C.O.P.E. is an acronym for "Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience".
It is a program that emphasizes "learning by doing" in a supportive, fun and interactive group environment.
The C.O.P.E. program is designed to foster and develop the following seven character traits:
Teamwork is the key that allows a group to navigate a C.O.P.E. course successfully.
The C.O.P.E. experience makes it clear that each individual can accomplish more
as a member of a team than by going it alone.
The C.O.P.E. experience encourages active learning of listening and discussion
skills which are critically important for any group or individual attempting to
accomplish a difficult task.
Participants completing difficult tasks on a C.O.P.E. course develop trust in the
C.O.P.E. leaders, their fellow group members and themselves.
Team members attempting to solve problems on a C.O.P.E. course have abundant
opportunities to develop and exercise leadership skills in small and large groups.
The C.O.P.E. experience requires groups to make decisions by developing one
or more solutions to a specific obstacle, problem, or initiative that is presented.
Teams must consider all the available resources and alternatives, and evaluate
the probable results before moving forward.
The C.O.P.E. experience challenges groups and individuals to develop solutions
to interesting problems. Participants must step outside the box and employ
creative ideas. Participants can then test their solutions and evaluate the results.
Meeting the challenges of a C.O.P.E. course develops self-esteem in individuals
and groups, and encourages them to set challenging yet attainable goals.
The Lehi Park C.O.P.E. Course is a custom-built ropes course that includes a variety of innovative features
such as climbing elements, and low and high ropes challenges.