Mountain Goats Spring Climbing Club

New Friends, Skills and Thrills

Get your ‘climb on’ with our spring rock climbing club!  We visit a variety of rock climbing sites around Whitehorse for climbing, belaying, rappelling, leadership development and character building. No experience necessary, parents are welcome to join.

We visit a variety of climbing locations so young climbers have the opportunity to try different climbing sites with varying difficulty levels that allow a healthy challenge for all. There will also be hiking, map reading and geocaching. Participants set personal goals, learn new skills and make new friends. 

Climbers receive instruction and are encouraged to learn at their own rate while being part of a team environment.

Participants in Spring Climbing Club will: 

    • learn basic climbing techniques and proper equipment use
    • knot tying and belay skills
    • increase self awareness and confidence
    • set individual goals
    • work as a team
    • build problem solving and communication skills

Ages: 8 – 14
April 30 – June 6

Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

6 Weeks, 12 Sessions

Meet at Shipyards Park

$480 + GST

Our Goal

Our goal is to expose campers to a variety of activities in a safe and structured environment and to encourage them to try new things and expand their skill base.

Staff to Camper Ratios

Our staff to camper ratio for Climbing Club is 1:5. We will have a small group of 8-10 depending on signups. Our Climbing Club staff work in teams of two or three.

Safety

All of our staff hold current First Aid and CPR certificates, have experience working with children and youth, and have climbing and belaying experience. Group leaders carry a backpack containing a fully stocked first aid kit, camper information, bear spray, whistle, sunscreen and extra clothes.

Equipment

We use proper safety equipment for all of our programs and regularly inspect it. Certified rock climbing gear is provided for all climbers including harnesses, ropes, and helmets. If your climber has their own shoes, they are encouraged to bring them!

Transportation

Drop-off and pick-up at Shipyards Park

Drop off: 4:00 PM

Pick up: 7:00 PM

Climbers and Parents MUST BE ON TIME for drop-off and pick-ups! If for any reason there is a last-minute change of transportation arrangements for a climber, please leave a message at 334-3725 BEFORE the scheduled pick-up or drop-off time. It is the responsibility of the parent / guardian to supervise their child until the staff arrives at 4:00 PM and to be there no later than 7:00pm to pick them up.

What to Bring

Climbers should pack their backpack with the following items every day:

    • Snacks 
    • 1L bottle of water or juice
    • Sunscreen and bug repellent
    • Baseball hat or other for sun protection
    • Rain gear… we play rain or shine!
    • Warm clothes for those cooler days
    • A keen sense of adventure!
Cancellation Policy

Climbing Club fees will be refunded (-$50 admin fee) at Equinox Adventures’ discretion. Get in touch with us to discuss.

Our Staff

All the members of the Equinox Staff Team have extensive experience working with children in outdoor adventure programs. All staff members have current First Aid and CPR and have completed our staff training.

We have been providing children and youth with top-notch instruction in adventure based programs since 2004.