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Boundless Adventures: Aerial Fun in Kenosha County

7/17/2019 - Megan Jankiewicz

Family-Friendly, Sports & Outdoors
Aerial Fun at Boundless Adventures inside Bristol Woods Park in Kenosha, WI
Aerial Fun at Boundless Adventures inside Bristol Woods Park in Kenosha, WI
Aerial Fun at Boundless Adventures inside Bristol Woods Park in Kenosha, WI
Aerial Fun at Boundless Adventures inside Bristol Woods Park in Kenosha, WI
Aerial Fun at Boundless Adventures inside Bristol Woods Park in Kenosha, WI
Aerial Fun at Boundless Adventures inside Bristol Woods Park in Kenosha, WI

My 9-year old nephew and I recently headed about ten minutes west of I94 and Highway 50 to have ourselves an aerial adventure at Boundless Adventures in Bristol, WI. He was ready. I was a little more nervous. He was anxious to be high on the ropes. I get anxious when people stand too close to ledges. He does rock climbing walls, ropes courses, and zip lines often. I do not. The last time I had done a zip line was over 30 years ago and the zip line was probably smaller than I was. We were a slightly mismatched pair to conquer some of the 9 courses filled with unique bridges, crossings, and zip lines. Lucky for us, Boundless Adventures has something for everyone to enjoy. 

For the young climber (or the new climber): Kids 7 and up can climb on three explorer level courses with ground supervision and the three Motivation level courses with an adult. These courses are 10-15 feet off the ground. They are a perfect place to start, but also have enough variety so you can stay there all day.

For the advanced climber: The hardest three courses are reserved for older and more experienced climbers who are ready for a challenge. These courses involve heights up to 40 feet, more challenging elements, and longer zip lines. 

The return customer: Even if you have been to Boundless Adventures once, there will be more to conquer on a return trip. In our three hours, my nephew and I were able to complete the three Explorer level courses and the three Motivation level courses. My nephew kept making plans about what he was going to do the next time we go, so far he knows which courses he wants to do again and what new challenges he is planning to take on.

The worrier: The staff members do a great job making sure everyone is feeling safe and secure while on the courses. The safety training is clear and concise and the equipment is clearly in good shape. All the courses start from one main platform where the staff rechecks your harness each time before you start. Staff are also always just a call away, whether you just need some guidance, or need to get down, they will help you to feel safe and comfortable. 

The observer/photographer:Are you the one in your group who would prefer to stay on the ground?  There is a great place for you too! Since all the courses start from one platform, you can keep yourself centrally located and still see everything going on up in the trees. There is no admission for non-climbers, so settle in and be amazed. And make sure to snap a picture or two, because it’s hard to snap a selfie while you are 15 feet in the air. 

The naturalist: The course is tucked into Bristol Woods County Park and nature really does surround you while on the courses. If you're me, the nature gives you something to focus on while you are not quite sure about taking that first step off the platform and onto the zip line. 

While I started as a new climber, and a worrier, I left feeling confident and strong and knowing more about my nephew. My nephew left planning our next trip. He is determined to get me onto the higher courses and he just might be able to do it. As he kept saying, “There is no way to fail at high ropes, except for not doing them.” So, next time I’m out there, I might not be graceful, but I know I will be succeeding. 

Community Blogger Megan Jankiewicz

Megan Jankiewicz

Community Blogger

WI Transplant - grew up south of the state line. Enjoys adventuring with her husband and 2 daughters all over Kenosha County. Loves to craft, read, and run in whatever free time she can find.

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