Team Building and Leadership Development

Let experience be the teacher through a unique ropes course challenge. Experiential activities create a powerful learning opportunity for participants of all ages! Using the vibrant beauty of our own redwood forest, our facilitators help groups discover ways to work together and accomplish goals. The Challenge Course at YMCA Camp Jones Gulch facilitates discovery, inquiry, inspiration, and exploration. Participants can develop teambuilding, communication, and teambuilding skills that help them in their daily lives while having an incredibly fun experience in the redwoods.

Corporate and Professional Groups

Challenge Courses provide the opportunity for your group to build a better connection outside of the office using group development models and exploration.

Ideal program for:

  • Management Teams
  • Small Businesses
  • New Employee Orientation
  • Inter-department Bonding

"It definitely reinforced to me how special it is to have a great trusting bond between our co-workers, and how we are able to overcome obstacles by thinking openly and trusting in one other."


School and Youth Group Programs

We incorporate Y core values—respect, responsibility, honesty, caring—while focusing on ways to develop future leaders in your community.

Ideal program for:

  • All-class Retreats
  • Sports Teams of Clubs
  • Student Government or After-school Programs
  • Anti-bullying Campaigns

"At the camp, they are so accommodating willing to do whatever is necessary to make us comfortable. Especially this year, the staff worked so diligently to help us find an alternative date for our trip because the first trip had to be canceled due to the smoke from the Camp Fire in November. The Ropes Course staff are the best that I've ever worked with, and I have a 30+ year history of working with and at ropes courses throughout California."


University and College Programs

Unlock the full potential of your collegiate organization with facilitation from our professional staff and build connections that will last a lifetime.

Ideal program for:

  • Associated Student Body Boards
  • Sports Team Bonding
  • Freshman Orientation/Senior Retreats
  • Dormitory Outings

"I would like to take this opportunity to give a huge, gigantic SHOUT OUT to the YMCA Camp Jones Gulch Ropes Course and Staff as well as the entire camp and staff. We have been coming here for our annual ASB Field Trip for what seems like forever. I'm sure that we've been to Jones Gulch for 10 years of my 21 years as the ASB advisor. We've used other Ropes Courses throughout the Bay Area, and hands down, we love Jones Gulch the most. The facilities are top notch. "

Low Ropes Course

At the low ropes course, participants work together as a team to balance on wires, climb through spaces, use boards to create bridges…and more. Groups rely on their safety training, communication, and teamwork to succeed on elements 0 to 6 feet above the ground.

Our experienced professional facilitators will guide your group through a series of these activities that will progress in intensity as the day goes on. During brief debriefing sessions, staff members ask insightful questions, encourage your group to discuss successes and challenges, and help each individual apply what they have learned to their daily life. The Low Ropes Course is a wonderful tool for teambuilding and leadership development.

Our Low Ropes Course is an excellent tool for adult groups as well as youth ages 11 and up.

High Ropes Course

Our High Ropes Course takes place between 25 and 75 feet above the ground! Combine a high and low course for a full day experience! 

In the high course, each participant will have the opportunity to traverse a cable, balance on a beam, or jump from a platform and reach for a goal. Individual climbers are assisted by their group members as they use a rope ladder and climbing holds to ascend challenges among the redwoods. All of our high elements use a harness and ropes safety system with belaying by highly trained staff.

  • Provides high perceived risk.  
  • Participants get the opportunity to challenge their perceptions of themselves and their team members.  
  • Practice setting goals and striving to reach them!

High Ropes challenges provide an excellent opportunity for adults and teens (ages 12 and up) to support each other, set goals, and step outside of their comfort zones. 


Scheduling options

Full Day

$120* per person. Enjoy a Full Day at the ropes course. Spend up to 6 hours with our talented facilitators anytime between 9am-5pm. Full days groups can opt to take a lunch break and continue their time afterwards. Both Low and High elements are available, as well as a combination of your choice.

Half Day

$95* per person. The Half Day option offers up to 4 hours of ropes course facilitation. Half days run anytime between 9am-5pm. Groups have the option of running the four hours consecutively, or include a half hour lunch break. Both Low and High elements are available, as well as a combination of your choice.

Birthday Party

Interested in scheduling a birthday party? We can work with you to provide an affordable experience for your group! Contact us today!


*We honor significantly reduced rates for non-profit organizations. Please note your organization's non-profit status in your inquiry!


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