What to Expect
What If I can't Come to LAC?
At Life Adventure Center we recognize the value of a unified team. A successful team is a group of many hands, but of one mind. The process of reaching that unity can be a challenge. Life Adventure Center has the skills necessary to give your group the tools they need to reach their full potential.
On our 575-acre farm, our Challenge Course acts as a resource for your group to explore individual and group strengths, think outside of the box, face fears, and improve group dynamics. Our professional facilitators engage participants in interactive play on and above the ground. These challenges are custom designed to meet specific needs within the group! Each participant plays a vital role in the group’s success, thus creating a stronger, unified team.
Participate in a combination of LOW and HIGH challenges.
Learn important life lessons as you take opportunities to work with your peers to accomplish challenges and seemingly impossibly tasks.
Build more effective communications skills, and take time to communicate your expectations and needs with fellow participants.
Set individual and team goals.
Implement problem-solving skills by taking risks in a safe and supportive environment.
Build fast, effective decision-making skills and initiate successful group discussions.
Participate in reflective conversations throughout the day that will allow you to pull meaning and learning from your experiences.
Be presented with opportunities to make healthy choices for yourself about your level of participation. Our facilitators will never force you to do anything. Instead they will encourage you to challenge yourself and set healthy boundaries when you feel you have reached your limits. You can expect your team to encourage and support you through this process. Your success is not determined by achievement, but your willingness to try. Back to Top
Life Adventure Center is a member in good standing with the Association of Challenge Course Technology. Our course is inspected and run according to their standards.
A series of ground-level problem-solving initiatives in the woods designed to encourage creative thinking, productive communication, and building trust with others. This is the heart of our Challenge Course, as it provides a rich framework to allow participants to transfer the lessons learned in their experience to“real-life.”
A climbing wall, zip line, eight elements, and giant swing all 40 feet in the air. The exhilaration felt while traversing on the course helps individuals conquer perceived limits. Valuable lessons on risk-taking, confidence building, group support, and encouragement will have a lasting effect on all participants.
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We would love for you to be able to visit our farm, but realize that this is not always feasible. If our farm is not the right location for your event, we are glad to bring our programs to you. See our Mobile Units for more information.
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What is a challenge course (and isn't it called a ropes course?)
It is entirely possible to go through an entire “ropes course” experience without
ever actually seeing a rope. Because “ropes course” doesn’t actually represent
what we do on our course, we call it a “challenge course” instead. A challenge
course experience consists of a series of individual and group physical
challenges that require a combination of teamwork skills and individual
commitment. Parts of our challenge course are constructed of rope, cables, and
wood, but depending on the needs of a specific group, those elements may or may
not be used. Courses are constructed outdoors in trees (or using telephone
poles). Many ropes course experiences take place
completely on the ground, while others have opportunities to climb.
How safe is a ropes course?
Your safety is our primary concern. It is very difficult for people
to have fun if someone is injured. Consequently, our course facilitators have
been trained in the standards and procedures that make this course safe. Our
safety policy is congruent with and adheres to a strict industry standard and
includes regular examination of all ropes course practices.
What should I wear or not wear?
The only time we are not on the course is when it is unsafe to be
there—when lightening is in the area. These are the essentials: a good,
sturdy shoe or boot. Don’t wear a shoe that has no traction. We do not allow open-toed shoes or sandals on the course. Wear something that is comfortable. (Tennis shoes are a great choice). Wear pants that are flexible and will not rip or tear. Jeans, sweatpants, and twill pants are all
fine as long as they are durable and not too tight. Dress in layers. The weather may fluctuate and so will your body temperature. The best way to dress for this is to dress in layers. Wear a
t-shirt, a long-sleeved shirt, a sweatshirt, then some sort of shell (windbreaker). Remember, we will be active, therefore you don’t want too much bulk. On a cold day, you may want to wear long underwear. Please do not wear jewelry. Bracelets, watches, rings, necklaces, earrings, or other items may be dangerous for you and others in your group. Don’t wear anything that you don’t want soiled. We can get dirty out there.
What if the weather is bad?
Bad weather? We never have it. It is very possible that we will be out
on the course in the rain. Courses are not canceled because of rain; they just
get to be more fun…that is, if you are prepared with a rain jacket! Consider
wearing a hat. A baseball hat can keep the sun off your head on hot days and a
fleece hat can be pulled over your ears on cold days. If it is colder, it would
be a good idea to wear gloves or mittens.
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