These courses are for the children ages 4-18 who just can’t get enough climbing at home or at school. The program is available for a 4-week ($150) and a 10-week ($320) session and it includes safety harness, climbing shoes, coaching and training, as well as a complete instruction of the fundamentals of climbing and safety.
Important Reminder for Parents: Tax credit has increased to $1000, and you can apply these courses towards the child fitness tax.
Here are the different levels, and for more information email the co-ordinator and designer Chris Mack (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This course will take the fledgling climber and teach him or her the ropes (no pun intended). The instructor will work with the students to teach them the fundamentals of climbing. Students will learn how to put on their harness correctly, tie a figure eight knot and of course what is a climbing course without lots and lots of C L I M B I N G ! ! !
Many students leave this course with a greater understanding of climbing, and are ready to take on more challenges in life and on the rocks.
This course is designed for the climber in every child. If your child loves to climb the walls, trees and anything that has a little altitude, bring them in and give them the chance to find their inner climber.
Throughout the bear course the instructor will focus on specific climbing movement and flexibility. To help in strategic use of body positioning, build strength and endurance, and practice safe falling techniques; the students will be introduced to bouldering in our caves and traversing walls. This is low elevation climbing without a rope (don’t worry Mom and Dad, it’s safe and climbs are never higher than a meter or two). Students will leave this course with more self confidence and the skills that will take them forward to the next level in their climbing career.
The younger children start in our Cubs program, then proceed to Bears and upon completion of the Bear-test they continue to Rock Safety Courses Level 3-10. We have many new surprises and we create new challenges each week as we set up 6-8 new climbs every week.
Level 3 - 10
Students are given lessons in climbing safety. Kids will have the opportunity to learn climbing games and climb many different terrains, be exposed to overhangs, stalactites, and many activities related to the development of strength and flexibility.
There is a certification and promotion to the next level of the Rock Safety Program. Students leave this course with a greater understanding of the practices and techniques in the sport of climbing.
During Level 3 and 4, the instructor will introduce belaying techniques (safely operating the rope and belay device). Students will learn such technical climbing movements as pivoting, drop knee, back-step,flag, and heel hook. Students will learn how to improve their movement by using their legs. The instructor will introduce the concepts of balance, body awareness, base and support, as well as turning/shifting weight. Students who have learned the basic safety skills will have the opportunity to pass the Youth Certification Test. Graduates of this level gain the privilege of climbing at the Toronto Climbing Academy without adult supervision.
At the elite levels (7-10), climbers will be encouraged to further develop in the sport of rock climbing through mental preparation, flexibility, finger strength, and more. Kids will learn simulated outdoor climbing through lead climbing. This program’s focus is on making rock climbers. Upon completing these levels kids will have the ability to climb outdoors. There is a Climbing Certification and upon its completion kids will be automatically entered into the "Youth Climbing Team".
10 Great Reasons to go Climbing:
- It is an awesome experience, it's fun and rewarding, and such a thrill when you reach the top of the wall
- Leadership and team oriented
- Full body workout
- Goal setting and attaintment
- Improves self-confidence
- Helps kids conquer new heights
- Professional, friendly and patient instructors
- Safe, state-of-art climbing centre with overhangs, a chimney, and much more
- over 120 different climbs to choose from
Extensions are also available starting at 4 weeks more for $150.
If these times are not suitable, we are able to schedule your group (min. of 3 climbers) on another Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 4:30-6:30 pm.
Private and Semi-private instruction is also available with a ratio of 3:1
Please keep in mind that the design of these programs is based on age, climbing ability, enthusiasm, will power, and the desire to climb Some combinations and restrictions may apply, please contact us for more information.
Every participant or their guardian must sign the TCA standard waiver form (available on our website)
For more Information and reservations please contact us
Tel: 416 406 5900
Mon - Fri 11am - 11pm
Sat & Sun 10am - 10pm
Holidays 10am - 6pm