Elevate Series

Elevate Series

The Elevate SeriesTM offers a new array of designs for adventure learning programs. The Elevate SeriesTM was developed over the last several years as an innovative and improved tool for experiential educators seeking to have a total team experience.

Facilitators have long recognized the great opportunities created by low initiative challenge courses for the development of teams. Low initiatives can be very successful because the entire team is integral to the solution. Low elements focus on finding this solution, and striving to implement that solution deliberately, with care and consciousness of the team.

Facilitators have also recognized the value of high challenge courses. “Height” adds a challenge characteristic that deepens the experience by creating a different type of stimulus and response than that on low elements. Participants are challenged individually and as a group on many levels, exemplified through statements we are all familiar with: “Will I be safe?”; “Can I make it through those events, they look so hard?”; “ Will we as a team be successful?”; “I am not sure if I can do it!” High element courses can catalyze such emotion, accentuating the overall experience
by posing an opportunity for persons to do things they never thought possible.

However, most high courses lack the ability to integrate the team focus of low initiatives with the emotional and personal stimulus of high events. The innovative designs of the Elevate Series™ combine these characteristics, delivering team oriented initiatives with the emotional reward of
high courses.

The Elevate Series™ designs are:

   • intended for total group participation, with success
     completely dependent on the problem solving ability of the
     entire group
   • remarkably unique and aesthetic
   • designed using a variety of technologies to create a
     stimulating and engaging problem solving challenge
   • ideally suited for adult experiential learning programs
   • formatted for groups of 18 to 30 persons to participate
     simultaneously on a single structure
   • superb structures to complement existing challenge course
     designs
   • capable of delivering a coordinated training program for
     groups of 90 or more

An essential and inseparable part of these designs is the curriculum and facilitation training provided along with installation. Unlike traditional challenge courses, a fully integrated curriculum has been developed for each design, allowing an organization to begin delivering programs quickly and to have confidence that the group’s experience will be exceptional. The established curriculum for each design is delivered through a series of staff trainings that begin directly following installation.

Elevate

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Ideal Candidates

  • ​All participants are active at the same time 
  • Safety systems use a combination of Static (Lobster Claw) and Dynamic (Top-rope) belay techniques
  • Some staff are placed in the course during programming 
  • Minimum facilitators are needed due to the simple and effective safety system.
  • Staff ratio is generally 1:10
  • Programs typically last 3 hours to 1 day
  • The level of challenge can be dialed up or down based on the ability of the group

Specifications

  • Corporate Training Programs 
  • Adventure Education Facilities
  • Resorts and Conference Centers
  • Colleges and Universities

Programming

  • All Elevate Series™ events are created to challenge the group as a whole. 
  • Each Elevate design can handle a group of 18 to 30 persons.
  • A complete Elevate Series™ course consists of three individual structures, allowing up to 90 participants per training program.
  • In efforts to reduce risk, our safety systems have been simplified, allowing the focus to be the experience while reducing the need for extraneous staff oversite.
  • Participants that choose not to climb or position themselves in the air can partake in integral positions in which they feel comfortable – such as on the ground, or on a platform.
  • These designs require participants to manage multiple challenges simultaneously. Each challenge directly affects another part of the system.

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