EDWARDSVILLE YMCA

NIEBUR (ESIC) CENTER • MEYER CENTER • ALLISON CASSENS EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

2016-WorkingOnYourBodyMind-Climbing

Current Session

Fall 2 (8 Weeks)
Oct. 15th - Dec. 16th

Climbing & Outdoor Recreation

Rock ClimbingCLIMBING IS A GREAT WAY TO WORK OUT YOUR BODY AND MIND

The rock wall is a 25ft free-form rock wall that has 5 ropes for top roping. A free form rock wall offers a great opportunity to get acquainted with a detailed simulation of what a cliff face would be like. Climbing is a great way to work out your body and mind. Climbing the wall can be a taxing chore, but fun especially when you know you’re in a safe place. Being strong enough to make your way to the top isn’t always enough, you have to look ahead to see where you’re going in order to make it. Having to push and pull your own body up the wall is so satisfying once you have made it the top. The best part of climbing is the community Archeryit creates. Getting to know the people you are climbing with, and finding new and different ways to climb enables you to have a unique experience. If you don’t know what we mean, come into the Meyer Center and check it out! Ask our climbing staff some questions and get to know what your possibilities are at the Rock wall.

In addition to the rock wall, we have outdoor recreation that includes archery and summer specialty camps that offer camping, fishing, hiking, Nerf Dart Tag and much more! For more information contact Natasha Howard at 618-655-1460.

Climbing Classes

WE BUILD TEAMWORK & TRUST

NOTICE: Not all classes are offered each session. Please check the schedules and fee listing to ensure that your class of interest is currently being offered. If you do not see your class of interest as an option, be assured it will be available at a later date.

BILLY GOATS (AGES 3 - 5)
Born to climb! This is a great way for the young ones to exercise, play, and learn. Here they will be thought the simple things about climbing; what our gear is called, how to balance, and how their bodies move. Parents will be asked to join the class the first day we use the ropes in order to learn how to put their harness on and take it off their child.

Ages 4 - 5: Monday | 5:00 - 5:55pm
Ages 4 - 5: Wednesday | 6:00 - 6:55pm
Age 3: Wednesday | 5:00 - 5:55pm
Members $50 | Non-Members $75

SPIDER MONKEY (AGES 5 - 10)
This class is all about the basics to ensure that our climbers have a strong foundation to become better climbers. They will be taught climbing safety, about the gear, and some basic climbing skills. We can’t wait to see you at the wall.

Monday | 6:00 - 6:55pm
Tuesday | 5:00 - 5:55pm
Thursday | 6:00 - 6:55pm
Members $50 | Non-Members $75

LEMUR (AGES 5 - 10)
Take the next step and reach a little higher. You passed so you’re moving up! Lemurs get to take on new challenges, learn more advance climbing moves, and work on their overall physical and mental strength. No more monkey business, but we always aim to have fun at the wall. You Must Complete Spider Monkeys Before Entering Lemurs. Climbing Shoes Optional

Tuesday | 6:00 - 6:55pm
Thursday | 5:00 - 5:55pm
Members $50 | Non-Members $75

CLIMBING 101 (AGES 10+) *NEW*
This class is for children and parents interested in learning more about climbing and best suited for those students who have taken climbing classes with the Y previously or older students who are interested in beginning to climb both in a gym setting and out of the gym. Throughout the course, students will learn valuable information about the top rope system including belaying, knot tying, safety procedures, techniques and equipment usage. This foundation will give climbers the knowledge necessary to climb in a larger gym environment, and will teach techniques used to tackle more complex routes. Families strongly encouraged to participate together but are not required and adults are free with a student sign up. Climbing Shoes Optional

Monday | 7:00 - 8:00pm
Members $50 | Non-Members $75

BELAY CLASS (BY APPOINTMENT - AGES 16+)
Looking to belay? We offer a 1 hour class that teaches you top rope safety, bouldering safety, and how to belay. If you successfully pass you will be able to belay your friends during open climb. If you do not pass, you can retake the class. PLEASE CONTACT DIRECTOR NATASHA HOWARD AT 655-1460 TO SET UP A TIME A WEEK IN ADVANCE. (You Must Bring Your Own Person To Belay)

Members $12 | Non-Members $16 (Fees Include Open Climb Cost)

PARENTS GET BELAY CERTIFIED FOR FREE!
If your child is enrolled in a climbing class, parents can get belay certified during that session for free. When a parent is belay certified it allows your family to come to open climb at half the price! Please contact Director Natasha Howard at 655-1460 to set up a time.

OPEN CLIMBING

CLIMB TO NEW HEIGHTS

TOT CLIMB (AGES 3 - 5)
Born to climb! This is an open session for children ages 3 to 5 years of age. It is an opportunity to introduce younger children to techniques of bouldering and use of their ropes and harness skills. Arrangements can be made to return tots to the childcare room. 

Monday - Thursday | 9:00 - 11:00am
Members: Full Privilege Free | Basic $1/hour
Non-Members $2/hour

OPEN CLIMBING (AGES 5+) 

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday | 7:00 - 9:00pm
Friday | 3:00 - 8:00pm (FREE for Members from 6:00 - 8:00pm)
Saturday | 10:00am - NOON | 6:00 - 8:00pm
Members $4 | Non-Members $6 
1/2 Price If You Bring Your Own Person To Belay

Archery Classes

TEACHING YOU TO HIT THE MARK

NOTICE: Not all classes are offered each session. Please check the schedules and fee listing to ensure that your class of interest is currently being offered. If you do not see your class of interest as an option, be assured it will be available at a later date.

Archery Girl

ARCHERY CLASSES
Learn basic archery using real bows and arrows. Must wear closed toe shoes for safety! Equipment provided. This class will be offered Spring, Summer and Fall 1 Only.

Members $43 | Non-Members $64

LITTLE ARCHERS (AGES 5 - 6)
Monday 5:00 - 5:50pm

YOUTH ARCHERY (AGES 7 - 8)
Tuesday 5:00 - 5:50pm

YOUTH ARCHERY (AGES 9 - 10)
Wednesday 5:00 - 5:50pm

PRE-TEEN/TEEN ARCHERY (AGES 11+)
Thursday 5:00 - 5:50pm

Private Lessons

PRIVATE LESSONS

Available for children, adults & families.

One Person (1 hour lesson)
Members $25 | Non-Members $35
Each Additional Person: $5 

Lessons may be scheduled during open climb times, after open climb, or during the day. Advanced reservation needed, & at least 2 hour notice of cancellation or you will still be responsible for payment. To book a private lesson or learn more please call 618.655.1460.

Birthday Parties/Rentals

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