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August 05, 1994 - Image 14

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-08-05

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Crossing ropes 15 feet
off the ground gives
campers: at Camp Maas
an "adrenaline rush" and
the chance to experience
something life at home
cannot provide.

Neil Katz (right) checks
to make sure safety
equipment is properly

Crawling along the
ropes course offers
a great view of
the ground.

Those aren't
monkeys in the
trees. They're


A adalli






ithout looking up about 15 feet, you wouldn't notice
the high-ropes course strung between the trees of Camp
Not only do the campers notice the ropes, they can't
wait to climb them. Last week, a bunk of soon-to-be-
seventh-grade boys hit the ropes.
"It was an adrenaline rush," said Matt Ingber, right
after he had both feet on the ground. "It was one of the
scariest things rve ever done. It was so much fun. While
I was up there, I kept thinking, 'Am I going to fall? Are
the ropes going to break?' I want to do it again."
Neil Katz, who supervises the ropes course, said
everything about the activity is safe. "With all the pro-
fessional safety equipment we use, there is no way
anyone can fall," he said.
Different techniques are used to cross each part of
the course.
Mr. Katz said the activity helps build self-esteem
and encourages campers to extend their limits by
reaching their goal and taking one extra step. CI

"Double crossing"
the rope with help
from a friend.

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