Online powerhouse Mashable delves deep and wide into our College March, which has become a growing, nationwide ritual that celebrates the perseverance of seniors as they navigate their college readiness and application process.
Want to Climb?
- Our climbing wall is the highest in the City.
- Open climbing season is from late May – October.
- 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 evenings from 5:30-9pm, beginning May 19h and ending October 27th.
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.
Mashable Captures Growing Spirit of College March December 13, 2015
Roger Clark's Extensive College March Coverage December 12, 2015
NY1's morning show host Roger Clark spent his day at our school Brooklyn Collaborative (BCS), where he hosted two live segments - one with students from BCS and Leaders, as well as our President Richard Stopol; and a second with students from BCS & MELS as well as BCS Principal Scill Chan. After filming the morning segments, he continued to follow the day's events and compiled them into a full segment, which ran throughout the day.
Ed Week Celebrates College March December 11, 2015
Education Week's Learning Deeply series devoted an entire week of blogs to the topic of college success, and to the College March. The blogs were penned by educators from across the EL Education networks. EL Education is our partner in teaching.