Low Ropes Course
The 4-H Center offers cooperation and teambuilding programs for youth, adolescents, and adults. The primary purpose of these programs is to challenge members of a group to overcome a series of obstacles by working together. As the group overcomes each obstacle in their course, teamwork will increase dramatically. All programs conducted on our challenge course are physically, mentally, and emotionally challenging. Every group that visits our Center is different; therefore, each group’s individual program can be structured for the needs of that organization. Ropes Course programs can run from 3-7 hours depending on the group’s size and needs. Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing, closed-toe shoes with heel straps, and no jewelry.
In addition to a program on the Low Ropes Course (see description above), groups may also utilize the Climbing Tower, which challenges participants’ problem solving ability as they grapple with our 25-foot wall. Multiple levels of difficulty challenge new and experienced climbers. As the individuals overcome our wall, the group will learn communication and support for one another. Climbing Tower programs can run from 1-4 hours depending on the group’s size and needs. Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing, closed-toe shoes with heel straps, and no jewelry. Also note that participants wearing hard hair bows or barrettes may be asked to remove them in order to wear a helmet safely.
Canoeing & Kayaking
Enjoy a peaceful paddle along the shores of Smith Mountain Lake in a canoe or recreational kayak. Participants are asked to wear closed-toe shoes with heel straps and all participants must wear a life jacket (provided by the 4-H Center).
Test your aiming skills on our Archery Range! Re-curve bows for all ages and abilities are utilized on our range with 8 shooting lanes. The range is located next to the Canoe/Kayak shed.
Ready, Aim, Fire! .22 caliber rifles in youth and adult sizes are the tool used to teach this class. Safe handling of a firearm, proper firing techniques, and more are part of the curriculum. The range is located behind JOCO Learning Center.
Take a break and relax in the pool! Your group will enjoy swimming in our L-shaped pool complete with a shallow end and a diving well. Lounge chairs, showers, and changing rooms are also located at the pool facility for your convenience. Lifeguards are required and provided by the 4-H Center.