The Low Ropes Course activities are dynamic problem-solving challenges which are designed to teach your group key team-building lessons like cooperation, communication, trust, planning, and support. Supervised by our fully-trained staff, these activities will give your group a memorable experience that will be safe, fun, and educational too.
Low Ropes Course
The Low Ropes Course is the ideal way to teach teamwork in an outdoor setting. The course includes ten different group challenges, each with their own unique set of tasks to accomplish and problems to overcome. Each activity is facilitated by our staff who then lead a group discussion to draw application of key principles afterwards. Come prepared to climb, swing, lift, and scramble your way to success!
Indoor Group Initiatives
In the event of inclement weather, we can offer a full set of group initiative activities conducted in the Joy Center. These activities are very similar (sometimes identical) to our outdoor Low Ropes Course. Each challenge is presented to the group by our staff in the context of a task to complete and an associated goal to accomplish. Afterwards, we'll lead a discussion to draw the application from the activity.
The High Ropes Course activities are designed for more than just excitement. They teach key character qualities such as perseverance, courage, determination, initiative, and faith. With safety as our top priority, our fully-trained staff will work with your group to be sure that everyone is challenged in a positive, encouraging atmosphere.
The Upward Tower
The Upward Tower is the flagship of our ropes course programs. This three-sided, fifty-foot tall tower provides your group with thirteen different climbing elements which can be combined for twenty-eight possible routes. Throughout their climb, they'll be belayed by their peers under the supervision of our staff. Once they reach the top they'll ride together down the 300-foot side-by-side zip lines to the ground!
Climbing Wall & Giant Swing
The Climbing Wall and Giant Swing provide great indoor alternatives to the outdoor high ropes activities. Located in the Joy Center, these activities can be used individually or back-to-back to create a full session of high ropes. The Climbing Wall features 12 designed climbing routes on three different walls. The Giant Swing involves the entire group working together to pull the participant up before they snap a quick release, sending them on this exhilirating ride.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the field trip last?The SEEDS programs are designed to be full-day field trips. We generally get started around 9:00 am. We'll do 1 1/2 hours of activities, take a break for lunch, then do another 1 1/2 hours. We can make some adjustments to the program if necessary to make sure you can get back to school on time.
What is the cost for the field trip?We make every effort to keep the costs of our program as low as possible. We are currently offering SEEDS for just $8 per student. There is no charge for adults.
How should we plan for lunch?Our cafeteria is available as an eating area, but we will not be serving meals during your visit, so students will need to bring their own lunch. We also have an area outside the cafeteria with plenty of picnic tables if you'd like to eat outside.
How many students can we bring at one time?We are able to accept two or three classes (of the same grade level) on the same day (up to about 60 students). These students will be kept in two separate groups for most of the day.
Do we need to bring chaperons?Yes. Because we will occasionally be working in small groups, the program runs much more smoothly if you have 3 adults (including the teacher) accompany each class. You are welcome to bring more adults if you like, and there is no charge for adults.
Do you offer this program all year?Unfortunately, we are only able to offer this program during the Fall of each school year. In the future, we hope to be able to offer this program in the Spring also, but our current staff limitations make it impossible to do so at this time.
What do we do if we have bad weather?You have three options. You can cancel the field trip, reschedule for another date, or plan to come anyway. We have a wide variety of hands-on, educational activities which can been done indoors if necessary.
How do we make a reservation?You can make your reservation using the online form below. If you have trouble finding available dates, call the Camp office at 828-245-3322 for assistance. Space is limited!