The Challenge Course at Westminster Woods is a series of individual and group activities, called elements. With over 30 elements on our Low Ropes Course and 13 High Ropes elements, our challenge course is quite extensive. A Challenge Course day is engaging and active both physically and emotionally. Groups might balance on cables and platforms, climb trees and cargo nets, and zip through our redwood canopy. Groups can request programs on our Low Ropes Course, High Ropes Course, or a combination. Our course can accommodate groups between 20 and 180 participants.
Who uses a Challenge Course?
We understand that each group is unique and have experience with a wide variety of programs. Some common themes we work with are:
- Adventure Days
- Environmental Education Programs
- Community Building / Teambuilding Programs
- Therapeutic Programs
Why is a Challenge Course experience important?
Challenge Courses are experiential, memorable, and fun! Our staff can work on specific outcomes, such as leadership development, healthy risk taking, self-empowerment, or coping skills. Our programs help participants learn how to take healthy risks, learn new skills and dare to enter into challenging situations. At the end of each experience groups have an opportunity to reflect, interpret, and apply what they learned to their everyday life.
Is your Challenge Course Safe?
Westminster Woods is an institutional member of the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT), and follows ACCT industry standards. ACCT is an internationally recognized industry leader in challenge course standards creation. For more information about ACCT, visit their website: www.acctinfo.org. Our course is inspected on a daily, monthly, and annual basis by trained on-site staff. In addition, we hire a third-party ACCT vendor member to perform a complete annual inspection of our course and equipment.