#2-1485 Welch Street
North Vancouver, BC
V7P 1B5
Phone: 604-984-9080

Kid's Courses - All Ages

Have a child that is interested in climbing? Why not sign up for one of our kids programs. See information below for program dates and prices.

Overview
The Edge is committed to providing a high-level instructional progression for young climbers. From exploring the sport in Geckos to competing nationally and internationally with our Competitive Team, we strive to provide programming for every child at every level of development.
Philosophy
Our philosophy has remained constant throughout the 22 year history of our facility. We believe that physical pursuits provide a great atmosphere for young people to learn about life skills such as: discipline, dedication, dealing with success and failure, goal setting and self-discovery. We encourage each athlete to take responsibility for his/her learning and performance. All of our programs follow logical teaching progressions that allows for all athletes to improve at their own pace. Our programs are designed and delivered by a dedicated coaching staff including several past National Champions.

GETTING STARTED - Ages 6-8.

We believe that the first experiences in any sport should be about fun and exploration. We want our youngest climbers to fall in love with the movement, sense of adventure and environment that climbing provides. It is this initial passion that endures as athletes become more serious and start to train in later years. 

Our Geckos program for 6-8 year olds is designed to allow natural curiosity and exploration to flourish.

Geckos

Price: $127.00 + tax (includes equipment, climbing passes and coaching fees)

Ages: 6 - 8 year

Geckos combines climbing, bouldering, and camp style games and activities with climbing themes.. Instructors help facilitate exploration by creating individual objectives for each participant. Geckos can be taken more than once without being too repetitive.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Participants do not learn to belay in Geckos.

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Course ID Date(s) Times Sign Up Now
#0103Jan 03,Jan 10,Jan 17,Jan 24 10:30am - 12:00pm
#0207Feb 07,Feb 14,Feb 21,Feb 28 10:30am - 12:00pm
#0307Mar 07,Mar 14,Mar 21,Mar 28 10:30am - 12:00pm

Gecko - Christmas Camp 2014

Price: $130.00 + GST

Ages: 6-8

Come to the camp that reaches new heights!

This is a perfectly camp for little guys and girls who want to try climbing either for the first time or perhaps are not quite old enough to get in to Spiders.  Instructors keep things interesting with a great combination of games and climbing.

3 days/ 2 hours per day

Please Note: Camp Gecko participants do not learn to belay.

4:1 student:instructor ratio



Course ID Date(s) Times Sign Up Now
#1222Dec 22,Dec 23,Dec 24 9:30am - 11:30am 3 Remaining*
#1229Dec 29,Dec 30,Dec 31 9:30am - 11:30am

*Please phone us to book this course.

CLIMBING PROGRAMS - Ages 9-12

For the 2011/2012 season, we have redesign the climbing programs to make learning and the transitions between programs even easier.  Now there is only one program for you to register in to if your child is between the age of nine to twelve years old. 

Inside this program the instructors will automatically teach kids who have not yet learned how to belay and then progress them in to finer climbing technique on their own learning curve. 

MOVEment

Price: $165 + GST

Age 6 - 12

At the Edge, we believe that the sky is the limit and that any obstacle can be overcome. We strongly support equal opportunities for all, and we want to make climbing a sport that anyone can enjoy! This is why we've started this new MOVEment class for kids with physical and cognitive delays who are aged 6-12.
 
We recognize the connection between motor skill development and readiness to acquire other skills. This program offers climbing games and basic climbing instruction tailored to the needs of each participant. We will provide the climbing expertise, and all you have to provide is your desire to learn, explore and have fun.
 
*Please note that all participants must be accompanied by a parent or aide at all times during the class. Our instructors are here to provide their climbing expertise, and are not fully equipped to be interacting with children with disabilities on their own.*

  • Phone us for course dates.

Spiders

Price: $279.00 + tax for Spring season (skips week of Springbreak!)

Ages: 9-12 years.

PRE-REQUISITES: NONE

Course Curriculum: Top-Rope Belay Skills, , Climbing Terminology, Basic Movement Skills and Postural Conditioning.

