programs

Indoor Camp

Our Indoor Climbing Camp provides a well-rounded introduction to rock climbing. Each day consists of a mix of climbing, games and adventure elements on our climbing walls. Camps are run by our experienced staff.

Skills Covered:Individual achievement, belaying (age dependent), knot tying, teamwork, technique, based on ability, climbing safety, and much more!

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm Morning only: 9am-12pm

Who: Children ages 5 to 15

Rates: Half day: $180 per child/week* Full day: $325 per child/week. Minimum one week signup. 5% discount available for multiple weeks/siblings.

Reservations are required!

All attendees must have waivers signed by parents, immunization records and medical history forms. Please call at least one week in advance to arrange extended hours. Download forms: Waiver and Medical history

Schedule for 2015:

Week 1: June 22 - June 26

Week 2: June 29 - July 3

Week 3: July 6 - July 10

Week 4: July 13 - July 17

Week 5: July 20 - July 24

Week 6: July 27 - July 31

Week 7: August 3 - August 7

Week 8: August 10 - August 14

Week 9: August 17 - August 21

Week 10: August 24 - August 28

Cancellations: A full refund will be given for cancellations made at least 21 days prior to the start of the camp. If cancellation is made less than 21 days before the camp we will apply the deposit as a credit towards a future week of camp. No refund will be given to "no shows."

Camp

Camps
MetroRock offers camps for kids from 5 to 18. Our indoor program is available summer long and during school vacations. The outdoor camp makes it possible for kids to learn how to climb on real rock.

All of our programs are taught by trained staff in a controlled environment. 

Get your waiver HERE Medical Release form HERE

Click below to learn more about our offerings.

BreakCamp
Break Camp
IndoorCamp
Indoor Camp
OutdoorCamp
Outdoor Camp

Break Camps

Similar to our Indoor Summer Camp program, MetroRock also offers week long camps for Christmas Break, February Break and Spring Break. Our Break Camps provide a well-rounded introduction to rock climbing, including proper use of gear and movement techniques. Each day consists of a mix of climbing, games and adventure elements on our climbing walls, ropes courses, and other equipment. Our strict attention to detail and professionally trained counselors foster a fun, exciting, and challenging day for children. Your kids will have a blast!

Please call (978) 499-7625 to reserve a spot for your child.

Who: Children ages 5 to 15

Dates: December 29 - January 2, February 16 - 20, April 20 - 24

9am-4pm: (ask about extended hours if desired)

Cost: $315 per week for full-day session (extended hours add $100) $75 per individual full-day (3 day minimum) Discounts available for siblings!

Please remember to pack a lunch for your child. Reservations are required! All attendees must have waivers signed by parents.

Cancellations: A full refund will be given for cancellations made at least 21 days prior to the start of the camp. If cancellation is made less than 21 days before the camp we will apply the deposit as a credit towards a future week of camp. No refund will be given to "no shows."

Break Camps

Similar to our Indoor Summer Camp program, MetroRock also offers week long camps for Christmas Break, February Break and Spring Break. Our Break Camps provide a well-rounded introduction to rock climbing, including proper use of gear and movement techniques. Each day consists of a mix of climbing, games and adventure elements on our climbing walls, and other equipment. Our strict attention to detail and professionally trained counselors foster a fun, exciting, and challenging day for children. Your kids will have a blast!

Please call (802) 878-4500 to reserve a spot for your child.

Who: Children ages 5 to 15

Dates: December 29 - January 2, February 23 - 27, April 20 - 24

9am-4pm: (ask about extended hours if desired)

Cost: $300 per week for full-day session (extended hours add $100), $70 per individual full-day. Discounts available for siblings!

Please remember to pack a lunch for your child. Reservations are required! All attendees must have waivers signed by parents.

Cancellations: A full refund will be given for cancellations made at least 21 days prior to the start of the camp. If cancellation is made less than 21 days before the camp we will apply the deposit as a credit towards a future week of camp. No refund will be given to "no shows."

Overnight Merit Badge

Combines our overnights with our Climbing Merit Badge training.

