The majority of Poplar Ridge programs are held on the outdoor challenge course located in a wooded and secluded 8 acre site on Grounds. The challenge course contains dozens of team building activities at ground level and six different high ropes elements which are described below. We can also organize indoor program options at one of our recreational facilities or even travel off site. We utilize portable team building activities for those programs indoors or off site.
The High Y involves two participants, who start at separate points and must work together using ropes and foot cables to complete the challenge. The two individuals meet at the junction of the Y and finish the activity together. Participants are belayed by their fellow group members for this activity.
The Nessy is a new activity in the industry that uses teeter tottering beams suspended by cables as a means of crossing from one platform to another. The beams have hand ropes that hang below them to the ground for fellow group members to pull on in order to stabilize the beams as participants cross. This participant belayed activity can be done with one or two climbers at a time, depending on the group’s size.
The Vertical Playpen consists of cargo nets, tires, boards, and rope ladders allowing participants to climb a variety of routes. This initiative is about 40 feet high and allows for up to four climbers at a time. This activity uses belay poles to make for simplified participant belays.
The Giant Swing uses a participant haul system to raise a swinger to whatever swing height he/she decides to release from. The swinger has complete control of exactly what point he/she wishes to swing from due to a release device on his/her end of the haul rope. The maximum release height is about 45 feet from the ground for a huge pendulum swing.
The Pamper Pole is a 25-30 ft. free-standing pole that participants may challenge themselves to touch the top of, sit on, or even stand on. Once at the height he/she wishes to go, the climber may gently release from or jump off the pole. This activity uses two participant belayed ropes.
Two Line Bridge & Zip-Line. Participants start this activity by traversing an 80 ft. hand and foot cable to the Zip-line platform. From there a facilitator clips them into the Zip-Line tether for a 350 ft. ride through the woods.