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Onsight Rock Gym

5335 Western Avenue

Knoxville, TN 37921

(865) 888-9123

info@onsightrockgym.com

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5335 Western Avenue
Knoxville, TN, 37921

865-888-9123

Onsight Rock Gym is a brand new, world-class indoor rock climbing gym in Knoxville. Featuring over 12,000 sq feet of climbing surface and walls that soar over 50 feet tall, we are Knoxville's largest and tallest rock climbing gym. Onsight offers top rope/lead climbing and bouldering for all ages and abilities as well as a wide array of programming for adults and youth. Onsight even has a separate climbing room for private parties and events. We are proud to be a part of Knoxville's community! 

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SUMMER CAMP 2017

Summer camp is BACK this year and we CAN'T WAIT! Our summer camp is creatively designed to introduce the sport of rock climbing to children by engaging their minds and exhausting their muscles. Through supervised climbing and instruction, weekly themed activities, and engaging lessons on a variety of subjects, they will discover their true potential and reach new heights they never thought were possible! Day by day, they will grow and develop as individuals, learn valuable lessons on and off the walls, build self confidence, and cultivate a self-driven love for staying physically active and healthy. They will leave with stories from a summer camp they can't stop talking about and experiences they will never forget.  

AGES: 6-12 YEARS (CAMPERS GROUPED BY AGE AND ABILITY)

TIMES: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

COST: $275 per week

Full payment is due upon registration.
Payments are non-refundable. Gym credit will be issued for cancellations up to one week prior to camp start.

  • Booked in one week sessions (Drop-in days may be booked if space is available. Call or email us for availability)
  • Space is limited to 8 campers per week (with a minimum of 1:4 staff to camper ratio)
  • A healthy snack is included daily (Generously provided by Whole Foods Market Knoxville)
  • Pizza Fridays! Free pizza every Friday from Sergeant Pepperoni's
  • Friday afternoon field-trip to GymTek Academy (next door to Onsight) for open gym time! (No additional cost. Parents must sign permission slip and separate waiver for GymTek.)
  • Campers must bring their own lunch (except Fridays). Refrigerator + microwave available for use
  • Price includes all necessary rental equipment
  • Onsight members receive a $10 discount
  • Siblings receive $10 off each additional registration after one full price registration (Does not apply for drop in days)
  • Summer camp T-shirts may be added to camp registration for $15 each (+tax).

WEEKLY THEMES

May 29-June 2: Draw, Paint, and Create

June 5-9: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

June 12-16: Let's Go Green

June 19-23: The Great Outdoors

June 26-30: Fun with S.T.E.M.

July 3-7: Draw, Paint, and Create

July 10-14: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

July 17-21: Let's Go Green

July 24-28: The Great Outdoors

July 31-August 4: Fun with S.T.E.M.

TYPICAL CAMP DAY

9:00 AM: Arrivals and Warm ups with stretching and/or yoga

9:30-11:00 AM: Climbing (Roped climbing and/or Bouldering)

11:00-11:30 AM: Snack Break (Snack provided by Whole Foods)

11:30AM-12:30 PM: Climbing or climbing related game/activity

12:30-1:00PM: Lunch Break (Campers to bring their own sack lunch)

1:00PM-2:30PM: Weekly Themed activity, Guest Speaker, or Friday GymTek Field Trip

2:30-3:00PM: Climbing or climbing related game/activity

3:00PM: Pick ups

 
 

TEEN SUMMER CLIMBING CAMP

Teen Summer Climbing Camp is designed specifically for your young adult to introduce them to the sport of indoor rock climbing. We have developed a 5 day curriculum that will teach them the fundamentals of rock climbing such as knot tying, top rope belaying, climbing techniques, bouldering, and more. Through group-based instruction and personalized attention, we will work closely with each child to teach them about this amazing sport we are all so passionate about. Our experienced instructors will provide a supportive and encouraging environment that is ideal for those with little or no previous climbing experience. This course is perfect for those looking to do something new, exciting, active, and challenging this summer!

Ages: 13-18 years

DatesSession 1: June 12-16 | Session 2: July 10-14

Times: Daily, Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost: $150 per person per 1-week session

Full payment is due upon registration. Payments are non-refundable. Gym credit will be issued for cancellations up to one week prior to camp start.

Other Information:

  • All participants will receive a free return day pass to use at the gym within 2 weeks of the course's completion.
  • Booked in one week sessions (Drop-in days may be booked if space is available. Call or email us for availability)
  • Space is limited to 8 campers per week
  • Price includes all necessary rental equipment
  • No previous climbing experience required
  • Onsight members receive a $10 discount
  • Siblings receive $10 off each additional registration after one full price registration
  • Summer camp T-shirts may be added to camp registration for $15 each (+tax). 

COURSE OUTLINE:

Monday: Intro to Climbing Class - Students will learn how to tie a figure 8 knot, proper use climbing equipment, top rope belaying, and basic climbing techniques. After completion of this day, they will have all the tools they need to take the top rope belay test the following day. They will be climbing with staff belayers for the remainder of the 3 hour session.

Tuesday: Everyone will have the opportunity to take a Top Rope Belay Test. If they pass, they will be allowed to belay each other and climb for the remainder of the session. For those who need more instruction, we will provide a refresher course, allow them to climb with belayers, and give them another opportunity to take the test the following day.

Wednesday: This session will be focused on the sport of bouldering. They will be introduced to bouldering with grade explanations, warm up techniques, proper falling/landing techniques, and how to safely spot their peers.

Thursday: We will focus on learning specific climbing techniques in this session. We will give students the tools they need to learn how to move efficiently, effortlessly, and smoothly up the walls. Topics to include footwork, balance, route reading, weight shifting, hold types, and more.

Friday: In this final session, we will focus on individual assessments and coaching as well as a review of skills learned throughout the week. We will be playing some climbing related games, top rope climbing, and bouldering.


WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT OUR CAMPS:

"We love Onsight Rock Gym! We have been here for climb time and summer day camp. The staff is very friendly, helpful and encouraging. Seeing our 9 year old on the wall and watching her confidence, climbing, and personality reach new heights is the best part! Try this place out sometime soon! We love the experience."

"My son said this was the best summer camp he has ever been to."

"Such a great place to test out your rock climbing skills and hang out with some pretty amazing people. The staff at ORG are incredible, super friendly, and GREAT with kids. If you are looking for a new place to climb, give them a try today."

"My daughter just finished rock climbing camp at Onsight and she had a blast! The staff is great and the facility is amazing. Highly recommend this place to anyone!"

"We sent our 6- and 7-year-olds to the weeklong summer climbing camp, and they had a wonderful time. I was very impressed with the facility and the staff. This is a great local business. We'll be back."

"Very personal attention. The week my son spent at camp was great! He not only learned about rock climbing, but so much about the great outdoors!! Thanks for being such great instructors, Zach and Yoli!!"

"Great summer camp program-big confidence boost for kids and they learn about other things too like healthy eating."

"This was worth every cent!! To see her go from timid to 38' was amazing!!!!! Thank you for an amazing week that she will never forget. I am pretty sure that she will be asking for a pass for her birthday."

"My daughter (6 y.o.) participated in one of Onsight's winter break climbing camps. It was fantastic, and she really enjoyed herself. The Onsight staff are all kind, patient, and friendly. She is looking forward to a climbing summer camp!"