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Outdoor/indoor adventure & challenge Courses

The Bedford YMCA ropes courses are one of the best kept secrets in Bedford County. Bedford YMCA Summer Camps, the Bedford YMCA Day Services Program participants, Bedford YMCA soccer teams, and Bedford County students have all enjoyed the elements. Exciting staff trainings have been held on the high ropes and challenge courses. A lot of children have had really cool birthday parties using the high ropes course. Plus our YMCA staff have even traveled to businesses to put their employees through a group initiative course on site! Rates are simple : just $25 per hour/per staff member/per element! Custom rates for groups are available.

Challenge team Building Course

Minimum 1 staff member per 15 participants
Average time will vary depending on challenges

  • 1 element with 14 different challenges in a beautiful natural setting
  • Challenge your group physically and mentally
  • Develop communication and teamwork
  • Acquire leadership skills
  • Strengthen problem solving skills

 

High Ropes

*participants must be 300 lbs or less

Climbing Wall

  • Minimum 2 staff member
  • Average 30 participants per hour
  • 45 feet up and only one way down. Challenge yourself on our wall with 2 routes, one with a challenging overhang.

Leap of Faith – AKA Pamper Pole

  • Minimum 1 staff member
  • Average 8 participants per hour
  • Fly like a super hero – this is a LEAP FOR LIFE!! Forty feet up, this initiative is one of the most challenging around! Facing your personal challenges is the bigger part of the activity.

 Zip Line 

  • Minimum 3 staff members
  • Average 6 participants per hour
  • Our 250-foot-long zip line is the ultimate experience. Need we say more? Everyone wants to “Zip-Away”

Flying Squirrel

  • Minimum 2 staff members
  • Average 6 participants per hour
  • A great “team” challenge. This one requires team work to slingshot the participant into the air and then safely lower them back to the ground.

Giant Swing

  • Minimum 2 staff members
  • Average 12 participants per hour
  • Feel your heart beat as you swing through the 50-foot arc. This element is a lot of fun and gets a large group of people involved in the experience

Group initiatives

  • Custom tailored to your needs
  • Can be done at your site
  • A fun way of developing working relationships
  • Teamwork, communication, and problem solving skills fortify
  • Leadership skills also develop

Indoor Challenge Ropes Course

We have 6 indoor climbing elements for a year-round challenge experience. Each element offers its own challenge.

Elements include:

*participants must be 300 lbs or less

Dangling Duo

  • Minimum 2 staff members
  • Average 15 participants per hour
  • A giant ladder constructed of wooden timbers and cable wire. This is a partner activity that requires problem solving and physical strength.

Rope Ladder

  • Minimum 1 staff member
  • Average 15 participants per hour
  • The traditional rope ladder with wooden rungs supported by two ropes on each side

Fire Cracker Ladder

  • Minimum 1 staff member
  • Average 15 participants per hour
  • Similar to the traditional rope ladder only with a single rope in the middle of each wooden rung offering more challenge.

Knotted Rope Ladder

  • Minimum 1 staff member
  • Average 15 participants per hour
  • Just as it sounds, this is a ladder made entirely of a knotted rope.

Centipede

  • Minimum 1 staff member
  • Average 15 participants per hour
  • a dangling ladder, which is made with alternating staples on vertical timbers

Indoor Climbing Wall

  • Minimum 1 staff member
  • Average 15 participants per hour
  • an indoor version of our outdoor climbing wall, offering four climbing stations

OUTDOOR AERIAL
ADVENTURE COURSE

Minimum 3 staff members
Average 15 participants per hour

 

·         1 element with participants secured ten feet in the air

·         The course consists of six platforms with various hurdles between each that one must accomplish all while harnessed into a continuous belay system.

·         Participants must navigate obstacles such as “Musical Chairs”, chairs suspended from cables that lean to and fro for added difficulty and fun, “Chaplin rings”, rings that hang from above used to swing forward from one to the other, or the “Jellyfish”, a tightrope cable that you must cross with assistance from hanging ropes.

·         These obstacles and more help make this unique rope course a must do!

 

*participants must be at least 7 years old and 265 lbs or less

Rates: 

$25
per staff member / per hour / per element

Group rates available, please contact Dwayne Abbott for custom pricing.

Courses can be tailored to your group’s needs and are suitable for almost any age. 

“A huge plus… our YMCA staff can travel to businesses to put their employees through group initiative activities on their site!” Dwayne Abbott, YMCA Outdoor Adventure Director