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The new school year is right around the corner and Wild Blue Ropes is geared up to jump start your students’ academic success by increasing their self confidence and self-esteem!

Positive self-esteem gives us the strength and flexibility to take charge of our lives and grow from our mistakes without the fear of rejection.

Where and how does success usually start at Wild Blue Ropes? It begins with introducing yourself to physical and mental challenges that help break through self-imposed boundaries. We like to call this, “experiential learning.” Experiential learning is a process through which students develop knowledge, skills, and values from direct experiences outside a traditional academic setting.

In many cases, achieving success and building self-confidence can start with failure. The expression “failure is not an option” is a misnomer. Failure is indeed an option and an opportunity for great learning. How you respond and what you learn from failure is the best option one can have. Teaching a child that failure is not the end of the world, but a stepping stone for success is one of life’s great lessons!

Besides building confidence and self-esteem, a challenge course offers other important benefits such as increasing problem solving, critical thinking and decision making skills. These strengths can benefit your child in both school and life.

Watching your child conquer a challenge and have an “I can do it” moment is such a gift. Here at Wild Blue Ropes, we get to witness  “WOW” events every day, and it’s very special to see the AHA moment in a child’s eyes and through their smiles.

11 Benefits of High Self Esteem


Hugh Corcoran, a.k.a. “The Challenge Crafter”

Constantly running, hiking, & biking around the Allegheny Mountains, Hugh became an avid student of the outdoors. If there was sweet adventure nearby, Hugh was always hot on the trail, a trail that eventually landed him at Tulane University. It was when his wild streak began to overpower him that he said goodbye to the 9-5 and moved to Charleston, which presented an opportunity to get back to the things he loves most: his family and the outdoors.