Ropes Course Challenges Bedford Students

West Patent Elementary fifth graders visit the Ropes Course for some challenging team-building!

Have you heard of those fancy retreats with team-building exercises and self-actualization physical challenges? 

Bedford Central School Dstrict students get the same benefit with a local field trip to the exceptional Ropes Course at Fox Lane Middle School.  This is an obstacle course that is so much more.  The Ropes Course is a unique, nature-embracing asset for all seven schools in the district.

The fifth grade class at West Patent Elementary School is bound to be a tight-knit, convivial group after its visit to the Ropes Course.  They kicked off the school year by cooperatively surmounting challenges on levels ranging from 2 feet off the ground to 130 feet up in the tree tops.

In the midst of the clambering, hoisting and balancing, they  learned to push themselves and work with classmates with patience and perseverance.  It’s a favorite field trip for students, teachers and chaperone parents.


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Amanda Greene October 06, 2012 at 12:55 AM
My daughter went on that field trip to the ropes course and said it was so much fun! She can't wait to go back in the spring to do "the flying squirrel"! I'm hoping I'll be able to go on the next trip too!
Lisa Buchman October 06, 2012 at 11:34 AM
It does look fun! Anyone know of a ropes course around here that's open to the public? We went to Catamount (up Route 22) this summer and that was challenging and kids loved it.
Christina Dochtermann October 06, 2012 at 12:16 PM
The FLMS Bedford Challenge Ropes Course is amazing! Skillfully integrated into the wooded campus. Middle School students use the course and higher elements as part of their PE program. Other neighboring school districts can also rent the course through BCSD. RE: Open Public Ropes courses Catamount is a lot of fun. We also just went to Camelback Mountain in the Poconos which was outstanding.
Don Pachner October 06, 2012 at 12:48 PM
As an insurance professional who works both with challenge courses and with facilitators/managers and schools who use challenge courses around the US, I can tell you that you probably want to do a little research before using a challenge course...we (and insurance underwriters) always ask for a copy of the latest inspection report and make sure all recommendations have been complied with or failed elements have been taken out of service...and probably you want to make sure that the course was inspected by an Association for Challenge Course Technology professional vendor member.


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