Limited Programming at BKB Somerville

1.12.2021 | In accordance with local guidelines, BKB Somerville is currently only open for youth programming + private coaching. Please see below for the youth and adult programming available. Keeping our community healthy on and off the wall is our top priority, please review BKB's Community Health Guidelines for more information about our COVID-19 policies.

Youth Programs

Kids Academy

At Kids Academy we will focus on socializing while social distancing, and getting on the walls. Kids Academy can be booked for a single day or on a recurring basis. 1:5 instructor to climber ratio. 2 hour sessions. Ages 5 – 12.

 

Single Session $39
10-Pack   $263   $187

 

Schedule

  • Monday – Friday 
    • 11am – 1pm
    • 2pm – 4pm
    • 4pm – 6pm

Adventure Days

BKB Adventure Days are half day sessions designed to help kids foster teamwork and build self-confidence as they climb soaring walls, crawl through obstacles, balance like gymnasts and master the art of problem solving. 1:5 instructor to climber ratio. 3-hour sessions. Ages 5-12.

 

$59/session

 

Upcoming Sessions:

  • Half Day Wednesdays: 12:30pm-3:30pm
    • January 27th and February 10th
  • MLK Day: 9am-12pm & 12:30pm-3:30pm
    • January 18th
  • February Break Week: 9am-12pm & 12:30pm-3:30pm
    • February 15th – 19th

BKBeast Climbing Team

The BKBeast Youth Teams provide a structured atmosphere for kids of all ages to develop as climbers. Currently, all Youth Teams are run via socially distant pods of five or less with the same coach running every practice. Camaraderie is paramount in our teams as climbing is a sport of individual performance strengthened by the surrounding community. With respect to our current times, we hope our teams will forge friendship, partnership and spirit. 

Non-Competitive Team Training

Climbers who are interested in a non-competitive team training experience can contact Head Coach Sarah.Bucknam@brooklynboulders.com to schedule a private try out for the 101 team (7-11 years old) or the club team (12+ years old).

  • 101 Team: Welcome, young beasts. This is our entry level team for beginner and intermediate young climbers. The 101 program is all about having fun while making friends and learning the foundations of climbing technique. We use a combination of climbing games, and movement lessons as well as the introduction of some training elements to keep these BKBeasts excited and engaged while they grow as climbers. This program provides everything needed to get on the path to joining the competitive teams or a lifetime of recreational climbing. Practice is 1 x week for 1.5 hrs with a 1:5 coach to climber ratio
  • Club Team: Members of this team will get to enjoy recreational climbing at whichever level they’d like to pursue. The focus of Club Team is an exploration of personal limits through creativity and climbing; pushing ourselves outside our comfort zones and into the land of innovation and growth through: goal setting, skill-building, camaraderie and personal commitment. Practices are 2 x week for 2 hours at a 1:5 coach-to-climber ratio

Competitive Team Training

Climbers who are interested in a competitive team training experience can contact Head Coach Sarah.Bucknam@brooklynboulders.com to schedule a private try out and be placed on the appropriate level competitive team. 

  • Junior Competitive Team: The Junior Competitive Team is reserved for climbers with a love for climbing and a desire to develop a higher level of climbing ability. The training program focuses not only on developing physical/mental strength, technical proficiency, and competition formats, but also on team building and having a blast together. Practices are 2 x week for 2 hours at a 1:4 coach-to-climber ratio.
  • Competitive Team: The place where young athletes take their training to the next level. The training is focused on pushing climbers’ physical and technical climbing abilities further to achieve success at USAC Regional, Divisional, and National Championship competitions. Practices are 3 x week for 2 hours at a 1:4 coach-to-climber ratio
  • Advanced Competitive Team: Selection for the Advanced Competitive Team is by invite only. Our coaching staff will select team members who have consistently demonstrated exceptional ability and motivation during the previous season, or will identify new talent during the Competitive Team tryouts. When we say competitive, we mean it. This team consists of young climbers who not only display the highest level of climbing ability, but also a relentless perseverance and commitment to training and to the sport. Individual curricula and training plans will be designed by the coaching staff for each climber based on their seasonal climbing goals. Practices are 4 x week for 2.5 hours at a 1:4 coach-to-climber ratio

Please contact Head Coach Sarah.Bucknam@brooklynboulders.com for more information.

Youth Private Coaching

Private youth coaching is the ideal way to improve regardless of skill level… for new climbers, private coaching is a great place to learn the basics you will need to join the team! For current team members, these 60 minute sessions can provide personalized training tips and skills development opportunities to push your climbing to the next level.

 

Our coaching staff will work with you to meet your scheduling needs. Email Head Coach Sarah.Bucknam@brooklynboulders.com to set up a lesson with one of our youth team coaches.

 

Youth Private Belay

This is a great option for kids who are not looking for any additional coaching or technique tips, but still want to get on the walls while observing state and local guidelines. Our private belayers are here to help with top rope and lead climbing as well as supervise your bouldering session. Private Belay sessions are 2 hours in length.

Please contact Head Coach Sarah.Bucknam@brooklynboulders.com for more information. Our coaching staff will work with you to meet your scheduling needs.

Single sessions and packages available.

Adult Programs

Adult Private Coaching

At Brooklyn Boulders we’ve redefined the one-on-one training experience. Whether you’re a die-hard climber, beginner, or someone who prefers a purely fitness-focused approach, our unique team of certified trainers and climbing coaches will tailor a program that works for you. Private Coaching sessions are 60 minutes in length. 

 

Single Session $99  $89
4 Sessions $423  $339
8 Sessions $798  $639

 

Our coaching staff will work with you to meet your scheduling needs. Single sessions and packages available.

Adult Private Belay

Not in need of a coach, but looking to get on the walls? Our private Belay sessions are a great way to climb for up to 2 hours, while observing state and local guidelines. Private belayers assist with top rope and lead climbing as well as provide supervised bouldering services.

 

Our coaching staff will work with you to meet your scheduling needs. Single sessions and packages available.