Camp Long challenge-course open house Saturday: You’re invited

April 3, 2013 at 9:17 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle parks | 3 Comments

This Saturday, Camp Long is inviting you to an open house to celebrate its first spring with high and low elements both available via its 4-H Challenge course. The photos we’re sharing are courtesy of Sheila Brown from Camp Long, showing elements of the new Hub and Spoke high course, explained as follows:

The Hub and Spoke element is both physically and mentally challenging, consisting of high platforms, interconnected activities, routes on slim beams, wobbly steps, and swings and ropes to clutch or walk on. Trained facilitators lead participants, always harnessed in safety equipment, through the course … A hub and spoke course is built like a wheel; activities radiate from a center hub with a large platform to the outside poles, which are then connected together by other activities.

Though the construction was complete last fall, activities such as training and gearing up had to follow, and only now is it ready for use.

During Saturday’s event, 1-5 pm, there not only will be a ceremonial ribbon cutting, there’ll also be a chance for a limited number of people to try the high course, at a discount, and the low course for free – read all about the event here.

3 Comments

  1. Congratulations Camp Long and WSU Extension 4-H! A long held dream is now open to the public. Wishing you much success and support in the future. What an opportunity in an urban environment.

    Comment by MAO — 12:40 am April 4, 2013 #

  2. Looks like the story got cut off at the end?

    Comment by Add — 8:46 am April 4, 2013 #

  3. oops, dangling phrase that just should have been cut. Gone now. Thanks!

    Comment by WSB — 8:50 am April 4, 2013 #

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