The Atlanta Area Council is proud to offer Climbing and Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience (COPE) programs at both Bert Adams Scout Camp and Woodruff Scout Camp as well as off-site caving programs. These programs are available during summer camp and on select weekends throughout the year.
Training is also available throughout the year for adult volunteers who are interested in facilitating climbing, COPE and other high ropes element programming.
Project COPE, a national program of the Boy Scouts of America, is composed of group initiative games, trust events, low course events, and high ropes course events. Some activities involve a group challenge, while others develop individual skills and agility. Participants climb, swing, balance, jump, rappel, and devise solutions to a variety of problems. Most participants achieve much more than they imagined they could.
The Project COPE Weekend events are perfect for Troops, Patrols, Venture Crews, Ships, and Explorer Posts. In addition, they are a perfect way for a pending Philmont, Canoe Base, or Sea Base Crew to come together as a team prior to their big adventure.
Don’t forget the adults! How do you get the newly crossed over adults integrated into your unit? New adults feel a little lost and unsure of their place among the group of existing leaders. Take a group of existing leaders and a group of new adults to a COPE event and you will have a fully integrated team by the end of the weekend.
The Atlanta Area Council invites all Scouts BSA Troops and Patrols, Venture Crews, Ships, Explorer Posts, and adult Scouter groups to come out and enjoy a weekend of Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience at the Project COPE Course at Woodruff Scout Camp near Blairsville or at the Bert Adams Scout Camp near Covington. We run 2 events each spring and another 2 events each fall.
Age: Youth under the age of 13 may not be allowed on the high wires, but will be able to participate in everything else. Only currently registered Scouts/Units can participate.
Cost: $30.00 per participant and is limited to the first 48 paid participants.
Deadline: 2 weeks prior to the event. Please notify the Program Center of any changes to your reservation.
: All COPE participants are required to complete and bring a copy of their current the BSA medical form
parts A&B to participate.
Food/Camping Gear: Participants are responsible for their own camping equipment and food.
COPE Weekend at Bert Adams - Fall 2019
August 23, 2019
to August 25
COPE Weekend at Woodruff - Fall 2019
October 25, 2019
to October 27
COPE Weekend at Bert Adams - Spring 2020
March 20, 2020
to March 22
COPE Weekend at Woodruff - Spring 2020
April 17, 2020
to April 19
COPE Weekend at Bert Adams - Fall 2020
August 28, 2020
to August 30
COPE Weekend at Woodruff - Fall 2020
October 09, 2020
to October 11