After School Recreation

at the Adventure Centre

Rock Stars

at Clip ‘n Climb

Rock Stars at Clip ‘n Climb is an exciting after school programme where participants can have fun learning new skills, increase their confidence and develop their co-ordination, balance, movement and problem solving abilities.

This action packed after school programme has been created for children between the age of 6 and 9 years who want to develop their climbing skills in a positive and fun environment. The programme runs for four sessions – the first four weeks of the term, and the last four weeks of the term. Children can opt to do a part or full term depending on what suits them.
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Information & Timetable
Rock Stars is a four week long after school programme held during the school term in Clip’n Climb. Each Rock Stars course has an experienced climbing instructor guiding the children through the classes, in groups of no more than fifteen participants. Rock Stars is a simple developmental programme which is designed to teach and reinforce the fundamental skills of climbing. Throughout the course each participant will have the opportunity to do the Leap of Faith and the Vertical Slide. The same course is delivered each term, and young climbers are more than welcome to attend more than one course.

Every student receives:
* 4 coached 1 hour sessions
* Certificate of Achievement
* 2 x complimentary Clip ‘n Climb passes

A parent or caregiver needs to present in the facility while the programme is running
Term 3 2019 Tuesdays – Tuesday 23 July to Tuesday 13 August
Term 3 2019 Thursdays – Thursday 25 July to Thursday 15 August

Term 3 2019 Tuesdays – Tuesday 27 August to Tuesday 17 September
Term 3 2019 Thursdays – Thursday 29 August to Thursday 19 September

$60 per 4 week course

4pm – 5pm



Billy Goats

on the Climbing Wall

A great introduction to climbing.  Students will learn and develop skills in basic climbing technique and the safe belaying of others.  

This course is designed for school students (minimum 9yrs of age) who are keen to experience indoor top rope climbing in a fun, safe and controlled environment with a friendly, experienced instructor.

Participants will be assessed for a Top Rope Belay Licence towards the end of the course.  This is a prerequisite for joining the Flying Geckos Climbing Club for those under 13 years old.
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Information & Timetable

* Top rope belaying
* Knots (figure 8, stopper knot, etc)
* Basic elements of climbing (holds, movement, balance, resting, etc)
* Climbing techniques (lay backs, bridging, twist locks, etc)
* Bouldering safety
* Adventure based learning (ABL) activities and games
* Basic abseiling

At the end of each term if the participants who have learned the required skills are awarded a belay licence. This means that even if they are below our age limit of 13 they can still belay (under a guardian’s supervision). Normally we do not allow persons under the age of 13 to belay, so it’s a special privilege to belay under age.

Obtaining a belay licence also means that participants can progress into the Flying Geckos youth club or move into the Peak Panthers after school programme. However progressing into the Peak Panthers requires instructor permission as well as a belay licence.

Term Dates

Term 3 2019 – Monday 22 July to Friday 27 September

Monday Tuesday Friday
4pm – 5:30pm 4pm – 5:30pm 4pm – 5:30pm

$175 per term
Select which day suits you best.



Peak Panthers

on the Climbing Wall

Peak Panthers is a year long course broken up over the four school terms. Each term has a specific focus. Term 1 focuses on improving the participant’s climbing skills, Term 2 teaches abseiling, Term 3 focuses on lead climbing and Term 4 combines all of these skills.

You can join throughout the year, but Term 4 is a bit different, it combines skills from the previous terms and therefore requires that participants have attended at least Term 1, Term 2 or Term 3.

Peak Panthers may not be suitable for younger participants or those who have a fear of heights, we recommend attending Billy Goats as a starter course if your child hasn’t climbed before. Instructors will assess and give sign off to attend Peak Panthers once the skills have been attained from the Billy Goats course.
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Information & Timetable

2019 Programme

Term 1 focuses on improving climbing ability:

  • Reinforcement of belaying skills.
  • Bouldering spotting and safety.
  • Understanding of how climbs are graded.
  • Knot tying.
  • Climbing competition.
    Term 2 focuses on abseiling:

  • Reinforcement of climbing and belaying skills
  • Abseiling
  • Self-protected abseiling
  • Knot tying
  • Ascending and descending rope
  • Setting up their own abseil
    Term 3 focuses on lead climbing:

  • Reinforcement of top rope belaying skills
  • Reinforcement of spotting skills
  • Reinforcement of climbing technique
  • Using an ATC style belay device
  • Lead belaying
  • Lead climbing
  • Knot tying
    Term 4 focuses on combining the previous 3 terms:

  • Reinforcement of abseiling skills
  • Reinforcement of lead climbing skills
  • Improving the climbing grade of each participant, while lead climbing
  • Climbing on the roof
  • Transitioning from lead climbing to abseiling
  • Knot tying (all previously taught knots)
  • ABL activities focusing on team work and problem solving
    If participants find a particular activity too difficult or scary they can focus on another aspect of climbing instead, like improving technique, knot tying etc. However they will be encouraged to give the activity a good attempt.

    Entry into Peak Panthers requires completion of Billy Goats or staff approval, for children aged 10 years+

    Term Dates

    Term 3 2019 – Wednesday 24 July to Thursday 26 September

    Wednesday Thursday
    5pm – 6:30pm 5pm – 6:30pm




    in the Alpine Lodge room

    Sign up to our archery club and learn the skills, techniques and practice to get you on target!

    Our instructors will teach you all you need to know to get you shooting accurately and building on your skills.

    It’s a lot of fun!
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    Term 3 2019 – Monday 22 July to Thursday 26 September

    4pm – 4:45pm

    $150 per term, limited to 6 participants per session




    P 03 377 3000   E

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