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Ropes Course in MaineChallenge Ropes Course in Saco, Maine

The FOCUS Challenge Course is located in Southern Maine among the beautiful woods on the Sweetser campus in Saco, Maine. Donna Murray, Director of FOCUS through Adventure, operates the course in conjunction with her programs. Many local schools, summer recreational departments, businesses, and corporations from around the area have utilized the challenge course for team development.

For more info or Ropes Course reservations, please contact:
Donna Murray, Director

All Skill Levels Welcome

The ropes course has different levels of development. Groups will work on cooperative field initiatives first, then onto low ropes course initiatives, and then to the high ropes course elements. The ropes course is available for school outings, corporate retreats or any group wanting a team challenge.

Ropes Course Builds Trust and ConnectionsBuilding Trust and Connections

  • Field initiatives build connections within the group, establishing behavioral norms and a level of trust.
  • Low ropes, where personal risk is a factor, heightens the necessity of communication, support and trust within the group.
  • High ropes challenge becomes a celebration of the group work so that every individual can experience powerful success.

Team Development & Team Building

Team Development for both youths and adults.

FOCUS through Adventure provides customized programs that will help teams develop and enhance their communication, identify behaviors necessary to function as a team, and identify individual strengths and skills. A core component of team development is for groups to define the norms of behavior that will drive them to function as a high performance team. Through this process participants will enhance their work relationships as key learnings are easily transferred back to the workplace.

Ropes Course Team Building

Great for Corporate Groups and Corporate Outings

Our consultants may introduce a behavioral inventory like the DiSC Personal Profile System to help participants understand their own work styles and those of others. This information can be the common language with which to develop healthier working relationships and the norms of behavior for their team.

Ropes Course Safety

The ropes course is routinely inspected and certified by Project Adventure, Inc. from Beverly, Massachusetts. Project Adventure is one of the leading international training organizations in Experiential Education. Along with continual safety inspection and updating of equipment, FOCUS through Adventure also maintains national safety standards and protocol for its participants.

FOCUS facilitators are all trained and certified to operate a challenge course. All ropes course facilitators maintain First Aid and CPR certification.

Testimonials from Ropes Course AdventurersSampling of Adult Clients:

  • Maine College of Art, Portland
  • Androscoggin Head Start and Child Care, Lewiston
  • Novo Nordisk, Inc. Maine Sales Team
  • Tom’s of Maine, Sanford
  • KIEVE Leadership School, Nobleboro
  • First Parish Congregational Church Council, Saco
  • University of New England, Biddeford
  • West School, Portland School District

Sampling of Youth Clients:

  • Deering High School Varsity Girls Soccer, Portland
  • Westbrook Teen Adventure Program, Westbrook
  • Lyman Moore Middle School 7th Grade, Lyman
  • Kennebunk Beach Improvement Association, Kennebunk
  • Gray-New Gloucester Varsity Girls Soccer Team, Gray
  • Gorham, New Hampshire Varsity Girls Soccer Team
  • York Varsity Girls Soccer Team, York
  • Thornton Academy Varsity Boys Soccer Team, Saco
  • The Compass School, Westminster, VT
  • Coastal Studies for Girls, Freeport
  • USM Upward Bound, Portland
  • Kennebunkport Parks and Recreation, Kennebunkport
  • Breakwater School, Portland
  • Berwick Academy, South Berwick 
  • Velocity Soccer Club, Saco  

Stories From Our Ropes Course Participants

"The creative hands-on program at Sweetser focuses on each child's role in a group, cooperation, working through challenges, and persevering. We are grateful to PTO and Foundation 51, who have funded this program in the past, and this year our district has taken over the funding as part of our...

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