For youth ages 4-12, we offer experiential learning that aims to create a love of movement, solid climbing skills and enough comfort, community and fun that youth can take on the challenges and joys that climbing (and life!) offers.
Flexible Payment Plans & scholarships are available. Please visit the Scholarship Support section under the Youth tab to learn more.
We have made registering for youth programs quick and easy. If you are a member, and would like to receive your 15% discount, you will have to register by visiting or calling the front desk.
8 sessions $160
January 25th- March 14th
January 26th - March 15th
January 27th-March 16th
Our Lil Monkeys Programs offer guided climbing time for our youngest climbers. Each participant will be guided to explore the world of climbing through fun climbing games and basic instruction. Offered at chill times in the gym, our Lil Monkeys Program instructors aim to bring support and encouragement to help each climber build confidence as they explore climbing.
2x a week: Monday & Wednesday 3:15pm-4:15pm
16 sessions $320
Monday January 22nd - Wednesday March 13th
1x a week: Sunday 9:30am-10:30am
8 sessions $160
Sunday January 28th - Sunday March 17th
The VRG Rock Star Program offers a fun, creative, and supportive atmosphere that promotes a love of climbing and exercise. Enthusiastic VRG staff will guide climbers through a youth-driven exploration of climbing fundamentals—helping young climbers develop confidence, trust, and social skills. The Rock Star Program focuses on group encouragement and support in an active environment.
2x a week: Tuesday/Thursday 4:00-5:30pm
16 sessions: $480
Tuesday January 23rd - Thursday March 14th
1x a week: Sunday 11:00am-12:30pm
8 sessions: $240
Sunday January 28th - Sunday March 17th
The VRG Ascenders Program is designed for the budding young climber seeking more climbing experience. Specific games and activities are tailored to the group's unique strengths and abilities, ensuring positive climbing experiences for all involved. With more structured lessons, the VRG Ascenders Program engages climbers through challenges and activities that promote technique, strength, and balance.
2x a week Tuesday/Thursday 10:00am-11:30am
16 sessions $480
Tuesday January 23rd - Thursday March 14th
Our homeschool climbing programs offer creative, flexible programming for youth with daytime availability. We create a supportive and fun environment that promotes a love of climbing, movement and teamwork. Engaging youth coaches will guide climbers through an exploration of climbing skills ranging from basic footwork to more complex body movements and problem-solving to help young climbers develop confidence, trust, and social skills while taking on the challenges of climbing. Our homeschool programs will follow the regular "school year" registration schedule of other youth programs.
8 week sessions
1x a week for 1 hour: $160
2x a week for 1 hour: $320
1x a week for 1.5 hours: $240
2x a week for 1.5 hours: $480
Have a homeschool group, adventure club or other group who wants to learn about the world of climbing? We can build a custom program for you! While we suggest 8-week sessions, programs can be adapted to accommodate a shorter time period.
We can accommodate groups between 9am and 3:30pm and between 7pm and 10pm. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate.
Pick a program and schedule that’s right for your child.
1) Click on the registration link at the top of the page. If you haven't already, create a profile for you and and add your child to your household.
2) Select the category 'Youth Programs'
3) Select the program you would like to enroll your child in
4) Add the program to your cart and assign the program to your child
5) Accept the Terms and Conditions and pay for the Program.
Your child is now enrolled and you can expect to receive an email a week before the program starts.
Registration is available on a first come first serve basis. Online registration will continue until programs have filled or until or until 24 hours before the program start date. Once programs are full, we will have a waitlist. If the program is full, please email email@example.com to get put on the waitlist.
Yes! If space is available, we will continue to add participants at a prorated amount for up to two weeks into the seasonal program. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about program availability.
Our passion is to share the lifelong benefits of climbing with kids of all ages.
6 Lifelong benefits of climbing
Our Little Monkeys Program operates with a 3:1 ratio. All other programs have a 4:1 participant to instructor ratio. We are committed to keeping class sizes smaller so climbers get more climbing time and more specialized instruction. VRG instructors receive quarterly training keeping them up to date on both hard and soft skills in the climbing world.
Electronics (iPods, Cell Phone, iPads, hand held games, etc) should be left at home. Climbing can provide an opportunity for kids and youth to take a break from electronic distractions, please help our instructors find success by keeping these items at home.
Parents can authorize unchaperoned drop offs and/or pick ups. Please send an email to email@example.com to help document this arrangement.
Please carefully consider your schedule when signing up for a VRG seasonal program. Our 6 week curriculum is well organized and each class builds on the previous class. Your climber will learn and enjoy the experience more if they attend each week.
Due to the volume of participants and programs, we do not offer refunds or make up days for any missed classes. We do however provide the opportunity for you to come into the gym with your climber on your own time if they miss a class. You must email firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate this.
We understand that injuries and medical emergencies are unpredictable and in the event that your child must miss a practice(s) due to an injury or emergency we will evaluate how to proceed on a case by case basis. If your child has an injury or medical emergency and is unable to participate please contact the Youth Program Manager.
The VRG Codes of Conduct is meant to outline expectations of participant behavior to help foster a safe, respectful and inclusive learning environment for all members. Please review these Codes of Conduct with your child prior to the program.
#1: I will live up to the core values of respect and fairness. I will respect myself, my fellow program members, my instructors, and all others in the climbing community. I will treat other members of my program as I would like to be treated, and help them attain their goals through my support and encouragement.
#2: I will represent my program positively through my behavior, language and attitude. I understand that words are powerful and should be used to build myself and others up.
#3: I will strive for my personal best, while never forgetting that the goal is to have fun!
#4: My communication with my instructors and parents will be open and honest.
Other Rules & Policies
1. Maintain safety at all times. Climbers will follow all rules of the Valley Rock Gym.
2. Be on time for the program, or contact the front desk if you are not coming or will be late.
3. No use of cellphones or other electronic devices during youth program.
4. Bring water, comfortable clothes & close toed shoes to every program.
5. No use of profanity.
6. No bullying will be tolerated.
Instructors will communicate any issues as they pertain to the above Code of Conduct with parents. If issues arise, instructors will work with parents to strategize techniques and develop a plan so that all participants can enjoy a positive and successful youth program experience.
Classes will not be offered if there are fewer than 4 participants enrolled. A full refund is automatically granted if a program is canceled due to lack of enrollment by VRG. VRG reserves the right to cancel or combine any programs for which the enrollment is deemed insufficient or for other administrative reasons.
Refunds will not be given after the start of a seasonal program.
If a cancellation must be made for a participant, rescheduling will be allowed without a fee up to 14 days prior to the start of the program.
Prior to 14 days before the program starts, we will refund payments in full, in the form of store credit or allow parents to reschedule their child for a program that is of equal or higher value. If parents would like to put their child into a program of higher value, the parent would only be responsible for the difference in price.
For cancellations made less than 14 days from the start of a program, no refunds will be issued. If a parent would like to reschedule within 14 days of a program start date, a 20% rescheduling fee will be charged. Refunds will not be issued for single days of the program that are missed, nor do we have the capacity to provide make-up sessions for days that were not attended.
In the case of medical, family, or personal emergencies, Valley Rock Gym will exempt any cancellation or rescheduling fees that may have occurred within 14 days of the program start date.
For any COVID related shutdowns or capacity limitations, participants will be allowed to reschedule for another program free of charge. If there are no other suitable programs that match the participant’s desired offerings, full refunds will be issued in store credit.
Registration for our Winter Youth Programs will open at 9am this Friday, December 1st. We will be offering the following programs for the Winter Session which will run for 8 weeks from Monday January 22nd to Sunday March 17th.