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High Elements

    The purpose of our high elements is to push comfort zones, develop personal confidence, and to have a ton of fun.

    Penn-York Camp and Retreat Center has a static belay course that is connected to our zip tower. It sports obstacles at 20 and 30 feet off the ground. Participants will have the opportunity to overcome these challenges and take a ride on our 500 foot zipline. We recommend a time block of 4 hrs for a group size of 10-25. Give us a call to find out what would be best for your group.

Zip Line

  • The high elements feature a 500 foot zipline. This is a great way to end after all the other elements have been accomplished.

30 Foot Level

  • Burma Bridge: This is a good starter element that has a metal cable to walk on and a rope on each side of you to use for support as you cross the span between poles.

  • Broken Bridge: On a series of narrow boards that are irregularly spaced and twisted, you cross to the other side.

  • Multi-Vine: Crossing from one platform to another, you walk a cable and use dangling ropes as your supports.

  • Bottomless Burma: This one has two cables to hold as you walk, but there is no bottom cable. You must step from one loop of rope to another to get to the other side. 

  • Tyrolean Traverse: Once all the elements on the 30 foot level have been completed, a participant can use the Tyrolean Traverse to travel to the zipline.

20 Foot Level

  • Catwalk: A parallel telephone pole stretches from one platform to the other. Walk the log without any support

  • Cheese Grater: Here you'll find two metal cables to walk on with nothing to hold onto for support. Walk on both, or try using just one.

  • Pirates Crossing: Walk a metal 'tight rope' cable use two ropes, each slanted to meet at the middle of the cable, and each only long enough to take you half-way.

  • Surf Boards: Suspended boards are tricky to cross as each swings while you walk.

  • Tyrolean Traverse: Once all the elements on the 20 foot level have been completed, a participant can use the Tyrolean Traverse to travel to the zipline.

Additional Elements

  • Pull Team/Cargo Net: For larger groups, work as a team to pull each participant up to one of the levels. The participant will be able to use the cargo net to climb to the desired level.

  • Leap of Faith (pamper pole): Climb the staples to the top of a telephone pole, and then jump to a trapeze that hangs in front of you.

  • Easy Climbing Wall: The easy climbing wall is a forty foot straight up climb with many holds

  • Hard Climbing Wall: The hard climbing wall is a forty foot straight up climb with an overhang to climb over. Both the easy and hard wall have additional climbing routes for participants who want a challenge.

  • Centipede:  Use staples to climb a series of 4x4s while the whole challenge swings back and forth.

Penn-York Camp & Retreat Center

266 Northern Potter Rd.   Ulysses, PA   16948

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