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C.O.P.E. at Tahosa High Adventure Base


C.O.P.E., also known as Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience or Tahosa Challenge, is a program aimed at challenging youth and young adults both mentally and physically. C.O.P.E. is located at the foot of the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area. Approximately 20 miles west of Boulder, the camp’s 300 acres of woodland sits at 9,000 feet in elevation. 

A portion of the National C.O.P.E./Tahosa Challenge takes place at Tahosa High Adventure Base, encouraging teenagers and adults to expand creatively, increase physical skills, promote leadership, and instill personal confidence. Not for the weak of heart, the program is geared to those who seek challenges and are physically and mentally prepared to undergo the rigors of the course. 

The C.O.P.E./Tahosa Challenge is a program designed to physically strengthen Scouts, promote teamwork, and cultivate leadership abilities. Participants spend a weekend in teams swinging, jumping, climbing, lifting, balancing, rappelling, and belaying through activities of increasing difficulty, going through low and high ropes courses. Participants may take the lead in guiding their team to solve “people puzzles,” which increases in difficulty as the course progresses. By the end of the weekend youth will be amazed at how well they have overcome their fears and gained confidence in their physical and mental abilities. 

With comfortable sleeping arrangements, beautiful mountain views, hearty meals prepared by the Tahosa Challenge staff, and a weekend filled with unique challenges and fun, what more could a Scout ask for?

Program Features

Teamwork - Balance Low

Teamwork - Balance High

Teamwork - Rappel & Belay

People Puzzles

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Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information is also available in languages other than English.

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