#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 26 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: $140.00 + 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
#0907Sep 07,Sep 14,Sep 21,Sep 28 3:45pm - 5:15pm
#0908Sep 08,Sep 15,Sep 22,Sep 29 9:00am-10:30am
#0908Sep 08,Sep 15,Sep 22,Sep 29 10:30am-12:00pm
#1006Oct 06,Oct 13,Oct 20,Oct 27 10:30am-12:00pm
#1103Nov 03,Nov 10,Nov 17,Nov 24 10:30am-12:00pm
#1103Nov 03,Nov 10,Nov 17,Nov 24 9:00am-10:30am

Geckos - Summer Camp

Price: $141.75 + tax

Ages: 6-8

Come to the camp that reaches new heights!

This is a perfect 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 send a small snack and some water with your climber, as they are given a snack break.

 

Note: Participants do not learn to belay.

 

4:1 student:instructor ratio


  • Phone us for course dates.

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. 

Spiders

Price: $307.60 + tax

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
#0911Sep 11,Sep 18,Sep 25,Oct 02,Oct 09,Oct 16,Oct 23,Oct 30,Nov 06,Nov 13,Nov 20,Nov 27 4:00pm-6:00pm
#0913Sep 13,Sep 20,Sep 27,Oct 04,Oct 11,Oct 18,Oct 25,Nov 01,Nov 08,Nov 15,Nov 22,Nov 29 4:00pm-6:00pm

Spiders - Summer Camp

Price: $224.75 + tax

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. 

Please send a small snack and some water with your climber, as they are given a snack break.

 

Pre-requisites: NONE.


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Teen Intro

Price: $65.00 + 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.


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Climb Club Junior

Price: $395.00 + GST for 2 days or $197.50 + GST for 1 day

Climb Club Jr. caters to the 9-12 age category and to athletes who have previously completed Spiders and are looking for more wall time. It's 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. Athletes will not follow a set curriculum, but will focus on the continued development and refinement of previously learned techniques with planned games and activities. Climb Club Jr. is a feeder program for Climb Club and the Youth Team. 
 
Prerequisite: Must have taken 2 Spiders programs in the last 6 months.



Course ID Date(s) Times Sign Up Now
#0910Sep 10,Sep 17,Sep 24,Oct 01,Oct 08,Oct 15 3:45pm - 5:45pm 5 Remaining*
#1022Oct 22,Oct 29,Nov 05,Nov 12,Nov 19,Nov 26 3:45pm - 5:45pm

*Please phone us to book this course.

Climb Club

Price: $237.00 + tax for 1 day per week, $474.00 + tax for 2 days per week

The Edge is dedicated to providing opportunities to anyone and everyone to enjoy indoor climbing. With our Climb Club which tailors to athletes aged 12-19, we can say that we officially offer something for everyone! Climb 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 8-punch card which offers athletes the flexibility of showing up to any 8 of the 10 available sessions. 

*Punch cards are only valid for the semester they are purchased for, and do not carry over into the next semester. 
 
*Please note that particpants are required to have previous belay knowledge. If participant do not know how to belay, please register for a regular Introduction to Indoor Climbing Class first. 



Course ID Date(s) Times Sign Up Now
#0907Sep 07,Sep 14,Sep 21,Sep 28,Oct 05,Oct 12,Oct 19,Oct 26,Nov 02,Nov 09 4:30pm-6:30pm

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 offer this 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.*

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Upcoming courses
  Aug 27 Introduction to Indoor Lead Belaying
  Sep 07 Geckos
  Sep 07 Climb Club
  Sep 08 Geckos
  Sep 08 Geckos
  Sep 10 Climb Club Junior
  Sep 11 Spiders
  Sep 13 Spiders
  Oct 06 Geckos
  Oct 22 Climb Club Junior
  Nov 03 Geckos
  Nov 03 Geckos