What is the Trinity-Pawling School Ropes Course?
- A leadership curriculum unique to Trinity-Pawling employed every Sunday and Monday during the spring term since 1990.
- An experiential-learning vehicle to teach leadership and foster camaraderie and trust among juniors at Trinity-Pawling and to prepare them for their senior year.
- Each activity serves to break down stereotypes among peer groups, de-emphasizes competition, and promotes an individual sense of competence and self-confidence.
- Activities focus on group initiatives, trust building, problem solving, decision-making, effective communication.
What is a Ropes Course?
Divided into two components, the ropes course consists of low rope elements (up to 5 feet off the ground) and high ropes elements (25 to 30 feet off the ground.) It is constructed of cables, logs, wood, trees and utility poles.
The program takes place on the campus of Indian Mountain School in Lakeville, Connecticut. The Trinity-Pawling Faculty Coordinators of the ropes course program are Ralph Fedele and Josh Collins ’95.
(Excerpts taken from the article Boys on the Ropes, by Greg Carpiniello. Click here to read the full article.)