Some say it's the happiest place on Earth...
WHAT IS ALPINE?
Alpine is a Christian Summer Camp and Conference Center in Southern California, up in the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, near Lake Arrowhead, CA. Alpine’s sleepaway programs for Jr. High, High School and Elementary are chock full of fun activities for kids.
The highly-intentional overnight summer program for kids makes us one of the best camps for kids in Southern California. Also, our sweet mountain retreat center offers an annual Men’s Conference, Women’s Retreats, Leadership Retreats and more!
If you’re looking for an historic place for your mountain conference center needs, then enjoy a warm drink and sit by the same fireplace that Clark Gable, Shirley Temple, Fred Astaire, Bette Davis and many more have enjoyed!
For those looking for Leadership Programs, we have a multi-faceted High Ropes Course that boasts the tallest free-standing natural element in North America!
Last, but not least, our Outdoor Education program combines the science camp curriculum you’d expect with the fun of instructional staff in frontier-themed costume! Learn how to start a fire with no matches, use a bow & arrow and tomahawks, as well as studying Animal Adaptation and Wilderness Survival.
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Higher Ground Ropes Course

The Course

Higher Ground elements are specially designed to enhance teamwork, problem solving skills, trust, imagination, perceived risk taking (in a supportive atmosphere) commitment and excitement. We foster group support, enhance individual acceptance and self-esteem by utilizing problem-solving scenarios, stimulating initiatives, and Low and High Challenge Course elements. Our trained staff is second to none in their expertise in safety, facilitating and leadership. Our goal for each individual is to provide a positive learning experience in a fun and supportive atmosphere.

The Elements

  • HIGH ROPES COURSE

    high ropes“High” is in the eyes of the beholder. “High Elements” in our terminology refers to the events that must be belayed (rope attachment system) to ensure the safety of a participant. High ropes course events are usually the ones most remembered by participants because of the drama, anxiety, overcoming fear, excitement and exhilaration experienced.

  • LOW ROPES COURSE

    low ropes“Low Elements” activities are characterized by group rather than individual participation and the absence of belay needs; i.e., rope protection. These group challenges require people working together physically and mentally to achieve a goal. Your group will be engaged in activities that will be setting the foundation for the rest of the day. These activities are creative games and situations that promote problem solving from different perspectives as well as goal setting and looking out for each other. They demonstrate the importance of working together as a team to view a problem, coming up with a strategy to solve the problem and carrying through with the solution. Low element activities provide groundwork and solution orientation for “real life” problems associated with personal relationships, school, occupations, etc.

  • CLIMBING TOWER

    climbing ropesExperience the exciting 35 foot multi-faceted climbing tower plus vertical playpen. The Tower offers 8 different climbs that range from beginner to expert. A very strong rope (belay), which is controlled by the instructor, supports the participant.

  • ZIP LINE

    zip lineFly through the air with the greatest of ease on our exhilarating 500 foot zip line! Securely fastened in the safety harness, you will experience flight along the zip line cable and come safely to a gentle stop at the supervised landing platform.

Read about all the elements on the ropes course

Course Descriptions

  • “High” is in the eyes of the beholder. Your eyes will behold the highest free-standing natural element in North America: THE CENTURION - towering 100+ feet above the ground! Then, there's The Centurion's little brothers and sisters that are also a delight... High Elements in our terminology refers to the events that must be belayed (rope attachment system) to ensure the safety of a participant. High ropes course events are usually the ones most remembered by participants because of the drama, anxiety, overcoming fear, excitement and exhilaration experienced. Read More
  • For the first portion of the morning, your group will be engaged in activities that will be setting the foundation for the rest of the day. These activities are creative games and situations that work on problem solving from different perspectives. These activities will also deal with goal setting and looking out for each other. They demonstrate the importance of working together as a team to view a problem, coming up with a strategy to solve the problem and carrying through with the solution. Read More
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Forms and Information

Health & Activity Release Form
Parent Letter
Ropes Rates

What To Wear

Guest Relations Assistant

Crystal Morales

Ropes
Contact Crystal with questions regarding your Guest Retreat or booking.
crystal@alpine-cc.org
Ext: 162
Recreation Coordinator

Rebekah Wallin

Ropes
Rebekah oversees all of Alpine's amazing recreational activities including the Higher Ground Ropes Course, Zip Line, and Team Building Initiatives.
rebekah@alpine-cc.org
Ext: 143