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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Up for a Challenge? Rent Ropes Courses at Bothin & Skylark!

Ropes Course rental is now available at Camp Bothin and Skylark Ranch!

Troops, Service Units, community groups, and more can schedule ropes course programs -- qualified and trained instructors will lead the program for you, from an individual courage building experience to an amazing team challenge! 

Both locations are within 1 to 2 hours from most Greater Bay Area locations. Camp Bothin is near Fairfax and Skylark Ranch is near Pescadero. 

You DO NOT have to rent the camp property to schedule a ropes course program. Make it a day trip, take advantage of ½ days at school, or join us on teacher work days if your weekends are already busy. 

Rates vary depending on group size and program type, but they range between $15-$40 a participant. Minimum age requirement for the high ropes course at both sites is 4th grade and up. The challenge course (low elements) at Skylark Ranch is 2nd grade and up. 

It's easy to book our ropes courses online! You can find more information, including rates, online here. Once you are ready to register, visit the property registration site online here.

Camp Bothin Ropes Course:
Tucked in an enchanted corner of Bothin, crossing over a rushing creek, you'll find the 3 level Rachel "Scooter" Kwong Adventure Course waiting for you! From teambuilding on the dynamic course, to individual challenges on the static course and zip line, come climb the giant cargo net tunnel and start your adventure today. The course is available to rent year round excluding the Summer season (Jun-Aug).
  • Bothin Static Course: Participant attaches themselves to various anchor points.  This involves the use of a pair of karabiners, attached to the climbers harness with loops of webbing. It's more independent, and these elements tend to be more of a mental challenge than a physical challenge. At Bothin, this is the portion that goes back and forth across the creek.
  • Bothin Dynamic Course: Participant is attached to a dynamic rope that passes through a pulley or karabiner above them and is kept tensioned by a belayer or belay team below. It can be more of a team challenge to climb these elements and support belay of the climber, and these elements tend to be more of a physical challenge than a mental challenge. At Bothin, this is the triple stack portion that goes up and over trees 65 feet in the air.

Skylark Ranch Ropes Course:
Hidden among the redwood trees in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Skylark Ranch offers a low element Challenge Course and a high element High Ropes Course for rental. 

The Challenge Course is designed to bring a full team building experience to any group, and the experience continues when you climb the redwoods and participate in group activities 25 feet in the air. The course is available to rent during the fall (Sept-Dec) and Spring (Mar-May) seasons. If weather permits, some events may be scheduled during Jan & Feb. 
  • Dynamic Course - High Elements: Participant is attached to a dynamic rope that passes through a pulley or karabiner above them and is kept tensioned by a belayer or belay team below. It can be more of a team challenge to climb these elements and support belay of the climber, and these elements tend to be more of a physical challenge than a mental challenge. At Skylark Ranch, the entire course is dynamic, and most of the elements are designed to create a teambuilding experience.
  • Challenge Course - Low Elements: An element for which safety is achieved through safe and effective spotting (which must protect the participant’s upper body and head). There are a number of elements and ground initiatives to further develop team work and cooperation on this course.

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