Youth Climbing Programs

Please note, all youth climbing programs are designed for ages 6 and up. (Please see our complete age policy below.)

ARC Age Policy


Children under the age of 6 must be supervised by a parent or other responsible adult (18+) at all times.

Children between the ages of 6 and 11 must be accompanied by an adult or person 14 years or older.

Children 12 years and up can climb at ARC unsupervised at the discretion of ARC management.


Children must be age 6 or over to participate in any ARC youth programming.  This includes birthday parties, Weekend Warriors sessions, Youth Recreational Climbing, summer camps or any other youth program.

BELAYING (Rope Management)

Children must be 14 or over to be allowed to belay.  Special exceptions may be made for some climbers solely at the discretion of ARC management.