Elements

When deciding on which Low Ropes Elements to choose when building a Low Ropes Course there are many aspects to consider. Space available, target population, major usage focus, and other factors all play a role in the elements that your course should include. There are many elements to choose from. The list below includes our most popular Low Ropes Elements and the values that they promote.

Low Ropes Elements - Nitro Crossing Drawing Nitro Crossing is a rope swing which allows participants to swing from point A to point B following a set of rules. These rules can be changed by the facilitator to suit the group’s needs.
  • Problem Solving
  • Planning
  • Asset Management
Low Ropes Elements - Tarzan Baseball Tarzan Baseball is similar to Nitro Crossing, but with 4 platforms that represent the 4 bases on a baseball diamond.  There are many variations to this activity.
  • Problem Solving
  • Collaboration
  • Asset Management
  • Restraint
Low Challenge Elements - ZigZag ZigZag is a series of stumps of spaced out with varying distances.  Participants use wooden planks to bridge the gap between the stumps, moving from point A to E.
  • Cooperation
  • Asset Management
  • Patience
Low Ropes Elements - Spider's Web Drawing Spider’s Web is usually made from bungee between trees or posts. The objective for each person is to get to the other side without coming in contact with  any part of the web.
  • Trust
  • Dependability
  • Selflessness
  • Focus
 Low Ropes Element - The Islands Drawing The Islands are a series of platforms where a small group of people stand on each and use boards to travel from “island” to “island” without touching the ground.  Good for problem solving.
  • Creative Thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Patience
 Low Ropes Elements - Whale Watch The Whale Watch is a balance platform where an entire group must balance together without letting the platform touch the ground
  • Creative Thinking
  • Leadership
  • Self-Control
  • Organization
 Low Ropes Element - Mohawk Walk Mohawk Walk is a series of high-strength cables strung between trees or poles where the wire length gets longer and longer. The group tries to traverse the series of expanding cable spans without falling off while using eachother for support.
  • Trust
  • Patience
  • Support
  • Asset Management
 Low Ropes Element - TeePee Shuffle The TeePee Shuffle is a specially braced pole lying on the ground. Participants use the pole as a balance beam as they maneuver around eachother to get into a new order.
  • Communication
  • Support
  • Trust
Low Ropes Element - Troleys Trolleys are a collaborative element consisting of two (or more) long skis with hand ropes. Each member of the team stands with one foot on each ski and one rope in each hand. Together, the group must attempt to traverse over a set distance.
  • Patience
  • Communication
  • Tolerance
The Island Meuse is a very challenging Low Element requiring teams to find a passage through a sea of tiny islands. The Island Meuse is a very challenging Low Element requiring teams to find a passage through a sea of tiny islands. Teams are rewarded for acknowledging different ideas and thinking outside the box.
  • Creativity
  • Open-Mindedness
  • Communication
The All Aboard is a small elevated platform. A group is challenged to use creative problem-solving to fit anentire group on the platform at once. The All Aboard is a small elevated platform that appears to only have space for three or four people. A group is challenged to use creative problem-solving to fit an entire group on the platform at once.
  • Collaborative Problem-Solving
  • Optimism
  • Bonding
The Wild Woozy is a pair of horizontal V-Shaped wires that are used to foster trust and support. The Wild Woozy is a pair of horizontal wires that combine to form a V-Shape. One participant steps on each wire where the wires are the closest. Using only eachother for support, the participants see how far down the wire they can walk as the wires become gradually farther apart.
  • Trust
  • Support
  • Determination

To truly unlock the value behind each of these elements, your organization needs a team of talented facilitators. Visit our Facilitation page for information on our training and staffing solutions.

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    Carla J. Odell - DaySpring Conference Center

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