GET A GRIP
The Get a Grip rock climbing program will introduce participants to the joys of both indoor and outdoor rock climbing. Participants will start with an introduction to indoor climbing where they will learn basic climbing skills and technique, as well as how to properly belay for their climbing partner. The indoor climbing will take place at local climbing gyms here in Kelowna, while the outdoor climbing will take place in Penticton at the Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park. After a few indoor sessions to build the needed skills and confidence participants will then get to experience outdoor climbing on real rock. During the program, participants will be taught to draw parallels from the learning experiences in the program to real-life situations to assist in acquiring life skills while developing a passion for rock climbing.
This program is offered to youth people free of charge for Elevation Outdoors believes that no youth should be denied the potential to discover an outdoor pursuit that can keep them motivated, healthy, and stoked on life for the rest of their days!
Our next Get a Grip Program will be running from May 20th - June 16th, 2019.
We will be taking the youth to an indoor climbing facility every Monday and Wednesday evening for four weeks and to two outdoor climbs on Sundays, with the exception of there being no indoor climbs on Monday's after going on an outdoor climb the Sunday before. We will have an orientation day on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 (4:oo - 5:00 pm).
If you are interested in volunteering, our volunteer training day will be Wednesday, May 15th (5:00 pm - 6:00 pm) at our office building, to go over behavioural considerations.