Youth Climbing Program

Providing climbing instruction for Fairbanks youth, ages 8-18

The mission of the Fairbanks Youth Climbing Program is to introduce and cultivate rock climbing skills, techniques, and movement within the Fairbanks area youth.  The purpose of this mission is to enhance teamwork, communication, and confidence within our climbers.  Our teaching methods nurture this purpose.

  • We operate on the University Schedule.  See below to for a printable copy of our schedule.

All instruction will take place under the expert supervision of our climbing instructor staff. 


Fall 2014

We offer two beginner practice times:

Homeschool Rec Climbing: This climbing time offers a physical education component to your child's learning. We aim to grow a lifelong appreciation of climbing in our participants, as well as enhance their communication, teamwork, and confidence.

  • Cost:  $25/session 
  • Space is limited to 8 students

Thursday Rec Climbing:   This climbing time aims to teach communication, teamwork, and confidence through climbing, and to grow a lifelong appreciation of climbing in our participants.

  • Cost:  $25/session
  • Space limited to 6 students

We offer one advanced practice time:

Thursday Team Practice: This practice is more specifically aimed at teaching each climber the skills he or she needs in order to have continued growth in the sport of climbing. During practices our coaches will pinpoint each athlete's strengths and weaknesses, and will teach skills in smaller groups.

  • Cost:  $25/session 
  • Space is limited to 6 students who have 1 or more years of consistent climbing experience

How to Sign up:

At the SRC front desk in person or over the phone. Payment required at time of registration.

When you come to your first practice please be prepared to fill out our youth program forms for your child.

For more information contact:

Jaime Shorey 
Outdoor Adventures Graduate Assistant 
jeshorey@alaska.edu 
(907) 474-6306

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