Discovery Course Treetop Trekking Barrie
Treetop Trekking Horesehoe Inc, has announced the opening of a brand new adventure park course for people with special needs, and for young children. Located at its operation at Horeseshoe Resort near Barrie, Ontario, the ‘Discovery Course’ officially opened to the public Saturday June 24, 2017. This new course will help the company towards its goal of providing adventure park experiences to all people, no matter of age or ability.
The most exciting thing about the new Discovery Course is that it will allow people with a wide range of special needs to experience the fun of climbing through the trees and zip lining. Where most adventure park courses require participants that are wearing a rock climbing harness to repeatedly clip their tethers from one safety line to the next, the Discovery Course uses a new continuous lifeline system, eliminating the need to operate the sometimes-cumbersome carabiners. The course also ranges in height from 2 to 4 feet off the ground, which allows support workers or staff to easily encourage and support participants if needed.
The Discovery Course will also allow children as young as 5 years old to explore the forest in a whole new way. Prior to this the adventure park courses at Treetop Trekking had a minimum age requirement of 9 years old. The Discovery Course was constructed by Treetop Trekking’s construction team which is lead by Kevin Schandelmeier of Barrie, and is made up of 9 different bridges or games such as suspension bridges, swinging steps, and hammock nets, which lead guests from one tree to the next. The course also finishes with a zip line.
Treetop Trekking operates 5 adventure parks in Ontario, located in Barrie, Brampton, Huntsville, Stouffville and the Ganaraska Forest near Peterborough. This is the first Discovery Course at a Treetop Trekking park, and the company is currently building similar courses at its Stouffville location, which are scheduled to open this summer.
Treetop Trekking Horseshoe is located at 1101 Horseshoe Valley Rd, Comp 10, R.R. #1 in Barrie, Ontario.
Find out more at: http://treetoptrekking.com/en/barrie/activities/discovery-courses/.