Youth After School & Toddler Programs
2022 / 2023 After-School Program
Registration is available for the 2022 / 2023 school year - see below.
If you have any questions, please email our Youth Programs Director - Brittney at email@example.com.
1st Quarter: September 12th - November 4th
2nd Quarter: November 7th - January 20th
3rd Quarter: January 23rd - March 31st
4th Quarter: April 3rd - June 9th
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!
Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday, OR Thursday from 3:50 - 4:50 p.m. OR 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
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.
Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday, OR Thursday from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
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.
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.
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: Tuesdays 10:30a - 11:15a (rolling 4-week program)
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~
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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