Our ropes course activities are designed to attain seven distinct goals:
- Teamwork: Teamwork is the key that allows a group to navigate a ropes challenge course successfully. The experience makes it clear that each individual can accomplish more as a member of a team than by going it alone.
- Communication: A ropes challenge course encourages in-the-moment-active learning of critical listening and discussion skills which are important for any group or individual attempting to accomplish a difficult task.
- Trust: Participants completing difficult tasks on a ropes challenge course develop trust in the staff members working with them, their classmates as well as themselves.
- Leadership:Team members attempting to solve problems on a cope course have abundant opportunities to develop and exercise leadership skills in small and large groups.
- Decision Making: Ropes course elements require individuals and groups to make decisions by developing one or more solutions to the specific obstacle, problem, or initiative. Teams must consider all the available resources and alternatives, and evaluate the probable results before moving forward.
- Problem Solving: Ropes course elements challenges groups and individual to develop solutions to interesting problems. Participants must step outside of the box and frequently use creative ideas. Participants can then test their solutions and evaluate the results.
- Self-Esteem: Meeting the challenges of an element on a challenge course allows individuals and groups to develop self-esteem and encourages them to set challenging yet attainable goals.