Schedule:

  • 8pm - Ropes training class begins
  • 9pm - Non-merit badge participants arrive
  • 8am - Check out

Reservations: Required

Cost:
  • Overnight - $40 per person (minimum of 10 participants)
  • Merit badge program - Additional $25 per person (minimum of 5 participants)

Ages: Suggested age 14 and older

Refund policy: Full refund if cancelled 21 days or more before the event. Reschedule or store credit applied for cancellations within 21 days. No refund after the event in case of a no-show.

After School Program

MetroRock’s After School Program provides a fun and safe arena for kids to experience the challenging world of climbing. Your children will push themselves physically and mentally while having fun with their peers.

When: Our program runs on the weekday of your choice from 3:30-5pm. Our low instructor-to-student ratio ensures individualized attention as your child learns climbing skills and techniques in a fun, social environment.

Who: The program is designed for kids from pre-K through middle school, with activities for all abilities and ages. The school year is divided into six week sessions to provide flexibility. Kids get a free membership to the gym for the duration of the session. Can’t do a full session? We welcome single day sign-ups.

Cost: $200/child for a 6 week session. $375/child for a 12 week session. $40/day for drop-ins (must reserve in advance)

10% discount applies for siblings.

Schedule for 2014-15 School Year: 

* Program does NOT meet during school vacation weeks or Thanksgiving day. Ask about our break camps to keep the fun going! If you have unique scheduling requirements, please give us a call and we will try to accommodate you.

Refund policy: Full refund if cancelled 21 days or more before the event. Reschedule or store credit applied for cancellations within 21 days. No refund after the event in case of a no-show.

Adult Climbing Team

The Team for Adults is a structured training and climbing program for anyone 18 and over who wants to work on becoming a stronger, more confident climber. We encourage team members to take part in local competitions as a means to set goals and push themselves to achieve but competition is not the goal--improvement and conditioning is.

Training Program

The team will meet for practices on Sunday and Wednesday evenings from 7-10pm. Each practice will include climbing drills, technique instruction, cross training and strength conditioning. We'll follow a program designed to tackle each discipline and cover all aspects of practical training for climbers. By the end of the team year, you'll be stronger, have more power, better endurance and improved technique. 

Team Benefits

Being on the team will enhance your gym membership with the following perks:

Wholesale pricing on shoes
Discounted fees for all MetroRock competitions
Access to Team trips to climbing areas, including weekend trips to local crags and weeklong trips to the New River Gorge and Horsepens. 

About the Coaches

Our coaches come from a variety of competitive and outdoor climbing backgrounds. Head coach Jackie Pettitt is a lead personal trainer at MetroRock, coach of the youth team and competition climber. She has built successful training programs for climbers at all levels and ages. Assistant coaches Alex Hansen and Olivia Metcalf are experienced coaches in our youth programs and accomplished climbers in their own right. Alex is the head youth coach in Newburyport and Olivia has competed for the USA National climbing team as a member of our youth team.

For info on coaching and program matters: Jackie Pettitt- Head Coach

For billing/admin contact: Matt Yosca- Team Coordinator

Team Fees

The team is only open to MetroRock membership holders. The additional team fees cover the cost of training and coaching. The season goes for 8 months from September to May.

Initial Team Deposit (non-refundable): $300

Monthly fees: $125/month, starting in October, totalling 7 payments ($875).

That's $1175 total fees. Seem like a lot? If you consider that you get at least 24 hours of training per month, that works out to about $6/hour, not to mention the discounts and perks!

Quick details
Team is designed for:Beginner to advanced climbers
Days:Wednesdays and Sundays
Dates:Sept 21 - May 20
Times:7 - 10pm
Benefits:
  • Wholesale prices on shoes
  • Extra discounts on gear
  • Discount on comp fees
  • Climbing trips for team members
Costs:$300 deposit + $125/month

Yoga

MetroRock is pleased to offer Yoga classes on a regular basis. Classes are taught by experienced yoga instructors who also share the passion of climbing. This allows them to focus-in on strengthening and stretching core muscles used in the sport. Yoga practice will help you increase flexibility, strength and mental focus; all vital elements to improve your climbing abilities!

Yoga is FREE for members and just $5 for non-members.

Yoga mats and blocks are available for free to borrow at the front desk.

