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Youth Climbing Club

$10

At RoKC, the goal of our Youth Program Team is to create a welcoming, fun environment where children feel they belong and can thrive. We work to cultivate a community of confident, motivated, supportive, and respectful mini-crushers to prepare them for climbing and life; and that’s just the beginning.

Led by our amazing RoKC Youth Coaches, your child will learn to build a sense of trust, confidence, and self-efficacy. We maintain a ratio of 1:6 coach to climber ratio allowing us to get to know your child and customize their experiential learning. Our Youth Programs are available for ages 8 to 17 years old. At Climbing Club, we meet your climber where they are to help them reach their full potential. Climbing Clubs are run in the Spring and Autumn semesters with progressive programming to help your child learn and grow.

All Climbing Club memberships include a full membership to RoKC! As long as a student is enrolled in Climbing Club, they may also attend Open Gym (with adult supervision).


Recreational Climbing Club

Recreational Climbing Club focuses on children who are interested in learning to climb or already enjoy the sport. The semester is designed for kids to become proficient with basic climbing movement, techniques, teamwork and simply have fun! No climbing experience necessary.

Program Details:

  • Ages: 8 - 12yrs

  • Dates: Week of August 26th through week of December 16th (no club the week of Thanksgiving!)

  • Club is on Monday or Wednesday

  • Time: 4:30-6:00pm

  • Instructed by RoKC Youth Coaches (1:6 coach to climber ratio)

  • Maximum 12 climbers

  • Cost: $120 a month, first month is pro-rated; final month is not pro-rated and the youth gym membership will finish at the end of the month.

What's Included:

  • Club includes gym membership- minors must be accompanied by an adult during Open Gym hours

  • Membership includes shoes and harness rentals

  • Climbers get one guest pass per month

  • End of the semester celebration on the last night of club!


Advanced Climbing Club

The Advanced Climbing Club focuses on children who are very interested in climbing and potentially want to join the Climbing Team. The semester is designed for kids to become proficient with basic and advanced climbing movement, techniques, risk management, and teamwork. And of course, have fun! Some climbing experience is recommended, but motivation is the main ingredient for a kiddo to love the Advanced Climbing Club. Youth climbers who show focus, maturity, and the will to continually improve may be invited to try out for the RoKC Competitive Climbing Team.

Program Details:

  • Ages: 8 - 12yrs

  • Dates: Week of August 26th through week of December 16th (no club the week of Thanksgiving!)

  • Club meets Tuesday and Thursday

  • Time: 4:30-6:30pm

  • Instructed by RoKC Youth Coaches (1:6 coach to climber ratio)

  • Max 12 climbers

  • Cost: $180 a month, gear rentals are an additional $20 per month. First month is pro-rated; final month is not pro-rated and the youth gym membership will finish at the end of the month.


What's Included:

  • Club includes gym membership- minors must be accompanied by an adult during Open Gym hours

  • This membership does NOT include gear rentals. Gear rentals are an additional $20 per month.

  • Climbers get one guest pass per month

  • End of the semester celebration on the last night of club!


High School Climbing Club

High School Climbing Club focuses on teens who are very interested in climbing and potentially want to join the Climbing Team. The semester is designed for teens to become proficient with basic and advanced climbing movement and techniques, risk management, and teamwork. These climbers are presented with the opportunity to learn top rope belaying, lead climbing, and discover if they are interested in competing. And of course, have fun! Climbing experience is recommended, but motivation is the main ingredient for your teen to love High School Climbing Club. Youth climbers who show focus, maturity, and the will to continually improve may be invited to try out for the RoKC (Competitive) Climbing Team.

Program Details:

  • Ages: 13 - 17yrs

  • Dates: Week of August 26th through week of December 16th (no club the week of Thanksgiving!)

  • Club meets Tuesday and Thursday

  • Time: 4:30-6:30pm

  • Instructed by RoKC Youth Coaches (1:6 coach to climber ratio)

  • Max 6 climbers

  • Cost: $180 a month, gear rentals are an additional $20 per month. First month is pro-rated; final month is not pro-rated and the youth gym membership will finish at the end of the month.

What's Included:

  • Club includes gym membership- minors must be accompanied by an adult during Open Gym hours

  • This membership does not include gear rentals, gear rentals are an additional $20 per month.

  • Climbers get one guest pass per month

  • End of the semester celebration on the last night of club!


Registration: To sign up, please email or call Catherine Arensberg at catherine@climbkc.com or 816.260.2557. There is a $10 sign-up fee to hold your spot. Full payment for Climbing Club is due the first day of club. Please help your child to arrive on time so the class can start together. Please speak with your Youth Coach or call the gym ahead if your child is running late.

Cancellation policy Enrollment is for the entire semester. There is a $50 cancellation fee for dropping out before the end of the semester.
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