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Team Building

Challenge, Strength, and Confidence.
Develop your organization into a stronger more cohesive unit through participation in the MetroRock Team Building Program! Individuals and teams will be pushed outside their levels of comfort to achieve success in both climbing and in business through a series of exercises that are challenging both physically and mentally.

Hosted at our world-class indoor rock climbing center, we work with you to identify your company/team goals, customize a team building program to meet your needs, and follow up to ensure that desired outcomes were achieved.

Our team building events include full use of our climbing walls and conference rooms. Your teams will be involved with meetings to plan and set goals. They'll compete in climbing problems and challenges and work together in mutually dependent situations. They will be pushed outside their comfort zones and have to solve problems or overcome an obstacle by utilizing their combined strength and power. Teams can be more effective than individuals and we stress the importance of relying on each other. They will remember their MetroRock experience for years to come and come away with new respect and appreciation for their coworkers and colleagues.

While each Team Building Program is tailored to your organization's goals and expectations, the examples below provide a range of programs that have been used with other companies:


Confidence Through Climbing Program
Our most basic skill based climbing exercise. This is a 3 hour program that is organized as follows:
Climbing Fundamentals - Elemental climbing program taught in small groups. Focus on knots, gear, communication, and rope handling.

Skill and Movement - The second portion of the program is focused on developing climbing skills. The gym will be explored and participants will push their newly developing climbing limits to the extreme. Instructors aid participants throughout this process by demonstrating climbing style and technique.
Cost - $55 per participant
Use of a conference room is available for team meetings and meals.


Peak Development Team Building Event
At a minimum of 4 hours long, this is our most comprehensive team building program. It is a custom designed event with your goals and expectations built in. Predetermined group exercises are used to elaborate on the themes that your organization most desires to work on.
Specific activity based exercises that have been used in the past are:
Climbing Fundamentals - Elemental climbing program taught in small groups with a focus on knots, gear, communication, and rope handling. It is suggested that all team building programs start with this element for several reasons. Firstly, climbing is a trust-based sport that requires partners to work together. Secondly, much of the rest of the program involves various elements of climbing, all of which require basic knowledge.
Climbing Blind - Participants are completely blindfolded and asked to climb routes while partners on the ground are instructing the climber on how and where to climb. The focus of this exercise is Communication development between the two partners. Post exercise facilitation is suggested.
Trust Rappel - Have you ever leaned backwards over a 35 foot ledge? If you haven't this experience can be incredibly nerve wracking. To foster the trust bond between co-workers we will have a partner actually hold the rope that lowers the climber to the ground. Post exercise facilitation is suggested.
Water Balloon Drop - Groups of 5 or 6 meet in a private area for a fixed period of time. The goal of the group is to develop and build a safety container capable of catching a water balloon dropped from 35 feet. The materials used to build this container are simple raw materials such as string, straws, paperclips, etc. The exercise focuses on teamwork as groups must decide quickly on a design and build strategy. Post exercise facilitation is suggested.
Trivia Traverse - Working with a representative from your firm, specific company trivia is developed and used in this game. Groups are randomly selected and teams are timed on the traverse. Advancing through the traverse requires the correct answers. The focus of this exercise is group cohesion.
Speed Climbing Challenge - Groups are randomly selected and teams are formed in a timed exercise. Each team will record their participants time on 2 different routes. Speed is the focus. Teams then compare their aggregated times to determine the winner. The focus of this exercise is group cohesion.
These are only examples of exercises that have been used in the past.
We realize that not everyone in your group is at the same level of physical fitness or ability. The exercises above require different levels of fitness, some more and some less. We are happy to tailor the event to your group's abilities.
Cost - Contact us for a customized price based on your needs and parameters.
Use of a conference room is available for team meetings and meals.

Private Belay

New to climbing?
Want your kids to climb, but don't know how to belay yet?

In a Private Belay our experienced staff are there to belay you up and down the wall. There is no instruction involved, just pure climbing!

Pricing is $25 per/person hour for 2 or more or $40 for a private 1:1.
4:1 client to staff ratio, maximum.

