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Monday, October 31, 2016; 8:30-11:30 Ropes Course Leadership (On-going)

The North Region has loved the Challenge Ropes Course at Santa Fe Community College that we have decided to make it a tradition! Teachers have mentioned that students enjoy the Ropes course because it enables them to team build and break the ice for the year. It is an on-going Leadership event and schools will be attending throughout the year.

For Teachers: 

20 Students per school

MESA will cover entrance fees

School needs to pay transportation (Per MOU)

Cancellation Policy: Advisor needs to cancel 2 week prior to event date. If not cancelled 2 weeks prior, school is responsible for all entrance fees.

**ALL STUDENTS AND ADULTS SHOULD HAVE A RELEASE FORM SIGNED TO BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE ROPES COURSE**

Youth Release Form

Adult Release Form

Things to Consider:

Conduct For children and teen programs, a minimum of one adult chaperone is required for every 15 students. Teachers and chaperones are responsible for their students’ conduct while on campus and the challenge course. The Teamwork in Action facilitators reserve the right to modify events or cancel programs if at any time they believe the program has become unsafe. No fee will be refunded under these circumstances.

Participants should wear clothing appropriate for a challenge course in weather that may change in the course of the day. Sandals are not appropriate footwear under any circumstances.

The Challenge Course

• Cooperative games activities “break the ice” and allow participants to have fun and accomplish a task.

• Initiative exercises offer clearly and often fancifully defined problems. Each task is designed so that a group must employ cooperation and some physical effort to reach a solution. Some problems are more mental than physical, and vice versa.

• Low events are either on or low to the ground. Success is determined by the group’s ability to work together.

• High events are 20 to 55 feet off the ground. All climbing participants will wear full-body harnesses and helmets and will be attached to safety ropes. At over 20 acres, the Challenge Course is the largest in the Southwest and has 10 high events.

Ropes Course Schedule (Per School)

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School

Date

Times

Las Vegas City Schools

Memorial MS

Oct 17, 2016

8:30-11:30

Robertson HS

Oct 12, 2016

8:30-11:30

Santa rosa Consolidated Schools

SR MS

Sep 30, 2016

8:30-11:30

SR HS

Sep 30, 2016

8:30-11:30

Anton Chico

Oct 21, 2016

8:30-11:30

Mora Independent Schools

Mora HS

Oct 20, 2016

8:30-11:30

Mora MS

Oct 20, 2016

8:30-11:30

West Las Vegas Schools

West Las Vegas MS

Not attending

8:30-11:30

West Las Vegas HS

Oct 24, 2016

8:30-11:30

West Las Vegas Valley MS

Missing date

8:30-11:30

Partners

NM MESA Partners