WHO CAN APPLY

Girls in 7th - 10th grade

DESCRIPTION

Learn how to rock climb and build leadership skills! Girls Climb On is an after-school program that pairs you with an adult female mentor. You will climb, laugh and learn together once a week at a climbing gym in either Oakland or San Francisco.

Each week we focus on developing technical climbing skills, everything from tying a figure-8 follow-thru knot to belaying to techniques like smearing and edging. If you don’t know what these terms are, don’t worry… you’ll learn!

We also focus on issues that connect rock climbing with a strength you may already have or would like to improve on, like building relationships with friends, trust, leadership, self-expression, working as a group, communication, or resolving conflicts.

We begin with a team-building day at the climbing gym. Later in the program, we’ll go on a weekend outing to a local state park, where you will have a chance to show off your new skills on real rock!

Orientation Information 

Girls Climb On for San Francisco & Oakland

When: Saturday, September 16

Where: Girl Ventures' Office

The Women's Building

3543 18th Street (4th Floor)

San Francisco, CA 94110

Who: Participants 10am - 12:30 pm
Mentors 10am - 2 pm


FALL 2017 DATES & LOCATIONS

San Francisco  
Mission Cliffs
Fridays 4:30 - 7:00pm

Orientation: Saturday, September 16
Time: 10am - 2pm

- 9/29: Week 1
- 10/6: Week 2
- Monday 10/9, 7:30 am – 6:00 pm; Outdoor Climb @ Castle Rock State Park – Santa Cruz
- 10/13: Week 3
- 10/20: Week 4
- 10/27: Week 5
- 11/3: Week 6
- 11/17: Week 7
- 12/1: Week 8
- 12/8: Week 9


Oakland
Great Western Power Company
Fridays 4:30 - 7:00pm

Orientation: Saturday, September 16
Time: 10am - 2pm

- 9/29: Week 1
- 10/6: Week 2
- 10/13: Week 3
- 10/20: Week 4
- 10/27: Week 5
- 11/3: Week 6
- Friday 11/10, 7:30 am – 6:00 pm; Outdoor Climb @ Castle
Rock State Park – Santa Cruz

- 11/17: Week 7
- 12/1: Week 8
- 12/8: Week 9


Participant Cost:

$550

Payment Policies & Financial Aid
To ensure that ALL girls have the opportunity to participate in our programs, we award financial aid to two-thirds of all participants.

 

 


PROGRAM PARTNERS

We are grateful for the generous support of our partner, Touchstone Climbing Gyms who makes Girls Climb On possible.