Contrary to what one might assume, rock climbing is not the opposite of rock tumbling, though it is still inadvisable to enjoy both activities concurrently. Teach kids to tumble upward with today's Groupon: for $15, you get two kids’ club passes to Elite Climbing, located in Maple Shade, New Jersey (a $30 value).
The recently renovated Elite Climbing boasts 17 top rope stations, two expansive bouldering areas, and more than 120 problems (climbing sequences) inside its cavernous expanses. Kids’ club passes include the use of all necessary equipment and professional instruction from Elite Climbing's helium-filled team of wall scalers. Well-trained staff shoulders the responsibility of watching after pint-sized charges ages 5–14, giving parents the perfect opportunity for a romantic date night or a chance to spend some quality time with the neighbors’ kids. Kids’ club sessions take place every Friday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
What might look like walls dotted with large wads of bubblegum to beginners, soon transforms into a network of pathways after students complete indoor rock climbing courses at Elite Climbing. The experienced staff are always onsite to lend a hand, even outside of class time, and demonstrate a sport that requires both physical and mental agility. With bouldering and top roping walls, both amateur and expert climbers can find an adequate challenge as they master 120 climbing routes from 19 stations. Kids can also get in on the action, during classes and summer camps that keep them from getting grounded for rappelling off the neighbor's roof.
67 E Old Kings Hwy.
Maple Shade, New Jersey 08052Get Directions