Rock Climbing Progression
4 hrs | $0 | Deposit Required
Join us at Donner Summit to learn to rock climb with a Courage Coach by your side. This adventure is designed for children of all abilities, ages 9- to 13-years-old and is a technology-free event. All equipment is provided.
Why Rock Climbing?
Rock climbing encourages focus, problem-solving, and mental control.
Rock climbing provides opportunities for increased insight, courage, and self-reliance. It promotes awareness of the physical and mental elements of fear in a safe environment. It encourages the mental control necessary to relax, focus on the present moment, and actively choose perseverance in the face of fear, thoughts of failure or self-doubt - building resilience and confidence in your ability to overcome obstacles.
Children who struggle with self-doubt, fear of failure, or perfectionism
Children who struggle with perseverance, distress tolerance, or avoidance
Children who struggle with adaptability, transitions, or rigid thinking
The mindful focus of each event will center upon the natural elements available. Consistent with mindfulness-based therapies, each element embodies a quality which can promote emotional stability and well-being. Climbing at Donner Summit offers:
Water: Qualities of reflecting, tranquil, & seeing things clearly as they are.
Promotes feeling calm, still and quiet.
Mountain: Qualities of a solid, calm, & unwavering nature.
Promotes feeling strong, confident, and determined.
Open Space: Qualities of freedom, openness, & welcoming of all.
Promotes feeling free, light, relaxed and peaceful.
At The Courage Project, we seek to promote environmental stewardship and self-efficacy through Leave No Trace policies. Consistent with this vision, we ask that no single use plastic bottles be brought to the event. Each participant will be provided with a water bottle and snack. Please pack out all items you packed in and strive to leave the natural environment untouched.