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4H Challenge Course at Camp Long

Teambuilding. Communication. Group Problem Solving. Self-Advocacy.

A challenge course is a series of activities used for team building and personal development. Some of our activities may look similar to an adventure park, but at Camp Long our challenge programs use these activities, games, and select challenges to promote individual and group skills in communication, decision making, teamwork, problem-solving, and self-advocacy. Programs are designed and directed by certified facilitators and customized to meet your group goals. Camp Long can host programs indoors at the Lodge, on the park grounds, or on our purpose-built outdoor course. Portable programs can also be brought to your site.

Camp Long serves educational, community, and professional groups and organizations that serve elementary school aged kids through older adults. (Some activities are not appropriate for all ages.) Many activities can be adapted for diverse physical abilities.

Why Challenge?

The foundations of challenge programming are to offer a safe, supportive environment and respect for individual choice. Carefully designed challenge programming can provide a range of benefits for individuals and groups:

  • Reinforce self-esteem by experiencing individual & group success
  • Collaborate and cooperate with people with diverse perspectives and backgrounds
  • Give and receive feedback in a supportive, nonjudgmental fashion
  • Practice good listening with an intent to understand
  • Learn the value of team identity and interdependence among groups

Programs Offered

Portable Challenge: A variety of portable games, props, and activities that Camp Long staff can bring to your school, community, or professional group, or host in the beautiful park at Camp Long.

Prices start at $150 and increase based on the number of participants and length of program.

Low Challenge: Use the purpose-built elements on our low challenge course to raise the level of challenge and the teamwork required to solve complex problems. Most activities are within 2 feet of the ground, with select activities up to 11 feet. Age 4th grade and up.

Prices start at $300 and increase based on the number of participants and length of program.

High Challenge: We have two different high challenge course structures that involve both climbing and obstacles up to 40 feet above the ground. Participants may choose their own level of challenge. Camp Long provides harnesses, helmets, ropes, and safety instruction.

Age 12 and up and must fit the harnesses to climb.

1. "Challenger" is a course consisting of 2 elements:

    • Vertical Playpen: a 40 ft tall vertical obstacle course than can accommodate up to 3 climbers at a time with opportunities for cooperative climbing. There are critical support roles for participants without leaving the ground.
    • Trapeze Jump/Leap of Faith: Climb a telephone pole and leap for a trapeze. Great for personal goal setting with group support. There are critical support roles for participants without leaving the ground.

Prices start at $300 and increase based on the number of participants and length of program.

2. "Enchantments" consists of high platforms accessed by a cable bridge and connected to a variety of traversing challenges: cables, logs, cargo nets, swinging steps, ropes, etc. Participants may exit via zip lines.

Prices start at $475 and increase based on the number of participants and length of program. Sessions are 3 hours minimum with a maximum of 18 participants.

Contact Camp Long at (206) 684-7434 to determine which activity best fits your group’s needs, or email maggie.riederer@seattle.gov.

Parks and Recreation

AP Diaz, Interim Superintendent
Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Fax: (206) 615-1813
pks_info@seattle.gov

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