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Challenge Ropes Course

Since 1988, Black Rock Retreat's Challenge Ropes Course has been serving groups with activities, initiative problems, challenges and trust activities that help to develop certain qualities both within a group and the individual. We believe that we are more than a tourist attraction or amusement park and that through intentional Challenge Ropes Course programming we can strive to meet each group's goals and challenge them in a way that has a positive impact both during and after a program.

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Through a Challenge Ropes Course experience, your group will have the opportunity to develop:

  • Increased confidence and self-esteem
  • Increased mutual support within your group
  • Problem solving and goal setting skills
  • Decision making abilities, leadership, and trust in each other
  • Appreciation and respect for differences in your group

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Throughout the experience, our facilitators are focused on safety and enabling the group to meet their goals for the experience. Facilitators lead debriefing discussions during the experience, relating the ropes course activities to everyday life and to our relationship with God.

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Who May Participate?

The Challenge Ropes Course is perfect for:

  • School Groups
  • Christian Organizations
  • Youth Groups
  • Sports Teams
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Businesses
  • Leadership Teams
  • Missions Team
  • Any group wanting to challenge themselves and work better together as a team!
We require a minimum group size of eight participants, and can accomodate up to a maximum of 90 participants, with special arrangements.

The greatest benefits of the challenge ropes course are realized with people who are in adolescence or beyond. Therefore, participants must be in 6th grade or above (age 12 through adult).

We realize that not everyone who will participate on our ropes course ascribes to a Christian faith. Our ropes course program is open to all groups and participants regardless of their religious views. In keeping with the mission of Black Rock Retreat, our facilitators are encouraged to share their faith in God as it relates to the ropes course when they are debriefing an element. The Challenge Ropes Course is intended to create an open discussion on belief in which both participants and facilitators share in a non-threatening environment. Facilitators are also encouraged to pray for safety with each group before starting the course during which participants are invited, but not obligated, to participate. If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, feel free to contact the Ropes Course Director.

Download a Challenge Ropes Course Brochure:

Ropes Course Brochure
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