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Available to the Community, Businesses, & University Groups

R ecreation: An opportunity to have fun!
O bservation: Learn about yourself and others.
P roblem Solving: Demonstrate your skills.
E xperiential Education: Learn by doing.
S elf Esteem: Feel great about yourself!

The UNI ROPES Challenge Course is an incredible resource for groups, teams, programs, and organizations. Highly trained, outcome-focused facilitators work with you to meet your objectives and enrich the growth and cohesion opportunity for your group. Our beautiful challenge course is one of the largest courses in the state. Schedule a group or tour today!

What is a Challenge or ROPES course?

A challenge/ropes course is a collection of various elements constructed mainly of cables and wood. We describe the elements as ground, low, or high. Ground and low elements create opportunities for:

  • group effort,
  • communication,
  • insightful problem solving, and
  • cooperation.

The high elements focus more on individual accomplishment requiring team support. Our physical course is an indoor and outdoor course which consists of twelve high elements, over fifteen low elements, and an unlimited number of ground initiative games and equipment.

For an optimal experience, groups should have at least eight members present and participate in the ROPES course for at least three hours. Course programming can be flexible based on the needs of your group, and being indoors/outdoors/high/low is contingent on good weather.

Types of Courses

Challenge Course Elements

Outdoor High Course

  • Approximately 4+ hours duration (please call for details because this varies per group)
  • Accommodation for eight to 50 people; we recommend that larger groups split days/times.
  • A select few of our 12 high course elements
  • A select few of our 15+ low course elements
  • Unlimited ground initiative games and equipment to meet the unique needs of your group

Outcomes include, but are not limited to communication, empowerment, self-esteem, trust, and fun of course!

Outdoor Low Course

  • 2+ hours duration
  • Accommodation for eight to 50 people; we recommend that larger groups split days/times.
  • A select few of our 15+ low course elements
  • Unlimited ground initiative games and equipment to meet the unique needs of your group

Outcomes include, but are not limited to communication, teamwork, cooperation, accountability, trust, problem-solving, overall group cohesion, and fun of course!

Indoor Low Course

  • 2+ hours duration
  • Accommodation for eight to 20 people
  • One to four low course elements
  • Unlimited ground initiative games and equipment to meet the unique needs of your group

Indoor high course experiences are available for longer times. Outcomes include, but are not limited to communication, teamwork, cooperation, accountability, trust, problem-solving, overall group cohesion, and fun of course!

Mobile Course

  • 2+ hours duration
  • Accommodation for your group depending on venue size
  • Facilitated at a location of your choice. We would like to preview the venue prior to your group
  • Unlimited ground initiative games and equipment to meet the unique needs of your group

Outcomes include, but are not limited to communication, teamwork, cooperation, accountability, trust, problem-solving, overall group cohesion, and fun of course!

Who Does ROPES

  • “The UNI ROPES Course is a great fun activity that combines recreation with leadership!” – Anonymous
  • "We had a wonderful time. It was restorative for our residents and helped deliver some personal insights. It was also great team building. Thank you!" - Jen
  • “The lady who was in charge clearly thought this through & individualized the program to our group. The debriefing & discussions after each activity were great & since our group was comprised of stuttering children, it provided a valuable communication & problem-solving component I wasn't expecting.” – Tom
  • “On two different occasions, we have done the ropes course. We appreciated the opportunity for family on employee night. Our daughter loved it! For the other event, it was perfectly tailored for children with autism. Thank you!!” – Stephanie
  • “Everything was fantastic. The facilitators were fun and informed. We've been to a couple ropes courses now and I really appreciate the team building nature of this course. Everything is focused on teams. I can't wait to come again.” – Jimmy

Our clients include but are not limited to the following:

  • Community-based adult and youth agencies, nonprofit organizations, and church groups
  • Therapeutic treatment groups, residential programs, parent weekends, and recovery groups
  • Corporate and work groups seeking team alignment, increased trust, outcome management, and the ultimate staff meeting
  • University and grade school groups, departments, courses, and teams

Pricing

Program fees vary depending on the size of the group, duration, and complexity. Courses are designed to meet your organization's needs and can vary in length. Typical courses range from four to eight hours. To schedule a course and discuss training design and cost, call the ROPES course coordinator at 801-587-3148 or request a price quote via email. If you have the following information, please include desired date, group name and type of group, number of hours, contact name, phone number and email.

Contact Us

UNI ROPES Program
501 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Fax: 801-585-6363
Email: ROPES@hsc.utah.edu

Map & Directions

Meet us behind the building on the actual course.

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