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CIP Does the High Ropes Course

IMG_5106Today CIP did the high ropes course. CedarS CampS is very fortunate to have such a wonderful ropes course for the campers to enjoy. It’s a great way for campers to challenge themselves while also having a ton of fun. Campers are perfectly safe when they’re high up in the course because they are strapped into harnesses and have knowledgeable counselors to help them.

There are two different levels of the high ropes course, the lower level and the higher level. The lower level is a bit easier and has elements such as the “Train Tracks”. The Train Tracks are wooden boards that are spaced apart enough so that you have to reach out with your foot in order to reach the next board. You have to do so without holding on to anything. In order to complete the train tracks, and most of the elements, campers must overcome their fear of falling. Once they realize the hardest thing to overcome is the fear itself, they learn that they can easily complete the challenge.

The higher level is a bit more challenging, and has elements such as the log, where you have to walk along a thin log without holding on to anything. For campers who feel that they have done both the high and the low levels pretty easily and want more of a challenge, they can either blindfold themselves or tie their shoelaces together to make it more difficult. IMG_5095

To get back down to the ground, the only way down is to glide down the zip line! The campers are strapped into their harnesses, which are attached to the zip line wire. All they have to do is sit down and then lean forward and off they go! It’s an exhilarating way to finish the course!

CIP had a great time doing the high ropes course, and learned a lot about challenging themselves, and supporting their fellow campers. One camper commented, “I love the high ropes course because it’s a challenge for me to do the best that I can, and even if I get into a tight spot I have all of my friends to support me.” – Suzzanah G.

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