Tuesday, March 30, 2010

SMU Challenge Ropes Course offers new spring discounts

WINONA, Minn. — The Challenge Ropes Course at Saint Mary’s University is celebrating its second season by offering special discounts — up to 25 percent off — to all non-profit and corporate groups who book early.

Full discount information can be found at www.smumn.edu/challenge or by calling (507) 457-8740 or e-mailing challenge@smumn.edu.

The SMU Challenge Ropes Course was constructed late in 2008 and officially opened June 1, 2009. Its mission is to provide quality experiential education programming, with the primary purposes being personal development and team development for a diverse clientele base.

Activities — customized to meet your group’s specific needs and goals — are designed to build self-confidence and teamwork, as well as develop an understanding of the complexities of human nature through the use of a wide variety of elements and initiatives.

By using a system of cables, poles and ropes — at varying heights from 1 to 40 feet off the ground — participants grow as leaders and realize their ability to accomplish things they never thought possible. Highly trained facilitators closely direct these challenges, allowing behaviors, emotions, and ideas to emerge. The program thus allows for a unique growth opportunity of challenge and discovery. The ropes course staff — comprised of experienced SMU students and professional staff — is trained in group facilitation techniques and safety procedures, and is first aid and CPR/AED certified.