ROPES CHALLENGE COURSES
The Ropes Challenge Courses improve individual confidence and group dynamics by increasing the level of trust, support and cooperation between participants. The elements are designed to help campers group grow closer together, achieve their goals, discover new interpersonal strengths and develop resilience.
LEVEL I ACTIVITIES
These are typically at ground level and focus on highlighting each individual’s unique qualities and abilities and the process of folding these into effective decision making as a team to achieve a common goal. Upon completion, participants reflect on their experience and what they have learned about trust, communication and leadership. These challenges typically focus on group initiatives in which participants are given obstacles that challenge the group to combine its resources and work together to find solutions, and/or trust activity through which campers face a series of decisions and are challenged to demonstrate their trust in the group.
LEVEL II ACTIVITIES
These raise the level of challenge by taking the participants off the ground. These activities involve a series of cables, ropes and obstacles strung between trees or poles, 12 to 18 inches above the ground, that test physical strength, stamina, agility, balance and flexibility. Although participants may feel this is more physically demanding, success continues to depend on the team as everyone plays a role in each succeeding at the elements.
LEVEL III ACTIVITIES
These are built on telephone poles and use climbing ropes, steel cables and wood platforms to test participant’s resolve as they are raised 30-45 feet above the ground to complete their challenge. Participants experience an overall greater sense of well-being and accomplishment through their progress in this course, especially when they reflect on their success at doing what they thought was impossible. Group reflection on how their new knowledge and self awareness can be applied to other situations completes the program and helps participants process what they have discovered through the experience.