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.

 

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Tuition for all Classes Includes:

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

 

N3C offers the following classes:

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Mighty Minis

(Grades K-2)

Wednesdays

4pm – 5pm

 

Tuition:

  • 1 session (2 months) prepaid: $135
  • Next Session: Heart of Winter Season
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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 first class of every session.

 

Rock Stars

(Grades 3-6)

Recreational 

Tuesdays

4pm – 5:30pm

Wednesdays

4pm – 5:30pm

Team

Thursdays

4pm – 5:30pm

Tuition:

  • 1 session (2 months) prepaid: $165
  • Next Session: Heart of Winter 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:

  • Monthly Recurring Enrollment: $80 per month*
  • 1 month prepaid: $95

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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Sessions for Mighty Minis & Rock Stars

  • 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 for Minis and Rock Stars is the start of any session. Top Knots enrollment is rolling – folks can join anytime.

Youth Programs Outside

(Rock Stars and Top Knots Summer Session)

During the summer months (June, July, and August) the Rock Stars and Top Knots climb outside! There are various local crags in the White Mountains that these groups climb at weekly. The Mighty Minis class is not active during this session.

Student Expectations

Outdoor climbing takes more time than indoor climbing, there will be times where students are hanging out at the base of the cliff, not climbing. They are expected to take turns belaying and climbing. The Top Knots will focus on technical rope skills as well as climbing outdoors.

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.

Space is limited! Please call 603.838.5300 or contact us to sign up today!
* All monthly recurring enrollments: first month is pro-rated and require a one-time $35 initiation fee unless otherwise noted.

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

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?