C.O.P.E., et al
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Where: At the camp (LCWC)
When: Sunday, August 6, 2006
Notes: COPE stands for "Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience"

We divided up into two groups and went through a few hours of different team building exercises. In addition to just being fun and goofy, there was an underlying purpose.

The first was obvious... we needed more time to acclimate to the altitude.

More importantly, however, we all needed to work as a team.  If we were going to be out in the wild relying on one another for safety (and perhaps survival), we needed to be able to communicate and trust each other.

There were all sorts of puzzles and challenges for the team or the individual. a partial list would be...

bulletFalling backwards and trusting your partner to catch you. 
bulletGetting a tire up over a pole with limited resources.
bulletMoving a hula-hoop around the circle with various obstacles.
bulletRe--arranging everybody on a balance beam.
bulletSolving a puzzle to get everyone over an area on logs.
bulletFitting everybody onto a single platform.

You get the idea.  :-)

I just love
the photo on the left.

It speaks to me on so many different levels.