Climbing Club

Thanks to generous funding from the National Recreation Foundation, the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, and other funders, we're happy to announce we'll be offering our Climbing Club program to local adolescents for free each spring and fall. This program uses climbing to help adolescents develop physical skills, build emotional resiliency, and create meaningful relationships.

Climbing Club is open to adolescents and young adults ages 12-17. We are still accepting participants for our next session, which starts March 25. See information on specific sessions and enrollment below.

More program information

The Climbing Club program consists of five Wednesday evening sessions and one weekend trip to Giant City, Illinois. Three of the Wednesday evening sessions take place at Bradford Woods, where participants will have the opportunity to climb our Alpine Tower and Climbing Tower. Two of the Wednesday evening sessions take place at EPIC Climbing and Fitness, where participants will have the opportunity to climb indoors and learn about bouldering. The program ends after our culminating experience of outdoor rock climbing at Giant City, Illinois. In addition to learning about outdoor & indoor rock climbing and bouldering, participants will be exposed to many other valuable skills and knowledge sets, such as Leave No Trace outdoor ethics, how to tie knots, indoor climbing ethics, and climbing lingo.

This program is completely free to participants; including all associated gear rental expenses, travel expenses, and food/lodging during the weekend trip to Giant City, Illinois.

Thanks to generous funding, we will be running two Climbing Club sessions each year: one in March-April and one in August-September. Contact us for more information.