Parties

Rock your next party at the city's most unique venue!

Looking for a special way to celebrate an event? Choose the party that they will talk about for months! We'll get all of your friends up in the air, either on our climbing walls, on our adventure challenge course, or both. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be with your group every step of the way to ensure a great time is had by all. All instructors and equipment rental is included, as well as exclusive use of one of our party rooms. Bring your own food and decorations and let the fun begin!*

*Fridge/freezer space and discounted pizza delivery available.

 Please note!
All participants under the age of 18 must bring a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. Please make sure that everyone comes with one, or they will not be able to participate!

Prices:

Two Hour Party:
Rock Climbing

  • $195 deposit for the first 6, $30 for each additional.
  • Call today to reserve your party!

    Overnights

    Have you ever dreamed of having the whole place to yourselves?

    Fill the gym with friends as you go from climb to climb - no waiting, no lines! And the best part is you can stay up as late as you want: climbing, slacklining, playing games, watching movies, whatever you decide! And when you're ready for bed, grab your pillow and pick a comfy spot beneath the ropes on a soft cushy bed of foam.

    Book an overnight and you'll have a dedicated room to lay out your stuff, private use of the facilities after closing, all needed rental equipment, and a friendly MetroRock staff member for the overnight stay. You can hire our trusty staff to belay for an additional fee, or we'll help train members of your group to handle the ropes: MetroRock will provide a FREE BASIC SAFETY (101) class for up to 6 chaperones before the date of the overnight, and can train additional chaperones for $10 each on the night of the event.

    Your MetroRock overnight is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience!

    Cost:
    $40 per person ($500 minimum). MetroRock members receive a 10% discount.

    Ages
    5+ years old. Chaperones required for children under 18.

    Contact us for more details or if you have any questions!

    Outdoor Day Camp

    MetroRock is proud to offer an entire summer of outdoor climbing to our next generation of climbers. Outdoor camp provides children with the opportunity to experience climbing on real rock at some of the region's best climbing areas under the supervision of experienced instructors and outdoor educators.

    Camp sessions are run weekly, each day travelling to a different location with different climbing terrain and different challenges! Participants meet daily at our MetroRock locations, travel to the day's site as a group and return in time for pickup. Fun and games provide a break from climbing during the day so kids stay excited to climb and get a balance of activities.

    Meets: Weekly, Monday to Friday
    Times: Daily from 8:30am to 4pm
    Who: All children ages 8 to 17
    Reservations: Required
    Cost: $425 per week

    Reservations are required! All attendees must have waivers signed by parents, immunization records and medical history forms.

    Schedule for 2013:

    Week 1: June 24-28
    Week 2: July 1-5, no camp on 4th of July
    Week 3: July 8-12
    Week 4: July 15-19
    Week 5: July 22-26
    Week 6: July 29-August 2
    Week 7: August 5-9
    Week 8: August 12-16
    Week 9: August 19-23
    Week 10: August 26-30

    Cancellations:
    A full refund will be given for cancellations made at least 21 days prior to the start of the camp.
    If cancellation is made less than 21 days before the camp we will apply the deposit as a credit towards a future week of camp.
    No refund will be given to "no shows."

    Overnight Rumney Camp

    MetroRock is excited to offer Rumney Adventure Week in beautiful New Hampshire. Each session invites young enthusiasts (with some climbing experience) to enjoy a full week of world-class climbing, with our trained and knowledgeable guides. Rumney has hundreds of routes in a variety of grades for climbers at all levels to enjoy. There are enough routes and crags for each day of the week! As always, our number one priority is safety; helmets, rope, draws and other gear is provided. Contact us for a full list of what climbing and camping gear participants need to bring.

    Participants meet at Rumney on day one and spend the week climbing and camping with our experienced counselors. Campsites, meals, and transportation during the week are provided. Campers must provide their own transportation to and from Rumney, about 2.5 hours from Boston off I-93 in New Hampshire.

    Reservations are required! All attendees must have waivers signed by parents, immunization records and medical history forms.

