The Millersville University Ropes Challenge course provides a unique teaching environment, where diverse groups can experience varying levels of physical, mental, and/or emotional risks.
The Ropes Challenge Course is a series of activities designed for individual and group participation regardless of age, physical limitation or ability level. Participants must navigate cables and ropes either individually or in their group. The experience is often both physically and mentally challenging. The goal of the program is to concentrate on individual and group skill development by navigating a series of activities, which involve physical and emotional risk, and succeeding (or sometimes failing) within a supportive group atmosphere. The challenges presented by the ropes activities enhance communication skills, cooperation, interpersonal awareness, leadership skills, decision-making, and trust-building.
The Millersville University Ropes Challenge Course consists of 12 high elements and 11 low elements. These non-traditional games and activities offer a different series of cables and ropes suspended in the air between 1 and 50 feet. The high elements are 30 to 50 feet in the air and focus on individual accomplishment with support from the team down on the ground. The low elements are 1 – 10 feet off the ground and require the group to work together to solve physical and mental challenges. The combination of these high and low elements provides an ideal opportunity to build teamwork within the group.