Challenge Course Elements
Are you ready for a challenge?
Brethren Woods hosts groups year round on our low and high ropes challenge courses. Sessions are run by our professionally trained staff. Sessions focus on leadership skills, challenge by choice, communication skills, and team-building. Heading to the ropes course with your school group, youth group, Sunday school class, or scout troop is a great bonding activity!
Low Ropes Course
The Low Ropes Cooperation Course is a series of field and ground level events designed to work at team and group building skills as well as developing leadership, trust, and cooperation. Trained facilitators will lead each group and tailor the experience to the goals of the group leaders. Elements may include a spider’s web, nitro crossing, mohawk walk, rebirth tire, wall, waterwheel, island crossing, and the tension traverse. Participants must have completed 3rd grade to participate on the elements in the woods. If your group has younger children in them, we can organize Cooperation Field Games with them. Minimum group size is 6 and groups of 20 or more will be divided into smaller groups. Minimum charge per group is for 10 participants.
Brethren Woods' Zip Line!
High Ropes Challenge Course
High Ropes and Zipline
The High Ropes Challenge Course contains a series of elements and platforms about 35 feet up on poles. Participants are secured to a special safety harness and carefully supervised by trained facilitators throughout the experience. The majority of belay systems are static, meaning participants are secured to an overhead cable. Each experience includes an orientation to the equipment, methods for doing the events, and a safety briefing. Basic events include the postman’s walk, eagle walk, heebie-jeebie, multi-vine, catwalk, and zip line! Minimum group size is 6 and groups of 20 or more will be divided into smaller groups. Minimum charge per group is for 10 participants. Groups must participate in a Low Ropes experience prior to doing high ropes.
Climbing Tower and Climbing Elements
A Climbing Wall with three side of varying degrees of difficulty (Easy, Hard, Vertical Playpen) is attached to the high ropes course. Participants are secured in harnesses and attached to a dynamic belay system. Climbing Elements include: Dangle-Duo (done in pairs) and Jacob's ladder. The climbing elements can be added to the climbing tower or be done as a stand alone element.
Brethren Woods' Giant Swing!
The Giant Swing is a high impact individual event that involves the whole group! Participants are secured to overhead cables and are then pulled up into the trees by their group. Each participant chooses how high he or she wants to go, making this element accessible to all interest levels. When the participant reaches his or her desired height, they release themselves from the group’s pull-up rope and swing through the trees from the overhead cable! Participants are secured to a special safety harness and carefully supervised by trained facilitators throughout the experience. Facilitators clip and un-clip each person into the equipment from the ground. This is a great alternative to doing the traditional high ropes course or it can be combined with the high ropes course to extend the group’s experience. Minimum group size is 6 and groups of 20 or more will be divided into smaller groups. Minimum charge per group is for 10 participants. Groups must participate in a Low Ropes experience prior to doing the Giant Swing.
- Low Ropes (2 hours) $10/person
- Low Ropes + Giant Swing $20/person
- Low Ropes + Climbing Tower $20/person (+climbing events $5/person)
- Low Ropes + High Ropes $25/person (+climbing tower $5/person; +climbing events $5/person)
- Low, High, and Giant Swing $35/person (+climbing tower $5/person; +climbing events $5/person)
Add on any package $7/person bagged lunch