Kids Climbing Classes & Instruction

Our “School of Rock” after school program is designed to safely introduce kids to the wonderful world of climbing and outdoor adventure in a non-competitive atmosphere.

Students are exposed to different disciplines within climbing including bouldering and rope climbing while learning basic movement techniques and technical skills like belaying and rappelling. Along the way, your child will develop physical fitness, judgment, and group skills in a fun yet supervised environment.

The 2016 – 2017 school year is broken into five eight week sessions. You’re welcome to register for individual classes but if you sign up for the session, your child receives full Salt Pump membership privileges for the duration of the program – an incredible deal.

School of Rock: 2016 - 2017 After School Classes

Session 1: September 6th ~ October 28th

Session 2: October 31st ~ December 23rd

Session 3: January 2nd ~ February 17th

Session 4: February 27th ~ April 14th

Session 5: April 24th ~ June 16th

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

The Kindergarten-2nd Grade School of Rock program encourages your child’s natural love of movement. Our trained climbing guides will share their passion for active learning through games and climbing. We’ll practice problem solving on and off the walls, learn cooperation and teamwork with peers, and discover the rewarding sensation of defeating fears and overcoming boundaries.


Fridays 4:00-5:00pm


$200** for 8 classes

Drop-in rate $35 – based on availability, please call ahead (207) 219-8145

Grade 3-8

Coordinated movement, personal responsibility, teamwork, problem solving, and critical thinking are the basis of our School of Rock program.  By learning the basics of climbing movement and safe belay procedure, School of Rockers will learn responsibility and leadership within a group of their peers by accomplishing personal and team goals.


Mondays Through Thursdays 3:00-5:00pm

To accommodate differing school schedules, a daily rolling admission through 3:30pm is welcome!


One Day/Week: $200** (8 classes)

Two Days/Week: $300** (16 classes)

Three Days/Week: $400** (24 classes)

Four Days/Week: $500** (32 classes)

Drop-in rate $35 – based on availability, please call ahead (207) 219-8145

Toddler / Preschool Classes

Little Ninjas

This class is for ages 2 years to 5 years. Participants will practice body awareness and agility along with listening and patience through instructional games, activities and climbing.  Parent or guardian must be present in the gym unless approved by instructor. Registration required prior to class day.

SCHEDULE: Fridays, 12:30p-1:15p

PRICE*: $20 per class. Or buy a ‘5-pack’ and get the 6th free – a great gift idea for grandparents and friends of families!

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-registered classes that are missed are forfeited unless we are given 24 hours notice to reschedule/cancel.


*10% off for siblings, call us to register or register at the front desk.

**Pro-rated pricing available for those who take one class and decide to stay for the season or enroll late.

***Free youth membership to Salt Pump included when you sign up for a full session.

For more information and details, please contact program director Vince Schaefer at vince@saltpumpclimbing,com.

Consider completing our digital waiver before visiting to streamline the registration process.