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Looking for Something EXCITING and HANDS-ON for Staff or Students?

Try the Smoky Hill Ropes Course!

The Smoky Hill Adventure Program is an adventure education service dedicated to personal and professional growth and development through experiential learning (experience, reflection, generalization, and application). Experiential learning emphasizes three areas:
• Individuals learn best when they are personally involved in the learning experience.
• Knowledge has to be constructed by the individual if it is to mean anything or make a difference in his or her behavior.
• A commitment to learning is highest when one is free to set his or her own learning goals and actively pursue them within a given framework.

The Ropes Course is located on the campus of Fort Hays State University and is composed of high and low elements including elements that are accessible for individuals with disabilities. Looking for something daring and exciting? Why not try the Flying Squirrel or the Zip Line? Maybe you'd rather stay on the ground! Then the TP Shuffle and Whale Watch are for you! Portable equipment, games, and initiatives can also be brought to you on-site at your building.

We can design this program to fit your individual needs, budget, and goals. Specific programs are available for staff, individuals with physical, emotional, and/or mental disabilities, at-risk youth, and student organizations or teams. Program goals can include: opportunities for healthy risk taking and success; strengthening communication and conflict resolution skills; improving problem solving and critical thinking skills; enhancing self-esteem and self-awareness; developing trust in oneself and others; promoting responsibility and leadership; and building cooperation and teamwork.

If you have questions, please contact Noalee McDonald-Augustine at 785-621-4414 or nmcdonald@smokyhill.org.


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