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.