High and Low Ropes

What is a high ropes activity?

High ropes activities involve a belay system that allows participants to safely climb heights through challenges with beams, tires and ropes etc. These activites are very popular and enjoyable for campers.

Who supervises high ropes activities?

We are very fortunate to share Canterbury Hills site with AdventureWorks! Associates Inc. a professional consulting company that has been contributing to excellence in the adventure programming field since 1993. They provide training, equipment and certification for adventure programs across Canada. At Canterbury Hills, an AdventureWorks! professional supervises every high ropes session with support from a level 1 high ropes assistant and leaders who are trained in belay assistance.

What is a low ropes activity?

The term Low Ropes covers a wide variety of group cooperation and initiative activities that take place close to the ground on beams, ropes or cables. These unique challenges are fun to participate in and build problem-solving and teamwork skills.

Who supervises low ropes activities?

Canterbury Hills Low Ropes activities are divided into 3 groups.

  • Simple Level 1 activities (e.g. Whale Watch, Bermuda Triangle, Muse) only require leadership from a staff member who has successfully completed our in-house training.
  • Level 2 activities (e.g Cable Traverse, Nitro Swing, Low V) involve participants moving themselves through cables or ropes and require leadership from a staff member certified at level 2 in our in-house training or a standard level 1 low ropes certified leader.
  • Level 3 activities (eg. Fidget Ladder, King's Finger, The Wall) involve people lifting or moving people and always require supervision by a standard level 1 low ropes certified leader.

What is the minimum age for participation?

For low ropes activities, all ages can participate. For high ropes, the minimum age is 7 by the end of the year.

What high ropes are available during a camp session?

Groups can choose any low ropes activity they wish, so long as the activity is included in their schedule and supervision arrangements are made. For high ropes, cabin groups can choose between the climbing wall or climbing elements (tires, ropes, beams, etc.) in our high ropes area.