Campus Rec Low Ropes Course
What does the Low Ropes Course offer?
The SSU low ropes course offers an opportunity for individuals to work together in groups to accomplish common goals and objectives as a team. Through active roles in challenging activities, participants will develop strengthened relationships with each other, explore personal characteristics, limits, and strengths while taking on situations that mirror real world problems and issues. Ropes course activities focus on teamwork, problem solving, communication, trust, creativity, cooperation, confidence, decision making, effective feedback, conflict resolution and self-evaluation. Ropes course programs are great for jump starting team development, energizing classroom participation, troubleshooting team dysfunction, priming for organizational change and just having a ton of fun while you do it!
The ropes course was built for the purpose of serving the SSU students, faculty and staff as well as groups from the local community.
The SSU Ropes Course was first developed through a collaborative effort between the Kinesiology Department, ENSP Department, and Adventure Programs. A grant from Instructionally Related Activity Fees made this concept a reality in the Summer of 2009 and continues to offer financial support for many campus groups to experience the course each semester! Contact the Ropes Course coordinator to see if your campus group qualifies.
Every group is unique, every program is unique
In the days prior to the course, a conversation with a lead facilitator will give you a chance to discuss the needs and goals unique to your group. During the experience, trained facilitators work to meet these needs and goals as well as adapt programs to the group as they progress through the course. Discussions are held about the challenges and victories and how they can put lessons from the course to work elsewhere. In the end, every group gets out what they put in.