YMCA Climbing Wall
The YMCA Adventure Centre Climbing Wall offers indoor climbing for all levels and ages. It's one of the largest walls in the South Island, with over 75 routes. The climbs range in difficulty from grade 12 to 20 and over. 70% are between grades 14 and 20, and while most children will find the lower grades a piece of cake and a whole heap of fun, we find that many quickly progress to our highest grades! Casual Climbing - please note that children aged 14 and under must be superviised. Cafe and toilets are on-site. Beginners' instruction always available. Friendly staff and a great location for birthday parties!
Little Monkeys @ Clip n Climb
Come and join our interactive climbing session with toys and games at Clip ‘n Climb!
Held every Thursday morning in term time between 12pm-1pm, there is no need to book just come along (unless you are bringing a large group).
$5 per child, adults supervise for free.
Rock Stars @ Clip n Climb
Rock Stars at Clip ‘n Climb is fun-based climbing time to boost the confidence and physical skills of the participants. Rock Stars serves as a basic introduction to climbing and is focused on having fun rather than learning new skills. Parent participation not required but encouraged.
Tree Frogs @ Clip n Climb
Tree Frogs is skills development focused programme, allowing participants to cross over from climbing on auto belays to top rope climbing on the rock climbing wall. Our instructor will actively encourage and teach participants entry level climbing skills, rather than just being a fun-based programme. Tree Frogs is designed to bridge the gap between Rock Stars and Billy Goats.
Billy Goats ~ on the Climbing Wall
A great introduction to climbing. Students will learn and develop skills in basic climbing technique and the safe belaying of others.
This course is designed for school students (minimum 9yrs of age) who are keen to experience indoor top rope climbing in a fun, safe and controlled environment with a friendly, experienced instructor.
Birthday parties are our speciality! For a party which is safe and full of fun, as well as encouraging positive personal learning and development – come to Clip ‘n Climb.
Catering is provided in a dedicated area for birthday parties, as well as special attention for the birthday person (a minimum of six people are required).
The birthday person also gets a free Leap of Faith or a free Vertical Drop Slide.
Other YMCA Activities
Sign up to our archery club and learn the skills, techniques and practice to get you on target! Our instructors will teach you all you need to know to get you shooting accurately and building on your skills.
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School Holiday Programmes with YMCA
Here at the Christchurch YMCA we work hard to provide great school holiday programmes that will ensure that your children stay entertained throughout their holidays. We offer a range of activities from Arts & Crafts, to Sports & Outdoor Activities. Our programmes are designed to cater for different ages, genders and cultural backgrounds.
All our programmes are run by talented and responsible staff who are trained to provide a safe and stimulating environment. Ensuring your child is safe and having a great time is at the top of our priority list.
School Holiday Camps
Experience Camp! New Zealanders are known around the world for our resilience, our ‘can do’ attitude and our skills in outdoor environments. The YMCA believes this hype, but also knows that young people need opportunities to develop these capabilities – we are not born with them. The outdoor camping tradition where children must learn to cope with new people, new environments, new challenges without the comfort of familiar adults and surroundings has long been considered a safe and memorable place to build self confidence, self esteem and self determination.