Camp Ewalu’s Challenge Courses are set among the trees and rock outcroppings of the beautiful Maquoketa River valley. Teamwork, communication, and trust are strongly emphasized within the group during a day on Ewalu’s Ropes Challenge Course. Each activity encourages listening and leadership skills as well as drawing on the obligations and strengths of each member of the group.
The ropes courses are made up of a series of activities that make use of trees, platforms, cables, walls, ladders, and ropes. The activities range in height from ground level up to 40 feet. Each activity invites an individual or group of participants to experience different levels of success. The method of negotiation and the ultimate goal of each activity varies greatly. Consequently, the sequence of activities in a given afternoon on the course will vary depending on the needs of the group.