***All adventures (COPE, onsite activities, and offsite activities) require parental consent for each participant.***
***Please complete the “COPE and Climbing Consent Form” and bring it to camp.***
WHAT IS CHALLENGE ADVENTURE?
Challenge Adventure is the program at Camp Freeland Leslie that is specifically designed for older Scouts, ages 14 and up. Challenge Adventure is the former Project C.O.P.E. and High Adventure programs combined into one. This program is set up so that Scouts can easily participate in both merit badge classes and Challenge Adventure!
As part of Challenge Adventure, Scouts AND adults can participate in adventure activities consisting of half-day events on camp property, as well as a full-day offsite trip. Scouts AND adults can sign up for either the morning or afternoon group. Both groups will experience Project C.O.P.E. and CFL’s new All-Terrain Vehicle program as well as take a trip out to Devil’s Lake State Park for rock climbing, rappelling, and hiking.
CHALLENGE ADVENTURE SCHEDULE
***This is an example schedule. This summer’s schedule and activities will be different***
Scouts and adults can sign up for either the morning or afternoon Challenge Adventure groups. All participants must sign up online. Scouts in the morning group can sign up for other programs in the afternoon, but they will miss one day due to the Devil’s Lake offsite trip. Scouts in the afternoon group can sign up for other programs in the morning and will not miss a class day, but they will miss out on afternoon program opportunities. Scouts must be at least 14 years of age to participate.
To help support fuel costs and equipment upkeep, all participants must pay a fee in order to participate in the program. The table below outlines the schedule for Challenge Adventure.
Project C.O.P.E. is the exciting high and low ropes course at Camp Freeland Leslie. C.O.P.E. stands for Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience and its mission is to help both Scouts and adults develop leadership, problem-solving, self-esteem, communication, trust, decision-making, and teamwork skills. Most importantly, C.O.P.E. is about having fun!
C.O.P.E. is a program offered several days a week that will challenge you and your team. This is a FREE program open to both adults and any Scout who is at least 13 years old. Scouts and adults who participate in C.O.P.E. will return to their campsites for meals.
Participants are encouraged to wear shoes that are sturdy and comfortable. The program involves a significant amount of hiking, walking, and climbing. Participants should also wear long pants to help make the activities more comfortable because several events are constructed with steel cables and wood. Lastly, a water bottle is required for all participants.
If you’re not sure if C.O.P.E. is right for you or your Scouts, or if it cannot be worked into your merit badge schedule, get a taste of C.O.P.E. in the evenings instead! Located in main camp, next to the flag grounds, is our most iconic high course event, The Flying Squirrel. This event is open select evenings from 7 to 9 pm to everyone age 13 or older. Just make sure to reserve your spot by signing up at the Trading Post!
View more photos of Project C.O.P.E. in our Project C.O.P.E. Photo Album !
CFL offers an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) program as a part of Challenge Adventure!! This program offers a training course and a trail ride, all on CFL property. All participant must bring and wear over-the-ankle boots, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt.
DEVIL'S LAKE OFFSITE FULL-DAY ADVENTURE
On Wednesday, both the morning and afternoon Challenge Adventure groups will take a trip to Devil’s Lake State Park for an all-day climbing, rappelling, and hiking adventure! Participants will learn how to safely climb, rappel, and belay on one of the many natural rock climbing areas at the park! If there’s time, they can even explore some of the beautiful trails. The groups will depart after breakfast, have lunch at the park, and return in time for dinner with their unit. Participants should wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring a water bottle. Long pants are recommended to make the activities more comfortable.
MAKE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE
The Challenge Adventure staff is very flexible and wants to make sure that all participants get the best experience possible. If your unit would like to create their own trip, the Challenge Adventure staff would be happy to accommodate such special requests.
View more photos of Adventure Activities in the Adventure Activities Photo Album !