The low ropes course program is a form of ground level adventure-based training, facilitated by trained and approved College Auxiliary Services personnel only. The low ropes experience is a combination of activities, presented in a prescribed sequence, designed to take individuals and groups beyond their own expectations, or perceived willingness to try.
Data spanning many years has shown that persons and groups who go beyond self-imposed boundaries become stronger in terms of self-confidence, self-awareness and group effectiveness. These programs are distinct because they bring together experiential learning activities with more traditional group development strategies. Experiential learning engages both the intellect and emotions - a combination that ensures participants are fully immersed in the learning process. In all adventure activities, participants are engaged in a "Challenge By Choice" philosophy, where no coercion is involved. A reasonable willingness to try is the criterion for success. The actual mastering of a particular activity is not as important as the attempt itself. It is through a series of these attempts that growth and learning occurs for both teams and individuals. Through these different activities, virtually any issue or topic can be addressed. These issues range from basic team building to specific gender issues.
Main Goals of Adventure Programming
Improvement of Self-Concept and Group Effectiveness
Key Elements of Adventure Programming
Trust Building, Goal Setting. Challenge/Stress, Peak
Experience, Humor/Fun, Problem Solving and Success!
Low Ropes Course Element Descriptions
Groups we have worked with include:
We can work with groups of various sizes. However the size of the group will depend on program objectives and usually average 12-15 campers per instructor.
Please contact CAS for further information or to schedule your low ropes activities today!