Almost every organization does team building activities, so you’ve probably participated. Have you ever done a ropes course? I have. A new principal came into the school where I was teaching high school theatre. He took us all out to a camp where we could participate in a ropes course. It was quite a few years ago, and I was younger and thinner. LOL
The one part I remember is the trust drop. You stand on a platform about 4 or 5 feet off the ground. You fall backwards and your partners catch you. It was one of the most terrifying things I’ve ever done and took a lot of encouragement from my partners to get me to do let go and fall.
All this is leading up to tell you a bit about our family vacation last week to Red River, NM. They have a ropes course that is like a ROPES COURSE!
Four levels and way high up in the sky. I did not participate other than as a documenter and encourager. (I think I could have done the lowest level, but I say that having only seen it from the ground. I suspect up there, the height, let alone the activity, would’ve been super challenging.)
But look what my kids and grandkids did. The first day only Laura, my younger daughter, Kevin, her husband, and Sarah, their almost 6-year-old daughter took part. The next day, Kathryn, my older daughter, Lance, her husband, and Nelson, 8 and Lilly 6 ½ did the course, along with our younger daughter and Sarah. (Her husband was sick and neither clinic in town was open. He and my husband drove to Taos to see a doctor.)
Sarah, not yet 6, on 1st level
Kevin, Sarah, Laura
Nelson 8 on 4th level.
Kathryn on 3rd level.
Lance on 4th level.
Lilly 6 1/2 on 3rd level
Family Celebration, safe back on the ground.