Go Ape in Williamsburg to open kids course

Go Ape, the treetop adventure course in Freedom Park is planning to add a separate course designed for younger children, ages 5 and up, in addition to its regular course, designed for adults and children 10 and up..Go Ape, the treetop adventure course in James City County’s Freedom Park is planning to add a separate course designed for younger children, ages 5 and up, in addition to its regular course, designed for adults and children 10 and up..

Construction on the Jr. Course will start this winter or early spring, with a projected opening date this summer.

What is Go Ape Tree Top Junior?

A fun filled experience of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You’ll negotiate crossings and finish on a high (literally) with one awesome zip wire!

Who will enjoy Tree Top Junior?

The Tree Top junior course is aimed at adventurers aged 5-10 years. The safety systems are designed so that participants stay attached the whole time they are in the trees and there is no need for them to move any safety lines. Participants only become unattached when back on the ground. We don’t require adults to accompany over 6′s on the course but you are more than welcome to book yourself on. The course is quite physical and high in the trees, you know your child best so please do accompany them if you think they’ll need the moral or physical support.

Can I go on as an Adult?

If you want to join your mini Tarzans then just book yourself on. Bear in mind the course is designed for children so the safety cable won’t be quite where you would like it.

More info here

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Go Ape’s Williamsburg Treetop Adventure Course opens to public on April 7, 2012

imageGo Ape, a highly interactive treetop adventure course, swings into action with the grand opening of its newest location on April 7th at Freedom Park in Williamsburg, VA.  Go Ape offers Williamsburg area residents and visitors a unique outdoor experience that allows them to live life adventurously and experience the park like never before, from 40 feet up in the trees, hanging by a wire.

The eco-educational outdoor experience will provide visitors with 2-3 hours of outdoor fun and exercise while they navigate more than 37 obstacles situated in the treetops of Freedom Park.  The course spans seven acres and features five ziplines, one of which is 600 feet long, two Tarzan swings, and a series of rope ladders, bridges, swings, and trapezes.

At Go Ape, participants are equipped with harnesses, pulleys and carabineers and receive a 30-minute training session before they are turned loose into the forest canopy.  Catering to all skill levels, Go Ape is ideal for friend and family outings, corporate team building, birthday parties, date nights, bachelor/bachelorette parties, school groups, scout events, and church groups – basically anyone who is looking for a fun and exciting activity that gets them into nature.

Founded in the U.K. in 2002, Go Ape has developed 30 courses and more than 2.7 million people have taken part in the experience.  Go Ape launched its first U.S. course in May 2010 in Rock Creek Regional Park in Rockville, MD.  Since then, more than 30,000 people have visited the course to monkey around in the trees. Go Ape brings the same thrill and adventure to its second U.S. location in Williamsburg, VA.

WHEN and where

Grand Opening on Saturday, April 7th, 2012

For directions, visit: http://goape.com/sites/freedom-park

Freedom Park

5537 Centerville Road

Williamsburg, Virginia

23188

Book Reservations

To book treetime for opening weekend and beyond, go to www.goape.com or call 888-520-7322

The cost is $35 (10-17 yrs old) $55 (adults)

James City County Residents will receive a 10% discount.  To receive discount, use one of

these codes: JCCTEN or JCC010

Play Tarzan on five ziplines, two Tarzan swings, and a series of rope ladders, bridges, and trapezes @ Freedom Park in Williamsburg

imageCourse Swings into Action in May 2012, Features a 600 Ft. Long Zipline —

As previously reported in Jan 2012 , Go Ape, a treetop adventure company, is breaking ground on its second U.S. location.  The new course will be located at Freedom Park in Williamsburg, VA, a convenient location for the area’s millions of tourists.

Go Ape launched its first U.S. course in May 2010 in Rock Creek Regional Park in Rockville, MD.  Since then, more than 30,000 people have monkeyed around in the trees.

The eco-educational outdoor experience will provide visitors with 2-3 hours of outdoor fun and exercise while they navigate through the treetops.  The course will span seven acres and feature five ziplines, two Tarzan swings, and a series of rope ladders, bridges, swings, and trapezes, all situated in the treetops of Freedom Park.  In addition, Go Ape is excited to reveal new obstacles that will be the first-of-their-kind in the U.S., including a 600 foot long zipline.

Catering to all skill levels, Go Ape is ideal for friend and family outings, corporate team building, birthday parties, date nights, bachelor/bachelorette parties, school groups, scout events, and church groups – basically anyone who is looking for a fun and exciting activity that gets them into nature.

“Given the great success of our first course, we are thrilled to have been awarded the opportunity to expand Go Ape’s U.S. presence with the new site.  We are thankful to all of our supporters for helping to make this happen and are excited to offer a second location that will provide Virginia residents and area visitors with a unique opportunity to live life adventurously,” commented Dan D’Agostino, managing director of Go Ape USA.  “Williamsburg is an ideal location for us and we are happy to provide a family-friendly and healthy activity for residents of the community and tourists.”

“Tourism is a huge business in Williamsburg and family-friendly outdoor adventure activities are in high demand.  There is nothing like Go Ape in the area and we anticipate a lot of interest in the course,” commented John Carnifax, James City County Parks and Recreation Director.  “Go Ape is a great way to attract more visitors to Freedom Park and James City County and to help generate revenue during these tough economic times.”

To learn more about Go Ape or to book your visit to the course, please visit www.goape.com.  To see images, join the fan page of Go Ape USA on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/GoApeUSA or receive updates via Go Ape USA on Twitter