Remember when you were young and invincible?! Climbing is the perfect sport for kids (of all ages) and GWPC offers a variety of activities for kids to try rock climbing in a safe and supportive environment. Birthday parties, After school and summer camps and teen programs are just a few of the fun rock climbing programs we offer for kids.

GWPC is the perfect place to bring you children to try rock climbing!


Kids' Parties

Plan your next rock climbing birthday party, Bar Mitzvah, club meeting or special event with us in an outrageous environment! We provide harnesses and our friendly staff will belay everyone to their hearts content! After climbing, celebrate in our private party area. You can bring your own food and drinks or call for take-out.

Parties start on the hour during regular gym hours. They included two hours of rock climbing and use of a party area. Please call to reserve your event at least two weeks in advance; we'll take a deposit to hold your spot. Be sure to send out waivers with the invitations. Each child will need a printed waiver signed from their parent or guardian. 

Price: $100 for 5 kids (minimum) $20 each additional child.

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After School Climbing

This class is a fun after school activity that runs in sessions throughout the year. It is a inclusive introduction to climbing and a great way to make friends and get some exciting exercise! 

Suggested ages: 6 to 14 

Days: Wednesday
             March 5th - May 14th
Price: $250 for non-members; $200 for members

Curriculum: Our number one priority is teaching the personal responsibility and fostering the confidence that comes with safe climbing. We do this by focusing on belaying, knots, basic technique, rappelling, bouldering, spotting, training, route-reading, and having a blast. 

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Summer Rock Climbing Camp

This summer we will be offering week long morning sessions. The camps operate in weekly sessions from 9am till noon. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced level climbers are welcome. On Fridays, at all summer camp sessions, parents are invited to rock climb with their children! This summer desk staffer Stephanie Jim will be running our kids camp. She is excited to offer not just climbing, but zip lines, obstacle courses and yoga. The children will also get a chance to climb outdoors! 

June: 17-21
June: 24-28
July: 8-12
July: 15-19
July: 22-26
July: 29-8/2
August 5-9

Note: Please call ahead to confirm dates. Children enrolled in the summer camp program will not be supervised by our staff after their class is over. Please arrange to pick up your children promptly. Remember to send your children to class with snacks or money to purchase snacks.

Price: $250 for non-members; $200 for members

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Teen Climbing Program

altAre you looking for something positive for your teenager to do in the afternoons? Are you a teenager looking to take your climbing to the next level and maybe even compete? GWPC's teen climbing team, 'The East Betas,'  meets twice a week at the gym for instruction and support. Coach Ryan Moon has been working with the team since 2010 and is excited with its growing popularity. 
Being on the team means having a monthly membership to the gym. Along with the 4 hours of coaching, they can use any of the gyms whenever they like and rental gear is always included. Please contact us for all the details on this exciting activity for teens.

Tuesdays/ Thursdays: 5pm-7pm
Price: $84

Private Lessons

Our instructors are available for private or small group coaching sessions. Want to learn to lead with style or finally have someone teach you definitively what a sloper is? We would be happy to tailor a climbing program to your needs. Give us a call or sign up at the front desk!

Private lessons are generally $40/hr for members and $45/hr for guests. 


Bring your scout troop, church group or graduating class for some all-night fun! The party starts at 9pm and lasts until around 7am. Rock climbing, games, obstacle courses and competitions are just some of the things that will keep your crowd occupied through the night! Call the manager to reserve a night for your group. 



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