Geckos' Holiday Camp (age 10+)
The Geckos' holiday camps are an intensive week that helps to develop advanced climbing techniques and fitness. This course is strictly available for those of who have passed their NICAS Level 3.
The Geckos' holiday camp is for young experienced climbers ready to take a step into the world of advanced techniques and lead climbing! Lead climbing is where the excitement is notched up a degree and takes a whole new set of skills to master. One of our instructors will be there to guide your child through it and ensure they are 100% safe at all times.
The holiday activities are great for those wanting to get ahead with their climbing and keep working towards the Boulders climbing badges. The week and day courses can be used to catch-up, revise, or start getting ahead of the syllabuses that are covered in the Gecko term time climbing clubs.
Skills your child will be learning whilst having fun in the Geckos' holiday camp include;
- Lead climbing and lead belaying safely and efficiently.
- How to assess the risks of lead climbing.
- Rope and equipment care and maintenance.
- Effective climbing communication.
When a child takes part in a Geckos' holiday activity, they will already have their NICAS Level 3 and will be ready to start NICAS Level 4 and 5. Geckos' holiday activities run every school holiday and over multiple activities and/ or term time courses. The child will work towards completing NICAS levels 4 and 5, as well as achieving Boulders climbing badges. NICAS levels 4 and 5 will take a long time to complete and only the best climbers will ever achieve NICAS level 5, as it requires the child to be proficient in extremely advanced climbing skills and techniques. We would normally expect a child to be involved with Geckos activities for at least two years.
On completing each NICAS level, the child will gain a certificate and will be encouraged to progress onto the next level. Along the way, there are lots of Boulders climbing badges to collect, so there's always plenty of rewards and short term goals to work towards.
For further information about kids' climbing courses at Boulders, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page
Activity Day: £50 per person including lunch
Activity Week: £180 per person, including lunch
(Price shown is for a 5-day Activity Week, prices will vary depending on length of the Activity Week).
Call 0845 52 118 50 or email us, to make a booking, or for more information. Deposits for booked activities are non-refundable 1-week prior to the start of the booked activity. For more information see Boulders' Terms and Conditions.
All sessions are conducted by one or more of Boulders' qualified members of staff who have been CRB checked, qualified by the sport's National Award Giving Body, The MLTB(UK) and proficient in climbing coaching.
*Prices for lessons using the NICAS syllabus do not include the logbooks. Boulders can supply the logbooks on behalf of the not for profit organisation NICAS, these are available from reception.
Kids' Holiday Activities start at 9.30am and run through until 4.00pm. It's an action packed activity guaranteed to tire out even the most active kids. We provide lunch and squash throughout the day so all you need to do is drop the little darlings off from 9.30am, just don't forget to pick them up again!
May Half Term 2013
Activity week prices will vary depending on length of week
Early Bird drop Off
Working Mums and Dads take advantage of the 'Early Bird Drop' Off Service, from 8.30am and 'Late Pick Up' at 5.30pm.
£10 per person per day or £40 for the whole week
Activity days, half weeks and weeks run from 9.30am until 4pm each day, Lunch will be provided by Boulders and squash will be available throughout the day. The cafe must be informed of any dietary requirements at least 24 hours prior to the activity day/week start date. Boulders’ cafe and vending facilities are available to the child for further snacks throughout the day at additional cost. Any child being dropped off prior to 9.00am or after 4.30pm will incur the early bird/late pick up charge. Early Bird Drop Off/Late Pick up are a supervision service available from 8.30am to 5.30pm and must be booked in advance for children booked onto day or week activities.
Brothers and sisters too young to join in the fun?!
Don't worry they can play in Pebbles...
Pebbles is Boulders' climbing adventure play area for children from pre-school to 7-years.
Under 7s participating in climbing lessons may play in Pebbles after their lesson.
The cost is £3:50 per child for unlimited play and it's free for an accompanying adult.
For more information click here
Useful Forms for this page:
Registration Form: Under 18s Registration and Parental Consent Form
NICAS Logbook downloads: Logbook downloads
Holiday Activity Future Dates