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Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 02 September 2018

The Adventure Challenge for Autism

29th Sept 2018

"Our biggest BH Outdoor Project yet and all for a great cause"

Purchase your tickets here

 

The Purpose:

Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland approached us earlier this year to help them support their fundraising efforts to train and provide dogs to children with Autism.  An AADI dog promotes independance and opens up a whole new world for a child with Autism.

 

The Brief:

A family fun team event across Land, Height and Water. Challenge yourself and have a whole lot of fun. FIll out your scorecard on each activity to earn points and prizes for you team. Everyone will get to try the Aquapark, Zip Line and Mini-Assault course and two more adventure activities as part of your fun packed day in the great outdoors.

 

The Adventure Challenge:

Each team will be led through the site with their adventure route map and scorecard. Each group will partake in 5 different activities and set a score in each within the 3 hours completion time. There will be prizes for each category and an overall prize for the day winners.

 

Challenge A

150m Zipline, Aquapark, Assault Course, Archery & Leap of Faith (Ideal for those who want a daring challenge)

Challenge B

150m Zipline, Aquapark, Assault Course, Archery & Gladiator (Ideal for teams and families)

Challenge C

150m Zipline, Aquapark, Assault Course, Low Ropes & Jacobs Ladder (Ideal for teams or pairs who want to climb heights)

Challenge D

150m Zipline, Aquapark, Assault Course, Team Games & Abseil (Ideal for teams and families)

Challenge E

150m Zipline, Aquapark, Assault Course, Team Games & Crate Stack (Ideal for teams, Adults and families)


 

The details:

  • The Adventure Challenge for Autism takes place on the 29th of September.

  • Limited spaces on each challenge and wave.

  • Registration

    • Wave 1: 9:30

    • Wave 2: 13:00

  • Upon registration you will be given your adventure route and scorecard. You will be introduced to the other people in your challenge category.

  • There will be 12 people on each challenge category.

  • There will be completion time windows for each activity on your scorecard, any activity window that is missed cannot be re-done and your score will be 0 for that activity

  • AADI training dogs and Information tents will be onsite to demonstrate where all the raised funds are spent.

  • 96 fm will have their roadshow onsite during the day

 

Tickets and Fundraising:

  • Tickets [fundraising commitment also required]

    • Adult solo €50

    • Family X2 Adult X3 Child       €110

    • X1 Adult + X1 Child €60

    • X2 Adult Team €90

    • Adult team of X4 €40pp

  • Click here to purchase your tickets on the AADI events page


 

FAQ’s:

  • Can I compete on my own?

Yes. This event is open to all. You can purchase a single ticket for one of the adventure challenges and you will be placed in a team with other people in the same boat as yourself.

 

  • What skill level do you need to complete the adventure challenges?

No prior skill required. All activities are pitched at an introductory level and are staffed by qualified instructors to help you through the whole activity and event.

 

  • What age must you be to compete? Max and min?

This event is a family fun event and is suitable for all ages young and the young at heart. Certain activities that require harness equipment in which we only have sizes to fit children 8 years and older.

 

  • How many do I need to make a team?

You can enter on your own and be placed within a team on the day. To enter your own team you need a minimum of 4 persons.

 

  • Can I come and watch even though I am not competing?

Yes. The whole day will be highly entertaining and you are more than welcome to spectate and support. You can also meet the dogs in training and find out more about the AADI organisation in their information tents on the day. There is also a national wakeboarding event taking place that weekend so plenty to see. There is café and food options onsite.

 

  • Can I pick what activities I do?

There are set challenge streams in which you can select your preference of activities. You can see them above, under the Adventure Challenge Section.

 

  • Can I donate money even though I am not competing?

Yes. The AADI are always looking for support, volunteers and donations. Further information can be found on their website

 

  • Do I have to be able to swim?

Yes. All participants will be given a buoyancy aid, however the ability to maneuver from point A to B while in the buoyancy aid is essential.

 

  • I am not a comfortable with heights, is this for me?

No prior skill required. All activities are pitched at an introductory level and are staffed by qualified instructors to help you through the whole activity and event. It is a fun event so challenging yourself is always a part of your day, but no one will be forced to complete anything they do not wish to do. Even if the heights is something you feel you could not do there is plenty of other activities in each adventure challenge that you will still have a fantastic day even if you are unable to complete this one element of it.

 

  • I am not comfortable with water, is this for me?

All participants will be given a buoyancy aid, however the ability to maneuver from point A to B while in the buoyancy aid is essential. Even if the water is something you feel you could not do there is plenty of other activities in each adventure challenge that you will still have a fantastic day even if you are unable to complete this one element of it.

 

  • Where do I buy tickets?

Tickets can be purchased on the AADI event shop on their website

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