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A high-strung attraction at Nickelodeon Universe offers a choose-your-own adventure in the rafters of the Mall of America. By STEPHEN REGENOLD Last update: January 24, 2010 - 4:43 PM Neon lights blinked in the distance. A set of small hands gripped a rope tight. The boy on the wobbly line above was screaming, "I'm not gonna die!" It was a Thursday night at the Mall of America. My daughter and I were resting on a platform, gazing up at a white-knuckle drama unfolding atop the megamall's latest attraction. Touted as the tallest ropes course of its type in the world, the Flying Dutchman Ghostly Gangplank course is a ...
There is no 'I' in Youth Adventure Camp | GazetteNET
Kira Cairn, top, lends a hand to Nina Choquette as the pair, both 12 and of Amherst, reach the last step of the giants ladder element of a ropes course on Thursday of the weeklong Amherst and UMass Police Youth Adventure Academy. It took place at the Notch Visitors Center last week. Morgan Farrick, left, and Ashley Borkowski, both 11 and of Deerfield, try to switch places while straddling a wire about 20 feet above the ground in a ropes course element called two ships crossing. Nina Choquette, 12, of Amherst, is congratulated by ropes course instructor and Amherst police officer Jamie Reardon, left, after successfully climbing ... market research, surveys and trends
Ropes Course Safety « Adventure Rope Gear
Ropes courses offer a unique opportunity for individuals and groups alike to face fears, overcome challenges, and gain a deeper sense of personal confidence and support. A classic “team-building” exercise for business, classes, Scouting clubs, and all other types of organizations, these courses can be found at public and private retreats throughout the nation. Most ropes courses being with what are known as the “low ropes,” or a series of exercises at near-ground level involving balance, teamwork and communication. One common example would be a blindfolded person relying on the information of ... market research, surveys and trends


Meaningful involvement opportunities in ropes course programs ...
Recreation programs are considered an effective strategy for promoting positive personal and societal outcomes and alleviating negative outcomes--especially for youth. Benefits-based programming in the 1990s led researchers and practitioners to deliberately design programs where participants realized specific benefits (Driver, 1999). Initial research suggests structured recreation programs create positive change when they provide challenging activities which demand effort and concentration (Eccles & Barber, 1999; Hultsman, 1996; Larson, 2000). Ropes Course Programs and Research Ropes course programs are highly congruent with the ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Emergence of Adventure Sports Resorts; 10 Trends Point the Way to ...
July 2, 2008 --- Ever since waterparks came indoors, under cover, and attached themselves to hotels, the hotel waterpark resort industry has continued to grow at an accelerating pace --- from 24% to 32% annually.  Nationally, waterpark hotel rooms grew 20.9% in 2007 compared to ordinary hotel rooms at 1.4% growth.  Eighty-three (83) hotel waterparks are under construction now or will break ground during 2008.  Fifty-five (55) projects are scheduled to open in 2008.  Another twenty-three (23) are slated to open in 2009-2010.  Over 200 projects are in development.  And the average size of these ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Ropes courses and zip lines turn exercise into an adventure
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Conservation Camp in Marshalls Creek fosters a learning environment
Twenty-eight campers, ages 14 to 18, completed a week-long residential camp participating in a variety of hands-on and classroom programs during the 36th annual Monroe County Conservation Camp. The camp was held this week at Stony Acres, a 119-acre wildlife sanctuary and recreational facility in Marshalls Creek owned by the East Stroudsburg University Alumni Association. "The initial founders were worried that teenagers didn't understand the resources in the county," said Roger Spotts, environmental education coordinator for Monroe County Conservation District and the head counselor for the annual conservation ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Fort Miley Adventure Ropes Course
Fort Miley Adventure Challenge Course, a program of the ... The ropes course has been consistently successful in challenging and motivating ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Adventure Programs - Durham, NC - City of Medicine
Durham Parks and Recreation Adventure Programs offer a variety of chances for individuals or groups to select new experiences. The programs are founded on the principle that students will learn more effectively if they are actively engaged in the process. We will work with your group to develop a plan for adding adventure learning to your environment. Opportunities for outdoor experience include, but are not limited to: Mountain biking Canoeing/Kayaking Hiking/camping trips Teen Adventure Camp Teambuilding programs Outdoor skills classes such as map and compass, backpacking, and more   A challenge course uses group games ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Lynchburg College: Challenge / Ropes Courses
New Horizons is not a "one size fits all" team-building ropes course. Rather, we have developed a variety of leadership workshops to suit the specific needs of an organization through experiential education. These programs go beyond just teaching leadership skills; they strive to find, foster, enhance, and develop the skills you already have. Who can benefit from New Horizons programs? New Horizons is able to serve a wide variety of groups because we can draw so much from the Lynchburg College community. College and university programs, national fraternities and sororities, churches, youth organizations, and local ...
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I want to try out a course like on ABC's Wipeout for my bachelor ...
We offer a two level high ropes course with OC's best zipline at the end. It's not the same as Wipeout but a good alternative.… If you just want to get crazy messy... Irvine has an Adventure Park with a mud pit. No obstacles, just mud. Another option would be to rent an inflatable obstacle course. There are some pretty elaborate ones out there. 1 year ago 100% 1 Vote There are currently no comments for this question. * You must be logged into Answers to add comments. Sign in or Register . No other answers.
does anyone know of good therapeutic group activities for adults ...
When I worked for a youth correctional facility, we had to do team activities with the other staff to promote teambuilding and trust.  The facility created an entire program for this, and involve the boys also and now allow the community to participate in it, also. You can see it here: Breakthrough   There is a nice slide presentation of some of the activities there.   The main thing I remember for us to do for "trust" was the backwards falling thing...There was a platform built, and the staff gathered around below it.  You had to fall backwards, without doing the "butt sit" pose, and trust them to catch ...