Trusting my son to the coaches and staff at BRG is easy. They are super professional and safety conscious. They are also very caring. BRG is more than a gym, it’s a community.
Our son Sebastian (Baz) started doing BRG camps when he was 5 with the Cliff Kids camp series. The coaches were great, very supportive and kept it fun, which kept Baz interested and engaged. He did both the once a week camps for 6 weeks during the school year and the summer break week long camp series (great for working parents!). The exposure he got to low level bouldering, auto belay climbs and some top rope was fantastic. Baz is 7 and has been doing the Rock Monkeys series for 2 years now (both the weekly and summer week long camps). The coaches have been stellar and he is learning a lot more now about climbing technique, coach assisted rappelling, bouldering, and the basics of tying in for top rope belay, but they also mix it up with games and other activities. While Baz is not inherently the most ferociously motivated climber (he's kind of a goofy kid), he always has fun and enjoys his camp sessions. Thank you BRG for having such a great series of programs led by great instructors: we look forward to many more climbing camps in the future!
When my daughter was younger, I enrolled her in ballet, hip-hop, basketball and gymnastics in hopes of finding an activity that she could participate in for years to come. I wanted her to find something that she would eventually be a life long activity. While she had fun in most of the other activities, she had a "take it or leave it" attitude about them all. After climbing at the BRG for a season, Emma got in the car one day and said "Mom, I love to climb. I feel strong when I climb" another time she told me that the people at the rock gym "felt like family". I knew that climbing was her sport. Through the many years of Rock Monkeys, Junior League and Senior League, the staff have supported Emma to challenge herself and grow not only as a climber but as a human being. She has found life long friends and a life long passion for the sport. I will be forever grateful for the impact the programs and staff have had in Emma's life.
I’ve been climbing at Bend Rock Gym for about three years, and I keep going because it’s an absolutely amazing place. I climb in the Senior League after-school program, and I can’t explain how much fun it is and how much joy the staff bring me. I love being a climber here at BRG because it gives me an opportunity to go and do what I love at a great place with great people like Jess and Ross and the entire staff. I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon!
I like the coaches because they’re fun and friendly. I like the classes and camps because the coaches make them fun. I always look forward to class days.