Low and High Ropes Course
ROPES Challenge Course
combining elements of the Portable Team Challenge with additional High Elements, the ROPE Challenge is a great way for groups to either work on specific goals, or simply enjoy a recreational team building program.
The ROPES Challenge begins with Low Elements – activities that build trust, enhance communication, and increase the level of commitment between the members of your team. These Low Element activities combine physical, mental and emotional challenges into an intense, fun and challenging team event.
Following the Low Elements, your team will rotate to the High Element section of the day. The addition of High Elements creates a significant individual experience for members of the group, focusing on personal achievement and self-awareness. Our ropes challenge course is designed to foster heavy inclusion in both the low and high element experience. Teams will learn to belay (hold the ropes that a climber is attached to), and will often partner with one another in order to share a high ropes element. The emphasis is teamwork, and high elements require commitment not only the person up in the air, but also the participants who are helping on the ground. The group will not rotate to the high elements until the team is working well together, and is ready to be responsible for one another.
Sample Elements on a High ROPES Challenge:
Leap of Faith – climb a tree and jump for a trapeze bar!
Giant Swing – your team pulls you up, you pull the release, and you swing through the trees!
Swinging Bridges – traverse a rickety plank bridge with the aid of “handrails” at your waist.
Islands in the Sky – leap from platform to platform while suspended 25 feet off the ground.
Swinging Tires – traverse a set of suspended tires with the aid of cables hanging from above…
Climbing Wall – climb our 30 foot wall, with an overhanging obstacle and a few other surprises.
The Challenge Course at Butler School is located in Darnestown, MD, less than an hour from downtown Washington, DC. Particularly suited for groups of 8 to 50, the ropes course offers a combination of low team elements and high elements to provide a well-rounded teambuilding experience. The High ROPE Course is best suited to small groups whose goal is enhanced teamwork, communication, trust and commitment.