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Project C.O.P.E. is an area in camp that is designed for the older boy who has been at camp for a few years. C.O.P.E. stands for Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience. There are seven objectives associated with activities used in the C.O.P.E. program:
Leadership • Trust • Problem Solving • Communication • Decision Making • Teamwork • Self Esteem
Program activities are comprised of group initiative games and low and high course activities. Some of the activities involve group challenges, while others test the individual’s self-confidence.
The program begins with some low level initiative games then moves onto our low course that includes 10 elements. It is then off to our high course featuring the 300-foot zip line.
Activities include scaling the spider’s web, challenging the high traverse, and flying down the zip line. Participants climb, swing, jump, balance, rappel and devise solutions to a variety of challenges.
Project C.O.P.E. provides an opportunity for every participant to achieve success both as individuals and as a member of a patrol group. The activities are not designed to be competitive, though participants may race the clock as a group to reach a new best time or beat a world record. Important objectives include building each individual’s confidence, developing leadership skills and a sense of cooperation among the patrol and group members.
Project C.O.P.E. is a part time experience and participants will have half of the day to work on badges or other advancement in other areas of camp. C.O.P.E. participants must be 13 years of age and must be approved by his Scoutmaster.
You may also schedule a troop team building session with the COPE director during a siesta!