This course is designed to give participants a basic introduction to the sport of indoor rock climbing. The goal of this club is to develop participant's interest in climbing through instruction, games, competition, and social activities.

  • When: Saturday mornings from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. for 6 sessions each semester.
  • Who: Anyone aged 7-14
  • Where: Climbing Wall inside the NMU PEIF Rec Area.
  • Cost: $65; (min. 5 participants must be signed up for program to run, max of 15)
    • Fee includes access to climbing wall during Friday night Kids Climb during the program dates only.

Learn to Swim Program

The NMU Rec Sports Department is proud to offer the 2020 American Red Cross version of Learn to Swim - swimming lessons. Our certified instructors will guide the swimmer through appropriate swimming levels so that greater safety and swim skills are achieved.

Kid's Climb

The ORC hosts Kids climb every Friday night for younger climbers. There are ORC staff on hand to belay climbers during this time but parents are also allowed to belay if they are belay certified and have a PEIF membership or purchase a day pass. All climbers under 18 years old will need to have a waiver on file signed by their parent or guardian. We recommend coming in with your child on their first visit to sign a digital waiver to be kept on file. If your young climber is looking for more instruction in climbing and would like to try competing, ask our ORC staff about Toonbusters, climbing lessons and the Superior Youth Climbing Competition.

For more information, e-mail or call 906-227-2519. 

Youth Camps

NMU Rec Sports offers two youth camps:

  • Wildcat Youth Camp: For Kindergarten - 5th Graders
  • Wildcat Tween Camp: For 6th - 7th Graders

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your birthday with NMU Recreational Sports! Choose from one of the following birthday party packages:

  • Climbing Wall Party
  • Sports of all Sorts Party
  • Swimming Pool Party
  • Combo Party - Combination of two or three of above options

Friday Family Fun Night

Join the staff at the PEIF Rec Center for Family Fun Nights! Held every Friday, there is an opportunity for families to enjoy their children's experience at Kid's Climb or a chance to swim together during Open Swim hours in the PEIF Pool.