Registration for Fall 2023 Clubs is Open!
Note: If you're looking for our competitive climbing team, head on over to our Team
If you're looking for day camps, click here.
Note: OUR YOUTH CLUBS FILL. Register early to secure your spot, and reach out to the Youth Programming Coordinator if you'd like to be added to a waitlist.
If you have any questions about our youth programs, please email our Youth Programs Department.
- Fall Length: We will be running four 4-week sessions for our after-school club programs.
- Session Dates:
- Session 1: August 28th-September 22nd
- Session 2: September 25th-October 20th
- Session 3: October 23rd-November 17th
- Session 4: November 27th-December 22nd
All of our age groups are strict, meaning we can't make exceptions! Your child must be the age of the group they're enrolling for within the first week of class. For example, if your 5 year old turns 6 the first week of class, they may join the Sprouts Age 6-9 group. However, if they're turning 6 the second week of class, you should enroll in one more session of Seeds (Age 3-5). There are not exceptions to this policy.
Once you've chosen your class, you must CLICK on the green date you prefer in the calendar to choose your day. If you do not click on the day you prefer, it will say that there's no available times for your selection.
Sibling Discount: More than 1 kiddo signing up for club? Enter SPRING23SIB into the "Promotional Codes" box when signing up to receive 10% off.
If you can't attend one of your classes, don't fret. Let us know, and we'd be happy to schedule you for a makeup class. Makeup classes occur only during Friday Night Rock Out or Weekend Warrior classes on Sundays. You may make up one class per session in Level 1, or two classes in Level 2 or 3. Please email our Youth Programming Coordinator to schedule a make up class.
To use a gift card to sign up for a club, you must call the gym to enroll.
Sometimes, things happen and you can't make it to a youth program you've registered for. In that case, read on for our refund policy.
Cancel 7 days before the program: receive a full refund.
Cancel within 7 days of program: receive an account credit.
Cancel day before or day of program: no refund or credit offered.
*Full refunds issued for cancellations due to covid regardless of time of cancellation.
Mission and Values
The mission of the Ascent Studio Youth Clubs is to nurture and challenge young climbers as they learn new technical skills, engage in physical activity, and explore what it means to be a member of the climbing community.
In upholding this mission, we pursue the following core values:
- We embrace challenge, because challenge offers us an opportunity to grow.
- We seek out knowledge, because knowledge equips us for success.
- We commit to an active lifestyle, because we value a healthy body and a healthy mind.
- We encourage everyone, because everyone deserves the support of the community.
- We foster an environment of respect and acceptance, because everyone is an equal member of our community.
- We emphasize individualized learning, because each participant is unique.
Club Level 1
Our Level 1 Clubs are designed for the climber that is just getting started, and wants to explore the joys of climbing in an educational and interactive environment. All of our Level 1 Clubs meet only once per week, and follow a progressive 4-week curriculum. If you're just wanting to get your toes wet while discovering the magical sport of climbing, this is the place for you!
Our Seeds classes, designed for climbers ages 3-5, focus on developing gross and fine motor skills in a challenging and safety-conscious environment. Students will play games, tackle obstacles, and explore new opportunities under the guidance of our trained youth instructors.
Our Sprouts classes, designed for climbers ages 6-9, focus on problem solving, skill retention, and creative exploration while introducing basic climbing techniques. Our talented instructors will encourage students to grow at their own pace, while imparting foundational climbing knowledge.
Our Saplings classes, designed for climbers ages 10-13, emphasize setting personal goals, embracing new challenges, and building teamwork by introducing new and complex skills in a collaborative learning environment. Our instructors will lead the group on an interactive journey to establish climbing fundamentals and prepare students for a lifetime of climbing success.
Club Level 2
Our Club Level 2 programs are designed for students who have completed AT LEAST 1 session of our Club Level 1 programs, the Sprouts or the Saplings; OR have received a personal recommendation from a Youth Instructor. Mastery of the topics covered in our Club Level 1 curricula is a prerequisite for enrollment into Level 2. All of our Level 2 programs meet twice per week, and follow a 4-week curriculum. If you're ready to take your skills to the next level, this is the place for you!
Our Level 2 Sprouts classes, designed for climbers ages 6-9, focus on mastering the skills and techniques taught in the Level 1 Sprouts classes. These include advanced problem solving, skill analysis and application, and basic climbing movement theory. Our talented instructors will motivate students to mature as climbers, master new skills, and redefine boundaries of ability.
Completion of at least one session of Level 1 Sprouts is recommended before enrollment in Level 2.
Our Level 2 Saplings classes, designed for climbers ages 10-13, build on the foundations established in our Level 1 Saplings classes. Students will set and achieve personal goals, discover the joy of new challenges, and improve group and individual performance by experiencing intermediate and advanced skills in a collaborative learning environment. Our instructors will lead the group on an interactive journey to establish climbing fundamentals and prepare students for a lifetime of climbing success.
Completion of at least one session of Level 1 Saplings is recommended before enrollment in Level 2.
High School Level 2 meets twice per week. Participants will set and achieve personal goals, discover the joy of new challenges, and improve group and individual performance by experiencing intermediate and advanced skills in a collaborative learning environment. Our instructors will lead the group on an interactive journey to establish climbing fundamentals and prepare students for a lifetime of climbing success.
Club Level 3
Rise to the Challenge!! The Arborists, our Club Level 3 program, is designed for students who have completed AT LEAST 1 session of our Club Level 2 programs.
Mastery of the topics covered in our Club Level 2 curricula is a prerequisite for placement in the Arborists. We expect climbers to arrive ready to complete climbing and cross training exercises and participate fully as a motivated member of the club. Arborists must be dedicated to upholding safe climbing and belaying standards. All of our Club Level 3 programs meet twice per week and operate on a 4-week schedule.
We encourage everyone climbing at an Arborist level to consider trying out for Team Ascent. If you're excited to build new climbing skills through targeted drills, dive into more complex climbing techniques, and challenge yourself to grow your climbing acumen, then we encourage you to come to tryouts! The Team Ascent coaches can give you specific recommendations on whether the Arborist program or Team Ascent would be a better fit for your skill level and goals. Fall 2023 Team Ascent Tryouts will take place on August 26th or 27th (climbers only need to sign up for one day). Click one of the buttons below to sign up!
Our Junior Arborists class for younger climbers builds off the skills learned in the Sprouts class, and dives into more complex climbing techniques and drills. Climbers can expect to be challenged in unique ways, achieve mastery of difficult climbing topics, and "reach new heights" as they discover the intricacies of climbing.
Our Arborists class for older climbers, ages 10-13, picks up where the Saplings classes leave off. Students will be introduced to brand new topics, and challenged to identify specific ways they can grow as climbers. Our instructors will tailor each class to ensure that students have the opportunity to reach their potential and achieve personal goals.