Courageous Kids Climbing

Save the date of May 6 for the free rock climbing event for children with special needs..

Courageous Kids Climbing

Children with special needs will get the chance to challenge their limits and grow their abilities during a free rock climbing event at the University of Idaho Climbing Center on May 6.

The event is coordinated by the University of Idaho Center on Disabilities and Human Development (CDHD) and Courageous Kids Climbing, based in McCall, Idaho. Courageous Kids has been organizing free climbing events for children with special needs since 2014.

The free event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 6, inside UI’s Campus Recreation Center. Children with all types of physical disabilities, special needs, or learning challenges are invited to participate. Trained student volunteers will be on site to assist participants.

“For those kids who may have a difficult time focusing on one thing, climbing a rock wall encourages them to focus. For the child who may doubt their physical abilities, it’s a chance to learn about themselves,” said Alexis Tschida, a senior at UI who is organized the event last year. “Our special harnesses accommodate any child and allow them the chance to feel what it is like to be a rock climber.”

To reserve a spot for your child, email Mia Giglio, or contact the CDHD at 208-885-6000. Space is limited and registration is encouraged. For more information, download the informational flierPDF