Youth Climbing Programs at City Summit
Enrol your child in a climbing course and they will be learning more than just a fun recreational activity. Our Kids Climbing Courses teach your child essential skills and techniques of rock climbing but also focus on;
- Team building
- Self confidence and co-ordination
- Goal setting and achievement
- Safety impact and minimisation
The Kids Club (ages 7+) and ‘Pebbles’ Kids Club (ages 4 – 7) Programs are designed to accept students on a term-by-term or yearly basis with each new term commencing on week 1 of each school term. The curriculum follows competency of skills in top roping, bouldering, knots, rope work, equipment safety and maintenance. More advanced students can be introduced to lead climbing and ongoing students who have passed prescribed skills can focus on their climbing techniques.
The instructor/student ratio is kept small so your child receives the attention they deserve. Classes are run by our experienced instructors who maintain a progress sheet on each student and will work with them to achieve goals, monitor progress and provide feedback.
Students with a dedication to pursue climbing a little more seriously may be offered the opportunity to join the ‘Youth Squad’; City Summit’s competition and performance team. Youth Squad students attend two intensive training sessions a week with a strong focus on individual feedback, progress monitoring and goal setting. Students enrolled in the Youth Squad program are eligible for sponsorship to national and international competitions.
Parents are encouraged to get involved in our classes by assisting with belaying or other activities. Of course you are also welcome to show support from the café mezzanine (*reopening early 2018) or alternatively drop your child off at the centre for their class time.
Classes run during the school term and are available in three time slots. Our Pebbles program operates on Mondays only.
New students starting our kids climbing courses have the option of commencing on a trial on week one of each term; standard entry rates apply. Our programs are also designed to accept students at any time during the term. Enrolment fees are calculated as a pro-rated amount based on the number of classes left for the term.
Mondays or Wednesdays 4:15pm to 6:15pm
Cost per student is $280* per term.
Saturdays or Sundays 8am to 11am
Cost per student is $360* per term.
*Siblings receive 10% discount on tuition fees when enrolled during the same term.
- Free membership to the gym (encouraging students to climb more frequently at no extra charge)
- Free gear hire;
- shoes, harness and chalk bag hire
- Invitations to kids club exclusive events
- Snack fruit platter each class
- 10% Discount* off purchases made in the City Summit Pro Shop or Cafe (reopening 2018)
- Jump the queue on entry – No waiting at reception for entry
- Access to free WiFi and Fox Sports Channels
*City Summit now offers a direct debit option for kids attending a full term course (10 weeks). This is calculated at $36 per week for Saturday classes and $28 per week for Monday and Wednesday classes. For more information please email us or ask instore.
School Holidays Program
For information on our kids school holiday course and discount entry offer, please visit our School Holiday page.
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