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Title: Are Summer Camp High Ropes Courses Scary


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ARE SUMMER CAMP
HIGH ROPES COURSES
SCARY?
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Summer camp is a place where every day is
guaranteed to involve some type of adventure and
high ropes courses are part of the camping
experience.
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Yet, it is common for both parents and their kids
to hesitate a bit when it comes to activities
that involve an element of risk, especially if
the kid is afraid of heights.
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While almost every camper will give a different
answer regarding whether or not high ropes
courses are scary
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understanding how they work to build skills
such as leadership and confidence will help you
encourage your son or daughter to give it a try.
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SAFETY DEMONSTRATIONS
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No camper ever hits the high ropes course without
first being briefed regarding the safety rules
and types of equipment used to protect them from
injury.
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Knowing that only state-of-the-art harnesses and
other equipment is being used gives kids
reassurance that they will be safe on the ropes.
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During these safety demonstrations, campers are
taught how to check their gear, and they get the
chance to experience a short fall so they know
that their harness will hold their weight.
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STRATEGIC COURSE PROGRESSION
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High ropes courses are designed to foster a
campers ability to trust in themselves and
others.
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For this reason, no one ever starts at the
highest element. Instead, kids begin with small
challenges that let them test out their skills
and courage before moving on to the big thrill.
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Often, a camper will start on a low ropes course
before progressing to the higher ropes. This
allows those who are afraid of heights to slowly
acclimate to the sensation of being off the
ground.
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KID-DIRECTED ADVANCEMENT
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Since the point of a high ropes course is to
focus on building trust in ones abilities,
campers are never forced to tackle an element
that sparks serious fear.
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Instead, they are encouraged to go at their own
pace and to try new elements as their comfort
level increases.
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While gentle encouragement is offered to help
kids overcome hurdles, staff members and the
other campers never pressure anyone to tackle an
obstacle they find scary.
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Instead, kids tend to advance on their own due to
their natural sense of adventure when previous
elements become too easy.
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REWARDS FOR SAFE RISK-TAKING
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Camp is the perfect place for kids to learn how
to take safe risks. Developing the ability to
assess a situation and decide to step out
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of their comfort zone pays off when they can
leave camp with the confidence to raise their
hand in class or score that impossible goal on
the sports field.
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On a high ropes course, kids will find fun and
rewarding elements such as zip lines and giant
swings that let them literally fly through the
air with exhilaration after conquering their fear.
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So are summer camp high ropes courses scary?
So are summer camp high ropes courses scary?
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A little bitbut thats the point. Kids are
naturally drawn to thrills that satisfy their
need for adventure and high ropes courses use
that need to teach them how to overcome fear and
learn to trust in their own abilities.
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With every element of the course that a kid
conquers at camp, they develop a strong sense of
self-confidence which inspires them to reach new
heights in every area of their life.
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If you're considering sending your child to an
overnight summer camp, be sure to visit our site
to learn about Camp Walt Whitman.
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Located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire,
Camp Walt Whitman offers a safe, nurturing
environment in a beautiful mountain setting.
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Our camp is a coed sleepaway camp, with separate
areas for boys and girls. The kids have a blast,
and make friendships that can last a lifetime.
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www.campwalt.com
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CAMP WALT WHITMAN 1000 Cape Moonshine
Rd Piermont, NH 03779 603-764-5521 cww_at_campwalt.co
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