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About Our Youth Climbing Programs

Created with the growing community of young Philly climbers in mind, the Tufas Youth Climbing programs offers an array of climbing clubs that cater to climbers of all skill and commitment levels! While working in a fun, collaborative environment, young Tufas climbers can build their skills and their confidence while making new friends!

      • Ages 8-18
      • Each 8 week session is $200
      • Classes run Monday – Thursday @ 5:00PM – 6:30 PM
      • Youth Membership included. Youth are encouraged to climb on their off-days with a parent/guardian. Our youth are an important part of the community!
      • Inquire about our Sibling Discount by emailing youth@tufasboulderlounge.com
      • Shoes included
      • Child Membership included
      • 1:6 Instructor to participant ratio
      • Individual-based coaching within the group
      • Developed by professionals for kids with a diverse range of passion and commitment, from dedicated climbers to kids who just want to have fun.
      • Competitive team options for kids looking to compete on a local, regional and national level. Email our Director of Youth Programs if you are interested.
      • Class time accommodations can be made. Just Contact Us >>
Each club is split into small group sessions according to age and experience level, allowing our coaching staff to customize each child’s experience to their needs. Young climbers between the ages of 8-18 are welcome and work in groups with coach-to-climber ratios of 1:6.

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January 2020

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  • Tufas Youth MLK Day Camp
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RECREATIONAL CLIMBING

Our goal is for your child to have FUN, make fast friends, all while learning to climb! Our Coaches keep your child in mind, focusing on improving their social skills, and developing their problem-solving abilities.

JUNIOR CLIMBING

While collaborating with other kids with similar experience-levels, your child will build on established movement technique and improve upon their projecting abilities. This intermediate class aims to provide a fun environment for your child to grow and learn with others!

SENIOR CLIMBING

Our instructors assist your youth in working towards advanced movement techniques in fun, non-competitive sessions. While learning more technical climbing skills, participants have the opportunity to challenge themselves and work together to climb and reach for their goals!

RECREATIONAL CLIMBING

Our goal is for your child to have FUN, make fast friends, all while learning to climb! Our Coaches keep your child in mind, focusing on improving their social skills, and developing their problem-solving abilities.

JUNIOR CLIMBING

While collaborating with other kids with similar experience-levels, your child will build on established movement technique and improve upon their projecting abilities. This intermediate class aims to provide a fun environment for your child to grow and learn with others!

SENIOR CLIMBING

Our instructors assist your youth in working towards advanced movement techniques in fun, non-competitive sessions. While learning more technical climbing skills, participants have the opportunity to challenge themselves and work together to climb and reach for their goals!

Ben Burch

Ben Burch

Youth Coach

He/Him Where did you grow up? I grew up in a small town called Middle of Nowhere in the Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania! How long have you been into climbing and fitness/Where did you learn? I started rock climbing in the spring of 2016, but was a long distance runner…

Austin Zeller

Having always been abundantly energetic, sport and play have had a vital role in creating a healthy lifestyle for Austin. He comes from a youth development background, as a part of the country’s leading non-profit in leveraging the power of play to enhance the lives of children both emotionally and…

Cait Vitale-Sullivan

Cait Vitale-Sullivan spent her childhood being dragged up the granite slabs of the City of Rocks, Idaho behind her mom and dad. The mountains and hills of Southeastern Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Colorado were the backdrop for her formative years. Now, she shares her love of the mountains with a…

Carlisle Quinn Brooke

  Hello! My name is Carlisle Quinn and I am a transgender adventurer, life-long learner, and a do- and feel-good kind of person. My background is mostly working with youth, ranging from 3-15. I always make an effort to get to know those I work with, listen to them, share…

Hann Smiley

  Hann (they/them), entered the world of rock climbing in the dead of winter in 2018 and just a year later found themselves wrestling pebbles in Joshua Tree. Although Hann’s journey started with bouldering, they quickly took to discovering new heights through sport climbing and spend as many weekends as…