camp experience.”
With the success of Camp Modin’s AquaClimb project, Commercial Recreation Specialists is pleased to announce it is now the exclusive camp and campground supplier of AquaClimb. To see more, check out our AquaClimb section here. To learn how you can get your own custom AquaClimb system, call us toll-free at 877-896-8442 or contact us.
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