Low Ropes FAQs

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Any SSU class, club, sports team, staff group and/or greek organization is considered an SSU affiliated group. If you are an SSU student you can easily get 5 other people (that are SSU students) and sign up for a group. All you need is 6 or more people affiliated with SSU.

The Low Ropes Course is appropriate for a broad range of participants, including:
University academic classes, organizations, and departments
Athletic teams
Sonoma State staff groups
Corporate groups
Non-profit organizations
Community groups
Middle School and High School students

The minimum group size is 6 persons. Larger groups work together for the first half of the course, and then are divided into groups of 12 to 15 for low elements. We welcome persons with all abilities, so please inquire about the availability of accommodations for special needs. Also, we operate using "Challenge by Choice" as our guiding principle. Participants are not forced to do something they are not comfortable doing, but are encouraged to challenge themselves.

For both on and off campus groups, please visit our rates page. There you will find our rates subject to duration and participant number.
For SSU affiliated groups, please pay special attention to our IRA funding!

Safety is emphasized from the start of the day to the conclusion of your program. Your safety is a priority for everyone on the course. Facilitators and participants both have a role in making the day successful and safe. All of our facilitators are trained in Risk Management and are CPR certified.

Every group is different, but generally, we believe that the more time spent at the Low Ropes Course, the greater the rewards are for each participant in terms of growth and group development. Most groups range from 2-4 hours, and that typically provides sufficient time to enjoy many of our activities and low elements.

A great attitude! Also, closed toe shoes, a reusable water bottle, liability waivers for every member participating, and appropriate dress for the weather; we will be outside!