COPE stands for a Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience, and is the BSA's version of a "high-rope" or "challenge" course. Some of these challenge elements are done at ground level, some on ropes 18 inches above ground and some 30 feet above ground.
COPE runs from 8am through 4pm and can be a day trip or part of your weekend at Camp Lewis. Boy Scouts and leaders of all ages can participate on the low course, but must be thirteen or older to do the high course. The ideal COPE group is 8-36 participants, but will be sub-devided into groups of 12 or fewer scouts to facillitate movement through the course. Depending on staff availability we can schedule as many as three groups of 12 on the course the same day.
Project COPE Fee's and Registration:
A "0" indicates that the course is unfortunately fully booked for that date. If we can find more staff we may schedule additional dates as weather permits. Notice of additional dates or cancelations will be distributed to everyone on the COPE e-mailing list. Send your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a program fee of $20 per participant currently registered with the Northern New Jersey Council. For out of council participants, or for non-scouting participants, the fee is $25 per participant. Registration fee includes the course and equipment fee's, instruction, as well as a certificate and patch for all participants upon completion of the course.
Your registration fee does not cover the rental of any other facility in camp. It is highly reccomended that your group stay in camp the night before your course date to ensure the full COPE experience. If your group chooses not to stay in camp and experiences travel delays for whatever reason, it my not be possible to extend your Project COPE experience.
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