One of the popular activities at Echo Hill is our Adventure Course located on northern portion of the campus nestled next to the beautiful swamp. Campers have the opportunity to set goals and design individual challenges while offering support for the entire group they are with. The Adventure Course offers less challenging low ropes obstacles that build strong group dynamics and invaluable leadership skills as well as high rope challenges that are designed to breakthrough personal barriers. Our adventure instructors from Echo Hill Outdoor School are trained to ensure the emotional and physical safety of each camper.
Our adventure course is designed to challenge campers both personally as well as in a group dynamic. Mixing fun, adventure, and personal success, our low ropes course is great for all ages and a great way to set goals and develop self-esteem through personal growth.
Campers may climb the Giant’s Ladder, soar down the Zip Line and be greeted by fellow campers who take part in the landing. Campers can also help hoist classmates with a team belay system in the Giant Swing until the swinger releases, experiencing a brief fall and pendulum swing ride. They may explore the Pathfinder, a climbing wall and cargo net topping out at a trapeze, while other campers coach and aid in the belay system. The Alpine Tower, the first of its kind in the world sits center stage with a view of the entire course. This triangular “jungle‐gym” with hanging elements leading up to a platform over 50’ from the ground, allows climbers of different abilities to challenge themselves and explore their fears. As many as 18 participants can be involved at one time, thus uniting the individual and group experiences. Only the Alpine Tower is limited to campers 12 and over.