Registration is now live for Fall 2019! See below for more info.
Note: if you're looking for our competitive climbing team, head on over to our Team Ascent page.
If you have any questions or concerns about our youth programs, please email our Youth Programming Coordinator, Sara Weaver.
- Session Length: This fall, we will be hosting four 4-week club sessions for Level 1 & 2, and two 8-week club sessions for Level 3. 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 for Levels 1 & 2:
- August 26th - September 20th, 2019; Registration CLOSED
- September 23rd - October 18th, 2019
- October 21st - November 15th, 2019
- November 18th - December 20th, 2019
- Session Dates for Level 3:
- August 26th - October 18th, 2019; Registration CLOSED
- October 21st - December 20th, 2019
Thanksgiving: Clubs will not meet the week of November 25th - 29th. NEW Semester Discount: Receive 15% off when you sign up for the entire fall semester. Early Signup: We want you to sign up early! Besides making sure your child has a spot, when you register early you save money! Prices go up two weeks before the start of each session. 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 per Level 1 club session, TWO classes per Level 2 club session, or FOUR classes per 8-week Level 3 club session.
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 Fall 2019
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 Fall 2019
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 Fall 2019
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 Code from a Lead Youth Instructor. A Recommendation Code must be entered in the "Promotion Code" box upon registration in order to enroll in Level 3.
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 an 8-week schedule.
For more information about recent updates to our Arborists Level 3 program and the 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 have once-per-week options for ages 6-9, and a once-per-week and twice-per-week option for ages 10-14, which follow curriculum similar to our Level 1 & 2 programs.
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.