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The Longwood University 's Ropes Course provides an educational and rewarding experience for individuals and small groups to develop leadership, group cohesiveness, problem solving and communication skills. Since 1987, the Longwood Ropes Course has socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually challenged hundreds of people from campus organizations and academic classes to outside groups such as the boy scouts, church groups, school groups, athletic teams, and independent professional organizations.
The Ropes Course is located near the Longwood golf course, about 1 mile from campus. There are 12 low elements, 3 high elements and multiple initiative activities to choose from.
The low elements promote team building, leadership, and followership. They require group commitment, communication and participation to complete.
High Elements provide an opportunity for personal accomplishment and building self esteem. The combination of low and high ropes courses enable participants to grow at both the team and individual levels, exploring trust, risk, and self-discovery.
Groups are lead by qualified and well- trained student and staff facilitators. A minimum of 8 participants is required for a group. Each group will determine their goals for the experience and the facilitators will ensure that the groups goals are addressed throughout their time frame.
Longwood's ropes course follows the "Challenge by Choice" philosophy whereby each individual chooses the level at which he or she wishes to be challenged.