Sound View's Challenge Course, often called a "ropes course" offers team building and adventure in a great environment. Coming from Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia or Bremerton, we are nearby, highly trained, and ready to work with you to create an event that is perfect for your school, company, youth group, session, birthday party, or whatever! Trained facilitators work with your group's leaders to provide a safe and positive event customized for your needs.
An initiative is a project or problem that is presented to your group usually involving some combination of ropes, platforms, beams, trees, empty space, cables, etc. These elements are configured to provide both a goal and an obstacle to achieving that goal. Success usually requires a wide range of the group's mental, physical, and social skills. Initiatives are set up with the belief that each member of your group will bring both strengths and weaknesses to the process. This is a great learning experience for a group, and promotes team building! There are 16 standard initiatives on the Sound View Challenge course as well as a host of "portables". A typical day would include 3-5.
Note: we can bring many of our team building activities to you if you
Unlike the initiatives, which generally stay close to the ground, the
high course is suspended in the trees - twenty-five to thirty-five feet
in the air. Although your team is still on the ground encouraging you
and helping to belay your climb, the high course is much more of an
individual challenge. There are projects to complete, and problems to
solve, however the challenge in the high course is all about conquering
your fears and learning how to be succesful in your own right. Each
challenge is only at the participants choice, so the degree of
difficulty is self regulated. The high course can be a fun adreneline
rush and a major learning experience!
A challenge course duplicates the frequently intense "growth through challenge" pattern that characterizes much of human life. The experience is structured, appropriately controlled, uniquely focused, and accompanied by trained facilitators. Participants are freed to discover new things about themselves. We want to help participants
Costs can be found in the rate schedule. To sign up, or for more information, call the Sound View offices at (253)884-9202. We will be glad to help you plan an amazing event for your group.
Information to have handy when you call (approximations are OK, we understand the planning process!): Group Size, Date of Event, What goals do you have for this event? (team building, processing, fun in the sun, etc.)
Each participant must bring this "Sound View Challenge Course Participant Responsibility and Release of Liability Form" with them signed and dated to any challenge course event!