We are very excited to be offering in-person programs for Fall 2020! Things will certainly be different, but the community building, supporting of others, and fun will be unchanged.
COVID-19 remains a concern for all of us and we at On Belay are taking steps to keep everyone - kids, staff, volunteers, and families - as safe and healthy as possible. Listed below are the precautions we'll be taking at each of our youth programs for the seeable future. We ask that these precautions be followed at all programs and will be required for participation.
- All participants will need to affirm they are free of COVID symptoms and have not been in contact with anyone who has shown symptoms.
- Each participant will have their temperature taken and recorded before they participate.
- Social distancing (min. 6ft) will be required of participants, adults dropping off/picking-up, volunteers, and On Belay staff when close contact is not needed.
- Face masks or coverings are to be worn by participants, volunteers, and On Belay staff for the duration of the program as well as adults dropping off and/or picking-up.
- Participants will bring their own lunch, snacks, and water bottle.
Outdoor Challenge Course
The Browne Center
When: Saturday, September 26, 2020, 9:00-3:00
Location: The Browne Center in Durham, NH
Description: This is where it all started for On Belay. Our first program was held at the Browne Center and we've been back ever since. Tucked away in the woods of the Browne Center campus, is one of the largest challenge courses in New England. There are so many elements, you may not do the same one twice! The whole experience comes together with the support and guidance of a knowledgable staff. You won’t want to miss it!
Sea Kayaking & Outdoor Challenge Course
When: Saturday, October 3, 2020, 8:00-4:00
Location: Rippleffect in Portland, ME
Description: Rippleffect is the most unique program on our calendar. Located on Cow Island, a 26-acre island in Casco Bay, you'll have the opportunity to explore so many things. Once an Army outpost, the island has remnants of the old fort. Many of the structures are integrated into the challenge course elements. There's plenty of rocky beach and tide pools teeming with little sea creatures. Most exciting of all, is the opportunity to sea kayak among the beautiful coastal islands of Maine. This is truly an adventure unlike anything else.
*Please note: Maine currently has travel restrictions that affect those coming from Massachusetts.
When: Saturday, October 17, 2020, 9:00-3:00
Location: Pawtuckaway State Park, NH
Description: We're excited to be taking in the fall foliage and sweeping views of southeast NH on this program. The hike is geared towards all youth we serve. No steep climbs or special equipment required. Just a sense of adventure and exploration. Who knows, this experience may unlock a desire to get outdoors and explore the outside world or join an On Belay Overnight Program in the future!
Climbing Gym Program
When: Saturday Evening, November 14, 2020
Description: We're in the planning process with our gym partners now. Stay tuned to this space or email firstname.lastname@example.org for the latest details.
Registration Opens: October 2020
Past 2020 Programs
Indoor Climbing Gym
EVO Rock + Fitness
When: Friday, Feb. 14, 2020
Location: EVO Rock+Fitness in Concord, NH
Description: We're kicking off the year at EVO in Concord, NH! Join us for an evening of rock climbing, bouldering, games, and lots of fun!
Overnight Trip for Teens
Winter Teen Outdoor Adventure
Online & At Home!
When: Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 4:00-5:30 pm
Location: The Internet & Your House
Description: We're bringing the community building, challenge, and fun of an On Belay program straight to your family, in your home! This (virtual) program will be for the whole family. Parents, younger or older siblings, pets are encouraged and welcome to join. Though we'll be utilizing an online platform, we don't plan to be in front of a computer for long. Like with any On Belay program, we'll be active, moving, and having fun. We'll take advantage of Zoom to share our experiences and connect with each other virtually! Join us!
Backpacking Trip for Teens
Summer Teen Outdoor Adventure
When: August 5-7, 2020
Location: White Mountain National Forest, NH
Description: This trip is open to participants ages 14-18. Check out the Overnight Programs page for all the details.