KIDS & FAMILY CLIMBING PROGRAMS
Family climbing programs can be as formal or informal as you like and are custom tailored to meet to needs of your family. Add a day of climbing to your next family vacation in the White Mountains or Adirondacks, or make it a day trip and visit one of our 8 local climbing destinations from Boston to Washington D.C.
*$350/ guide per day. Groups generally meet between 8:30am and 9am at designated meeting locations. An average day ranges between 6-8 hours in length and includes gear fitting, equipment overview, basic instruction (knot tying, belaying, climbing technique) and of course plenty of time for climbing!
*Group ratio’s (guide to climber) vary based on the season, climbing location, and type of climbing you choose to do. Families who exceed the ratio’s listed below can be accommodated but will be charged for an additional guide.
New Paltz (Gunks) max ratio 1:4
Rock Climbing (all locations except New Paltz) max ratio 1:5
Winter Climbing (all locations) max ratio 1:4
Kids & Family Climbing Programs are available 7 days a week, 365 days a year, at established Climbing School locations. Reservations are scheduled by private arrangement and are subject to guide availability. To schedule a climb please call 800-310-4504 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All reservations are finalized over the phone and full payment is required to hold your reservation.
Family climbing programs are for families with kids age 15 and younger. Parents must be present and participation is strongly encouraged. “Families” can be any combination of mom, dad, kids, cousins, uncles, grandparents and friends. As long as someone in the group is 15 or younger and a parent or legal guardian is present you qualify for the family rate.
What is Included?
The Climbing School provides all climbing equipment, even for the little ones. Harness, helmet, rock climbing shoes, climbing hardware and ropes are all included at no extra cost. Please come dressed for the weather, wear shoes (no sandals), and bring lunch, snacks, and water for the day. A small backpack is also handy to carry your personal items and climbing gear to the cliff. Be sure to view our complete gear list before your arrival.
You must have a child age 15 or younger in your group to be considered for the family rate. Age restrictions on the lower end depend on size of the child and attention span. Children must be able to wear a helmet for the entire program and must be able to listen carefully and follow instructions from the climbing instructor. Please call us to discuss these restrictions if you still have questions or concerns.
Don’t settle for additional gear rental fee’s. All climbing gear is included at no extra cost for all programs through the EMS Climbing School no matter how large or small your group. Equipment is thoroughly checked and replaced on a regular basis to ensure your comfort and peace of mind.
When you climb with the EMS Climbing School you’re not only getting superior service, you’re also using top notch equipment. We are proud to offer Black Diamond, Petzl, Sterling Rope and Scarpa equipment for your use.