WHO CAN APPLY

Female-identified and gender nonconforming youth  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, February 25th
10am - 2pm

Who: Mentors and students

Where: GirlVentures' Office

The Women's Building

3543 18th Street (4th Floor)

| Applications Open in January |


spring 2018 DATES & LOCATIONS

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

March 2nd - May 4th
No GCO SF March 30th

Orientation: Saturday, February 25th 10am - 2pm

3/2 - Week 1
3/9 - Week 2
3/16 - Week 3
3/23 - Week 4
4/6 - Week 5
4/8 - Outdoor Climb Day
4/13 - Week 6
4/20 - Week 7
4/27 - Week 8
5/4 - Week 9


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

March 2nd - May 4th
No GCO EB April 6th

Orientation: Saturday, February 25th 10am - 2pm

3/2 - Week 1
3/9 - Week 2
3/16 - Week 3
3/23 - Week 4
4/6 - Week 5
4/13 - Week 6
4/15 Outdoor Climb Day
4/20 - Week 7
4/27 - Week 8
5/4 - Week 9


Participant Cost:

$550

Payment Policies & Financial Aid
To ensure that ALL 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.