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Pilot Mountain Rock Climbing: 9/12/10
“Best trip I’ve been on. Great Instructors & group. Great location, great program!”
Hanging Rock Hiking: 9/18/10
“Nice job and great initiation. Will definitely do it again.”
Jordan Lake Sea Kayaking: 9/19/10
“This was great, challenging, & fun. I’d do it again!”
Wilson Creek Backpacking: 9/24-9/26/10
“I loved how the Instructors gave the tools to figure out & do for ourselves.”
Roanoke River Sea Kayaking: 10/9-10/10/10
“I thought Instructors were all knowledgeable and I learned so much & felt I could trust them. I especially enjoyed talking with each one and how they interacted with all of us one on one. Way above/better than I expected!
“What great Instructors & trip location! I had a superb time and wouldn’t have traded it for anything.”
“This was a great time, thanks so much!”
Raven Rock Hiking: 10/16/10
“This is an awesome experience and it needs to be advertised more!”
“Great conversation, very friendly and personable. Fun trip! Thanks so much”
“I loved the experience…definitely going to do it again!”
Intermediate Rock Climbing: 10/30-10/31/10
“So great to get away from Chapel Hill and meet people who like doing what I like. Overall, an awesome experience.”
“It was really, really awesome. No kidding.”
“Lots of fun. Loved the trip.”
“loved the group and the challenge even though it stretched my comfort zone”
“This was probably one of the most effective programs in terms of positively shifting my perspectives on life.”
“Had fun. Sorry for my attitude problems, it was part of my mindset.”
“Awesome job done by all!”
“This trip was amazing!”
“Loved the trip. Thanks for everything!”
“This was such a great program, thank you!”
“I loved the Instructors & the length/location of the trip!”
“Thank you very much for the fun experience! It was a really nice transition to UNC!”
“It was AWESOME! Thanks so much!”
Intermediate Rock Climbing: 3/27-3/28/10
“I loved this program! Exceeded my expectations! Thank you all so much!”
Challenge Course Testimonials
You and your staff made the day! And we appreciate each of you for what you did for us. I'm sure we're all better people for having done it and look forward to coming to you again.
-Robert Humphreys, CCCDP/CASTLE
You all have an excellent operation there and you should feel very proud about what you've been able to accomplish with the course!
-Dr. Jenny Lukow
The Challenge Course program has offered opportunities for students to engage in leadership and group development activities prior to various APPLES experiences. Students enrolled in the APPLES Alternative Spring Break Trips and Global Service-Learning programs participate in the challenge course to develop group dynamics and to get to know one another. The cost is low, the experience is great and the learning continues beyond the challenge course and extends into their individual and group contribution to APPLES and beyond. We're thankful to Lizzie and her wonderful staff, as they have always been willing to work with us to develop experiences that meet our needs. Engaging and intentional programs like the challenge course enable APPLES students to prepare for their experiences and learn from one another in new ways. We look forward to working with the challenge course for years to come!
-Leslie Parkins, Associate Director for Programs and Leadership APPLES Service-Learning Program
We truly enjoyed our Carolina Adventures morning! We feel that we gained insight to our strengths and weaknesses and learned more about each other in the process. Thanks again for a truly rewarding experience!
-Karen Thompson, University Career Services
Encouragement and support from teammates made the difference between success and failure for me. What an insight. I’m not fearless now, but completing the high ropes course has made me much more willing to try something I’m afraid to do. Thanks to the high ropes course I feel a renewed sense of confidence that I can handle whatever comes my way.
- Patricia A. Langelier, Administrative Assistant to the Director, UNC Division of Facilities Services
Thanks again for a great program a couple weeks ago for the Youth Voices kids - we talked about the experience the next day in class, and they all really got a lot out of it. All of them recommended that we do it again for next year's group!
-Jenny Olson, Youth Voices Program Coordinator
I just wanted to send you a huge thank you for giving us such a spectacular experience! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and can't wait to come back and do it again!
-Ann Frey Smith, American Board of Pediatrics
This was a great day! The facilitators did a great job with the girls. It was a really positive, growthful experience for all.
-Kate, Teens Climb High
Challenge programs are always so interesting - you can always see some good come out of things, even in 3 hours! Thanks so much for having our softball team.
-Dr. Deborah Bialeschki, American Camp Assocation
Great job today!! I'm still replaying the great moments in my head as I do my work. Not only were the participants fun, but you have been blessed with a great staff of hardworking, focused, humorous people.
-Gillian Backus, Toxicology
Thank you so much for allowing us the opportunity to use the high ropes course on Friday! The campers absolutely loved it. I've already had several ask me when we were going to do it again! It was really a great success and it's an experience most of them will never forget.
-Brendan Moore, Haw River Parks and Recreation
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