Outdoor Adventure Center Pratum Thani.
The mission of TE Pratum Thani is to
provide outdoor learning experiences which will challenge youth and
adults to exceed their perceived boundaries as well as serve as a
catalyst for personal growth and change.
A ropes course is a high
impact learning tool. Based on the tenets of experimental education,
ropes courses have been proven effective by Outward Bound, Project
Adventure and hundreds of similar programs. Programs at TE actively
involve participants through challenges to the mind, body and
Safety is of paramount
importance in ropes course programs. Our state-of-the-art course is
built to A.C.C.T. standards. Redundancy and strength of materials in
the course's safety system effectively reduce physical risk. Proper
staff and participant training is vital for the safety of the
individual and the group. After initial group activities, the
ropes course experience becomes significantly safer than every
day activities. Challenge is by choice. No participant is asked to
attempt any activity which does not feel safe.
Programs at TE allow
groups to address a wide range of issues relevant to professional
and personal growth, group development and environmental
understanding. Content areas may include:
Programs are custom
designed our experienced adventure education consultants.
Participants have the opportunity to step outside their comfort
zones, surpass their previously perceived limits and support others
in their attempts to excel.
Challenge Course - Outdoor Adventure
A custom built adventure center built for school groups, corporate team building, group parties and picnics.
Group initiatives, also called
teams courses or low ropes courses, are problems or obstacles
that challenge groups both mentally and physically. These
challenges require teamwork to be completed successfully. All
participants must work together to accomplish the tasks and they
act as safety systems for one another. These activities allow
the trainer or facilitator to work right with the group, helping
them deal with teamwork objectives, and preparing them for
bigger challenges, such as a ropes course or the challenges
found in the everyday world.
Ropes Challenge Course programs
typically involve small groups of participants over an intense
period of hours or days, or in sessions over weeks or a semester, in
a series of activities which increase in difficulty and focus
variously on participants' physical, emotional, social, and
Ropes Challenge Courses are often
used in conjunction with other forms of training or education, such
as in physical education, in orientation programs, and for staff
development. Ropes Challenge Courses can be used with school
students through to adults and are readily adaptable to a wide
variety of cultures, settings, and people with different abilities.
of Ropes Challenge Courses
The military have been using
"commando" or "assault" courses perhaps ever since the Ancient
Greeks groomed their young soldiers via horse-riding and other
adventure activities. The purpose of assault courses was to provide
tough physical and emotional, multi-element physical training
exercises. Occasionally members of the public encounter may have
participated, e.g., for physical selection and fitness testing for
particular jobs (e.g., army, police, fire fighting, etc.). But they
really were and are designed for people who are very physically fit.
Some of the basic elements of
commando courses have been creatively adapted and extended for use
in civilian education and training. And this has been the real
story of the growth of ropes challenge courses during the second
half of the 20th century.
Ropes Challenge Courses have
"exploded" in the recent couple of decades - their birth can be
traced to Outward Bound and Project Adventure in the 1960s in the
USA. With school and community playgrounds sadly becoming overly
safe and "stock standard" and with less access to open, natural
spaces, there was a real need to invent more creative and
challenging ways in which adventurous physical and psychological
play and learning could take place for children, youth and adults.