Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience
Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience (COPE) is an exciting outdoor program that strives to develop teamwork, communication, trust, self-esteem, problem solving, decision making and fun in a group setting. This is the perfect opportunity to get youth leaders together and develop great troop teamwork.
Initiative games, low course challenges and high course experiences await all participants. Our course includes a climbing and rappelling tower as well as a zip line and 25 low course events. Participants climb, swing, balance, jump, rappel and think of solutions to a variety of activities. Most participants do much more than they thought they were capable of doing. Unit leaders are encouraged to participate.
Project COPE is an activity that attracts and holds the interest of older boys in Scouting. It is perfect for Venturing crews and Explorer posts. It offers a set of stimulating activities designed to meet the needs of today's younger people seeking greater challenges to their physical and mental abilities. The underlying goals of a project COPE course are consistent with the methods of Scouting. Group activities help promote personal growth. Other Scouting methods are incorporated into the program. COPE provides an opportunity for every participant to achieve success as an individual member of their patrol or team.
COPE sessions are held the first Saturday of every month - September through June - weather permitting. Please contact us at least one week in advance to secure your spot. Sessions will be held as long as we have a minimum of ten participants who have registered at least a week in advance.
COPE programs are conducted at other times with advanced reservations based on availability of COPE facilitators. Please contact us as far in advance as possible. There is a minimum of six participants and a minimum fee of 10 times the individual participant fee.
Registration and Questions
Our COPE program is open to Scout and non-Scout youth groups as well as corporate and community organizations. Please provide a roster of participants when you arrive at the COPE facilities. Out of council Boy Scout groups must provide a valid tour plan. Non Boy Scout groups must comply with our Group Usage policy.
Participants in the full COPE program must be 13 years old as of January 1st of the year of participation or have completed the seventh grade. We can provide age appropriate programs for groups as young as fifth grade.
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