Rock Gym Re-Route

As the activities at our outdoor challenge course close down for the winter, we gear up for a season of events in our indoor Rock Gym. In preparation, we have been doing some cleaning and re-routing of the climbs.

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La Vida staff members Dan Pfistner and Erika Gorgeny spent the first week of this semester creating climbing routes that are both challenging for college students and family-friendly for younger kids.

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We are expanding our “open gym hours” for the Rock Gym to include earlier times on Wednesday nights for families. For a complete schedule of our open gym times please visit our website.



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Photo Credit: Amber Dvornski-


First Congregational Church in Hamilton- Family Rock Climbing Night

First Congregational Church in Hamilton hosted their first Marriage & Family Ministry event on Saturday November 9: Family Rock Climbing Night at the Gordon College Bennett Center.  Here is what one of their members had to say about the experience:

“Carving out family time that is also fun can get tricky as winter approaches in Massachusetts. First Congregational Church in Hamilton was looking for a great family outing that would appeal to all ages and La Vida came to the rescue! Over 15 families met at the indoor rock climbing gym at the Bennet Center, and the awesome La Vida staff took over. Kids from age 4 to 15 scaled the walls under the careful eye of the trained belayers. Those that were waiting to climb played games in the courts next door. Parents were able to hang out and enjoy catching up with one another while cheering their kids on. After all the climbing was over, our group retreated to one of the Bennett Center classrooms for a great pizza dinner. There has been lots of feedback to do this event again! La Vida is a great resource to the Gordon College students, but FCCH is finding that they have so much to offer to church groups and families as well. We are looking forward to climbing again sometime soon and maybe utilizing the outdoor spaces when it gets warmer out. Thank you La Vida for a great night!”  Kristen Broughton, member of FCCH

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