Our Gaynor McCown students found several creative ways to raise money for peers affected by Hurricane Sandy, including an agreement with Assistant Principal Dave Cugini that he would have his head shaved at a pep rally if they met their funding target - which they did.
Want to Climb?
- Our climbing wall is the highest in the City.
- Open climbing season is from late March – November.
- Students from our network schools climb for free.
Our wall is located at 29-46 Northern Blvd, on the back side of the NYC Outward Bound Schools building, in Long Island City, Queens. Detailed directions via subway are here.
NYC Outward Bound Schools offers to the public climbing sessions on our five-story climbing wall in Long Island City, the tallest outdoor climbing wall in the City. Sessions are available every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings from 5:30-9pm, beginning April 16 and ending October 31.
Public Climbing is $25 per session when registering online ($28 at the door). We offer discounted 10-session, 20-session, and full-season passes. Equipment and basic belay instruction provided.
Click here to register online. A portion of your proceeds goes toward funding free climbing for NYC public school students. Entry limited to 30 people/day.
STUDENT CLIMBS FOR OUR NETWORK SCHOOLS
Students at any of NYC Outward Bound Schools' network schools are eligible to climb for free by arranging a trip well in advance of the climbing day. Click here to learn more about what your school must do to set up a climbing session and join our Student Climbing Facebook page here.
If you are interested in group climbing sessions, we customize programs to meet your organization’s needs and budget. Click here to learn more.
What We Provide:
We provide the instructors and the equipment for you to climb at your skill level. From learning the basics and honing your skills to finding the most challenging route to the top, NYC Outward Bound provides the support you will need to learn, grow, and meet your climbing goals in a non-competitive, inclusive environment.
Minimum age 12. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian.
We generally keep the wall open in light rain, but steady rain and other weather may require a cancellation. In case of bad weather, check this page for updates on potential cancellations. Weather calls will be at 3:30 pm on the day of the climb.
Students Raise $2K for Sandy-Affected Peers January 9, 2013
ABC News 7 Visits Channel View's College March December 20, 2012
ABC News 7's education reporter Art McFarland visited our Channel View School for Research, which was relocated after Hurricane Sandy, to see their college application march in action. Seniors marched to mail their college applications in on-deadline despite overcoming incredible adversity.
Harlem World Magazine at WHEELS' College March December 19, 2012
Harlem World Magazine visits our Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School's (WHEELS) 2nd Annual College Application march. WHEELS originated the college application march, which has spread to schools across our network.