Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure

Take your campers on an unforgettable outdoor challenge. Go Ape is an adventure in the trees, where visitors ascend higher and higher into the forest as they navigate rope obstacles, bridges, swings, and zip lines. More than 40 unique features make up the Illinois course. Reserve early and compliment your youth group's visit with a hands-on activity that will help them build teamwork and connect with the environment. One adult's supervision is required for every two 10-15 year olds. Adults may not supervise from the ground.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 1100 Ogden Avenue, Western Springs, IL 60154. Cook County. Tel: 410-787-2417. Website: www.goape.com/locations/illinois/chicago. Hrs: By appointment.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: 5th-College. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 3 hours. Cost: Fee.

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.