REC PROGRAM

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, rec classes are currently running by invitation only. 
Until further notice, classes are only available for climbers who are at least 12 years old, are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, were registered for either the Spring or Fall 2020 term, and have completed at least one full term of Level 2 or higher.
If you would like us to add you to our youth program mailing list, please contact James at james@truenorthclimbing.com.

Kids Love to Climb

Our Youth Recreational Program is one of the best in the city for youth climbers of all skill levels.

Whether your kids are new to the sport or are experienced climbers, our instructors will help them develop their climbing skills each week in a fun, pressure-free environment.

New participants will focus on the fundamentals: footwork, body positioning, movement, terminology and more. As they gain more experience, they will work on honing their technique and knowledge to help them grow into strong climbers.

Each lesson begins with a warm-up followed by a mix of dedicated climbing time, challenges, technical drills and related exercises.

Registration

Due to limitations related to COVID, classes are currently only available by invitation to climbers who have completed multiple terms in level 2 or higher and were registered for the spring and/or fall 2020 terms. 
 
If you would like us to add you to our rec program mailing list, please contact James at james@truenorthclimbing.com.

Age Groups & Levels

Due to limitations related to COVID, classes are currently only available by invitation to climbers who have completed multiple terms in level 2 or higher and were registered for the spring and/or fall 2020 terms.

Once our programs are back at full capacity, we will begin to follow our usual age group and level scheme:

Age groups: 8-10, 10-13, 13-18
 
Our program is divided into a level system. This allows us to group our climbers according to their interests and goals.
 
  • Level 1 (1 class/week): Climbers in Level 1 focus on having fun while learning fundamentals and gaining comfort on the wall. Level 1 is ideal for new climbers and those who are more interested in climbing purely for fun than working toward specific climbing goals, regardless of experience level.
  • Level 2* (1 class/week): Climbers in Level 2 focus on improving their climbing technique through drills and technical instruction. Level 2 is ideal for focused climbers who have substantial experience (completion of multiple terms of Level 1 and/or consistent, weekly climbing for several months) and are interested in beginning to work on improving their technique and getting stronger.
  • Level 3* (1 class/week): Climbers in Level 3 focus on further improving their technique and developing the physical and mental strength required to become a strong climber. Ideal for dedicated climbers with extensive experience (completion of multiple terms of Level 2 and/or consistent, weekly climbing for over a year) who want to push themselves.
  • Development* (1 class/week in addition to L3): The development class is intended for climbers who are on track to join the advanced group. Ideal for climbers who have great potential and need to continue developing fundamentals before making the next step.
  • Advanced* (2 classes/week): The advanced program takes all elements of level 3 and places further emphasis on individualized technical and physical training as well as self-analysis and independence. Only the most dedicated climbers in our program who demonstrate a consistent desire to improve will be considered for tryouts. Tryouts take place when spaces become available. The advanced program is ideal for climbers who want to push themselves to climb at an expert level, and for climbers who are working toward joining our competitive team. Please contact James at james@truenorthclimbing.com for more information.
 
*Registration into level 2 or higher requires approval from the program director. Climbers in higher-level classes are given more responsibility (e.g. belaying privileges, less tight supervision) and are expected to remain focused and attentive during class.

Registration

New registrations for Spring 2020 session will open on Monday, February 24th at 10am.

Please register in person or by phone. Registration is not confirmed until payment has been received. We do not hold bookings without payment.

Climbers who are currently enrolled in our program are given roughly one month to reclaim their spots before registration opens. Because of this, it is common for classes to fill up before new climbers get a chance to sign up. If you are unable to register for your desired class, we can add you to the wait list.

Climbers must register in the appropriate age group according to their age on the first day of the term. Exceptions may be made in special cases (pending approval from the program director).

Offerings may be subject to change.

If you have any questions, please email James at james@truenorthclimbing.com or call us at (416) 398-7625.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, registration for the Rec Program is currently closed. If you would like us to add you to our rec program mailing list, please contact James at james@truenorthclimbing.com.
 

Session Schedule

Price includes HST. The program fee includes use of climbing shoes, harness, and chalk, as well as a Rec Program t-shirt.  

Fall 2019 (10 classes) – $361.60

First week: Sep 6-12, 2019
Week off: Oct 11-17, 2019
Last week: Nov 15-21, 2019
No classes: Sat Oct 19, Sun Oct 20, Thurs Oct 31, 2019 
Make-up classes: Sat Nov 23, Sun Nov 24, Thurs Nov 28, 2019
 
Winter 2020 (8 classes) – $289.28
 
First week: Jan 10-16, 2020
Week off: Feb 14-20, 2020
Last week: Mar 6-12, 2020
No classes: Sat Mar 7, 2020  
Make-up classes: Sat Mar 14th, 2020
 
Spring 2020 (9 classes) – $325.44
 
First week: Apr 3-9, 2020
No classes: Apr 10-16, May 15-21, 2020
Last week: Jun 12-18, 2020

Cancellation and Missed Class Policy

If a climber misses a scheduled class, they may claim a day pass with rental equipment included to be used within one year. In the case of cancellation (due to weather, gym closure, etc.), a monetary credit worth the number of cancelled classes will be applied to the climber’s account. If a participant needs to cancel, we will provide a full refund if they do so at least two weeks before the program start date.