REC PROGRAMS

Kids Love to Climb

Our Youth Recreational Program is one of the best in the city for kids to jump into the world of climbing.

In the program, kids will focus on learning the fundamentals of climbing: body positioning, footwork, and movement. In addition, they will understand the variety of climbing holds, what climbing grades mean, and all the terminology to turn them into proper climbers.

Age Groups: Age 7-9, Age 10-12, Age 13-17

Each lesson typically begins with a warm-up followed by a mix of challenges, exercises/drills, bouldering and top rope time.

The younger age groups typically play more games and activities to teach terms and techniques, to keep it fun and engaging.

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

Program Details

The program is structured by a tiered system for each age group. This allows for more schedule options for parents to choose from, and more specific classes based on skill level.
 
  • Level 1 (1 class/week): Focus on fun and learning fundamental technique and gaining comfort on the wall. Ideal for new climbers and those who want to spend more time on the wall and less time in lessons.
  • Level 2 (1 class/week): Focus on technical instruction and improving climbing skill. Ideal for climbers who have some experience (consistent, weekly climbing for several months) and are interested in improving their technique and getting stronger.
  • Level 3 (1 class/week): Focus on further improving technique and developing the physical and mental strength required to become a strong climber. Ideal for dedicated climbers with extensive experience (consistent, weekly climbing for over a year) who want to push themselves to reach their potential.
  • 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. Tryouts take place when spaces become available. Only the most dedicated climbers who demonstrate great attitude and desire to improve will be considered for tryouts. Ideal for climbers who hope to climb competitively or push themselves to climb at an expert level. Please contact James at james@truenorthclimbing.com for more information.
  • Development (1 class/week in addition to L3): The development class is for climbers who try out for the advanced group but do not make the cut. Ideal for climbers who have great potential but need to continue developing fundamentals before making the next step.

Registration

New registrations for Fall 2019 session will open on Aug 6, 2019.

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

Kids must be the age of the group they are registering for at the start of the program – no exceptions.

Programs may be subject to change. 

If you have any questions about the programs please call us at (416) 398-7625, or email youth@truenorthclimbing.com

Session Schedule

Price includes HST.

Fall 2019 (10 classes) – $361.60

First week: Sep 6-12, 2019
No classes: Oct 11-17, Oct 31, 2019
Last week: Nov 22-28, 2019
 
Winter 2020 (8 classes) – $289.28
 
First week: Jan 10-16, 2020
No classes: Feb 14-20, 2020
Last week: Mar 6-12, 2020
 
Spring 2020 (10 classes) – $361.60
 
First week: Mar 27-April 2, 2020
No classes: April 10-16, May 15-21, 2020
Last week: June 12-18, 2020