The planning and construction of our new zipline was a long and expensive process but it is now complete and in service!

Planning began two years ago but was slowed down with additional engineering requirements insisted on by the County Health Department and Building Inspectors in western New York. As it added to the safety of the event, we were happy to comply in spite of the added time and expense.
Work began last fall with the poles that would hold the cables. Early this spring, work began on the foundations and platforms that would carry the zipline. The main platform was built up on the hillside which it made it impossible to use a cement truck. All the concrete had to be mixed and poured by hand!

Once that was done, the bigger and more difficult task of building the structure was started by Larry Thompson with the help of a number of willing volunteers. The structures began to take shape and at last the first cables were hung with our Challenge Course inspectors, Signature Research.

Larry Thompson took the inaugural test ride on the new zipline!

The zipline event was completed and inspected and has become a great feature of camp. We have now had a number of camp sessions as well as guest groups make use of it this fall. I am sure that it is going to be an exciting and valuable additional to the camp programs.
Next spring we will be offering an in-depth training and certification program that will incorporate training on all our ropes courses as well as the zipline. We need to have as many people as possible certified to run this event. If you are interested or know someone that is interested, please let us know so that we can include you in the training day!