The staff at the Mountain Park Environmental Center Challenge Course want to create a quality program for you. In order to get the most out of your short time with us, we need your valuable experience and knowledge of the group. By working closely together and sharing information, your group and our staff can create a great adventure learning experience. Also, it is not only important that you understand the purpose and practice of the MPEC Challenge Course, but that you convey this information to the rest of your group. This knowledge will help your group to be adequately prepared to participate.
MPEC Challenge Course program objectives are accomplished through interactive games and initiatives. Programs typically involve physical and/or mental challenges that involve cooperation, trust, risk, effective communication, and creativity. MPEC employs the working philosophy “Challenge By Choice”, which means that participants choose the degree to which they wish to participate and take risks. Initiatives are followed by group discussion, which are crucial to the effectiveness of adventure education. Through discussion, the program experience is tied to the participants’ personal lives and related to their role within the group or organization.