* The course fees do not include climbing pass for hours outside the class.

** Please note that this is a class where participants will be taught climbing/safety responsibilities for each other.  Therefore any pre-existing medical needs to be discussed with the gym prior to registering for the class to ensure that this class is suitable for your children.  We appreciate your understanding.



Course ID Date(s) Times Sign Up Now
#0106Jan 06,Jan 13,Jan 20,Jan 27,Feb 03,Feb 10,Feb 17,Feb 24,Mar 03,Mar 17,Mar 24,Mar 31 4:00pm - 6:00pm
#0108Jan 08,Jan 15,Jan 22,Jan 29,Feb 05,Feb 12,Feb 19,Feb 26,Mar 05,Mar 19,Mar 26,Apr 02 4:00pm - 6:00pm
#0407Apr 07,Apr 14,Apr 21,Apr 28,May 05,May 12,May 19,May 26,Jun 02,Jun 09,Jun 16,Jun 23 4:00pm - 6:00pm
#0409Apr 09,Apr 16,Apr 23,Apr 30,May 07,May 14,May 21,May 28,Jun 04,Jun 11,Jun 18,Jun 25 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Spiders - Christmas Camp 2014

Price: $204.00 + GST

Athletes learn all the essentials of the Top-Rope Safety system (belaying) in this 3-day course. Instruction is balanced with climbing and other fun activities to keep it interesting.

Both non-belaying beginners and past graduates of any Spider program is welcome in this camp.  The instructors will separate out the group as the learning curve is needed. 

Age: 9-12 yrs. old.

Pre-requisites: NONE.



Course ID Date(s) Times Sign Up Now
#1222Dec 22,Dec 23,Dec 24 9:30am - 12:30pm 2 Remaining*
#1229Dec 29,Dec 30,Dec 31 9:30am - 12:30pm

*Please phone us to book this course.

Teen Intro

Price: $59 + tax

For Teens who are new to climbing and want to learn to belay.

Runs at the same time as our Adult Intro. Teens are taught using slightly modified equipment specially designed for younger/lighter belayers.

Please book through our Adult Intro page.


  • Phone us for course dates.

Climbing Club

Price: $215.00 for 10 punch card

 

The Edge is dedicated to providing opportunities to anyone and everyone to enjoy indoor climbing. With our new Climbing Club which tailors to athletes aged 12-19, we can say that we officially offer something for everyone! Climbing Club is the place for athletes who are not interested in a team-like training atmosphere, but still love climbing and have a desire to continue to pursue it as a leisurely hobby. A coach will always be on hand to provide technique lessons, suggestions and climbing knowledge, but this program does not have a strictly enforced curriculum. We know that teenagers are busy folk and so registration takes the form of a 10-punch card which offers athletes the flexibility of showing up to any 10 of the 12 available sessions. 
*Punch cards are only valid for the semester they are purchased for, and do not carry over into the next semester. 

 



Course ID Date(s) Times Sign Up Now
#0109Jan 09,Jan 16,Jan 23,Jan 30,Feb 06,Feb 13,Feb 20,Feb 27,Mar 06,Mar 13,Mar 20,Mar 27,Apr 10,Apr 17 4:30pm - 6:30pm


Upcoming courses
  Dec 22 Gecko - Christmas Camp 2014
  Dec 22 Spiders - Christmas Camp 2014
  Dec 29 Gecko - Christmas Camp 2014
  Dec 29 Spiders - Christmas Camp 2014
  Jan 03 Geckos
  Jan 05 Beyond the Basics
  Jan 06 Coffee, Climbing & Conditioning with Ean
  Jan 06 Spiders
  Jan 07 Coffee, Climbing & Conditioning with Ean
  Jan 08 Spiders
  Jan 09 Climbing Club
  Jan 22 Beyond the Basics
  Feb 07 Geckos
  Mar 07 Geckos
  Mar 31 Coffee, Climbing & Conditioning with Ean
  Apr 01 Coffee, Climbing & Conditioning with Ean
  Apr 07 Spiders
  Apr 09 Spiders