Challenge Course Tools

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Challenge Course Tools

"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation"-Plato

This video will share with you and help you to understand what is Challenge Course, and more importantly, why you have to try this.

 

Challenge Course

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The Challenge Course is the premiere program for offering adventure-based learning experiences to the university and surrounding communities. We specialize in workshops that provide opportunities for individual growth and group development. Participation in this education-focused program may result in cultivation of leadership skills, problem-solving abilities, team effectiveness, and/or individual self-confidence.

Activity Options can include:

Ice breakers:

An ice breaker is an activity, game, or event that is used to welcome and warm up the conversation among participants, get people moving or loosen them up. When participants know each other, laughter and conversation generated by the ice breaker, warm up the group. When participants are strangers, the ice is broken and participants learn something about each other.

Team initiatives:

Initiatives are best described as team building challenges that focus more on planning, problem solving, and creative thinking, than on physical ability. Initiatives are a great way to challenge groups, begin or enhance the team-building process, or simply have fun!

Low Ropes Course:

Low ropes courses consist of a series of real and imaginary obstacles designed to challenge groups and individuals to work together to accomplish a task. Low Ropes Elements often consist of a series of cables, ropes, and obstacles strung between trees or poles, 12 to 18 inches above the ground. Low rope elements present tests of physical strength, stamina, agility, balance, and flexibility, and invite participants to confront such emotional issues as the fear of falling, the fear of failure, and the fear of losing control. Risk is managed by group members who assume critical spotting roles.

Climbing Program:

Climbing with our program can be either on our Alpine Tower or High ropes Course. The options will depend on your program goals, group size, and interest. Please let us know your preference. The climbing wall is not normally included in a challenge course workshop. It may be able to be included by special request, but it will depend upon the time of your workshop as the wall has its own normal operating hours.

Challenge & Support

Whatever your goal is, we will provide you and your group with a hands-on learning experience that will be fun, meaningful and engaging. Our trained facilitators will lead you through a sequence of physically and/or mentally challenging activities that will enhance your working relationships, improve problem solving and communication skills, and offer plenty of opportunities for smiles and laughs. We realize that not every activity will be suited for everyone. We encourage all individuals to challenge themselves to a healthy limit and no further. It is important for everyone to find a role that will allow them to contribute to personal and group success. It is also critical for the rest of the group to support everyone's choices and roles in the experience.

A ropes/challenge course IS

A place where participants can learn to communicate better with each other

A place to learn the value of cooperation and group encouragement

A place where groups can work toward a common goal

A place to have a shared group experience outside of the group’s normal environment

A program filled with individual and group challenges designed to help a group learn how to better work together and utilize the strengths within the group or discover new strengths within yourself.

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