Indoor Climbing for kids
Fitness and fun in one
By Renée Sagiv Riebling
Another option that serves as a way for parents to get in on the action with their kids (because let’s face it: the bounce house is not for you) is to try rock climbing. It’s an activity you can do together, and it’s tops in building muscle strength, balance, and self-esteem, says Barbara Lawrence of New Jersey Rock Gym in Fairfield. The climbing facilities listed below are kid-friendly, don’t require membership, and—best of all—are completely indoors!
Rock Climbing to New Heights
Kids often need a belayer—someone to control the ropes. You can take a one-time lesson at some facilities and belay for them, or a staff member can do the belaying. Call at least 24 hours in advance to check belayer availability.
Some places have special family packages or times. Visit the facility’s website or call for details.
If your child falls in love with rock climbing, find out about the facility’s membership packages, monthly passes, classes and teams. It just might be the activity that propels her to new heights!
Have you found other cool places for rock climbing in NJ? How about other types of climbing? Please share them with us!
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