Using various games and activities, the three groups worked on being effective teams and supporting each other. Sometimes they had to think outside the box to solve a challenge - like passing a ball around the group as quickly as possible. After a lot of trial and error, the record time was under one second - despite starting out convinced it would take at least a minute!
One by one, the girls (and several leaders) climbed up the ladder, scaled a few large staples in a tree, and set out on the rope course. It was a test of strength, team support, and sheer nerves - and the girls had huge smiles as they were belayed gently to the ground.
This was a great experience, as it really emphasized team dynamics as well as giving each girl a chance to stretch herself (sometimes literally) and discover her own strengths and abilities.