The founders of Next-Gen Escape: From left, Kiara Hill, Calvin Kammer and Conrad Kimball. Images via Next-Gen Escape Facebook page

published on July 16, 2019 - 11:14 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

Next-Gen Escape, a new escape room coming to Fresno, will be celebrating its grand opening Aug. 2 from noon to 1 p.m. at 1477 E. Shaw Ave., Suite 101.

Next-Gen Escape will focus on serving businesses to help develop team organization through escape room sessions and workshops

After “escaping” the room, teams will attend workshops that highlight effective communication and leadership, according to a news release. Next-Gen Escape’s founders hope to provide companies in the Central Valley with a fun and productive work training experience for staff.

The Global National escape room will include rubber duckies.


Next-Gen Escape is the vision of founders and Fresno State alumni Calvin Kammer, Conrad Kimball and Kiara Hill.

“We are very excited to bring something new to Fresno and introduce a twist to the escape room industry,” said Kammer, a former escape room manager in Fresno. “Escape rooms have always been a passion of mine and now I get to share it.”

The grand opening celebration will showcase two escape rooms:

Global National, where players will deactivate a bomb at a rubber duck manufacturing facility sales office.

Clancey’s Lodge, where players take on the role of supernatural investigators sent to a cabin in the woods to investigate the disappearance of fellow agent, where they find a sinister presence lurking inside.

The grand opening event will include free tacos and beverages and a chance to win a raffle prize of a free escape room session. Additional food vendors will be present and there will be be tours of the rooms. There will also be a ribbon-cutting ceremony with local chambers of commerce.

“We’ve worked hard on designing our rooms to give the best experience possible and we’re thrilled to share it with the Central Valley,” said Hill, who designed the rooms.

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