Our priority is to provide safe and healthy programs for our kids.  With the spread of COVID-19, On Belay programming has been impacted.  Since program activities bring us into very close proximity to each other, we are particularly aware of how that could affect our community beyond programs.  

We encourage you to sign up for programs as registrations open.  That, of course, may change as the situation evolves. If it makes good sense to reschedule or cancel programs, we will do that. Together, we’ll take each day as it comes. 

We are thinking of you all and look forward to time together soon!

Spring & Summer Programs

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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.

Registration Closed

Fall Programs

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! 

Registration Opens: August 17, 2020

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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.  

Registration Opens: August 17, 2020

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Day Hike

Fall Hike

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!

Registration Opens: August 17, 2020

Indoor Climbing Gym


When: Saturday November 14, 2020, 5:00-8:00 pm

Location: MetroRock in Newburyport, MA

Description: We're headed back to MetroRock Newburyport for the first time in a few years.  It will be exciting to see what's new at their gym and have great night of climbing.    

Registration Opens: August 17, 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! 

Registration Closed

Overnight Trip for Teens

Winter Teen Outdoor Adventure

When: March 7-8, 2020

Location: White Mountains, NH

Description: This trip is open to participants ages 14-18.  Check out the Overnight Programs page for all the details.

Registration Closed: If you would like your teens name put on the waitlist, please email aaron@on-belay.org

Online & At Home!

Virtual Program

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!