Afterschool Program - Maple Grove Elementary Fall'23

Climbing & Youth Program

Afterschool Program

MAPLE GROVE ELEMENTARY Fall 2023 - Climbing Club.... Come rock climb with us afterschool on our indoor rock wall at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden on Tuesdays from September 26-December 12 2023. Gain skills, climbing knowledge, and confidence in rock climbing and have fun with our team of qualified instructors!

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!

  • Age: 1st-5th grade

  • Dates: September 26th - December 12th; Tuesdays 2:30-4 
    • See full weekly schedule below

  • 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: $415 for the 10 week session
    • Transportation from Maple Grove Elementary to our facility is provided each week.
    • Course fees include: instruction, shared group gear (ex: ropes), harnesses, helmets, shoes

Transpiration Details

Each week the CMC Instructors will meet your youth at 2:30 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 4pm 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 

September 26th – week 1 introduction to  safety equipment, ropes, harness, shoes 

October 3rd- week 2 introduction to climbing foot work 

October 10th – NO CLASS 

October 17th – week 3 introduction to climbing upper body technique 

October 24th - week 4 introductions to figure 8 knot 

October 31st – week 5 Costume climbing & Halloween festivities! 

November 7th – week 6 introduction to using wall features, like cracks! 

November 14th – week 7 introduction to belay devices 

November 21st- NO CLASS 

November 28th - week 8 Climbing history- mountaineering museum visit (on site) 

December 5th – week 9 – introduction to outdoor climbing gear 

December 12th – week 10 – Climbing games! 

Refund/cancellation policy: 

Requests made prior to 30 days before the beginning of this course will be processed with a $20 handling fee. Requests made within 30 days of the course will be refunded at 50% of the amount paid. No refunds will be made 7 days prior to the event unless it relates to a medical reason with a signed note from a medical provider.  If the CMC cancels the class for any reason, a full refund will be issued.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with more details and information about the camp. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!

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.***

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 program.

***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.