    Schedule:
    Sunday through Saturday
    2013 Dates:
    Week 1: July 21 - July 27
    Week 2: July 28 - August 3
    Week 3: August 4 - August 10
    Week 4: August 11 - August 17

    Camp begins at 9am on Day 1; Camp ends at 9am on Day 7

    Who: All children ages 12 to 17
    Reservations: Required
    Cost: $775 per week.

    **Transportation to/from Rumney is not included**

    Cancellations:
    A full refund will be given for cancellations made at least 21 days prior to the start of the camp.
    If cancellation is made less than 21 days before the camp we will apply the deposit as a credit towards a future week of camp.
    No refund will be given to "no shows."

    Private Belay

    New to climbing?
    Want your kids to climb, but don't know how to belay yet?

    In a Private Belay our experienced staff are there to belay you up and down the wall. There is no instruction involved, just pure climbing!

    Pricing is $20 per/person hour.
    4:1 client to staff ratio, maximum.

    Call the front desk to reserve a time slot at (617) 387-7625.
    You can also come in during our Walk-In* hours:
    Friday through Monday, 10am - 3pm
    *All walk-in hours are first-come first-served. Please arrive by 2pm to take advantage of the last hour.

    Break Camps

    Similar to our Indoor Summer Camp program, MetroRock also offers both a February Break Camp and a Spring Break Camp. Our Break Camps provide a well-rounded introduction to rock climbing, including proper use of gear and movement techniques. Each day consists of a mix of climbing, games and adventure elements on our climbing walls, ropes courses, and other equipment. Our strict attention to detail and professionally trained counselors foster a fun, exciting, and challenging day for children. Your kids will have a blast!

    Please call (617) 387-7625 to reserve a spot for your child.

    Who: Children ages 5 to 15

    9am-4pm (ask about extended hours if desired)

    Cost:
    $315 per week for full-day session (extended hours add $100)
    $75 per individual full-day (3 day minimum)

    Discounts available for siblings!

    Please remember to pack a lunch for your child.

    Reservations are required! All attendees must have waivers signed by parents.

    Cancellations:
    A full refund will be given for cancellations made at least 21 days prior to the start of the camp.
    If cancellation is made less than 21 days before the camp we will apply the deposit as a credit towards a future week of camp.
    No refund will be given to "no shows."

    2014

    Schedule

    February Break Camp

    2/17 - 2/21

    Spring Break Camp

    4/21 - 4/25

    MetroRock Climbing Team

     
    Team MetroRock is a youth climbing team that meets 9 months out of the year to train for competitions and have some fun climbing. Though competing isn't mandatory, our team trains for local, regional and national competitions as part of the  United States Competition Climbing Association (USCCA). Each year, several members typically advance to nationals.

    Our coaching staff, led by Steve Buck, work with kids from grade school to high school in weekly practice sessions. We help kids become competition level climbers through technique and strength development as well as climbing safety at higher levels. Team kids have fun, learn to work hard to achieve their goals and reach their full potential.

    Our facilities feature extensive bouldering areas, tall walls for rope climbing and Everett boasts an IFSC speed walls, giving our team an advantage in that competitive event. Optional trips to outdoor climbing areas, both regional and around the country ,round out the training and give team members a chance to take their skill to real rock.

    All team members please note: in order to encourage participation and team spirit, all team members are expected to read and sign our Team Philosophy and Contract located in the *2013 - 2014 Team Information Guide* link below.

    Merit Badge

    MetroRock's Merit Badge Counselors can confidently offer your scouts all of the information and coaching needed to earn their Climbing Badge according to current Boy Scout requirements. Due the amount of material covered, we recommend doing the course in two sessions. The first session will focus on the basics of tying in and belaying. The second session will cover climbing and rappelling in more depth allowing plenty of time for skills verification. MetroRock guides will be available at a 1:6 ratio and rental equipment is included.

    When: Typically one weeknight (7:30pm-9:00pm) and one weekend day (10:00am-3:00pm)
    Reservations: Required
    Cost: $70 per person
    Ages: Suggested age 14 and older

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