YOUTH CLIMBING

CLIMBING WITH KIDS

Looking to drop in with the kids? Take a look below to see what you need to know.

Children 6 and older are welcome to climb as long as they are supervised directly by an adult (18+).

Supervision ratios are as follows:

 

6-7 years old : 1:1

  • Supervisors may not climb.
  • The supervising adult should always be an arms length away. While your child is on the wall, you should be watching attentively from the side of the mats.

 

8-10 years old : 1:2

  • Supervisors may not climb.
  • Staff members should be able to determine at all times who the responsible adult is. This means kids should always be within your line of sight.

 

11-13 years old : 1:2

  • Supervisors may climb, but should always be in the vicinity of the youth they are supervising.
  • Staff members should be able to determine at all times who the responsible adult is. This means kids should always be within your line of sight.

 

Please note that our facility caters to a wide range of climbers of varying ages and experience levels. While we all love to have fun, climbers must be ready to share our space in a safe and respectable way.

 

  • All climbers and supervisors must receive a safety orientation upon their first visit.
  • Supervisors must actively watch their climber. This means staying together and staying off your phone. We are counting on you to be their eyes and ears!
  • Youth 16 and under are forbidden from using training equipment such as rowers, stationary bikes, campus boards, hangboard and weights.
  • Mats must be kept clear at all times. No running or playing on mats.
  • Climbers must always maintain at least a 2 meter radius from others while on the wall. Assess before getting on the wall whether or not your climbs and fall zones overlap.

All minors (under 18) must have a waiver completed by their parent/legal guardian.

 

COMPLETE A WAIVER HERE

 

 

 

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YOUTH PROGRAMMING

For details on how to register, or to be added to our Youth Programs mailing list, please reach out to our Youth Program Coordinator, Dominique, at dhurst@sevenbaysbouldering.com.

REC TEAM (8-12)


The 8-12 year old recreational group is geared towards our youngest climbers. Lessons will be structured around a mix of games, technique lessons and of course, lots of time on the wall!

New climbers will learn the basics of technique and footwork, while those with previous experience will get to build and improve on fundamentals. Emphasis will be placed on exploration of movement and fostering an enjoyment of the sport.

Requirements:

All experience levels welcomed.
No tryouts necessary. Registration will be held on a first come first served basis.
An enthusiasm for climbing is a must!

 

  • AGE: 8-12 years old
  • RATIO: 5 athletes / coach
  • LOCATION: Bayers Lake
  • TIME SLOTS: 1 day / week
    • Sunday 8:30am-9:45am
    • Sunday 12:30pm-1:45pm
    • Sunday 2:15pm-3:30pm
  • MEMBERSHIP: Included at both Seven Bays locations for the duration of the semester
  • DURATION: 11 sessions starting on April 3rd, 2022
  • PRICE / SEMESTER: $275 + tax

REC TEAM (13-16)


The 13-16 year old recreation group is a great fit for teens who are looking to explore the sport of climbing in a welcoming environment. Lessons will center around a mix of technique lessons, group activities and lots of time on the wall.

New climbers will learn the basics of technique and footwork, while those with previous experience will get to build and improve on fundamentals. This class offers the perfect mix of physical, mental and social engagement that teens crave.

Requirements:
All experience levels welcomed.
No tryouts necessary. Registration will be held on a first come first served basis.
An enthusiasm for climbing is a must!

  • AGE: 13-16 years old
  • RATIO: 5 athletes / coach
  • LOCATION: Bayers Lake
  • Time Slots: 1 day / week
    • Sunday 10:15am to 12:00pm
    • Sunday 4:00pm to 5:45pm
  • MEMBERSHIP: Included at both Seven Bays locations for the duration of the semester
  • DURATION: 11 sessions starting April 3rd, 2022
  • PRICE / SEMESTER: $275 + tax
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PRE-COMPETITIVE TEAM


Our Pre-Competitive program serves as a stepping stone to our Competitive Team. Pre-Competitive climbers climb once a week with the Recreational Team, and once a week with the Competitive Team.

Climbers will continue to refine fundamental skills, while starting to introduce more advanced movement and a structured training schedule.

Commitment

1 Recreational Team class per week:

  • 8-12 year old Recreational Team, Sundays 8:30am-9:45am (1.25hrs)
  • 8-12 year old Recreational Team, Sundays 12:30pm-1:45pm (1.25hrs)
  • 13-16 year old Recreational Team, Sundays 10:15am-12:00pm (1.75hrs)

1 Competitive Team class per week:

  • Wednesdays 4:30pm-6:30pm (2hrs)

Requirements:

Must have completed at least 1 semester of our Recreational Program (or equivalent)
Shows focus and dedication during class
Can demonstrate fundamental climbing techniques on the wall
Must have a thorough understanding of the sport (terminology, movement vocabulary)
Participation in competitions is not mandatory, but highly encouraged.
Commitment to the entire year (September-June) is expected

 

  • AGE: 10+ 
  • RATIO: 5 athletes / coach
  • LOCATION: Bayers Lake
  • COURSE SCHEDULE: 1 class of your choice from our Rec team offerings on Sundays + Wednesdays with the comp team from 4:30pm-6:30pm
  • MEMBERSHIP: Annual membership (September-August) included for both locations
  • DURATION: 71 sessions September to June
  • PRICE : $1633 + tax. Payment plans available upon request

COMPETITIVE &
SR COMPETITIVE


Our Competitive climbers climb 2-3 times per week. Athletes at this stage show a high level of dedication and motivation. A well rounded approach will focus on the mental, physical and technical aspects of the sport. A big emphasis is placed on expanding the athlete's versatility and vocabulary of movement. These training sessions will be supplemented by targeted conditioning and strengthening exercises.

Our Sr. Competitive climbers train 3 days per week, including an extra hour on Saturdays. This group consists of our most experienced athletes who are ready to push themselves.

Commitment
Competitive Team
 2-3 training sessions per week:
Mondays 4:30-6:30pm (2 hrs)
Wednesdays 4:30pm-6:30pm (2hrs)
Saturdays 9am-11am (2hrs)

Sr. Competitive Team
3 training sessions per week:
Mondays 4:30-6:30pm (2 hrs)
Wednesdays 4:30pm-6:30pm (2hrs)
Saturdays 8am-11am (3hrs)

Requirements
Shows focus and dedication in and outside class
Consistently demonstrates fundamental and advanced climbing techniques on the wall
Must have a thorough understanding of the sport (terminology, movement vocabulary)
Participation in local competitions is mandatory
Commitment to the entire year (September-May) is expected

 

 

  • AGE: 12+ for Competitive Team
    14+ for Senior Competitive Team
  • LOCATION: Bayers Lake
  • MEMBERSHIP: Annual membership (September-August) included for both locations
  • DURATION: September to May
  • PRICE :
    2 times per week: $1564 + tax. 68 classes. September-May. Partial payments available
    3 times per week: $2277 + tax. 99 classes. September-May. Partial payments available