Maine Rock Gym

HEALTY KIDS

Kids love to climb, Rock Gym Climbing is safe!

At Maine Rock Gym we encourage the kids aged 4 and up to participate in a healthy, fun, physical activity. Climbing gives a great sense of achievement. Confidence will increase as the climbing ability increases. Gym climbing is also a social activity, come with friends or make new friends. Encourage one another to achieve new goals, climb routes you only dreamed of climbing a few short weeks earlier. All this can be achieved in our gym under the careful supervision of experienced, committed like minded staff, who are always on hand to give advice and encouragement.

We have designed the following programs specifically for kids!

 

After School Program (6-15 years): Click for more information

Birthday Parties: Click for more information

Sleepover parties: Click for more information

Indoor Climbing Camps (6-16 Years): Click for more information

Summer Outdoor Climbing Camp (12-18 years): Click for more information

Kids Nite: Click for more information

Junior Climbing Teams: Click for more information

2014 After School Program:

Maine Rock Gym wants to share our passion of climbing with all ages and abilities, so we have created a series of progressive after school programs that cater to the needs of specific age groups to maximize the climber's experience. Our instructors are experienced with teaching and coaching all ages of kids and believe in the benefits of climbing. The confidence and character that the sport of climbing builds is unparallel with any other sport. We build confidence, trust, focus, and physical fitness while always making sure to have tons of Fun. The After-School Programs are 10 weeks long, one 1.5 hour session per week and are from 3:30pm-5:00pm. We offer low instructor to student ratios to allow for more individualized attention. In addition, parents of kids in the program receive a free Basic Safety/Belay class.

Ages 6-8: Mondays
Sep 8 - Nov 17 (No class 10/13)
Ages 8-10: Tuesdays
Sep 9 - Nov 18 (No class 11/11)
Ages 9-11: Wednesdays
Sep 10 - Nov 12
Ages 12-15: Thursdays
Sep 11 - Nov 13

Description: In this class we start teaching climbing fundamentals to build a solid base of understanding. We start to focus on Teamwork through the use of climbing games and systems. Focus is a big part of climbing and we work with students to guide them through a series of climbing difficulties so they have an awareness about their capabilities The development and improvement at this age will be great. Their level of confidence will soar. If the students are not hooked on climbing, they will be after this course. Climbing games get more advanced as we progress and so does the level of instruction. We focus on personal development at this age and not competition.
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Price: $240 (includes 10 week Maine Rock Gym membership)

Pre-Booking and full payment required as places are limited, Minimum of 4 kids required to run program. 5% off sibling sign-ups Pre-registration and $100 deposit required.

Ages 12-15: Thursdays
Description: This is the age of influence and we want climbing to help build up kids into their teenage years and beyond. We prepare students for Belay Certifications and their responsibilities as a safe climber. Beginner? Advanced? Does not matter in this class because we are going to get into multiple levels of climbing instruction and education that will benefit all levels. Their performance will be elevated dramatically with the help of our instructors.
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Price: $240 (includes 10 week Maine Rock Gym membership)
Start Date: 09/11/14
Pre-Booking and full payment required as places are limited, Minimum of 4 kids required to run program. 5% off sibling sign-ups Pre-registration and $100 deposit required.

Indoor Climbing Camp

Experienced staff will provide personal climbing instruction in our 5,000 sq ft, air-conditioned facility. Designed for all levels, from first timers to experienced climbers. Children will : Learn the importance of communication and cooperation when climbing. Experience the challenging, rewarding, fun sport of climbing. Gain confidence and enhance concentration levels. Skills Covered: Stretching and Warm-Up, Equipment Instruction, Knot Tying, Climbing Safety, Terms & Technique, Team Work, Climbing Games.
When: Monday – Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm
Ages:6 –16 years
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Sessions:

Summer Camps
Age 6-8 Age 9-11 12-16 (Noon-3pm)
June 30 - July 3
July 14-18
July 28 - Aug 1
July 7-11
July 21-25
Aug 4-8
July 14-18

Price $170 per child/week ($120: June 30 - July 3)

5% off sibling sign ups or 10% off multiple week sign ups. Numbers are limited! Pre-Booking & $50 deposit is essential. Balance due 7 days before first session. Minimum of 3 participants required at each session.

Summer Outdoor Climbing Camp (Ages 12-18)

Come and enjoy an adventurous week of rock climbing OUTDOORS! Climbers will spend the first day getting acquainted with each other while learning many new skills in the rock gym. We will then venture outside for the next three days (weather permitting.) Our day trips will take us to the many cliffs of New Hampshire including Cathedral Ledge, Square Ledge, and Jockey’s Cap. Under guided supervision students will learn how to climb, belay, and repel outside. We will all enjoy pizza, snacks, and refreshments upon our arrival back at the rock gym on Thursday evening. Our last night will be spent climbing in relays, participating in closing ceremonies, and sleeping (we hope). Campers will awake to a brief breakfast (muffins, donuts, and juice) before wrapping up at 8:30am, Friday.

Our goal is to teach campers the basic skills of rock climbing while enjoying many challenges taught by a professional staff. Emphasis is always placed on safety and learning in a noncompetitive environment.

July 21-25, 2014
Aug 11-15, 2014
Limited to 12 climbers per session
Monday: 8:00-3:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00-5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am-Overnight
Friday pick up at 8:30am
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Fee: $525

Kids Nite

This new program is for kids between the ages of 6-12. Bring your kids in to the gym and leave them while you go for a meal/to the store etc. Experienced Maine Rock Gym instructors will belay and teach your kids the correct, safe way to climb in a controlled environment. This program has a limited number of participants to make sure each kid gets the maximum benefit from each session

When: Friday 6pm-8pm
Price: $22

A waiver signed by a parent or guardian will be required for each kid.
Reservations are and deposit required by Wednesday evening.
Call (207) 780 6370 or email the gym for more information. info@merockgym.com

MAINE ROCK GYM JUNIOR CLIMBING TEAM

This year we are running two teams for kids 11-18 years old. Non-Competitive. (October to December) Students of all skill levels will explore their strengths through challenges, and build on their abilities.
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Cost: Non-competitive Team $300.00, 10 Weeks.
Cost: Competitive. (January to May) For kids who may wish to take part in up to five competitions throughout New England. Cost T.B.A.
Call (207) 780 6370 or email the gym for more information. info@merockgym.com

 

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