Afterschool Program - Maple Grove Spring 2024

Youth & Climbing Program

Afterschool Program

MAPLE GROVE ELEMENTARY Spring 2024 - Climbing Club.... Come rock climb with us afterschool on our indoor rock wall at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden on Thursdays from March 28 - May 9 2024. New participants will gain skills, climbing knowledge, and confidence in rock climbing and have fun with our team of qualified instructors! Returning participants will improve upon skills learned in the previous course, while learning new advanced technical skills.

This program is tailored for students specifically from Maple Grove Elementary in grades 1st-5th.  In this climbing club, youth will learn about climbing safety, equipment, knot tying, belaying techniques, the physics of climbing, history of climbing and various climbing techniques. Youth will experience this all in a small, supportive environment facilitated by highly skilled instructors and we provide all the climbing gear! Returning youth will take a leadership role and be challenged with more climbing skills & techniques.

  • Age: 1st-5th grade

  • Dates: March 28- May 9 2024; Thursdays 2:35pm-4:30pm 
    • See full weekly schedule below
    • No program on April 18th 
    • PLEASE NOTICE- This is a shorter session (6 weeks of classes) but the time has been extended to 4:30pm so the amount of programming is the same as previous sessions.

  • Location: The program is located at the American Mountaineering Center (AMC) at 710 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401.  The indoor climbing wall is located by the North entrance of the building.

  • Cost: $335 for the 6 week session
    • Transportation from Maple Grove Elementary to our facility is provided each week.
    • Pick up is at the AMC in Golden. 
    • Course fees include: instruction, shared group gear (ex: ropes), harnesses, helmets, shoes.

Transpiration Details

Each week the CMC Instructors will meet your youth at 2:35 at the front of Maple Grove Elementary. The instructors will transport the students in our 15 passenger van to the American Mountaineering Center for the program. Pick up will be at 4:30pm from the American Mountaineering Center.

Any students 7 years or younger MUST have a booster seat to ride in our vehicles. Please reach out to with any questions or to arrange booster seat drop off. 

Registration instructions: 

If you would like to register your student, and you are not a CMC member, you will need to make a FREE guest membership account here. Once this guest membership is made for the adult (with the adults email) you will add your youth to your account. Each participant will need to fill out a Youth Form. Only fill out the required items on the youth form. Health forms are required to submit this youth form but NOT to participate in afterschool programs. You can upload health forms if you have them or you can upload a blank placeholder document. Once this Youth Form is filled out, you can complete registration through this page.

Please reach out to with any questions about registration! We are happy to help.

Weekly Schedule:

Open climb time each week + instruction topic. Instruction topics below:

March 28: Sizing for equipment, team building, & introduction to our climbing wall & safety

April 4: Climbing techniques- handwork, footwork, and endurance games 

April 11: Balancing - slacklining 

April 25: Belaying - Introduction or practice 

May 2: Climbing History- American Mountaineering Center

May 9: Climbing Games & Fun!

Refund/cancellation policy

This course requires a minimum off 6 participants. If this minimum is not reached, 1 week prior to the course, the course will be cancelled and a full refund will be given. 

Program Requirements

This program has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

CMC Will Provide the Following:

  • Safety Equipment
  • Climbing Gear – harnesses, shoes, helmets, ropes, belay devices, etc.***
  • Extra Curriculum Supplies

Participant Packing List:
If you are unable to bring any of the items below, please let us know. CMC does have a few extra items that we are happy to loan out.

  • Clothes (comfortable clothing for climbing):
    o Loose fitting pants or shorts
    o T-shirts and a long sleeve shirt
    o Closed-toe shoes
    o Sweater and/or warm layer
    o Jacket (in case we go outside for outdoor games)
  • Water bottle (at least 1 liter)
  • Snacks
  • Personal medications (inhaler, EPI pen, etc.) – please have all containers and
    bottles labeled and also listed on the medical form

**Cell phones, gaming devices, tablets, and iPods are NOT allowed on this course.

***Participants are allowed to bring their personal climbing gear – harnesses, shoes, helmets, etc. Please note this is optional. (CMC instructors will inspect all personal gear/equipment before use).

Program Materials

You must register for this program to see program materials.