Outdoor Collegiate operates and maintains the Stephen P. Adamson ’92, Jr. Ropes Course on Collegiate’s Mooreland Campus. Built in 2018 by Challenge Towers Aerial Adventures, the course consists of six permanent low ropes/challenge activities, a high ropes course with 20 separate challenges, a 35 foot Swing and two 300 foot zip lines. Students often explore the ropes course in engaging ways during the school day, after school, during weekend events and in the summer during leadership camps.
Low Ropes / Challenge Course
Used frequently by classes in all three divisions of the School, the low ropes/challenge course offers teachers, students, coaches and athletes the opportunity to target specific outcomes through guided facilitation. Skills targeted include:
High Ropes / Zip Lines / Swing by Choice
Off the ground, the high ropes course is facilitated by specially trained operators and utilizes the industry-best safety features. Students will often use the ropes course during the school day to conduct physics experiments, biology observations and math formulations. After school, the course is used by Outdoor Collegiate’s after-school programs, sports teams and Cougar Quest. Our high ropes course is focused on individual growth through our philosophy of challenge-by-choice, which encourages students to push themselves outside of their comfort zone and into their learning zone in an environment that supports each individual.
During Collegiate’s Summer Quest
, Outdoor Collegiate offers week-long leadership development camps for Middle School-aged students, utilizing both the low ropes/challenge course as well as all elements of the high ropes course. Throughout the week, participants, guided by the trained professionals of the SPA Course as well as student leaders from the Upper School, will develop their skills through facilitated activities.