Beginner Kids’ Climbing Areas

EVO Portland has multiple areas for young, energetic climbers to try out climbing. This is a great way for kids to expel energy and explore on structures that encourage climbing movement with little to no experience. The kid’s area the perfect option if you want to bring your tiny humans in with little-to-no-notice, and would rather learn to belay at a later date, if at all.

We ask that parents are responsible for directly supervising their kids while they climb in these areas.

Kids’ Fort

The Fort is a lower bouldering castle designed for kids. They can climb up this small structure and get amazing views 40′ above the main floor. Not only can they climb the outside of the Fort, but they can explore a hidden tunnel that leads to the “Room of Doom”.

Kids’ Room

The perfect space for smaller kids to explore their climbing skills under parental supervision!  Featuring a slide, rings, tunnels and a plexiglass wall that lets children experience the joys of climbing in a controlled environment while still being visually connected to the larger space.

Youth Programs


(Ages 3-5)
Bring in your tots to discover the fun-filled basics of kids climbing with the instruction of our friendly staff! Our staff creates a comfortable and secure atmosphere as kids explore all areas inside of EVO. Focus is on helping your little one increase and recognize coordination, social skills, strength, and confidence. Parents are welcome.


(Ages 6-8)
Kids will be introduced to the fundamentals of rock climbing through a variety of fun games and activities. Focus will be on introducing children to bouldering, roped climbing, and building problem-solving skills. With positive and encouraging coaches your child’s skills and self‐esteem will rise even higher than they do on the climbing walls.


(Ages 9-10)
Focuses on engaging kids socially and physically through fun and energetic activities that include roped climbing, bouldering, slacklining, and a variety of climbing-related games that aid in skill-building. Emphasis will be on transitioning your child into more advanced skill sets and helping them gain confidence in the skills they currently possess.

Mtn Goats

(Ages 11+)
This is a perfect program for kids that want to work on their climbing skills in a non-competitive environment. Kids will have the opportunity to continue building on their physical and mental skill sets along with education of fundamental of rope systems, including tying knots and belaying.

Club + Team

Club Evo

Club EVO is a program for those looking to advance their climbing technique and skills. Perfect for kids interested in training and pushing themselves physically and mentally, but are not yet ready for the competitive climbing team or not interested in competing. (Ages 6-19)

Climbers wishing to join club must have prior climbing Club or Team experience, or receive a recommendation from a youth climbing instructor.

For more information contact Jess Kowalski

Team Evo

Team EVO is our intensive training program for those athletes aged 6-19 who want to be serious in pushing themselves to their limits and beyond. Competing in USA Climbing competitions is a key aspect of this program as well as specialized training for competitions. Practices include conditioning, flexibility, strength training and mental focus.

Must have prior climbing experience or receive a recommendation from a coach.

For more information contact Chuck Curry.

School Leagues

School League

Interested in starting an EVO Team at your school?  EVO School League is a program for high schoolers to join their friends for a different type of sport experience (as opposed to soccer or football). Signup here for your School League Team. All members will need to fill out a School League Member Form and submit it to the gym. These are available through team captains and faculty advisors.

For more information contact Chris Pert.


Merit Badge

This course encompasses much of what your scout will need to learn in order to receive a climbing merit badge. This includes leave no trace ethics, various aspects of climbing, belaying, knot tying, rappelling, basic technique, and more. Every scout will receive a check-off sheet for his merit badge. Depending on the size of the group, this course usually takes about 4 hours.
*We do not teach first aid

For more information contact Chris Pert.

Girl Scout/ Boy Scout Days

Bring your Cub Scout and Boy Scout into EVO Rock + Fitness Portland for an afternoon of top-rope climbing, bouldering, games and team activities! Multiple Packs welcome.

Minimum of 10 scouts
Capped at 40 scouts

For more information contact Chris Pert.


Indoor Camps

Days will be loaded with top-rope climbing, bouldering, games, slacklining, and adventure. Hanging out and exploring our 40′ walls will offer every participant a fun time to remember, and an urge to come back.

9am-3pm daily, Monday-Friday
Early drop-off and late pickup available for additional charge
Age: 7 years-12 years (Please do not sign your child up if he/she is not at least 6 years of age)

For more information contact Jess Kowalski

Outdoor Camps

Kids will experience the greatest climbing areas Maine and New Hampshire has to offer. The week will consist of one indoor training day and three days of outdoor climbing.

Age: Age groups vary and will be evaluated on a case by case basis to see if they are eligible to participate in outdoor camp.

**We must have 3 participants to run the outdoor camp. If we don’t have enough sign-up within 3 days of the camp we will cancel.

For more information contact Chris Pert.

Kids’ Fun Days

Kids’ Fun Days are designed around school holiday breaks to provide a great activity for kids.
They’ll be totally psyched reaching the top of our 40′ walls, playing games and learning new skills.
Kids enjoy the physical benefits of climbing, while getting plenty of social interaction.

Includes rentals, climbing, arts & crafts, and games

For more information contact Jess Kowalski