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Our youth rock climbing programs teach youth the fundamentals of gym climbing in a safe environment under the watchful eyes of our experienced instructors. 

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Youth / Child climbing at On the Rocks indoor climbing gym in Campbell River BC

After School Climbing

Embrace a lifelong passion for climbing and a unique bonding experience with your child after school. Through active parental participation, this shared adventure fosters trust, teamwork, and serves as a powerful model for lifelong learning, character development, and exciting adventures.

youth bouldering at indoor rocking climbing gym in Campbell River with instructor

2023 Summer Climbing Camps

Campers will learn climbing movements and become proficient in the use of climbing safety systems through a structured day that includes fun games and rewarding challenges. We’ll supply the equipment, motivation and instruction to develop a lifelong interest in the amazing sport of climbing.

  • 10:00AM - 11:30AM

  • Age 7-9 - Tue & Thur

  • Age 10+ - Wed & Fri

  • Camp #1: July 4 - 21

  • Camp #2: Aug 2 - 18 ​

  • $250 - Includes Gear!

Climbing provides both a physical and mental workout and is a healthy option for children who are not interested in traditional team sports. 

Youth Policy


Kids are natural climbers, and we welcome them to join us at On the Rocks. 


We do have some rules and restrictions in place to ensure everyone is having a safe and enjoyable climbing experience.

  • We have a Simple Rule: Look up! Watch out for other climbers above. Never walk under other climbers or between the climbing wall and belayers working with ropes. The Simple rule helps us avoid 99% of our potential issues.

  • We also have a Hard Rule: No Running. Running is not acceptable within the Climbing Gym. The risk, should an exuberant little climber suddenly appear under a falling climber are significant to everyone. Please remind your group members to walk and save their energy for climbing the walls.

  • We require that you are close enough to communicate with them (without raising your voice), and intervene if they get into a potentially dangerous situation.

  • Active supervision is required, and supervisors are responsible for the behaviour of the youth they are supervising. 

  • Children ages 8 and under: the adult to child ratio for children ages 8 and under must not exceed 1:2 adult to child and cannot be left alone.

  • Children ages 9-12: the adult to child ratio for children 9-12 years old must not exceed 1:4 adult to children and they cannot be left alone in the facility.

  • Children ages 13-16: the child must have an adult to supervise their visit, 13+ and older are permitted in the bouldering room without direct supervision, however, they must be safe and respectful of our gym etiquette.

  • Children 16 and under are not to be left alone in our facility at any time. No exceptions. 

  • OTR staff have the right to require active supervision for any child under the age of 18. 

  • Please note that these rules apply to climbers bringing children with them to climb; Climbing Camps + Birthday Parties have a separate set of rules and regulations. Visit our Climbing Parties page for more information on those.

young girl bouldering at indoor rock climbing gym in Campbell River BC On the Rocks

Rock Climbing Birthday Parties

Let them climb our walls instead of yours. 


We exist to serve this community and to celebrate our shared love for climbing and the outdoors. Community enables us to share personal relatedness and support the perpetual growth of each other, ourselves, and our environment. 


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