Adventure courses custom-designed for your site
Our one-of-a-kind course designs are known not only for their functionality, but for their refined aesthetics, craftsmanship and creative use of resources. Frequently, a site visit is in order. We assess the lay of the land, the natural features and resources, and the current installations you have, if any. Seeing first-hand what’s on the ground helps us to make recommendations and design a course with the best possible architecture, while leaving the smallest footprint on the land. Because we specialize in custom designs, larger projects usually require a conceptual design phase and a site visit. Read more about our design philosophy here.
- Detailed architectural CAD design drawings and 3-D renderings
- Structural designs
- Land survey & maps
- Resource survey & plan
- Installation instruction
Factors to consider
We consider many factors in the design of your program, such as:
- Trees, poles or indoor courses.Tree courses are our specialty. They offer the most environmental and aesthetic appeal. However, they are restricted by the number of trees on your site, and the spans between them. They require annual inspection by an arborist, and equipment must be adjusted to compensate for growth. Pole courses require less maintenance, but cost more. Indoor courses can be designed within or added to existing buildings. We’ll assess your site and make recommendations that balance the cost of installation, the aesthetics of the design, and the impact to the land with your unique goals.
- High or low courses.High courses, such as high ropes courses, canopy zip-lines, and climbing towers, are great for building individual self-confidence. Low ropes courses, which can include customized obstacles, are best for team building experiences. We’ll make recommendations based on your participants’ needs, ages and skill levels.
- Staffing.To ensure your participants safety, we provide comprehensive training to your staff. The number of personnel you’ll need will depend upon the course design and layout, as well as the skill level of the participants. In general, plan on a minimum of one trained staff person for every four participants.
- Sustainable materials.We are committed to using sustainable building practices whenever practical. We’ll assess your site’s existing resources, such as logs and timer, or reclaimed lumber from old structures, and use them in creative ways. Read more about our design philosophy here.
- Program size.Depending on how participants will use the course, we recommend spreading out elements to avoid distraction among groups.
- Safety.All of our structures and equipment exceed ACCT safety standards.