YCA students enroll in ongoing 8-week sessions which focus on proper equipment use, basic climbing and safety techniques. For kids who master the basic curriculum, more advanced sessions follow including special classes in climbing technique. For those who have the ability and interest, participation on a junior climbing team is possible. These teams compete within the U.S.A. Climbing Association Circuit.

New Climbers start with the basics. This includes proper use of hands and feet and how to shift weight to maintain balance and improve endurance while climbing. All student climbers will learn to master specific "routes" that are placed on a variety of wall features, each with increasing degrees of difficulty.

Groups are kept small, no more than four students per instructor, which allows for individual attention. All necessary equipment is provided by the gym. YCA is a program offered to boys and girls ages 5 - 18.

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Garden State Rocks exciting morning summer mini-camp is for kids ages 6 - 18 who love to climb. The climbing program focuses on proper equipment use, basic climbing techniques and safety while building strength, balance, flexibility, concentration and problem solving. Campers will gain experience in two styles of climbing (top rope and bouldering) using innovative climbing structures. Garden State Rocks professional staff conducts this highly instructional program. All equipment will be provided. Campers must wear comfortable clothes and sneakers.

ENROLLMENT and HOURS: The 8-week mini-camp program is divided into weekly sessions starting the week of July 1 - July 5, 2019 and ending the week of August 19-23, 2019 (see registration form). Campers can enroll for a minimun of four days over the 8-week period. These days can be consecutive or non-consecutive, as an accommodation to vacation schedules.

Mini-camp hours are:
Monday - Friday: 9:30 AM - 12:00 Noon

RESERVATIONS:Complete the registration form and send with a $50.00 deposit or full payment to reserve your slot, one registration form per child. Final payment is due the first day of camp.Click here for registration forms