Update: ADV WV Kids Climbing Club will now be known as: "Adventure WV Youth Climbing Club"!!! 

We hope to broaden the overall age range of this group to include more teens! Youth Climbing Club this year will offer 2 separate training sessions (Fall/Spring), additional brand new curriculum that focuses on self-reflection and the mental training aspects of climbing, and we hope to recruit more teens to come climb! More information below... 

Youth Climbing Club updates for 2017

2 Club Sessions, Fall & Spring.

Fall = October 15-December 17, 2017
Spring = January 14- April 29, 2018
8 Sessions each.
Package discount on overall cost if signed up for both sessions. 
Rec Center Membership holders discount as well 

2 Groups each with different focus, introducing: Billy Goats & Spider Monkeys!

Billy Goats is the climbing group for younger climbers seeking to develop their interest in and passion for the sport while making new social bonds with fellow youth climbers. In this group, an emphasis on building social skills through climbing development, having fun, and enjoyment of the process will be our primary focus. 

This group is for climbers ages 6-10. Older students are welcomed, if they desire a social focus. Much like Billy Goats that live in the vertical and enjoy grazing the hillside, these climbers will have a casual training experience that supports dabbling in the art of training for climbing. 

Spider Monkeys is the climbing group that has a main objective of developing a whole climber from the ground up. Emphasis in this group will include physical conditioning, mental training aspects of climbing, and active use of journaling and other guided reflection to develop the whole climber in mind, body,and spirit. Of course themes of fun, socialization and celebrating together will be integral to the Spider Monkeys. 

This group will focus on the outcome of being a better enhanced overall person because they climb, while knowing that achieving improvement at climbing is the path we will walk to get there. This group will be further sub-divided into Older and Younger Spider Monkeys to pair fellow climbers in training groups equitable with their physical and developmental ranges. The two age groups are: 9-10 y.o. & 11-12 y.o. 
A 13 y.o.+ category is also offered for the teens that will become Spider Monkeys.

Spider Monkeys can be found hopping hillsides, climbing stone walls, and can't seem to get enough! This group will embrace your child's internal drive, excitement for the vertical, and mentor them in honing their passion and energy as the Spider Monkey cohort bonds together on ropes and boulders as they train together and share their successes as a team! 

We will divide these groups into Billy Goats and Spider Monkeys on the first opening training session after a parent's overview and orientation. 

2 Pricing Options...

Pricing is available in 2 options, with increased discount towards WVU Student Rec Center Membership holders in each option. 

Option 1: Fall session only, or Spring session only. 8 trainings + end of semester culminating event. 
Cost: $130.00 non-SRC member price. $125.00 SRC Member price.

Option 2: Both Fall & Spring sessions: 16 trainings + culminating end of year event! 
Cost: $250.00 non-SRC Member price. $240.00 SRC member price. 

ADV WV Youth Climbing Club 2017-18 Tentative Calendar

*Subject to change

Fall session:

October 15 – December 17, 2017 (8 training sessions)

No classes: November 19 & 26
December 17th will be a culminating get together at the SRC to wrap up the Fall season. 

Spring session: January 14 - April 29, 2018 (8 sessions)

No classes: March 11 & 18, April 15 & 22.
April 29 will be a culminating outdoor celebration climbing and picnic day at Cooper's Rock State Forest!

General Information: 

When: Sunday’s 2-4pm

Where: WVU Climbing Wall – Located inside the Student Rec Center


Register in person, starting September 15th, 2017, at the WVU Outdoor Recreation Center (located inside the WVU Student Recreation Center). Bring Climbing Programs tri-fold brochure with you when you register and receive an extra $10.00 off, when registering for the combined package of Fall/Spring sessions together!

For more information, contact Kevin Shon via e-mail at kevin.shon@mail.wvu.edu