This summer we found an amazing activity for our children. Kids love to climb. They always try to find good trees to do so. Bouldering is a form of rock climbing that requires of smaller rock formations, either natural or artificial. The Austin Bouldering Project has such artificial formations. Since the formations are not very tall you don’t really require ropes or harnesses, and they are surrounded by soft floor that will break the fall, just in case.
Bouldering challenges our kids in many ways! Some of them started forgetting their fear of heights so they could have a little bit more fun. They took gradual steps sideways and up. Others found out just how strong they really were and how hard work brings results! We loved looking up and watching them try to figure out what their next step was going to be.
We usually began in the children area, but they soon required more challenging grounds. Even our camp counselors had a blast and lead the fearless exploration with their example!