Friday, 02 July 2010 19:00
Project C.O.P.E. (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) is an activity for youth over the age of 13 and adults, comprised of group initiatives, team building, problem solving, and physical challenge. COPE challenges participants to become more aware of themselves and others, their strengths and limitations. COPE improves communication and leadership skills and for rapidly develops a strong sense of team membership. Beyond all these lofty objectives, COPE is fun...
Although COPE uses some of the skills, techniques and tools of rock-climbing, it is not a climbing course. Rather, it uses climbing situations as one of several means to achieve its goals. These goals include the development of trust, communication, self-esteem, leadership, problem solving, decision making and teamwork.
The first half of a COPE program consists of group initiative activities and events on our “low course." This is a series of about a dozen structures, each one of which presents a problem intended for a group solution. The climax of the low course is a group effort to scale a 12-foot wall. The second half of a complete COPE program is the “high course."
This consists of 15 elements that require participants to negotiate cables, swings and nets high in the air. An elaborate, redundant safety system protects participants at all times. The “low course” is geared toward team-building and the "high course" is geared toward self -esteem.
All COPE participants must complete a Element of Danger Statement. There is an $30 additional fee per COPE participant to be paid with the regular camp fees.