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RockOn! Indoor Rock Climbing for Kids with Autism

Splore's Unique RockOn! Program Helps Children with Autism to Achieve Great New Heights!

Rock On! is an eight-week indoor rock climbing program design especially for children within the Autism Spectrum Disorder. This program features one-on-one attention and encouragement, where each child climbs at their own pace, and safety is the primary concern. All equipment and climbing costs are included.

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RockOn! Program News

Fox 13 News did a special “Through The Lens” segment on Splore's rock climbing program. This featured interviews with parents, Splore staff and volunteers. Please see the video that shows the positive impact on these special children in our community.

Autism Speaks has graciously awarded this program a grant to help autistic children in the Utah area! Splore is proud to associated with this presitgious national organization that is a fantastic resource for families with autistic children.

Session II of RockOn! Begins October 28th, 2008

The Rock On! Program is designed to help children:

  • Develop positive recreation skills
  • Increase muscle tone and motor skills
  • Develop trust and relationship building skills
  • Increase self-esteem and empowerment
  • Promote independence, health and wellness
  • Increase knowledge and access to recreation activities
  • Enjoy themselves in a safe and controlled environment

Program Info:

  • Who: For children between the ages of 5-12 with ASD
  • What: 8 week rock climbing program
  • When: Tuesday's session will begain October 28th and run though December 15th.
    • Group 1 meets from 4:00-5:30pm
    • Group 2 meets from 6:00-7:30pm
  • Wednesday's session will begin october 29th and run through December 16th.
    • Group 3 meets from 4:00-5:30pm
    • Group 4 meets from 6:00-7:30pm
  • Where: The first four weeks will take place at the Dimple Dell Recreation Center, and the last four weeks will take place at the Momentum Climbing Gym, both in Sandy.
  • Cost: $43 for the 8-week program
  • To Sign-Up or for More Information:
  • - Contact Janine at (801) 484-4128
  • - or e-mail janined@splore.org.
  • Sign-up soon, spots are limited and fill-up fast!

Necessary Forms, Waivers, Maps and Gear Lists

Complete RockOn Climbing Packet (includes all forms listed below in one file, except map)

Necessary Forms

  1. Agency Trip Application
  2. Health Form
  3. Individual Trip Application
  4. Liability Release Form
  5. Trip Leader Form

Transportation Waivers

  1. Volunteer Driver Liability Waiver
  2. Participant Passenger Liability Waiver

RockOn Venue Maps

  • The Front Climbing Club
  • Momentum Indoor Climbing Gym
  • Dimple Dell Fitness and Recreation Center