**WINTER ACADEMY BEGINS THE WEEK OF JANUARY 7, 2019**
Welcome to The Academy at Climber's Rock
The Academy at Climber's Rock is a developmental climbing program for youth ages 4-17, built around the two fundamental benefits of sport: FUN and FITNESS. Whether students continue on as recreational climbers or world-class competitive athletes, we believe that climbing in any form contributes to happier, healthy living.
Our youth programming is ambitious: we aim to create an environment where kids will be both challenged and rewarded for their hard work. Climbing is about how the body moves and therefore is a foundation sport for all physical activity and sports. Early participation in climbing develops the most fundamental movement skills, physical and motor abilities, mental abilities, social and emotional abilities and performance skills that carry over into all aspects of life.
We give youth the chance to get fit, learn the value of discipline and hard work, and strengthen their mental capacity. No matter what other sports or activities they are involved in, our programs will help them to reach and exceed the goals they have set for themselves.
We are looking for participants who are coachable, respectful, ready to learn, able to maintain a positive attitude, and willing to work to challenge themselves. Our coaches and instructors are selected based on their experiences as both an athlete and a coach. All have diverse backgrounds in a variety of different sports, in addition to climbing, with years of experience developing programs and learning techniques to prepare youth for competitive sports.
The sport of indoor rock climbing is not only fun, but also demanding both mentally and physically. It is a great opportunity for young people to learn the principles that will lead them to success in all that they do.