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News: 03/01/2020

Sign up to be a ropes course leader



Looking for a fun and challenging outdoor activity? Interested in developing leadership skills while providing community service to diverse populations?

Train to be a Challenge Sonoma Adventure Ropes Course leader. Challenge Sonoma leaders are community volunteers who lead participants through a sequence of activities composed of logs, platforms, and ropes, offering all ages both physical and mental challenges.

The next training dates are March 19-22, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day.

The Challenge Sonoma course is located on Sonoma Mountain above the Sonoma Developmental Center. Applicants who are at least 15 years old are welcome to train. The tuition for training is $125, which includes over 50 hours of leader training. You will be responsible for the cost of fingerprinting.

Challenge Sonoma Adventure Ropes Course is a non-profit group that has been in continuous operation since 1984. In 2000 the course was completely rebuilt with the support of community members and businesses intent on maintaining this valuable community resource.

Challenge Sonoma leaders are all community volunteers who are individually selected. Leaders must complete a rigorous training program and apprenticeship prior to being qualified as solo leaders.

Challenge Sonoma’s mission is to support the school children and youth-at-risk in the Sonoma Valley by providing an unequaled outdoor experience that forwards their learning and gives them the opportunity to step up to the best that they can be in our community, and additionally, to offer premium ropes course programs to community and business groups to help defray the costs of supporting Sonoma Valley youth.

For more information, go to www.challengesonoma.org.


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