SUNY Potsdam's Winter Youth Rock Climbing Returns in January


The Winter Youth Rock Climbing Program will return to the Leadership and Challenge Center at SUNY Potsdam’s Maxcy Hall this January, with the first three-week session beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. 

The indoor climbing program will give your child the skills and confidence to scale the rock-climbing wall with ease. If you child is already an experienced climber, he or she will learn the skills it takes to tackle the harder and more strenuous sections. This program is designed to teach the importance of communication, trust and patience through climbing, while focusing on building skills and community, in a fun and supportive environment.

Each session is two weeks long, with two classes per week, lasting two hours each. All classes are from 6 to 8 p.m.

Children aged 8 to 12 will learn about climbing technique, use of equipment, knots, adventure games and climbing safety in two sessions:
• Session I will take place on Jan. 2, 4, 9 and 11
• Session II will take place on Jan. 14, 16, 21 and 23

Two sessions will also be offered for youth aged 13 to 17. They will learn climbing technique, use of equipment, knots, adventure games, climbing safety and belay certification.
• Session I will take place on Jan. 3, 7, 8 and 10
• Session II will take place on Jan. 15, 17, 22 and 24

Each session costs $75 per child. Space is limited, so sign up early!

To register for a session please call student organizer Cheyne Aiken at (607) 345-3069 or e-mail him at, or e-mail Christopher Schembry at

For more information about SUNY Potsdam’s Leadership and Challenge Center, visit

Founded in 1816, and located on the outskirts of the beautiful Adirondack Park, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 50 colleges. SUNY Potsdam currently enrolls approximately 4,350 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its handcrafted education, challenging liberal arts and sciences core, excellence in teacher training and leadership in the performing and visual arts.