WHO CAN APPLY

Bay Area girls in the 6th through 8th grade

DESCRIPTION

Learn how to rock climb and build leadership skills! Girlz 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!


SPRING 2017 DATES & LOCATIONS

San Francisco  
Mission Cliffs on Mondays 4:30 - 7:00pm

Orientation: Saturday, February 25
Time: TBD, in the morning

- 2/27: Week 1
- 3/6: Week 2
- 3/13: Week 3
- 3/20: Week 4
- 4/3: Week 5
- 4/10: Week 6
- 4/17: Week 7
- Sunday 4/23, 7:30 am – 6:00 pm; Outdoor Climb @ Castle Rock State Park – Santa Cruz
- 4/24: Week 8
-5/1: Week 9

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

Orientation: Saturday, February 25
Time: TBD, in the afternoon

- 3/3: Week 1
- 3/10: Week 2
- 3/17: Week 3
- 3/24: Week 4
- 4/7: Week 5
- 4/14: Week 6
- 4/21: Week 7
- 4/28: Week 8
- Sunday 4/30, 7:30 am – 6:00 pm; Outdoor Climb @ Castle Rock State Park – Santa Cruz
- 5/5: Week 9 - Graduation


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.

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PROGRAM PARTNERS

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