Finding a Ropes Course for Kids and Adults

Challenge your body and your mind.

Looking for a camping ropes course? Look no further! Check out a few courses that are available and get ready for a whole new adventure.

Camping Ropes Course Introduction

What is a ropes course anyhow? Originally used for training military troops, possibly as far back as the ancient Greeks, ropes courses today are designed for personal development. Building confidence, self-esteem, trust and leadership skills are emphasized.

Typically you will find low-ropes courses and high-ropes courses. If this is new to you, a low-ropes course is the place to start. These are normally just a few feet off the ground and consist of a series of safe obstacles designed to build different skills in the participants.

High-ropes courses take place in more elevated places; up to 50 feet high in some courses. You will be required to sign a waiver and safety gear will be critical as well. The main challenge is overcoming the perceived danger in order to build trust and confidence in yourself and your group.

Often ropes courses are designed for corporations but you can find them for kids, families and individuals as well.

Camping Ropes Courses for Kids and Teens

Kids' courses are available for youth ages six to 16 with many activities in addition to the ropes course. Typical camps are a week long, although there are also two-week camps available. These camps not only build confidence in a child, but they build a sense of compassion, camaraderie and teamwork as well. Skills like these help kids to achieve success in every area of their lives. Here are just a few of the many courses available:

  • Pali Overnight Adventures has an incredible variety of camp experiences available to kids aged seven to 16. One to consider is the Extreme Action Adventure camp. In addition to the ropes course, kids can enjoy activities like:
    • Wall climbing
    • ATV racing
    • Parasailing
    • Paintball
    • Many other electives

    Located about two hours from Los Angeles, California, Pali Adventures is accredited by the American Camp Association. A deposit of $500 holds your spot. Total tuition for one week is $1535, and for two weeks is $2995. Money well spent for an unforgettable camping adventure.

    Pali offers other camps as well, including creative camps, performance camps and media camps.
  • Camp Skyline offers a great camping experience for girls aged six to 16. Located in Mentone, Alabama, Camp Skyline offers the following activities:
    • Horseback riding
    • Riflery
    • Archery
    • Gymnastics

    The ropes course builds self-esteem by encouraging kids through new activities and adventures. A $300 deposit is required for registration. Total tuition is $1120 for one week or $2095 for two weeks.

  • Camp Illahaw provides adventure for kids aged 10 to 15. For only $625 kids enjoy a week of:
    • Wildlife encounters
    • Horseback riding
    • Archery
    • Survival
    • Low-ropes course

    Located in St. Cloud, Florida, families are also welcome to come and enjoy a Florida Eco-Safari and learn more about the wildlife and natural beauty of Florida.

Adult Ropes Courses

If you aren't fortunate enough to have your employer offer a ropes course, you can still find some great places to challenge yourself physically and mentally. Are you ready for an adventure?

One place that offers its courses all over California is Programs are offered for adults, families, businesses and schools.

Experience high-ropes, low-ropes, rappelling and more.

If you are looking for the ultimate in outdoor adventures, check out Outward Bound Wilderness. Courses all over the country are available for families, individuals, troubled teens and women only at an average price of $1295.

Use the Course Finder to find the perfect course for you.

There are numerous other camping ropes courses as well. You can request a catalog to find out more information. Any course you choose will truly be an adventure to remember. Soon, you'll find yourself registering for alumni courses designed especially for veterans of Outward Bound Wilderness.
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