2021 Signature Campaign - Rappel Tower
Rappel towers are platforms used to safely practice rappelling and climbing. In the early days of Robert Land Academy, a retrofitted silo was used as a rappel tower. It has long since been demolished, although the training it provided is missed by staff and students.
Rappelling and climbing offer many benefits including physical fitness, adventure, building character and self-confidence, promoting team-building and leadership skills. These are all part of the Robert Land Academy program and a rappel tower would provide a new, fun and interesting aspect to our adventure training facilities.
Like all of RLA’s adventure activities, overcoming a fear or a challenge and completing what seemed like an impossible feat, jumping out of a plane or hiking for three days, proves to boys they are capable of anything if they work for it.
“To be honest, before doing the rappel tower I had a paralyzing fear of heights. When I first had to approach the rappel tower I felt my fear holding me back. Eventually I took the plunge, and felt my fear melt away.” Daniel Hudson Class of 2018.
The goal for the 2021 Signature Campaign is to raise $120,000 to build a 4-sided, 32’ tall Summit Tower with customizable faces. Adventure Works Inc., which has been building and maintaining rappel towers and other outdoor fitness facilities for more than 25 years, will build the tower over a two-week period with completion set for 12 July 2021.
Your support of this project will help many boys conquer their fears, as Daniel had the opportunity to do in the 2018 Raider Challenge, and realize what they can accomplish when they put their minds to it.
Funds raised over the $120,000 goal will be used for phase 2 of this project, the construction of a confidence course on campus.
To make a donation to the 2021 Signature Campaign through the Canadahelps.org online site using your credit card, click on the Donate Now button above. CanadaHelps allows you to track your donations and print your own charitable tax receipts.
To make a donation by cheque, please write “Rappel Tower” in the memo line and mail directly to Robert Land Academy, 6727 South Chippawa Rd, Wainfleet, ON L0R 2J0.