Teaching more than just how to climb.  

Bringing up the next generation of climbers is one of our greatest goals at the Pad - to progress the sport forward and to protect the outdoors. All of our programs teach climbing skills, problem solving techniques, cooperation and so much more. We have classes, camps and clinics available for all ages, abilities and desires. Learn more and book today! 


INTRO TO YOUTH CLIMBING

In the hour and a half class, youth ages 5-12 will receive an overview of the basics of climbing and climbing safety. Youth will engage in climbing games and have a sneak peek at what our youth programs have to offer! 

  • SLO- Every other Wednesday 4:30-6 PM

  • SM- Every other Thursdays 4:30-6 PM

  • Ages 5-12

YOUTH ACADEMIES (SLO Location)

At The Pad Climbing, youth will learn the fundamentals for having fun and being safe while at the gym. Climbers will learn to take risks, push themselves physically and mentally, work on setting and working towards goals, as well as develop communication skills essential to all aspects of life. Climbing topics will include an introduction to bouldering, introduction to top-roping, gym etiquette, foundational climbing technique, goal setting, and skill development

  • Youth Academy

  • Ages 5-12
  • Mondays 4:30-6:00 PM
  • 8 Week Program
  • $250 Registration 

 

  • Teen Academy

  • Ages 12-16
  • Thursdays 4:30-6:00 PM
  • 8 Week Program
  • $250 Registration 

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS (The Pad- Santa Maria)

After school programs run for 4 weeks and have been developed for kids who are looking for a fun activity as exercise and who would like a social platform that teaches teamwork, goal setting, and fundamentals of bouldering. If you’re looking for an after school program that focuses on the individual achievements of your child but features a supportive team atmosphere, this is it!

  • Ages 5-12
  • Wednesdays 4:30-6:00 PM
  • 4 Week Program
  • $80 Registration