After School Recreation

at the Adventure Centre

Rock Stars

at Clip ‘n Climb

5-7 years
 
Rock Stars at Clip ‘n Climb is fun-based climbing time to boost the confidence and physical skills of the participants. Rock Stars serves as a basic introduction to climbing and is focused on having fun rather than learning new skills. Parent participation not required but encouraged.

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

Every student receives:
* 4 coached 1 hour sessions
* Certificate of Achievement
* Unlimited Clip ‘n Climb access for the following school holiday period – bookings essential!

A parent or caregiver needs to be present in the facility while the programme is running
 

COST
$60 per 4 week course
Choose which day suits you best

Mondays Thursdays
4pm – 5pm 4pm – 5pm

 

 

Tree Frogs

at Clip ‘n Climb

7-9 years
 
Tree Frogs is skills development focused programme, allowing participants to cross over from climbing on auto belays to top rope climbing on the rock climbing wall. Our instructor will actively encourage and teach participants entry level climbing skills, rather than just being a fun-based programme. Tree Frogs is designed to bridge the gap between Rock Stars and Billy Goats.

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

Every student receives:
* 4 coached 1 hour sessions
* Certificate of Achievement
* Unlimited Clip ‘n Climb access for the following school holiday period – bookings essential!

A parent or caregiver are required to assist their child with this programme.
 

COST
$70 per 4 week course

Tuesdays
4pm – 5pm

 

 

Billy Goats

on the Climbing Wall

9-13 years
 
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

Learn:
* 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.

Parents are required to attend the first session of each term, after that they can be dropped off and collected at the end of the session.

Term Dates
Monday Tuesday Friday
4pm – 5pm 4pm – 5pm 4pm – 5pm

 
COST
$150 per term (10 weeks)
Select which day suits you best.

 

 
 

Peak Panthers

on the Climbing Wall

9-13 years
 
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

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

    COST
    $175 per term (10 weeks)
    Select which day suits you best.

     

     

    Archery

    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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    Timetable
    Term 3 2019 – Monday 22 July to Thursday 26 September

    Thursday
    4pm – 4:45pm

    $150 per term (10 weeks), limited to 6 participants per session

     

     

    Contact

    P 03 377 3000   E climb@ymcachch.org.nz

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