Safety and perceived risk
We go to great lengths to make sure physical and mental
risks are minimized on the Challenge Course.
Many of our activities involve perceived risk to create a
learning experience while minimizing the actual risk to the participant’s wellness.
For example, climbing to the top of a telephone pole and
jumping off seems risky, but with the support of trained staff members, high
quality equipment, and a cooperative belay team, the actual risk is minimal.
In addition, the “challenge by choice” philosophy empowers
participants to choose their level of participation based on their comfort
level. Individuals will not be forced to do any action, unless their wellness is
in danger. For example, a participant can decide whether or not to climb on a
high element, but must wear a helmet while climbing.