GEMSTONE CLIMBING SCHOOL
Our fun filled youth climbing school will inspire confidence and spark a desire to increase climbing skill while installing the benefits of an active life style from an early age. This program is appropriate for youth 3 to 16 years of age and introduces the foundations of climbing in a fun filled environment. New climbers will learn the fundamentals of climbing terminology, technical skills, and efficiency of movement. As the child increases their climbing skills they will have the opportunity to advance to the next level (Gemstone Recreational Team) of climbing or may repeat the course for further skill development. Climbers will learn through fun and games, social interaction and of course climbing under the guidance of our climbing coaches as they improve not only their climbing skills but their life skills as well. Participants will have the chance to improve focus, teamwork, problem solving, confidence and much more. Our coaches will help climbers reach new heights and goals while improving their confidence and skills both inside the gym and out!
If your child is unsure of and new to climbing, our new Parks & Rec program introduces the wall in a low key setting with once per week instruction for 1 month.
If your child is ready to get on the wall and wants twice per week more intensive instruction, we highly recommend our Youth Climbing School to move your child quickly up in the sport of climbing with our Climbing Wall Association Certified Instructors!
Once your child has graduated our Intermediate program we offer our Youth Recreational Team and Advanced kids can move onto our Youth Competitive Climbing Team and begin travelling regionally to other gyms.
PARKS & REC YOUTH INTRO TO CLIMBING PROGRAM
We’ve teamed up with the Twin Falls The Parks & Rec Department to offer this Youth Intro to Climbing Program designed for kids who are new to climbing in a low commitment level setting. This class is once per week for one month @ $45/month, a low price point to make it easy to enter this amazing sport. This class will introduce your child to the basics of climbing and build their confidence on the walls. This is a great program for those parents and kids who are not sure of the sport and would like to be introduced in a less competitive and intense environment. Once the child has graduated from our Parks & Rec class, the next level will be to enter our Youth Climbing School to elevate their skills to the next level!
We utilize a combination of instruction and games to expose kids to the fundamentals of climbing in a fun and structured environment. All gear is included.
KID’S CLIMBING SCHOOL 6-WEEK/2x/WEEK SESSIONS
Beginner/Intermediate Youth classes are all 1 hour classes held twice per week for a 6 week session. If a student misses a class refunds are not given.
Members $135/Session (10% Discount Applied)
(Rental Harness & Shoes Included)
Additional 20% Discount for families with more than 1 child enrolled per session.
SESSION 1-2019: Begins the week January 7, 2019 and extends through February 15, 2019
SESSION 2-2019: Begins the week March 5, 2019 and extends through April 12, 2019
ANOLES (ano·le, ə-ˈnō-lē) Ages 4-5
Monday & Wednesday 9 – 10 am
GECKOS I Ages 6-8
Tuesday & Thursday 4:30 – 5:30 pm
GECKOS LEVEL II Ages 6-8 *Youth must complete Level I to move on to Level II*
Tuesday & Thursday 5 – 6 pm
CHAMELEONS I Ages 9-13
Tuesday & Thursday 5:30-6:30 pm
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CHAMELEONS LEVEL II Ages 9-13 *Youth must complete Level I to move on to Level II*
Tuesday & Thursday 6-7 pm
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IGUANAS I Ages 14-16
Tuesday & Thursday 6:30-7:30 pm
IGUANAS LEVEL II Ages 14-16 *Youth must complete Level I to move on to Level II*
Tuesday & Thursday 7-8 pm
PARENT & ME (Ages 3-4)
This is a fun interactive class that allows the parent and their child (ages 3-4) to become familiar with the basics of climbing including shoes, harnesses, ropes, climbing low and high, and comfort on the wall. This is a great class to get parents and their children working together to problem solve and work on fine and large motor skills in a fun environment.
This is a 6 week session held once per week with different pricing from our standard youth classes.
Members $80/Session (10% Discount Applied)
(Rental Harness & Shoes Included)
We do require active participation from the parent to help keep their child involved with the class.
Tuesday 5:30 – 6:30 pm
HOME SCHOOL YOUTH: Ages 5-16
The home school youth program is designed for kids of all experience levels. We utilize a combination of
instruction and games to expose kids to the fundamentals of climbing in a fun and structured environment. Climbers are broken up into age categories. This program is offered year round and all gear is included. Scheduling is based on the needs of the home school network and varies from year to year. If the available time(s) do not work for you or we are full, give us a call and we can set up a class for you!
CANCELLATION & REFUNDS
Youth climbing class cancellation must occur within 24 hours of the scheduled first class of the session and class reimbursement will be refunded the balance minus a $20 registration fee. Caveat: If the child does not like the class after the first class of their session they may cancel and be refunded the balance minus the $20 registration fee. If the child continues after the first class no further refunds will be given.
If no reservations are available for a particular class, Participants may join the waitlist. As they become available, class reservations are offered by email or text (depending on when the reservation becomes available) to Participants on the waitlist on a first come, first served basis.