The Boston Rock Gym and the International Rock Climbing School are committed to offering diverse climbing and outdoor programs to children of all ages, ethnic and economic backgrounds. Knowing the importance of a comprehensive and far-reaching approach, we have developed a broad curriculum designed to build climbing skills from the most basic to the most advanced, establish self-confidence, and instill a spirit of cooperation and teamwork among all of our students. By incorporating simple instruction into a program of extensive hands-on experience, our students will gain the skills, discipline and confidence to succeed in any future endeavor, while at the same time developing a genuine love and respect for nature and others.
We are constantly modifying our programs to fit the needs of our students better and welcome any help or advice from parents. The chief advantage of having small classes is that we are able to build strong, long-term relationships with all of our students and their families. This type of environment allows us to work closer with students to achieve our most important goals: great physical condition and health, as well as building the students' confidence which will help them out their entire life.
Experienced Rock Gym Instructors are available to belay your child and encourage them to challenge themselves in a supportive, non-competitive environment. * Sign-up in advance and save a spot.
*In order to register for kid's climb you must call the Boston Rock Gym (781)-935-7325, or stop by, and prepay in full with a Mastercard or Visa. We do not accept walk-ins on the day of the session. Only the parent or legal guardian can sign a waiver for their children. If you need to cancel or reschedule, we require a minimum of 48 hours notice. Failure to do so will lead to a loss of registration fee.
Private Belays are available for $20 per hour per climber with a two hour minimum. Please call the gym at least 48 hours in advance to book a private belay. All private belays are subject to availability.
Want something different for your child's birthday party? How about a climbing party! The Boston Rock Gym will provide the climbing walls, and expert instructors to help make your child's birthday a memorable one.
Our Birthday Party Package is 2 hours of climbing with a group of instructors that will manage the ropes and encourage the children in a fun environment. The Boston Rock Gym will provide everything you need, all you have to do is bring the kids and be ready to have a great time! We provide professional instructors, a private party room stocked with plates, cups, napkins and utensils, plus climbing harnesses, climbing shoes, and plenty of climbing terrain!
Please Contact us for available dates. In order to make reservations for a birthday party you must call the Boston Rock Gym (781)-935-7325, or stop by, and give a$100 deposit. If you need to cancel or reschedule, we require a 48 hour notice. Failure to do so will lead to a loss of reservation fee.
The Boston Rock Gym's Summer Camp
The Boston Rock Gym is committed to being the hub of rock climbing in New England. Whether you are an avid climber with years of experience, or someone who has never experienced the thrill of the sport, we have the best instruction, clinics, and terrain around! We are thrilled to be able to offer high quality and dynamic summer climbing camps. Our philosophy is to create an environment where each child can feel free to take emotional risks, challenge themselves, and make life long friends. We ensure this through providing the best possible staff and stressing teamwork throughout the week. Come and see what a difference the Boston Rock Gym’s summer camps can make in your child!
---Outdoor Climbing Camp
Come on an unforgettable climbing adventure with the expert climbing guides of the Boston Rock Gym! Safety is our number one concern as we guide your children up the regions best known cliff faces and explore picturesque mountainous regions. Every morning the eager climbers will board the BRG’s van en route to one of the abundant climbing destinations in our region under the supervision of some of New England's most experienced and accomplished climber's and professional outdoor educators. This camp is specifically designed to build each campers skills base, beginner or expert, your child will walk away with more skill, experience, and confidence. Your child is guaranteed close supervision and individual instruction as we keep our student to teacher ration very low. Each week will be different from the previous week providing returning climbers with new and exciting challenges. All transportation to and from The Boston Rock Gym will be provided. Sign up now for the adventure of your summer! Space is limited so sign up early!
Ages: 10 and up
Times: 8:30am-4pm (climbing usually ends around 3-3:30 but pick up time is closer to 4.)
Cost: $450 per week per child
*Extended day available for $100/week until 5:30pm.
View our Calendar to see Summer Camp dates, or call the gym at 781-935-7325.
The Boston Rock Gym offers multiple week and sibling discounts. Please call for more details.
In order to make reservations for Summer Camp,you must call the Boston Rock Gym (781)-935-7325, or stop by, and pay in full. If you need to cancel or reschedule, we require a 2 week notice. Failure to do so will lead to a loss of reservation fee.
Climbing Merit Badge Program
The goal of the climbing merit badge is for the scouts to become comfortable with belaying, climbing, rappelling and the equipment associated with said activities. The scouts will learn how to use their safety gear and to tie the correct knots associated with climbing activities. This is a lesson on how to belay and it also features a rappel component. The scouts are expected to show up with knowledge of the first few requirements if they would like to complete the merit badge in one day. There is no guarantee that any or all scouts will complete the merit badge in one day. Future appointments may need to be made with the counselor to finish requirements. The goal of this lesson is to teach and practice the hard skills of belaying, climbing, and rappelling, and to introduce the boys to the sport of rock climbing.
* Note: Blue cards will not be provided by BRG or climbing merit badge counselor. Troop must bring blue cards. Course is 4 hours long, we cannot garuntee that all scouts will fullfill requirements in the 4 hour time period. Additional sessions may be neccessary.
This program is designed for boys and girls who have little or no experience rock climbing. In the Cliffhanger class, we introduce young people to this challenging, yet rewarding, sport in a safe and encouraging environment. Drawing upon years of coaching experience, we have created a climbing program which fits students of all abilities and gives them skills and confidence upon which they can build a rich and exhilarating life of climbing achievement.
The Alpina climbing team is a non-competitive program for students of our school who have experienced training in programs such as the Cliffhanger Class, Wilderness Fundamental, and Ten Summits. Our ultimate goal is to provide the most complete training in the art of mountaineering, while studying all aspects of mountain life and emergency situations.
Waimea climbing team is a competitive youth climbing team which has a very successful history of achievements. Our younger competitors participate in a separate class called Waimea Junior and compete with the team during the Spring. We climb not only indoors but outdoors as well. We begin our instruction and training on real rock, outdoors, and train at the BRG from October to May. Our primary goal is to create a cooperative group of teammates who enjoy climbing together. Also we want to teach and practice a variety of climbing techniques that are necessary for great performance at competitions.
International Rock Climbing School
c/o The Boston Rock Gym
78G Olympia Ave.
Woburn, MA 01801
Students of the International Rock Climbing School are coached and supervised by an energetic group of college students and high school seniors. who are not only skilled rock climbers but also work with kids year-round. We're delighted that all of last year's team will be returning to the school this year - joined by new staff members.
The Boston Rock Gym youth staff is a team of skilled and experienced climbers who love to spend time with kids and share their love of climbing with them. Many of our youth staff have been with us for years and have developed friendly relationships with many of the children and their families. The IRCS and the BRG staff all look forward to sharing the exciting world of climbing with your children in a fun and safe environment.