Youth Climbing Programs

N3C’s youth climbing programs give kids an opportunity to improve their climbing by working with skilled instructors each week. Through a variety of age-appropriate games, drills, and activities, the climbers will learn climbing and rope-working skills as well as cooperation, teamwork, and critical thinking.

 

Autumn Session Sign Ups will be available in August.

Tuition for all Classes Includes:

  • Weekly class with skilled instructors
  • N3C membership for climbing anytime outside of classes
  • Gear rentals
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Youth Programs Outside

(Rock Stars and Top Knots Summer Session)

Throughout the summer students in grades 3-12 will climb outside at various locations around the White Mountains of NH. Each day will include climbing, instruction, and continuing to develop skills learned in other N3C youth programs. This program will be run as a drop-off program at N3C or Echo Crag (depending on the climbing location) where instructors will provide instruction and supervision during the program. 

This program is available to students who have participated in an N3C youth program in the past 2 years, this includes Rock Stars Rec., Rock Stars Team, Top Knots, a summer camp, or a 6-week winter program/homeschool program at N3C.

Why Climb Outdoors?

Outdoor climbing is so much fun! With the right skills, outdoor climbing can be a lifelong pursuit, just like indoor climbing. It provides all the same exercise, teamwork, and problem-solving benefits of climbing at N3C, but with the added bonus of being able to experience nature and the White Mountains in a new way!

Student Expectations

Students should be able to exhibit patience while instructors put up ropes and climbers take turns climbing and belaying. Please see the list below for other expectations of students throughout the day. If your child is unable to meet these expectations without parental supervision, please consider scheduling a privately guided day.

  • Can hike at a moderate pace in varied terrain with a backpack
  • Able to be appropriately prepared for the day and self-manage their personal needs. (Includes listening to their body to take care of eating, drinking, and bathroom breaks)
  • Able to self-regulate behavior during downtime (non-climbing time)

Any children not appropriately prepared for the day upon arrival to the program (i.e. not wearing hiking footwear) will not be able to participate and will be asked to leave. 

For more information on the outdoor program or if you have any quesitons contact us!

Check out our Outdoor Guiding options for  more options to go climbing outside!

Mighty Minis

(Grades K-2)

Wednesdays

4pm – 5pm

 

Tuition:

  • 1 session (2 months) prepaid: $135
  • Mini May session: $65
  • Next Session: Autmun Season
      • See other sessions below
Youth Climbing Programs

Student Expectations

Students in the Mighty Minis group can expect to take turns climbing, and learn new skills through teamwork and fun games. Students are asked to try their best and participate fully during each class. They are expected to work toward independence in putting on their climbing harness and tying a figure 8 knot.

Parent Expectations

Children in the Mighty Minis class are not yet old enough to belay, as such, parents are asked to learn how to belay and to stay for the duration of the class. We understand that not every parent can be available each week, but ask that each family provide assistance throughout the session. Belay lessons are offered during the second class of every session.

 

Rock Stars

(Grades 3-6)

Recreational 

Wednesdays

4pm – 5:30pm

Team

Thursdays

4pm – 5:30pm

Tuition:

  • 1 session (2 months) prepaid: $165
  • Mini May session: $85
  • Next Session: Autumn Season
      • See other sessions below
Youth Programs

Recreational

For kids who want to have fun climbing, belaying, and playing fun games.

Team*

For kids who want to push themselves mentally and physically, while still having lots of fun.

*Team members must be approved by the coach prior to joining. 

Student Expectations

Students in the Rock Stars groups can expect to learn how to belay, take turns belaying and climbing, and learn new skills through activities, teamwork, and fun games.

Top Knots

(Grades 7+)

Thursdays

5pm – 7pm

Tuition:

  • 1 session (2 months) prepaid: $195
  • Mini May session: $95
  • Next Session: Autumn Season
      • See other sessions below

Student Expectations

Students can expect to become independent belayers, and begin learning advanced skills. Classes will be a mix of skills development, workouts, and fun climbing. 

Students should bring a higher level of personal motivation and psych. 

Students are recommended to climb one to two times a week in addition to class.

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Youth Program Sessions

  • Autumn Season: September & October
  • Stick Season: November & December
  • Heart of the Winter Season: January & February
  • Mud Season: March & April
  • Almost Summer Season: May

Note: Enrollment is at the start of any session. 

Space is limited! Please call 603.838.5300 or contact us to sign up today!

Please be advised that children under the age of 14 require adult supervision while at North Country Climbing Center. During a class or program, students are under the direct supervision of the coach. However, before and after the class, the coach cannot assume responsibility for your child’s well-being.

Private Coaching

  • $25 for half hour
  • $40 for full hour
  • $130 for 4 full hour lessons
  • $150 for 8 half hour lessons

Note: private lessons do not include rental gear or pass to gym.

Questions About Youth Climbing Programs?

 Call 603.838.5300, email, or message us on Facebook or Instagram!

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Birthday Parties

Kids are natural climbers, so what could be better than celebrating a birthday at N3C?