Adventure Programs at Hockomock Area YMCA
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Ropes Challenge Course
Team Building Opportunities for Community and Corporate Groups
All staff have been trained in team-building activities as well as in low and high challenge course programming. The Ropes Course staff members are highly trained and educated, have more than 40 years of combined experience, and have worked with tens of thousands of participants of all age groups.
The YMCA Ropes Challenge Course Program offers a unique approach to team building through a variety of group initiatives and problem-solving activities. In addition to these team-oriented challenges, the high ropes elements offer individuals the opportunity to test themselves and boost personal self-confidence. This program is ideal for groups who want to become closer and work more effectively and cooperatively with one another.
Our Ropes courses (available at the Bernon Family Branch in Franklin and the North Attleboro Branch) are perfect for:
· Church groups
· Schools (public and private)
· Corporate groups
· College students
· Other teams wanting to form strong bonds.
Group initiatives are exciting and fun activities that help develop the eight characteristics of a successful team. Each group will be given tasks that will challenge both the physical and mental abilities of the group. As group members solve problems through cooperative discussion and planning they learn to respect one another and work together as a team.
The low elements challenge the group to climb, balance, or maneuver through a series of obstacles only a few feet off the ground. Participants develop trust in each other and learn to rely on the team for support. The activity as well as group discussion strengthen communication, problem solving, and decision-making skills among group members.
High elements (those 15-60 feet in the air) challenge individuals physically and emotionally and encourage participants to become aware of their limitations and work toward overcoming them for personal growth, increased self-esteem, and heightened awareness of others' needs for safety and support. Participants are secured by a safety harness and are attached to a belay rope that is controlled by a trained instructor.