The Adventure Park at Long Island

Combines outdoor fun with learning and self-esteem building. Bring your next field trip or youth group outing for zip line and climbing adventure in our trees. The Adventure Park at Long Island, 75 Colonial Springs Rd. Wheatley Heights (town of Babylon), Long Island offers a choice of ten different aerial trails from beginner to advanced. Climbing combines fun with learning, group cooperation and self-esteem building. Climbers receive a safety and equipment briefing by staff and wear safety harnesses that clip onto secure cables throughout their climb. Visits typically include more than one aerial trail for each climber. Picnic tables provided.
Contact Info
Address: 75 Colonial Springs Rd. Wheatley Heights, NY 11798. Suffolk County. Tel: 631-983-3844. Email: info@LongIslandAdventurePark.orgWebsite: www.LongIslandAdventurePark.orgHrs: Spring, Summer & Fall, day and night: See website for details. Contact: Group Reservations.
Trip Info
Grade Level: 2nd-College. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 3+ hours. Cost: Varies. Ask about group rates.

Ropes Courses Fun Facts

Did you know that the British Royal Marines use an advanced ropes course as training for their troops? The course builds confidence and tests troops’ ability to overcome both physical and emotional obstacles.

The same ideas are used in recreational ropes courses, which aim to build teamwork and cooperation, as well as boost confidence and leadership skills in participants.

It is worthwhile to reflect on the experience after the course. Ask campers to describe their feelings during each part of the activity, what challenges they faced, and what strategies they used to overcome those challenges. Ask how these examples can be applied to real-life situations.