Journey School of Costa Rica


At Journey School of Costa Rica

Standing between Journey School of Tamarindo and the main road is the incredible business called Tamarocks. Tamarocks is a truly state of the art climbing gym offering multiple options for student climbing experiences. Journey School of Costa Rica students not only have climbing as an elective to be chosen, but there are also after school options an available. It is an awesome partnership that Journey School of Costa Rica is very grateful for.

Here is a little more about rock climbing and it’s benefits:

Physical education program brings several benefits to our students. Here’s an overview of the advantages:

Full-Body Workout

Rock climbing is a physically demanding activity that engages multiple muscle groups, promoting strength, endurance, and flexibility. It helps students develop upper body strength, core stability, and overall fitness.

Motor Skills and Coordination

Requires precise movements and coordination between hands, feet, and body positioning. Regular practice can improve students’ motor skills, balance, agility, and spatial awareness.

Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking

Climbing routes present various challenges that require problem-solving skills and critical thinking. Students must analyze the terrain, plan their moves, and make quick decisions to overcome obstacles, fostering mental agility and strategic thinking.

Overcoming Fear and Building Confidence

Rock climbing often involves heights, which can initially be intimidating for students. By facing their fears and gradually conquering difficult climbs, students develop self-confidence, resilience, and a sense of achievement.

Focus and Concentration

Demands concentration and focus to assess routes, find proper handholds and footholds, and execute movements accurately. Regular participation can enhance students’ ability to concentrate and maintain focus, benefiting their academic performance as well.

Trust and Communication

Climbing often involves a partner or belayer who manages the safety rope. This fosters trust and effective communication between climbers and belayers, emphasizing teamwork, clear instructions, and mutual support.

Stress Relief and Mental Well-being

Rock climbing is known to be a stress-relieving activity. The combination of physical exertion, focus, and the thrill of overcoming challenges releases endorphins, reducing stress levels and promoting mental well-being.

And it’s just so much fun!