MOAC General Meeting – Dave Klim

Date(s) - Wed, Sep 01, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Please note special meeting location and time:
The Bandstand at Fort Williams Park
1000 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth
6 pm
Bring your lawn chairs!
Join us as long time MOACer Dave Klim talks about ropes courses that will include a short history, where they can be built, and what they are used for. Also, how they are used and with what populations of people, why they are popular amongst participants and teachers, camp counselors and how they are useful. In addition, what people hope to and do get out of them, the types of courses there are, educational vs. pay for play.
And what are ropes courses made of? Knots will be the second part of the presentation. The audience participation segment will include going over some knots that are useful in given scenarios — such as tying a canoe to a car or trailer. Easy tent guy cord tensioning knot, maybe boat to a cleat or canoe to a tree. Car from a snow bank? Sections of cord will be passed around so attendees can try their hand at tying them.
Dave has been working with ropes courses for approximately 30 years. On occasion doing so has brought him to places around the world but mostly in the Northeast of the U.S., often in beautiful forested areas such as in old New England summer camps and even behind schools. His role in the ropes course industry is to build them, repair them and inspect them. It can be a year-round job, often away from home during the week. Often visiting multiple locations in a week. While doing his job he ends up needing to use ropes in the construction part or just to position himself to do the high work.

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