The 4-H Camp Adventure Program is designed to develop trust, teamwork, group dynamics, communication and self esteem in youth and adults. The program consists of initiative activities and low- and high- ropes courses that challenge individual and group abilities.
The ropes courses consist of a series of "elements" or individual activities. Skilled and highly trained facilitators work with each group on the course and determine which activities the group is ready for, physically, emotionally, and cognitively. Safety is our greatest concern; spotters and relayers are integral parts of our program.
Each program is designed to meet the needs of the individual group. Program length may vary, depending on the groups needs, but groups are encouraged to plan at least four hours on the course, if possible. Initiative activities are designed for ages eight and older, while participants on the high-ropes portion of the program are required to be at least eleven years of age.
The Adventure Program is built in stages. Activities start out simple and develop into more involved and rewarding activities throughout the program.
Experienced facilitators select activities that will challenge the group and encourage them to work together. As groups find successes, they will progress to more difficult activities with greater perceived risks and more powerful outcomes.
we at 4-H Camp Bristol Hills pride ourselves in a highly developed program that goes beyond the fun and games of an amusement park experience. While we always strive to make the experience fun, it is our foremost goal to help the group become a better team. To that end, our staff go through a rigorous training program, committing a tremendous amount of their own (unpaid) time to make themselves better facilitators. While many groups have become accustomed to the thrill-seeking adventures that are common in today's society, we have worked with our staff to help them understand the sequencing that goes into our Adventure Programs. They understand that in order to reach high levels, they need to build a strong base of group cohesion, respect, communication and trust. They carefully select challenges that they feel will best move the group through a growing process. We believe strongly in the value of activities that lead up to the High Ropes course. Please understand that we are not interested in rushing through the foundation activities, simply for the sake of getting your group extra time on the high elements. If you are committed to having your group on the high elements for 2 or more hours, then it is important to schedule your program for a longer time period, rather than rushing through the field initiatives and low elements. Additionally, we do not guarantee any particular element to any group; we allow our staff to make those decisions throughout the course of the program.
The tables below list prices as of December 2017. This fee includes one 4-H trained facilitator per group. Be sure to check out the Adventure Program brochure (28.5MB PDF).
How can you improve the value of your groups highropes experience, add to your own skill set, and earn a 10% discount on your Project Adventure program? Volunteer for a free belay training at 4-H Camp Bristol Hills! Volunteers; Spend four hours at 4-H Camp Bristol Hills, one week before your group visit, and learn how to belay for your group when they are on the high ropes course. It’s a great opportunity for your students to see you in a whole new light! Your group will earn a 10% discount for each 4-H belay trained adult (Only one discount per group of 16 participants). Go ahead, add one new skill to your resume with 4-H Belay training at 4-H Camp Bristol Hills! Contact the office at (585) 394-3977 Ext. 407 to make arrangements for your belay training today!
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Last updated July 26, 2019