Registration is open for Spring 2021!!
Note: For information on our COVID 19 response and what to bring for club please click here
If you have any questions about our youth programs, please email our Youth Programming Coordinator, Sara Weaver.
- Session Length: We will be starting the spring with a 4-week session starting the week of January 25th and ending February 19th, followed by two 6-week sessions. Level 1 meets once per week, and Levels 2 & 3 meet twice per week. More information about Levels 1-3 can be found below.
- Session Dates:
- Session 1: January 25th - February 19th
- Session 2: February 22nd - April 9th (no class during PSD Spring Break 3/15-3/19)
- Session 3: April 12th - May 21st
- Important Notes: Right now, classes will happen only in the kids room and the CLIMBING MEZZANINE. The upstairs Climbing Mezzanine is the south wall of the gym that contains 20 rope climbs that are 30 feet tall. This should not be confused for the north Training Mezzanine that contains cardio, weights and finger strength equipment. Climbing classes will take place in the Climbing Mezzanine, and not on the Training Mezzanine.
Prices are lower to reflect the fact that we can't hold classes in the entire gym. We are currently in Larimer County Level Orange guidelines, which is why our clubs can only take place in the kids room and climbing mez. We are a Level Up business, which means that Ascent will operate under Level Yellow once Larimer County has 350 cases per 100,000 for 7 days. Once those numbers are met, we can utilize the entire gym for our clubs (hopefully by session 2!!). Classes during Session 1 will mostly be rope climbing. Your child may prefer bouldering - please ask them if they're okay mostly rope climbing for the first session of clubs so they can get the most enjoyment out of our program. If they want time to boulder, we recommend signing up for our Friday Night Rock Out or Weekend Warrior classes for the next few weeks instead! FNRO and WW can utilize the entire gym, so kiddos will get plenty of time to boulder. HOW TO REGISTER for classes: 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 SIBSPRING2021 into the "Promotional Codes" box when signing up to receive 10% off Makeup Policy 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 from the December 2020 session. Please email our Youth Programming Coordinator, Sara Weaver, to schedule a make up class. Gift Cards To use a gift card to sign up for a club, you must call the gym to enroll.
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: Registration Live for Spring 2021
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 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 10-14, 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: Registration Live for Spring 2021
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 10-14, 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.
Club Level 3: Registration Live for Spring 2021
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, AND have received an Instructor Recommendation from a Lead Youth Instructor. For Fall 2020, the Arborist class is limited only to those who have participated in the Arborists program in the past. If your climber has not participated in the Arborists before, please sign up for Level 2 Saplings or Sprouts. We are currently only running Arborists for ages 10-14. We plan to reinstate the Jr. Arborist program for ages 6-9 once the gym returns to full capacity.
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.
For more information about updates to our Arborists Level 3 program and receiving an Instructor Recommendation Code, click here.
New to Ascent, but not new to climbing? Contact our Youth Programming Coordinator Sara at Sara.Weaver@AscentStudio.com to schedule a trial practice to receive an Instructor Recommendation Code.
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 10-14, 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.
Our Homeschool Clubs are designed for, you guessed it, homeschoolers! Learn the basics of bouldering, top-roping and what it means to be a part of the climbing community alongside fellow homeschoolers.
We are not currently running our Homeschool programs. Homeschoolers are encouraged to sign up for our regular youth programs outlined above.
Our 6-9 Homeschool Club focuses 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 10-14 Homeschool Club emphasizes 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.