Project C.O.P.E.


C.O.P.E. is an acronym for "Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience." a COPE Course is a custom built challenge course or ropes course designed to meet the Boy Scouts of America (BSA)Project C.O.P.E. installation and operation procedures. COPE Programs are based on attaining seven goals outlined by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).


The seven C.O.P.E. goals are summarized as:

Teamwork  Teamwork is the key that allows a group to navigate a C.O.P.E. challenge course successfully. The C.O.P.E. challenge ropes course experience makes it clear that each individual can accomplish more as a member of a team than by  going it alone. 
Communication A C.O.P.E. challenge course encourage in the moment active learning of critical listening and discussion skills important for any group, troop or individual attempting to accomplish a difficult task. 
Trust  Participants completing difficult tasks on a C.O.P.E. challenge course develop trust in the C.O.P.E. staff members, their fellow troop members and themselves.
Leadership Team members attempting to solve problems on a cope course have abundant opportunities to develop and exercise leadership skills in small and large groups. 
Decision Making Project C.O.P.E. requires groups and troops to make decisions by developing one or more solutions to a  the specific obstacle, problem, or initiative. Teams must consider all the available resources and alternatives, and evaluate the probable results before moving forward. 
Problem Solving Project C.O.P.E. challenges groups and individual to develop solutions to interesting problems. Participants must step outside of the box and frequently use creative ideas. Participants can then test their solutions and evaluate the results. 
Self-Esteem  Meeting the challenges of a C.O.P.E. challenge course allows individuals and groups to develop self-esteem  and encourages them to set challenging yet attainable goals. 


Our C.O.P.E challenge course options include innovative initiative elements, climbing towers vertical climbing elements and low and high ropes course challenges.


Low Ropes C.O.P.E. Challenge Courses or Group Initiatives, also called teams courses, low ropes courses, low ropes team courses, challenge courses and low challenge ropes courses are team problems and/or obstacles that challenge groups or teams both mentally and physically. These group activities require teamwork  (the interaction of all  members) to accomplish a task. These team initiative activities allow for the facilitator to work right alongside the group, helping them work through their objectives, and coaching and preparing them for bigger challenges, such as a high ropes course, climbing tower or an upcoming scouting expeditions.


A high ropes C.O.P.E. Course, sometimes called a high ropes course or high challenge course, consists of elements suspended between 20ft and 50ft. above the ground between wood poles, steel posts or trees. Participants challenge themselves to climb and/or traverse the elements by themselves in pairs or with support from a larger group, their troop or team. Three types of high C.O.P.E. ropes courses exist: static belay traversing courses, dynamic belay traversing courses and dynamic belayed vertical challenges.


If you have any C.O.P.E questions please contact the Director/Instructor Brandon Parham


Medical Screening / Liability Release

All participants must complete and sign a Medical Screening/Liability Release
Medical Information for Youth High Adventure Participants
Medical Information for Adult High Adventure Participants



1-Day COPE Course( Low & High Course) - $10 per participants

Traditional COPE Weekend( Initiative, Low, & High Course) - $20 per participants

COPE Instructor Training- $65 per participant


Your Unit my request a C.O.P.E Weekend by emailing our C.O.P.E. Instructor Brandon Parham at or Heather Sisk at