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 cables stung 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

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.

  • I feel very privileged and comfortable to have the Management of DaySpring's Ropes Course in Common Ground's hands. I've seem many other Ropes Courses across the US and DaySpring's course is definitely the best maintained and the most appealing due to Mark's eye for innovations and detail.

    Carla J. Odell - DaySpring Conference Center

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