Climb Up

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Climb Up So Kids Can Grow Up

Whether you’re a seasoned or "just starting to get healthy" athlete with a goal to get fit, a corporate group looking for a way to help African children or a family in search of an enjoyable outing that benefits an AIDS charity, Climb Up offers challenges of all types. 

Our most popular event is Climb Up Kilimanjaro, with teams scheduled throughout the year. Whether you are an individual, part of a corporate team or are wanting to reach the Roof of AFrica with a good friend, there is an amazing experience awaiting you. Through our partnership with Summit Expedition and Nomadic Experiences (SENE), we are able to offer you the best possible time in Kilimanjaro.  With organic food, a stay at the Mbahe Farm Cottages, and stellar guiding services, this is a trip to remember.

If you are interested in joining an existing team or want to go on a customized trip, please don't hesitate to contact us.  And, check out the short presentation from the October 2011 Women's Team.

Climb Up the World takes place on various dates throughout the year.  These events range from climbing gym days to a walk in Nigeria or a hike in a park.  We are quite flexible and will work with you to create a fun event that will get you outdoors and will help save lives in Africa.  Teams or individuals or all ages and abilities participate anywhere you happen to be. 

The folks at Solid Rock Climbers for Christ are another group that supports our work in Africa.  Every year, climbers face challenges at Chandlers Mountain Challenge and raise funds for our kiddos.  If you are in the area in February, be sure to join these climbers in having fun and saving lives.

Some things done during this self-directed charity challenge:

  • A horse trail ride - they did "climb up a horse"!
  • Climbing gyms around the country held competitions and special days, donating proceeds to AFCA
  • A team of two climbed in Utah and had a blast while at it
  • A cycling team rode 10 hours and climbed 4,000 vertical miles
  • A walk-a-thon was held in PA, with the youngest walker raising the most funds
  • Smith Rock Detour donates part of their proceeds to AFCA
  • A daughter and father went on a long hike on the Appalachian Trail
  • A team of three competed in an adventure race and proudly wore Climb Up t-shirts



Get involved today and make a child's life better!


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American Foundation for Children with AIDS
6221 Blue Grass Avenue

Harrisburg, PA 17112

Tel: (888) 683-8323

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