Youth programs

Our mission is to grow not only better climbers, but happy, healthy community members. We use bouldering to help kids become determined problem-solvers, who embrace failure as a learning opportunity, and have the confidence to try hard things.

Youth intro class

Ages 6-14

An introduction to climbing in the adult area for new climbers.

Ninja Club

Ages 6-12

A weekly club for children who enjoy exploration, progression, and mental and physical challenges in a fun and supportive group environment.

Team

Ages 9-18

An inclusive team for young climbers who love bouldering and are motivated to increase their skills.

Camps

Ages 6-14

5 days of bouldering exploration in a fun, small-group environment. Options for new and experienced climbers. Held weekly Jun-Aug.

FAQ

Does my child need to be enrolled in a class to climb at the gym?

No, you are welcome to climb independently as long as children under 13 have appropriate adult supervision.

What's the best way for my child to get started climbing?

We highly recommend that all new climbers take our Youth Intro Class. Without guidance, it's easy for children to assume the point of bouldering is simply to get to the top. Our classes encourage them to engage at a deeper level, focusing on problem-solving, body awareness and control, and technical climbing skills.

Your classes are always full, how do I get my child into a class?

Fall is the easiest time to secure a spot without having to join a waiting list, and fall enrollment begins in August. Places open up regularly throughout the year, so if you aren't able to secure one in the fall, make sure you join the waiting list and we'll let you know as soon as we have a spot available.

How long should my child take classes?

Our youth programs are intended to be taken in an open-ended way, much like studying a musical instrument. For Ninja Club, we recommend a minimum of 3 months, but most kids who go on to participate in higher level programs like Climbing Team participate for multiple years.

I want to be notified when registration opens, how do I do that?

Please email youth@elevationgym.com and request to be added to our list.

Hours

Every day

9am - 11pm

Members only

Mon thru Fri

6am - 9am

Address

348 Lincoln St

Eugene, OR 97401

Phone

541-972-3595

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