Spring Break Camp: High Point Climbing
From the moment I mentioned that High Point Climbing and Fitness was having a Spring Break Climbing Camp, my son was adamant about going. We were both almost-new to indoor climbing when I joined forces with High Point toward the end of Summer 2014, but the months since then have seen us quickly grow to love this fun, challenging sport. My son, who is 8 years old, began slowly, but quickly overcame his fears and is blossoming into a very good beginning climber. I have visions of him out-climbing me by the time he enters middle school, so it was a very easy decision to sign him up for his first-ever “climbing camp”.
The most exciting thing about this camp, for both of us, is his chance to learn from experienced, trained climbers. The chance for him to step away from my limited knowledge and be taught by the experts at High Point is something we’re both looking forward to.
I had no hesitation with the idea of him being a part of the class, based on watching the staff interact with others during all our previous visits. As “regulars”, we are accustomed to being treated like family. The fact that High Point regularly holds Parent’s Night Out opportunities further amplifies their commitment to children and families, the same way opening the Kid Zone did.
It was a pleasant surprise to learn that the two-day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. session is only $70 per child. That’s less than a babysitter would charge, not even taking into account the following activities each session involves. Each camper will receive an introduction to the gym, to climbing, and to the equipment used when they climb. They’ll also learn knot tying for climbers, climbing techniques—the part I’m most excited about for my son—and also bouldering. There will be team-building activities, games, and supervised open climbing. Talk about getting your money’s worth!
Given the busyness of schedules these days, the fact that there’s no requirement for parents to remain on-site is a plus, as well. I selected a Monday-Tuesday session for my son, in order for me to get in my Monday morning workout there at High Point, upstairs in their state-of-the-art fitness area, and to be able to get in some climbing of my own and still attend Yoga class, also at High Point, on Tuesday at noon. Parents are more than welcome to hang around, but can also return in time to pick up their children by 1:00 p.m.
Why not take advantage of this exciting opportunity, and see all that is available at High Point Climbing and Fitness? Upon closer inspection, a family membership at Chattanooga’s premier climbing facility will seem like the perfect investment in your child(ren) and your family!