Dartmouth Ropes Course
The Dartmouth Ropes Course consists of three separate facilities located at Storrs Pond in Hanover, NH. On the courses small groups work together to complete a team challenge course with problem-solving initiatives. Each group works with an experienced facilitator who is the guide through the course. The Odyssey high, Project Adventure Low and the Team Development low courses provide an opportunity to have fun, challenge yourself, and learn more about yourself and the people in your group.
Team Development Course
A series of linked initiatives, groups can gain new problem solving skills as well as techniques that enable them to put learning into actions on the next event. All events can utilize up to 10 people; a total of 20 people can be involved in the activities at one time.
Activities for the course can employ two independent styles. One technique involves using a “litter basket” which simulates the complexity of moving through challenging terrain with an immobile “victim.” The emotions created by handling an injured and immobilized victim (simulated!), intently focuses groups on leadership development, teambuilding, communication, complex problem solving, and compassion for those involved.
The second technique uses more traditional experiential training techniques to emphasize and promote similar learning objectives. Novel activities that utilize complex problem solving, physical adeptness, communication and teamwork provide the basis for these initiatives. Similar to the rescue initiatives, these activities can occur sequentially, thereby allowing the facilitator to develop skills in a deliberate and planned method.
Before your trip to the Ropes Course, please download and read the participant information sheet.
Outdoor Programs Office
112 Robinson Hall
N. Main St. Hanover NH 03755