Our unique C.O.P.E. (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) courses are designed to attain seven distinct goals:
- Teamwork: Teamwork is the key that allows a group to navigate a C.O.P.E. challenge course successfully. The C.O.P.E. challenge ropes course experience makes it clear that each individual can accomplish more as a member of a team than bygoing it alone.
- Communication: A C.O.P.E. challenge course encourage in the moment active learning of critical listening and discussion skills important for any group, troop or individual attempting to accomplish a difficult task.
- Trust: Participants completing difficult tasks on a C.O.P.E. challenge course develop trust in the C.O.P.E. staff members, their fellow troop members and 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: Project C.O.P.E. requires groups and troops to make decisions by developing one or more solutions to athe specific obstacle, problem, or initiative. Teams must consider all the available resources and alternatives, and evaluate the probable results before moving forward.
- Problem Solving: Project C.O.P.E. 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 a C.O.P.E. challenge course allows individuals and groups to develop self-esteem and encourages them to set challenging yet attainable goals.
C.O.P.E. course programming on a challenge course, ropes course or team course emphasizes learning by doing.