Problem solving, teamwork, communication, and learning how to set and work towards goals are at the heart of our low rope elements. The term “ropes” is used because of the history around these activities. Whether we use ropes or not will depend on which elements are chosen for your group. We are purposeful in selecting elements that meet the needs of your group. A Low Ropes session may include initiative games or low elements.

Initiative games are fun group activities used to teach and support whatever topic the group is covering while at Tall Timbers. They usually are “warm-up” and “get-to-know-you” activities that are done in groups or that the entire team works to achieve.

Low elements focus on teamwork and cohesiveness. These elements are often structures that are one foot or less off of the ground. They force a group to work through situations that challenge them mentally and physically to reach certain goals. Our low elements include All Aboard Platforms, Mountain Tops, Spider Web, TP Shuffle, and Trust Fall.

Low Ropes works best in small groups of 25 or less. We can accommodate larger numbers but we would split up your group into smaller parts. We have created a low ropes curriculum for school groups, sports teams, church staff or youth groups, and college organizations. If you are interested in these kinds of teambuilding activities for your group, call us to secure a date and we will design a program tailor-made for you!

Talk with our Recreation Manager, Josh, about details concerning your group size, type of group, group goals, and how much time should be allotted for your group. You can call him at (318) 767-5753, or email at jbumgardner@talltimbersbcc.org

For participation in Low Ropes or High Ropes, participants must sign and complete an Assumption of Risk form and a general health form. You can download these forms here.