A Lifetime Sport
Our fun filled youth program 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 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!
Beginner/Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced Youth classes are all 1 hour classes held weekly for a 10 week session. Students may attend once a week. Payment can be paid all up front or billed monthly (3 months) and participants. If a student misses a week refunds are not given.
Members $135/Session (10% Discount Applied)
(Rental Harness Included)
Additional 20% Discount for families with more than 1 child enrolled per session.
SESSION 1: BEGINS THE WEEK OF JANUARY 7TH & ENDS THE WEEK OF MARCH 17TH, 2018
SESSION 2: BEGINS THE WEEK OF APRIL 1ST & ENDS THE WEEK OF JUNE 9TH, 2018
KID’S CLIMBING PROGRAMS
Parent & Me (Age 3)
This is a fun interactive class that allows the parent and their child (age 3) 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.
We do require active participation from the parent to help keep their child involved with the class.
Wednesdays 10:30 am – 11:30 am
ANOLES (ano·le, ə-ˈnō-lē) Ages 4-5
- Anoles Beginner I
Wednesdays 9 am – 10 am OR Wednesdays 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm;
- Anoles Beginner II
Mondays 9 am – 10 am OR Mondays 4 pm – 5 pm
GECKOS Ages 6-8
- Gecko Beginner
Mondays 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm OR Wednesdays 4 pm – 5 pm
- Gecko Intermediate (Must be referred by coach)
Thursday 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
CHAMELEONS Ages 9-13
- Chameleon Beginner
Mondays 5 pm – 6 pm OR Wednesdays 5 pm – 6 pm
REGISTER YOUR BEGINNER CHAMELEON CLIMBER NOW
- Chameleon Intermediate (Must be referred by coach)
Thursdays 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
IGUANAS Ages 14-16
Thursdays 4 pm – 5 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!
Team Gemstone Hot Shots: Ages 9 and up
Gemstone is capable of holding USAC sanctioned events. We believe in the youth of the Magic Valley and their ability and desire to excel at whatever they set their minds to accomplish. It is our goal to help them achieve their goals and dreams. Team members will be exposed to some of the finest climbers in the northwest and the country and have the ability to learn and practice with the best. Here our team members hone their mental and physical skills on some of the best climbing the US has to offer. To become a member of Team Gemstone, you must have mastered the early advanced climbing skills, shown maturity in the sport, and have been referred by your instructor.
Pre-Season (October – November)
Competitive Season (January – May)
Ages 9-12 TBA
Ages 13-16 TBA
Required 2 x 1.5 hour sessions/week
Members TBD (10% Discount Applied)
Additional fees will apply to the optional travel to competitions. Fees will be dependent on destination and time requested. Overnight trips to Utah, Montana, or other states are a possibility.