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YOUTH PROGRAMS

At Brooklyn Boulders, we seek to change the game when it comes to experiential education for youth. We’re meticulous about creating holistic curricula, that is experiential and interactive, on and off our walls. Your kids will leave BKB programming with new friends, a stronger sense of self-confidence and experience building their will to try, fail and try again. Learning things like problem solving, concentration, movement and spatial awareness are just the beginning!

OUR TEAM

Our team is comprised of experienced climbers and educators with more than enough energy to keep your kids engaged and excited. This isn’t your typical babysitter-type team. A 1:5 ratio allows our instructors to get to know their kids, making sure individual needs are met and creating memories that will last forever.

The BKB Team is mandated reporter trained.

DAILY

Ages 5–12 | Weekdays 4PM–6PM + Weekends 10:30AM–12:30PM

At Kids Academy we approach climbing with a twist — we integrate experiential, process-oriented learning into a climbing environment.

Our curriculum teaches children the mental, physical and social aspects of climbing as they apply to life. Activities include bouldering, roped climbing, team building and climbing games.

Highlights and Skills

  • 2 hours of programming with a 1:5 belayer to climber ratio
  • Gear rental and day pass included
  • Experiential learning environment
    • Independent & abstract thinking
    • Problem solving alone or as part of a group
    • Success through failure
    • Body positivity

 

*Purchase of a 10-pack allows you to schedule recurring Kids Academy sessions in advance, right from home!

 

SINGLE DAY $39
10-PACK $375

ADVENTURE CAMPS

Ages 5–12 | 9AM–3:30PM, early drop off and extended days available

Through climbing, team-building exercises and S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) activities, BKB Adventure Days will teach your kiddo how to become big-hearted, open-minded, and prepared for the world ahead.

Highlights

  • Challenge course and team building elements
  • 1 free BKB Adventures t-shirt
  • Outdoor Recess, weather permitting
  • One Snack per day
  • Building skills that will last a lifetime
  • Sibling discounts for bookings of two or more (reach out to request promo code)

 

Our Team
Our team members are experienced climbers with more than enough energy to keep your kids psyched for a single day or the whole week. This isn’t your typical babysitter, our 1:5 ratio allows our team to get to know the kids, make sure their needs are met and create memories with them that will last forever.

BKB Adventure Days are available year round according to Chicago Public School holidays.

If you have any questions about BKB Adventures please email Chicago.kids@brooklynboulders.com

 

ADVENTURE WEEK $545- $695
ADVENTURE SINGLE DAY $119- $139

DETAILS

  • Participants must have a waiver signed, participants under 18 years must have a waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian. Sign our online waiver here.
  • Pre-registration is required, as space fills up fast.
  • Wear comfortable clothes that will not restrict your movement.
  • Water, snacks and bars can be purchased in our retail shop, but you may bring your own.
  • Lockers are available for your use; bring a lock as we are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Cancellations up to one week prior to any youth program will receive a full refund
  • Cancellations up to 48 hours will receive a 25% refund
  • Cancellations under 48 hours will not receive a refund.

 

LATE POLICY

  • All Youth Programs at Brooklyn Boulders begin promptly at their scheduled time.

TEEN ACADEMY

At BKB, we’re committed to providing lifelong experiences for our community. Do you have a teen who loves climbing but isn’t old enough to be at BKB on their own? Are they looking for tips on movement and technique but don’t want to be in a competitive environment? Have they outgrown Kids Academy and are looking for further challenge?

Brooklyn Boulders offers Teen Academy for teens ages twelve through eighteen. This program increases spatial awareness, knowledge of various climbing techniques and terminology, and increase coordination and ability to sequence routes and problems. Teens 14+ can learn to belay. Teen Academy is also a great way to socialize and join our climbing community!

Includes: 

  • Includes Day Pass
  • Includes Gear Rental

 

Details

  • Ages 12- 18
  • Wednesdays | 4:30 – 6:30PM
  • Coaching for Technique

 

Pricing

Single Session: $45/Teen

10-Pack: $400/Teen

DETAILS

  • Participants must have a waiver signed, participants under 18 years must have a waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian. Sign our online waiver here.
  • Pre- registration is highly recommended, as space fills up fast.
  • Wear comfortable clothes that will not restrict your movement.
  • Water, snacks and bars can be purchased in our retail shop, but you may bring your own.
  • Lockers are available for your use; bring a lock as we are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Cancellations up to one week prior to any youth program will receive a full refund
  • Cancellations up to 48 hours will receive a 25% refund
  • Cancellations under 48 hours will not receive a refund.

 

LATE POLICY

  • All Youth Programs at Brooklyn Boulders begin promptly at their scheduled time.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Each birthday is a new ascent and we want to help you celebrate! We offer two-hour events for 5–20 climbers. Our cheerful staff will lead your group through our facility and coach your party to reach new heights and conquer challenges together.

  • Two-hour party blocks
  • 20 participants maximum, 1:5 belayer to climber ratio
  • Includes private instructors and all gear
  • Complimentary BKB t-shirt for birthday boy or girl
  • Parties can bring their own food and beverage
  • For inquiries reach out to chicago.kids@brooklynboulders.com

 

$45 PER PERSON

YOUTH GROUPS + EVENTS

Group climbing packages are perfect for groups of nine or more and are perfect for scouts, class trips or a more customized birthday party. They can be arranged based on your schedule and BKB’s trained staff will work with you to facilitate a fun and empowering climbing experience, ensuring everyone gets to flex their problem solving muscles on and off the wall.

  • 1:5 ratio belay staff to climber ratio
  • Two hours
  • Includes gear
  • Flexible scheduling

 

We require 14 days advanced notice to book and staff all group bookings.

$49 PER PERSON (Minimum of 9 People*)

*We also offer group bookings for under nine people at a premium price. Please indicate if you are interested in this offering in your inquiry.

PRIVATE YOUTH COACHING

Private Youth Coaching is personally tailored to your young climber’s needs, goals and abilities with the undivided attention of our CWI certified Youth Team coaches.

Whether your young climber wants to upgrade their climbing fitness, learn additional skills or simply experience the benefits of 1:1 coaching, Youth Private Coaching is the best way to achieve accelerated progression in the sport.

We offer Private Youth Coaching sessions on your schedule. Please contact kara@brooklynboulders.com for further information.

  • Single Session – $99/hr
  • 6-Pack – $574
  • 12-Pack – $1088

If you have any questions about Youth Programs please email chicago.kids@brooklynboulders.com

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