WATCH: The region’s tallest ropes course has opened in Butler County with unique challenges

Published: Thursday, May 16, 2019 @ 9:00 AM

New inclusive high ropes course open at Great Miami Valley YMCA's Camp Campbell Gard

One of the most unique camp courses in southwest Ohio has been completed.

YMCA Camp Campbell Gard in Butler County has constructed an inclusive ropes course in collaboration with the  Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

The course “has a universal access system which allows participants with all abilities, including those in wheelchairs, to be able to experience it,” officials said.

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It rises as high as 45 feet and has a climbing wall, zip line, giant swing and three levels at different difficulty levels.

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The course is available for a variety of groups, including those on retreats or those attending the camp.

Patricia Dawson, public relations coordinator for Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities, climbs on the Great Miami Valley YMCA's high ropes course now open at Camp Campbell Gard Wednesday, May 15, 2019 on Augspurger Road in St. Clair Township. The course stands nearly fifty feet tall with three levels of elements ranging in difficulty. There is also a climbing wall, zip line, giant swing and more. The course has a universal access system allowing participants with all abilities, including those in wheel chairs, the opportunity to experience it. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF(Nick Graham)