Youth Climbing Programs

In a fun and engaging environment, The Crag offers youth climbing programs for kids ages 4 and older. Students in our programs will improve their confidence and learn valuable skills such as teamwork, communication, and personal and group responsibility. Our curriculum has been developed to introduce newcomers to the fundamentals of rock climbing through games and drills. For intermediate and advanced climbers, our movement based training will keep them motivated and eager to improve their technical skills. We also periodically offer free clinics to parents to introduce them to a sport that is beneficial for the whole family. The goal of our youth programs is to develop and foster an enthusiasm for rock climbing in the younger generation.

  • Recreational Team for climbers 4 and older
  • Junior Climbing Team for climbers 7-11 years old
  • Senior Climbing Team for 12-18 year old climbers
  • Competition Team for climbers 7 and older (by invitation)
  • Climbing Instruction for all ages

Recreational Climbing Team

The Crag’s Recreational Team is a great starting point for any young athlete interested in climbing. This team will focus on a full introduction to climbing movement and the importance of safety. Games will be geared towards developing body awareness and coordination. These young climbers develop confidence and camaraderie through teamwork and training.

Junior and Senior Climbing Team

The Junior and Senior Climbing team will get the boost in focus and fitness they need to reach their goals and enjoy recreational climbing at whichever level they’d like to pursue. Here we will spend more time developing advanced movement and training that is climbing specific. While competition is not a requirement of these teams, climbers can choose to attend competitions along with members of the Competition Team. However, we do ask climbers attending competitions to attend two practices a week.

Competition Team

This is The Crag’s elite climbing team and consists of our most dedicated climbers. The team will focus on creating a team of strong competitors that challenge one another to reach their climbing potential. The climbing and fitness will be focused specifically towards competition climbing.

Summer Camp

Climbing Summer Camp is a week full of exciting and challenging fun for all kids between the ages of 6 & 12. Campers will spend time each day learning basic climbing technique, climbing commands and rock climbing knots, all while participating in climbing based activities & games. We’ll provide a healthy snack & drink each day, and will have a surprise for campers on the final day.

 

If you have any questions about our youth programs and sibling discounts, email John today!