After School Recreation

at the Adventure Centre

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.

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
* 1 free entry to Clip ‘n Climb

Suitable for children between the ages of 7 and 9 years old.

An adult supervision is required to attend and participate in each session.

The climbers must be wearing comfortable clothing with closed toe footwear. Running shoes are perfect. We are unable to hire footwear for use in Clip ‘n Climb. Please note that skirts are not practical when climbing unless tights are also worn.
 

COST
$90 per 4 week course

Mondays
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.

An experienced instructor leads the classes through a variety of activities over the term, one of the main focuses of Billy Goats is to teach the participants how to belay on top rope. At the end of the term participants who have successfully learnt how to belay are awarded a belay licence and will be able to belay under the minimum age (13) with guardian supervision.
 
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Information & Timetable

Learn:
* Top rope belaying
* Basic elements of climbing (holds and movement)
* Climbing techniques
* Bouldering safety
* Adventure based learning (ABL) activities and games
* Basic abseiling

Term Dates
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
4pm – 5pm 4pm – 5pm 4pm – 5pm 4pm – 5pm

 
COST
$170 per term (10 weeks)
Select which day suits you best.

 

 
 

Peak Panthers

on the Climbing Wall

10-13 years
 
Peak Panthers is a 10 week course that focuses on basic lead climbing and abseiling skills such as:

  • Managing and using ropes
  • Safe quickdraw placement & removal
  • Grigri and ATC belaying
  • How to attach to and use an abseil with a back up

Each term also consists of a lot of climbing and other ABL activities.

Peak Panthers may not be suitable for younger participants and participants who have a fear of heights. We suggest you have a chat to your instructor to ensure that Peak Panthers is a good choice for your child. Permission from one of our instructors is required to attend the Peak Panthers. We also recommend that participants are over 10 years of age.
 
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Information & Timetable
 
Terms 1 & 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
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    Terms 2 & 4 focuses on abseiling:

  • Reinforcement of climbing and belaying skills
  • Abseiling
  • Self-protected abseiling
  • Knot tying
  • Ascending and descending rope
  • Setting up their own abseil
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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
    Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
    4pm – 5:30pm 5pm – 6:30pm 5pm – 6:30pm

    COST
    $190 per term (10 weeks)
    Select which day suits you best.

     

     

    Archery

    at Papa Hou, City Y

    9-13 years
     
    Sign up to our archery club and learn the skills and techniques to get you on target!

    The small group size means there is plenty of time spent letting arrows loose. Various games and archery related activities are played over the term. The programme is focused more on fun and teaching basic skills, rather than on competitive archery.

    It’s a lot of fun!
     
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    Timetable
    Thursday
    4pm – 4:45pm

    $155 per term (10 weeks)

     

     

    Contact

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

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