Youth Classes & Rock Monkey Program - Hot Rock Adventure Centre

Youth Classes & Rock Monkey Program

School Holiday Climbing Classes

Kids Climbing Classes are designed to introduce new or existing customers to the basics of climbing in a safe and controlled environment. The sessions are extremely fun and active with our instructors giving heaps of great advice for the kids. Slack lining is also included in these classes as a great warm-up or finisher.
Cost: $20/class (free for members)


Holiday Climbing Class Dates for 2017/2018

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 3:30-5pm  11th – 22nd December 2017

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 3:30-5pm  8th -19th January 2018

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Holiday Silks Classes

Holiday Silk classes are for kids looking for some extra excitement during the school holidays. Classes are a single event for kids and teenagers aged 8 & up. You will learn how to safely use Silks, plus some basic techniques and tricks. A great trial before joining one of the beginner silk courses during school term!
Cost: $20/class (free for members)


Holiday Silks Class Dates for 2017/2018

Wednesday 4:30-5:30pm, 13th December 2017

Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm  10th & 17th January 2018

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2017 Rock Monkey Program Details 

Aim: To teach children and teens fundamental climbing techniques to fast track their development. The Rock Monkey program includes technique classes, practical application sessions, games and exciting activities designed to improve climbing and refine motor skills. The Rock Monkey Program follows a curriculum and each week new skills and techniques will be learnt and practiced.

Our Head Coach Kim Kamo (, also the assistant coach for the Australian Youth Climbing Team, coordinates a friendly and skilled group of coaches. They are very passionate and excited to pass on their climbing experience to your children.

Who: Children may start in the Rock Monkey Program as early as 5 years of age. Children under 9 years of age are required to have a parent or guardian present during the sessions. All parents or guardians will be required to complete a waiver in order for their child to participate in the program: Classes are divided up by age; 5 – 9 years, 10-13 years and 14 years & older.

When: Classes for 2018 will be held 6 times per week, offering the opportunity for your child to climb twice a week within the program.

  • Junior Rock Monkeys (5 -9 year olds) – Tuesday & Thursday 4.00 – 5.30pm, and Saturday morning 10.00 – 11.30 am.
  • Senior Rock Monkeys (10-13 year olds) – Monday, Wednesday & Friday 4.00 – 5.30pm, and possibly Saturday (time TBD).
  • *NEW* Teen Monkeys (14 years & older) – Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 – 7pm.

It would be appreciated if you could arrive 10 minutes before class times to sign in and collect climbing shoes and a harness in order to be ready for the class to start on time.

Pricing: Our Rock Monkeys are a part of the Hot Rock Adventure Centre community. The Rock Monkey Program will be included in the cost of membership to the centre. If your child is climbing twice a week on a 12 monthly membership it would cost approximately $13.00 a class – amazing value for the coaching they receive. Prices can be found in store or on our website Please call Hot Rock Adventure Centre on 07 47251451 for any more information that you require – there are a number of different membership options available.

Progression: The benefits of Rock Climbing are abundant; increased coordination, increased fitness, feeling of accomplishment as your child is able to attempt harder and more complex climbing problems in a supportive environment. There are also opportunities for your child to take their climbing to another level. Hot Rock Adventure Centre supports a team of youth climbers who compete in State and National Sport Climbing Competitions in various disciplines.

Enrolment: Places in the Rock Monkey Program are limited, as we want to provide the best child to coach ratio possible. If you are a current Rock Monkey you will automatically be re-enrolled into the next term but we do ask that you confirm and pay for your place 2 weeks prior to the commence of the next term. This will allow us to secure your place or offer it to the next child on the waiting list. Failure to confirm your child’s place will result in the place being given to another member.

What next: To join or to continue in this exciting Rock Monkey Program please email us at or phone on 0747251451. Like us on Facebook to stay up to date. Be sure to down load the FREE MindBody Online App to check class schedules.


Rock Monkey Term Dates for 2018

Term 1 commences 22 January – confirm enrolment by 8th January 2018 – last class on the 31st March

Term 2 commences 16th April – confirm enrolment by 2rd April 2018 – last class on 30th June

Term 3 commences 16th July – confirm enrolment by 2nd June 2018 – last class on 22th September

Term 4 commences 8th October – confirm enrolment by 25th September 2018 – last class on 15th December


We look forward to coaching your child.