The Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience, or COPE Program, is a weeklong high adventure program for older Scouts that teach advanced team building and problem solving skills. Scouts will learn to work as a group and function as a team to meet a series of low course and high course COPE elements. Participants should be at least 13 years old and in sound physical condition. The goals of project COPE are to build leadership, self esteem, decision making, trust, and teamwork. These goals are accomplished by progressing, as a group, through a series of increasingly physically and mentally challenging exercises that require cooperation and teamwork to complete. Buck Toms offers one of the finest high ropes courses, a V Swing, and a multi level climbing tower. When you complete the course, you and your group will receive a special COPE t-shirt, stating that you have "Met the Challenge"!
MOUNTAIN BIKING Cycling experience is a must for this session. Scouts will learn safety, maintenance, and riding techniques, as well as learning about Tennessee state laws regarding bicyclists. This session will meet at the Admin Building each day, and will take a daily two hour period and will require extra riding to complete the longer rides. The rides will be on the camp’s back roads and off road trails. Scouts will need to bring their own bicycle and helmet. A mountain bike is a MUST for participation and must be in good, working condition. .