High Point Experience
Learn by Doing
Experiential education is a powerful learning tool, based on the idea that learning is best accomplished by doing. Participants are given tasks or obstacles to overcome. After completing the task, they are asked to bridge the connection between what they have experienced and their personal behavior or lifestyle by applying their learning to everyday life.
Our Challenge by Choice philosophy at Samford University's High Point allows participants to take part to whatever degree they are comfortable. Success is not measured by reaching the top of the tower, but rather by reaching personal and group goals. Participants are encouraged to go beyond their comfort zone and attempt more than they think is possible. The increased confidence and sense of achievement gained is taken from the tower and integrated into the personal and professional lives of the participants.
Programs are designed to meet the needs or goals of individual groups and may be adjusted for group sizes ranging from six to 36. Program content is customized so that whether the group is corporate, collegiate, religious or youth, activities are transferable to real life situations.
Challenge By Choice
The High Point experience is a powerful one due to the height of the structures, yet it requires little upper body strength, making it ideal for groups of almost any age. Program length is designed based on the characteristics of individual groups. Samford University's High Point offers unique opportunities for inclusion of people with disabilities. The elements included on the tower allow group members with disabilities to participate in the planning as well as the physical portion of the experience.
- Educational Groups
- Church Groups
- Community Groups
- Corporate Groups
- bonding for new group members
- team building/cooperation
- leadership development
- communication among group members
- problem solving
- trust building
- highlighting of individual strengths
- enhancement of self-esteem
- overcoming perceived limitations
- incorporation of individual strengths into group activities
- respect for others