Participating In a Ropes Course - An Overview
Adventureworks courses use a mix of warm-ups, games, activities, and initiatives to take individuals and groups out of their daily routine and into challenges which call for cooperation, trust, problem solving, team building, and risk taking. Participants are encouraged and assisted in looking at and assessing their own personal styles, ideas, and strengths within the group context. Time is taken during the activities and at the end of the course to discuss individual experiences and the transfer of learning from the day’s activity to work or other situations.
The level of participation in Adventureworks activities is at all times voluntary. Activities are offered within safe and realistic limits for all participants. The program is mentally, emotionally, and physically challenging. More important than strength or fitness, however, is the willingness to try.
What To Wear
Participants will be most comfortable in loose (not too loose!) fitting clothes and comfortable shoes such as sneakers or running shoes (with good support). Remember that you will be outside participating in physical activities that may get you grass stained or dirty! Jewelry such as watches, rings, bracelets and necklaces should not be worn. Most of the activity takes place in the shade of trees and participants are encouraged not to use sunglasses unless absolutely necessary.
If you have rain gear, bring it along. We’ll hope for a sunny day and be prepared if it is not.
THE SETTING AND GETTING THERE
Adventureworks is located on a 40 acre ridge-top adjacent to the Narrows of the Harpeth State Park, 25 miles west of Nashville. Encircled by the Harpeth River, the site offers panoramic vistas of surrounding countryside rich in both natural and historical significance. The location provides a perfect setting for relaxation, reflection, and of course, adventure.
Take I-40 West from Nashville (towards Memphis) to Exit 192, McCrory Lane. This is the first exit past Bellevue. Turn right and go one mile to a stop sign at the intersection of Highway 70. Turn left onto 70 and go approximately five miles and look for “Tip-A-Canoe” on left and “Foggy Canoe” on your right. Take the next immediate RIGHT at brown “Narrows of the Harpeth” state park sign before crossing bridge, this is Cedar Hill Road. (The corner of Highway 70 and Cedar hill road is presently under construction so the Cedar Hill Road sign will probably not be standing.) Go 2.8 miles to the brown park sign on left “Narrows of the Harpeth Historic Site”. Turn left at this sign onto Narrows of the Harpeth Road (not marked) and left again at the “Tunnel area /Canoe Ramp” sign. Go approximately one mile (over the ridge, along the river, past the “Dead End” sign) to our mail box on the left and our drive up the hill on the right.
From downtown Nashville the drive takes approximately 40-45 minutes (if you don’t get lost!). Consider car pooling, not only will you save gas, but you’ll have navigators to share the adventure! Please feel free to use the number below if you need to reach our office.
Adventureworks, Inc. • (615) 297-2250
PARTICIPANT INFORMATION & RELEASE OF LIABILITY
ADVENTUREWORKS programs involve a variety of events that often include traditional classroom settings, warm-up games, group problem-solving, high and low challenge courses, and occasional rigorous physical activity. The level of participation in an ADVENTUREWORKS activity is at all times completely voluntary and up to the individual's choice. Yet despite our strong emphasis on safety, there is always an inherent risk which must be assumed by each participant, that he or she may suffer an emotional or physical injury or disability in the course of any of our programming. Certain health/medical information must be made known to the instructor(s) conducting programs, so that they are prepared to respond appropriately if the need arises.