Challenge Course Re-Opens at Youth Services

Authored by Maria Drummond, Youth Services Recreation Therapist

Salt Lake County Youth Services staff of 15 recently completed a training IMG_3520which qualifies them to run experiential learning groups on our on-site Challenge Course. The course includes 7 low element challenge events with names such as Swinging Log, Spider’s Web, and Nitro Crossing, which are set up to create excellent opportunities for groups to practice team work and experience the thrill of succeeding at a challenging task. Youth Services staff will be able to lead groups of clients from a variety of the programs offered, including our Shelter Programs, Afterschool Programs, Prevention Programs, Substance Abuse Recovery Programs and Counseling Services.

Challenge Course participants will strengthen skills in problem solving, leadership, relationships, communication andIMG_3543 conflict resolution. They will also be able to build self-confidence, trust in themselves and others, and become aware of the values that are directing their decision making.

At Youth Services, we are excited to be able to offer this excellent experiential learning tool to the youth and families who access our services. Check us out at to see what services may be beneficial to you or your family! IMG_3525


About Carol Hendrycks

As a communication professional I have enjoyed working for profit and non-profit organizations for over 30 years. I came to Youth Services in 2009 to volunteer and never left! It's a terrific blend of taking what I am passionate about i.e. communications and spinning my talents to benefit youth that is a most rewarding career and personal experience.
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