New ROPES Course Installations

We have been busy adding improvements to the Challenge Course at Butler School for the past month now, and things are starting to come together nicely!  Although construction takes an incredible amount of time, money, and labor, the results make it all worth while.

The first few groups that came out to the course gave us some great feedback about ways to improve the client experience, and I took their suggestions very seriously.  The result has been a few challenging projects that I think will add great appeal to both our clients, and our facilitators alike.

Here are a few of the projects we have been working on:

Bench seating – We set up a couple of new seating areas which will give small groups a place to debrief, eat lunch, or just chill out and take a break from the activities.
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Islands Platforms – The team must traverse from platform to platform using two boards and some ingenuity.  If the boards or the participants touch the ground, everyone starts at the beginning.  This is a great problem-solving and commitment exercises that requires the correct sequence of moves in order to achieve success.

Islands - A traversing activity

Islands - A traversing activity

Giant Swing Platform – Although the platform is not the exciting part of the activity, it is crucial to the success of safely attaching and detaching from the pull-up cable.  Notice how high off the ground the back of the platform rises – this means that the top of the swing will be around 40 feet in the air!

Completed Giant Swing Platform

Completed Giant Swing Platform

Building the Platform - Big Job!

Building the Platform - Big Job!

We are also in the middle of installing a King’s Finger, Spider’s Web, and a Multi-line (high) as well as adding trails between a few of the new elements.  We’re working hard, and the course is starting to look pretty sharp.  Can’t wait to see you there!