We run three programs a year through the fall, winter and spring seasons, with a break in the summer. No experience is necessary, all levels are welcome.
Each season is approximately 10 weeks long. The upcoming spring 2013 season starts the week of April 8th-11th. Registration is now open.
There are a number of categories available for a variety of ages. All newcomers are placed in the 'all levels groups', to be eligible for the 'experienced groups' climbers must have completed a youth program with us before and asked by our head instructors to move up.
Ages 10 - 12 All Levels Group (4 Spots Left)
Tuesdays 4:30pm - 6:30pm & Sundays 9am - 11am
First Day: Tuesday April 9th
Ages 13 - 18 All Levels Group (3 Spots Left)
Wednesdays 4:30pm - 6:30pm & Sundays 9am - 11am
First Day: Wednesday April 10th
Ages 10 - 12 Experienced Group (1 Spot Available)
Thursdays 4:30pm - 6:30pm & Sundays 11am - 1pm
First Day: Thursday April 11th
Ages 13 - 18 Experienced Group (Full)
Mondays 4:30pm - 6:30 pm & Sundays 11am - 1pm
First Day: Monday April 8th
Competitive Team ages 10 - 19 (Full)
First Day: Monday September 10th
All Youth Programs Include:
Sessions typically start with a warm up time followed by stretches. Sessions include both one-on-one scheduled instructor time where each climber has an instructor all to themselves to help them work on whatever climb or level they are currently working on, and group sessions, where climbers are split into groups of similar ability to work on a specific drill/technique/activity suitable for their ability. There is also a specific lesson/drill portion of each session, where we teach a set of specific techniques or run drills/exercises to practice them. Sessions all end with a final round of stretches. On weekends, sessions run a bit different, we open the gym up early for the youth program (we have the gym all to ourselves until noon) so we combine two youth groups at once and bring in a few more instructors to help.
Our head instructors, Kellen and Kerry are present at all the sessions and are both experienced climbers indoors and outdoors. Between them, they have competition experience in setting routes, judging, forerunning and competing at the highest levels. This will be the 9th season they've ran the program and they both have prior experience working with kids of all ages. We have a whole crew of instructors that help us carry out the lessons/drills and helping the kids one-on-one, they are all strong climbers as well, made up from the gym's staff, a couple of our regular members and a few strong members from our youth competitive team, there's a great mix of styles and experiences for the kids to draw advice from.
To reserve your spot we require a $100+HST non-refundable deposit paid up front. The rest is payable on the first day. Payment can be made over the phone by VISA/MC or in person at the gym.
If you have any questions feel free to email us at email@example.com or give us a call at the gym 613-739-4074, ask to speak to Kellen or Kerry.