The Challenge by Choice ropes course is an effective mental health exercise. It encourages emotional, physical and intellectual growth. The course is a three-phase program of outdoor group activities using a series of elements including ropes, cables and logs creating various obstacles or “challenges.”
The individual’s right not to participate is always respected, thus creating the “choice.” The mental health group activities are not competitions. They are opportunities to develop communication, trust, leadership and problem-solving skills. Individuals are challenged to go beyond their perceived limitations and to take safe risks as the group supports them. Challenge by Choice builds on relationships which develop team spirit and cooperation. It also creates a sense of reward and accomplishment.