For twenty-five years Trinity-Pawling School rising seniors have participated in “Ropes Course” – two days and one night in the woods during the spring of their junior year.
The Ropes Course is an experiential learning vehicle that teaches teamwork, camaraderie and trust. Consisting of problem-solving and trust building exercises such as “hog call” and the blind trust walk in addition to low and high ropes elements, its purpose is to provide Trinity-Pawling students with the tools to be effective leaders.
In this video, students reflect upon their experience and explore the metaphor of the ropes course. Faculty member and ropes course facilitator Josh Collins ’95 asks, “What did you learn on the ropes course that you can bring back to Trinity-Pawling?” and “Why should Trinity-Pawling continue with this kind of leadership program?” Watch the video to learn more.