Youth After School & Toddler Programs

2022 / 2023 After-School Program

Salt Pump Kids! is excited to announce the launch dates for our 2nd Quarter of After-School. 

Priority Registration (those who are currently enrolled): Oct. 7th through 11th

Public Registration: Oct. 12th 

We are excited to start offering different levels in our Scramblers and Mountaineer programs! To accommodate the growing difference in ability levels, we will be offering two levels to help meet your climber where they are. Please see the conditions that would qualify a climber for Level 2. If a climber is placed in a level that is not a good fit, we will work with parents to find a better class.

Level 1:

  • New to climbing & Salt Pump Kids! Programming
  • Looking to build confidence & learn the ropes

Level 2: 

  • Participated in Salt Pump programming (After-School or Summer Camp)
  • Comfortable climbing both up & downstairs at Salt Pump
  • General knowledge of climbing
  • Certified to belay while in programming (Mountaineer Groups)

If you have questions regarding the program descriptions, please do not hesitate to reach out to We’re happy to talk with you, see your climber on the wall and ensure your climber is placed in the appropriate group for their current ability. 

Program Dates 2022 / 2023

1st Quarter: September 12th - November 4th

Public Registration: June 24th, 2022

2nd Quarter: November 7th - January 20th

Priority Registration: Oct. 7th - 11th, 2022

Public Registration: Oct. 12th, 2022

3rd Quarter: January 23rd - March 31st

Priority Registration: Dec. 16th - 20th, 2022

Public Registration: Dec. 21st, 2022

4th Quarter: April 3rd - June 9th

Priority Registration: Mar. 6th - 10th, 2023

Public Registration: Mar. 11th, 2023

Quarter 4 Registration

Scramblers: Grades K - 2

Scramblers are introduced to climbing through a variety of activities that have been known to keep even the most energetic climbers on their toes. They enjoy games both on and off the climbing wall, knot-tying, and lots of laughter!

Level 1 Schedule: Tuesday from 3:50 - 4:50 p.m., Wednesday from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., OR Thursday from 3:50 - 4:50 p.m.

Level 2 Schedule: Tuesday from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., Wednesday from 3:50 - 4:50 p.m., OR Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Price: $425

Mountaineers: Grades 3 - 5

Mountaineers learn the basic fundamentals of climbing including knot-tying, belaying, and movement skills. The group works together as a team to complete on the wall challenges through a variety of games and activities. 

Level 1 Schedule: Tuesday from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Level 2 Schedule: Wednesday OR Thursday from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Price: $475

Climbing Club: Grades 6 - 8

Climbing Club is for pre-teens and teens who want to explore climbing in a supervised yet low-key atmosphere. Short classes in topics like rappelling and building anchors provide learning opportunities and help prepare climbers for future adventures. 

Schedule:  Monday or Friday from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Price: $475

Rental gear for each class is included.

ALL NEW: Salt Pump After-School programs include a full membership to our facility for the duration of the quarter.

This membership includes; full access to the facility outside of programming (during all open hours), rental equipment, one guest pass per month, as well as a 10% retail discount.

Little Ninjas

toddlers climbing at salt pump

Our Spring sessions have SOLD OUT. We will be pausing Little Ninjas through the summer months. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to

For preschool children age 3 - 4, our Little Ninjas program provides a perfect introduction to the sport of climbing. Each one hour class is designed to promote body awareness and listening skills through a variety of physical games and climbing exercises. There's also plenty of time for fun, too! Parents must be present in the facility throughout the class. Face masks are now optional for those who are fully vaccinated. Space is limited to 3 climbers per group.

Schedule: Mondays or Fridays from 3:30p - 4:15p (4-week program)*

Price: $180

*Please note dates may vary due to upcoming holidays.

Private Lessons

Homeschooling this year? Prefer to have your own quaranteam for regularly scheduled lessons?

Please inquire for availability. We have limited time slots for private programming, but we are happy to try to make it work.

~Session lengths can be 1 hour, 1.5 hours, or 2 hours~

Salt Pump Kids! Policies

Cancellation Policy

Full payment is due at time of booking. The fee is 100 percent nonrefundable. All Salt Pump Youth programming cancellations will be made at the discretion of Salt Pump Climbing; this includes cancellations for any reason including a COVID-related closure. Cancellations of Youth Programming are normally done in line with the health and safety guidelines of the local school districts. No refunds, credits or make-up days will be offered. If there are any questions, please feel free to contact us at

Behavior Policy

As you can imagine, this is a challenging time to manage behavior that may put the rest of the group at risk. We tend to work with a 3-step protocol that includes working with the climber to better understand why we are asking them to follow certain procedures and how it is for their benefit and the benefit of the group. Our next step is to provide a safe space for them to be able to take a moment of reprieve and then chat with one of our program leaders until they are ready to rejoin the group. We hope that this will be enough for any climber. In the unlikely event that this isn’t enough for them, we will ask parents to come and pick-up the climber and we can try again next week. If this happens on another day, we will follow the same process, as it is hopefully familiar to the climber. If the climber goes home again on this second occasion, we will likely ask the climber to not return to programming and booking fees will be forfeited. Please review our SP Kids Code of Conduct with your child so everyone understands our expectations prior to the start of programming. We will review the Code of Conduct on the first day of programming. If there are any questions, please feel free to contact us at

Inclement Weather Policy

All Salt Pump Youth programming cancellations will be made at the discretion of Salt Pump Climbing. We will take into account many factors, including weather forecasts, local conditions and school district guidance. Please do not assume that programming is automatically cancelled if local in-school instruction has been cancelled. Parents and participants can expect an email no later than four (4) hours before the scheduled programming (ie. by noon for the regularly scheduled 4pm programming). We will send out a day-of email, as well as post to social media, if programming is to be cancelled. In the case of cancellation due to inclement weather, a free-day pass (with rentals) will be given to each participant. No refunds or make-up days will be offered. If there are any questions, please feel free to contact us at

Got questions?

(207) 219-8145

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Declan climbing at Salt Pump Summer Camp – 2017