Ropes Course
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The Robinson Ropes Course

The Robinson Ropes Course (RRC) is located on the grounds of the Cooperative Middle School (CMS) in Stratham, NH.

A ropes course is constructed of trees, cables, ropes, and wood. We use the ropes course for group problem-solving activities For a more detailed description of what a challenge course is please visit: Association for Challenge Course Technology link.

The RRC delivers high-quality programs that utilize the experiential model of education (hands-on learning or learning-by-doing.) The programs offered consist of field initiatives (games on the ground), low ropes elements (activities up to 5 feet off the ground) and/or high ropes elements (up to 45 feet off the ground.) Different activities are combined depending upon the type of group and its goals.

Our course is called the "Robinson" Ropes Course because it was funded in part by the William Robinson Trust Fund of Exeter, NH. The course was built in 2000 with money acquired through a grant written by retired CMS math teacher, Deb Merrill. The course was built by Elemental Designs on several acres of conservation easement property. The course consists of both low elements and high elements, and a zip line. The ropes course is inspected daily by the CMS Ropes Course Director and is annually inspected and repaired by professional vendors.

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