Schedule:

  • Monday through Thursday from 7:00-8:00pm

Team Building

Challenge, Strength, and Confidence. Develop your organization into a stronger more cohesive unit through participation in the MetroRock Team Building Program! Individuals and teams will be pushed outside their levels of comfort to achieve success in both climbing and in business through a series of exercises that are challenging both physically and mentally.

Hosted at our world-class indoor rock climbing center, we work with you to identify your company/team goals, customize a team building program to meet your needs, and follow up to ensure that desired outcomes were achieved.

Our team building events include full use of our climbing walls and conference rooms. Your teams will be involved with meetings to plan and set goals. They'll compete in climbing problems and challenges and work together in mutually dependent situations. They will be pushed outside their comfort zones and have to solve problems or overcome an obstacle by utilizing their combined strength and power. Teams can be more effective than individuals and we stress the importance of relying on each other. They will remember their MetroRock experience for years to come and come away with new respect and appreciation for their coworkers and colleagues.

While each Team Building Program is tailored to your organization's goals and expectations, the examples below provide a range of programs that have been used with other companies:

Confidence Through Climbing Program Our most basic skill based climbing exercise. This is a 3 hour program that is organized as follows:

  • Climbing Fundamentals - Elemental climbing program taught in small groups. Focus on knots, gear, communication, and rope handling.
  • Skill and Movement - The second portion of the program is focused on developing climbing skills. The gym will be explored and participants will push their newly developing climbing limits to the extreme. Instructors aid participants throughout this process by demonstrating climbing style and technique.

Cost - $55 per participant. Use of a conference room is available for team meetings and meals.

Peak Development Team Building Event At a minimum of 4 hours long, this is our most comprehensive team building program. It is a custom designed event with your goals and expectations built in. Predetermined group exercises are used to elaborate on the themes that your organization most desires to work on. Specific activity based exercises that have been used in the past are:

  • Climbing Fundamentals - Elemental climbing program taught in small groups with a focus on knots, gear, communication, and rope handling. It is suggested that all team building programs start with this element for several reasons. Firstly, climbing is a trust-based sport that requires partners to work together. Secondly, much of the rest of the program involves various elements of climbing, all of which require basic knowledge.
  • Climbing Blind - Participants are completely blindfolded and asked to climb routes while partners on the ground are instructing the climber on how and where to climb. The focus of this exercise is communication development between the two partners. Post exercise facilitation is suggested. Trust Rappel - Have you ever leaned backwards over a 35 foot ledge? If you haven't this experience can be incredibly nerve wracking. To foster the trust bond between co-workers we will have a partner actually hold the rope that lowers the climber to the ground. Post exercise facilitation is suggested.
  • Water Balloon Drop - Groups of 5 or 6 meet in a private area for a fixed period of time. The goal of the group is to develop and build a safety container capable of catching a water balloon dropped from 35 feet. The materials used to build this container are simple raw materials such as string, straws, paperclips, etc. The exercise focuses on teamwork as groups must decide quickly on a design and build strategy. Post exercise facilitation is suggested.
  • Trivia Traverse - Working with a representative from your firm, specific company trivia is developed and used in this game. Groups are randomly selected and teams are timed on the traverse. Advancing through the traverse requires the correct answers. The focus of this exercise is group cohesion.
  • Speed Climbing Challenge - Groups are randomly selected and teams are formed in a timed exercise. Each team will record their participants time on 2 different routes. Speed is the focus. Teams then compare their aggregated times to determine the winner. The focus of this exercise is group cohesion. These are only examples of exercises that have been used in the past. We realize that not everyone in your group is at the same level of physical fitness or ability. The exercises above require different levels of fitness, some more and some less. We are happy to tailor the event to your group's abilities.

Cost - Contact us for a customized price based on your needs and parameters. Use of a conference room is available for team meetings and meals.

Private Belay

New to climbing? Want your kids to climb, but don't know how to belay yet?

In a Private Belay our experienced staff are there to belay you up and down the wall. There is no instruction involved, just pure climbing!

Pricing is: $25 per hour for 1 on 1 and $20 per/person hour group rate. 5:1 climber to staff ratio, maximum.

Call the front desk to reserve a time slot at (802) 878-4500

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