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Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 6.77'
Flow: 11400 cfps

Trail Conditions: Richmond


Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 3:48pm
Low Tide: 10:18am

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Williamsburg ‘Go Ape’ opens kids’ course

March 22, 2013 9:17am

In response to popular demand, Go Ape at Freedom Park in Williamsburg announced this week the grand opening of its Go Ape Treetop Junior, the company’s first adventure course in the U.S. designed specifically for children. Featuring two ziplines, and obstacles, including a log balance, magic carpet, stepping stones, and Tibetan bridge, Treetop Junior offers participants an hour long experience 20 feet up in the trees.FreedomPark595X355

The course employs a continuous belay safety system, where participants are attached throughout their entire adventure, until they return from the trees to the ground. Go Ape Treetop Junior is open to all ages, though the course does require that all participants are at least 3’3” tall and no more than 285 lbs. Adult supervision is also required: 
·         Children age 6 and older may participate unaccompanied on the course, but one adult per every six children age 6+ is required to supervise either from the course (participating) or from the ground (no charge). 
·         Children under the age of 6 must have one participating adult per every two children, and we strongly recommend a one to one ratio on the child’s first visit to Go Ape Treetop Junior. 
To learn more, visit www.goape.com or call 1-800-971-8271. Tickets are $25 per participant.


About Andy Thompson

I was the Outdoors Columnist at the Times-Dispatch from 2007 to 2013, writing twice a week about mountain biking, fishing, hunting, paddling and much more. I live a 1/4 mile from the James River, close enough to see bald eagles soaring over my house on their way to find a meal. Pretty cool, eh?