Yawgoog High Ropes/ Climbing Signup

Hi everybody,

Anyone who wants to do a high ropes or climbing activity at camp needs to let me know before we leave for camp. Please call me or E-mail me with your answer. You must be at least 14 years old to participate in these events, and you will be signed up individually, not as a group. The information is below.

Your SPL, Chris

High Course Activities

Two high ropes activities are offered at the Challenge Center, the Adventure II and the Giant’s Ladder. Both of these events focus on personal achievement and confidence building. To participate in high ropes courses scouts must be at least 14 years old and must wear long pants, closed toed shoes, and socks. Participants will be asked to remove any jewelry the staff deems inappropriate for the activity.

Scheduling of high course events takes place through your Program Commissioner and SPL after the troop arrives in camp – times are scheduled per scout, rather than per troop, be aware of how many interested and eligible scouts you have in camp. Unscheduled Scouts will also be accepted on a “standby” basis as well.

Adventure II (AII)

– The most popular and high profile of Challenge’s activities is this extensive high ropes course. The course’s design allows several routes which offer an appropriate challenge to scouts and adults of any ability level. All elements require self confidence, problem solving, and decision making. This event lasts 90 minutes, but may run over the allotted time; participants must be at least 14 years old and must wear long pants, closed toed shoes, socks and an appropriate shirt for the weather that allows movement while on the course.

Giant’s Ladder (AIII)

– The most challenging route up the high ropes course, the Giant’s Ladder is a unique element which is climbed by a pair of participants. To reach the top requires excellent problem solving, teamwork, and communication as well as trust. This event lasts 60 minutes and is scheduled only for the evening session; participants must be at least 14 years old and must wear long pants, closed toed shoes, and socks. Individuals may not attempt this element alone.

The Challenge Center operates two climbing and rappelling towers with three distinct climbing walls; including a chimney, an inclined face, and an overhang.

Scouts must be at least 14 years old to use the climbing towers and must wear long pants, closed toed shoes, and socks. Participants will be asked to remove any jewelry the staff deems inappropriate for the activity. Campers are NOT permitted to use their own climbing equipment; harnesses, helmets and all required hardware will be provided. Please do not bring your own gear to camp. Climbing & Rappelling (CR)

– During the evening session, scouts can schedule a trip up and down the tower. Which face is used varies. Participants may climb once and rappel down. Climbing & Rappelling are schedule via the PCs and SPLs just as high course activities are, once troops are in camp. This event lasts 60 minutes and is scheduled only for the evening session; participants must be at least 14 years old and must wear long pants, closed toed shoes, and socks.

Climbing Activities

Climbing Activities

The Challenge Center operates two climbing and rappelling towers with three distinct climbing walls; including a chimney, an inclined face, and an overhang.

Scouts must be at least 14 years old to use the climbing towers and must wear long pants, closed toed shoes, and socks. Participants will be asked to remove any jewelry the staff deems inappropriate for the activity. Campers are NOT permitted to use their own climbing equipment; harnesses, helmets and all required hardware will be provided. Please do not bring your own gear to camp. Climbing & Rappelling (CR)

– During the evening session, scouts can schedule a trip up and down the tower. Which face is used varies. Participants may climb once and rappel down. Climbing & Rappelling are schedule via the PCs and SPLs just as high course activities are, once troops are in camp. This event lasts 60 minutes and is scheduled only for the evening session; participants must be at least 14 years old and must wear long pants, closed toed shoes, and socks.