Youth Development & Team Building Through Adventure
The Adventure Bound High Adventure Ropes Course offers unique obstacles for participants to overcome as they learn more about themselves and each other. Featuring both low and high elements, including a HC Swing (Holy Cow!), our ropes course includes both physical and mental challenges for the entire group, allowing each person to test their personal limits in a fun, safe, supportive team atmosphere. This program is available to any youth group seeking an activity designed to encourage personal growth, camaraderie, and the development of trust.
Introduction to Trust – A Unique Challenge Course for Kids
Trust is essential in our everyday lives, and we strive to cultivate and protect this educational tool as it is key to strong personal development. Trust is gradually attained through patience, caring, and thoughtfulness for each other over a period of time, but can be lost in a matter of seconds with careless or inconsiderate actions. During the progression of our Ropes Course Adventure it is satisfying to hear participants say “Yeah, I’ll try that!”, as opposed to their initial reaction of “No way!” A major part of building personal self confidence is the establishment and development of trust.
Low Ropes Course Elements and Initiative Problems
Initiative exercises offer a series of clearly but often uniquely designed problems. Decision making, effective communication, and leadership skills are fostered in this problem solving approach to building morale and camaraderie. Participants engage each challenge as part of a group, taking advantage of each member’s personal strengths. Each activity serves to break down stereotypes among peer groups, and promote an individual sense of competence and self confidence. Some problems are more mentally challenging than physical, and vice versa.
High Ropes Course Challenge Elements
High elements activities offer each participant an opportunity to test mental and physical limits against perceived risks in a safe atmosphere of support and caring. Our experienced guides work to familiarize each participant with the equipment and safety procedures involved, and foster the establishment of trust and the self confidence required when attempting high ropes elements. Everybody is encouraged to participate, but those not willing can assist other members of the group through certain on-ground support activities.
Team-Building Whitewater Rafting
Bringing your group closer together through shared challenges is the ultimate goal of all our Youth Group adventures. White water rafting on the Kennebec River offers a true test of teamwork, trust, and camaraderie as your group navigates the turbulent rapids of the Kennebec Gorge with the assistance of experienced guides. We feel this is a perfect way to wrap up any program as the sense of accomplishment leaves the group with lifelong memories of their shared experiences.
Any of our Youth Group High Adventure Programs can be custom designed to your specific requirements. Combine elements from our ropes course, white water rafting, rock climbing, hiking, or overnight adventures into a multi-day package tailored to your needs. Past programs have focused on:
- Peer Leadership Training
- Student Orientation
- Improving self esteem and personal confidence
- Trust and teamwork