Riveredge Tree Climbing

Ages 7+
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Open Tree Climbs

Open Climb days let you explore Riveredge at a new elevation! Our Tree Climbing programs can accommodate youth and adults, age 7 and above, with little to no tree climbing skills. Ascend ropes and explore the world way above your feet. We make it safe and easy! All the equipment is supplied; all you need is loose clothing (a t-shirt and long pants recommended), closed toe shoes (hard soles recommended), and some extra energy.

Climbers typically spend about 45 minutes in the trees during these two-hour programs.

Open Climb prices: $30/person Members and $40/person for non-members.

Check our Events Page for Open Climb dates, occurring at least once a month from May through October!

Find an Open Climb

Private Group Climb

Do you have a group of friends, family, or coworkers that you’d love to send up into the trees? We can do that! Programs are 2 hours long and include introduction activities and lots of climbing. Each participant will be able to climb for approximately 45 minutes. We provide 1 facilitator for every 6 participants and are happy to facilitate the experience to meet your group’s goals. Be it teamwork, overcoming challenges, learning about the forest ecosystem, or just having fun, we can do it!

Price: $350 minimum (1-10 climbers) + $35 each for each additional climber

Contact Bailey Veal, Riveredge’s Adventure Education Coordinator, to book your climb

Email Bailey

or call 262-375-2715

Birthday Parties

Throw the best birthday party ever with a private tree climbing party at Riveredge! This special option is for members (ages 7+) and includes a two hour tree climbing program and access to our natural play area and nature exploration tools. Not a member?  Click here to join!

Price: $275 minimum (1-10 climbers) and $27.50 for each additional climber. A group of ten climbers can expect to climb approximately 45 minutes each. Larger groups are welcome, but individuals will have slightly less time in the trees. You can also rent out our “Coop” or a classroom for your celebration for just $50.

Contact Bailey Veal, Riveredge’s Adventure Education Coordinator, to book your climb

Email Bailey

or call 262-375-2715

Scout & Youth Group Climbs

Encounter the giants of the forest and explore trees from a new perspective as you climb into the canopy under the guidance of trained facilitators. Ascend to the top, swing from a branch, or try a “bat hang” – Adventure awaits!

Offered May-October | Ages 7+

Climb Only: $30 per participant ($300 minimum)

Additional educational programs can be added to the climb for an additional fee – please inquire!

Go to Scout & Youth Group Page

Adaptive Climbing

Riveredge can adapt climbing programs to assist participants. Participants need to be able to follow directions, sit up on their own, and have at least some upper body strength. Using ropes and pulleys we are able to reduce their body weight to assist them during their climb. Climbers who have limb differences, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, knee or hip replacements, and many other strength-related issues have been able to climb the trees at Riveredge!

To find an adaptive climbing option, contact Bailey Veal, Riveredge’s Adventure Education Coordinator

Email Bailey

or call 262-375-2715

“Our scouts LOVED the tree climbing at Riveredge! We have bragged about your Tree Climbing event with so many other scouts. Feels so natural to be climbing into the tree limbs thAn any rock wall that can be done indoors these days.”
Chris L.

Girl Scout Troop Leader

“The Tree Climbing program at Riveredge has been such a breath of fresh air (literally) for us. Tree climbing gives our kids a place to find balance physically, mentally and emotionally.  They don’t even know it’s happening – they just know they are having fun.  They come out of it with tired arms or legs, but they have such a renewed energy and attitude.”
Cathy G.

Parent of Tree Climbing Club Member

“The girls all said this was by far their favorite field trip! I was super impressed with how quickly they picked up on everything. Super cool experience, thank you for offering it!”
Marsha M.

Field Trip Chaperone

“I was blown away by the staff’s immediate willingness to adapt Lilly’s climb to make her experience both safe and challenging, their attention to her safety and comfort, and their caring attention to Lilly. I was instantly put at ease and was able to enjoy watching my 3 children climb!”
Kristen B.

Adaptive Climber Parent

“Our family has climbed with Riveredge staff during open climbs and a birthday party. The staff is knowledgeable, fun and will help even the littlest climbers feel comfortable.  It is a beautiful and peaceful time up in the trees!  Our kids as well as us parents look forward to climbing a few times each season.”
Nicole T.

Participant and Parent of Climbers

“Just a quick note to tell you that my wife and two granddaughters enjoyed the tree climb. The staff members were excellent. We all learned much about the technicalities of tree climbing and enjoyed our time swinging in the tree canopy.”
Bill F.

Participant and Grandparent of Climbers

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