Laurel Highlands Council




The COPE and climbing programs offer two compatible yet different programs for your youth. COPE focuses on teamwork, leadership development and planning while climbing offers your youth a chance to climb and rappel.


Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience is a challenge course or ropes course activity operated for adults and youth comprised of group initiatives, team building, problem solving, and physical challenge. Although COPE uses some of the skills, techniques and tools of rock climbing, it is not a climbing course. Rather, it uses climbing situations as one of several means to achieve its goals, including the development of trust, communication, self-esteem, leadership, problem-solving, decision-making and teamwork.

What to Bring COPE/Climbing

  • Long pants and long sleeve shirt
  • Bandana
  • Bug Spray
  • Bag lunch with a drink
  • Positive attitude and a smile
  • Sturdy foot gear. No open shoes or sandals. Socks must be worn.
  • Baseball type hat recommended
  • Please no jewelry, watches or necklaces - This includes body pairings. Please remove them or cover them with a band aid.
  • Rain gear

*No Cameras during Program

*Releases and Medical forms are all SIGNED and completed

The challenge course is located in a beautiful camp. Please don’t litter and respect the property.

The above gear will make your experience the best that it can be, so please take the time to prepare properly.

COPE/Climbing Consent Form

For more information on upcoming Cope and Climbing Events please visit the Council Calendar.