Challenging Outdoor Personal Experiences

Have you ever watched someone accomplish a task or overcome a fear that has held them back from having fun? That’s what you’ll see done with COPE! The participants are challenging their discomfort, uncertainty and fear and are overcoming those mental obstacles to reach their personal or team goals. And they have fun in the process!

More important objectives includes: building individual confidence, developing leadership and instilling a common cooperation among team members are emphasized. The course is designed to build more self-confidence in a shorter length of time than anything most people have experienced. Each obstacle on the course presents new challenges to each group of Scouts. These give Scouts the chance for mental and physical growth and the opportunity to develop initiative, problem solving skills, courage, leadership, teamwork, and enhance self-esteem. Physical challenge and perceived risk present the C.O.P.E. staff with unique educational opportunities. C.O.P.E. is a full day program that will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. till 4:30 p.m.

Participants must be at least 13 years old for the High Course by January 1st of the year of participation because of the height and maturity level needed by each participant in order to be successful. For activities designed for younger participants, please contact the COPE director.

Cost will be a program fee of $75, which includes a t-shirt and limited edition sticker.

Personal Equipment for C.O.P.E.

  • Jeans (loose fitting) with pockets
  • No nylon of any kind (Switchback Pants)
  • Suspenders or good belt, no large buckles
  • Gloves with leather palms and knuckles
  • Tennis shoes (good tread) or sturdy walking shoes
  • Canteen/water bottle (filled each day)
  • Sunscreen, lip balm, insect repellent
  • Bandana & Baseball Hat
  • Rain gear & Sunglasses (optional)  
  • Daypack to carry gear
  • Parental Consent Form