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! 


AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS (SLO-Op)

After school programs run for 6 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!

Rock Hoppers is a class geared toward an introduction to climbing and getting to know the sport.
Senders is an intermediate level class focused on perfecting kids’ foundation and technique! Climbers enrolled in this class will spend time learning about climbing safety, basic technique, and getting comfortable on the wall.

Price: $150

Rock Hoppers: Mondays, August 21st- September 25th

Senders: Wednesdays, August 23rd- September 27th 

 

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!

Price: $80

When:Thursdays, 4:30-6:00

September 7-28th


Now at SLO Op!

INFANT & TODDLER PROGRAMS

Develop confidence and safe risk taking in a supportive and fun new environment! Your kids will safely fall, navigate uneven terrain and obstacles, and climb while learning to assess risk. We will also encourage you as a caregiver to allow your child to explore and take risks without interfering in his or her natural development!

Taught by an experienced child development professional.

Email toddler program manager Jacqueline@slo-opclimbing.org for questions

Example schedule (for Crawlers- Early Walkers) -

  •  9 - 9:05 Introduction/Ice Breaker
  • 9:05 - 9:10- stretching (older kids) or body awareness song (younger kids)
  • 9:10- 9:15- run through of activities, and the purpose of each (4 stations)
  • 9:15-9:35- as a group go through and practice activities
  • 9:35- 9:50- exploration time
  • 9:50- 10- recap and extension activities and closing song

Please note: often new children have a hard time focusing their first time in class - SLO Op is very stimulating! - we may be less structured initially with your child because of this.

Space in class is limited, sign up ahead of time to avoid being turned away.