On May 25, 2016, the Explore 2000 1st Year and 2nd Year students participated in the Ropes Course at Ring Homestead Camp in Middletown, NY. They supported and encouraged each other while having fun and overcoming their fears on the zip line, tightrope, trapeze and many other team-building activities.
First Year were grouped with their Second Year mentors as an opportunity to solidify and strengthen their bonds before welcoming the new group of 1st Years in September. This activity was made possible by the generosity of Linda Quentzel and the HCST Foundation.
The "Outdoor Ropes Confidence Course" is designed to challenge the students physically and mentally while building team spirit, collaborating, self-esteem, self-confidence and developing problem solving strategies.