Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience (COPE) is a national program of the Boy Scouts of America.
The history of Project COPE goes back to 1979-80 when the first COPE course in the country was built right here in St. Joseph, Missouri at Camp Geiger. In 2010, the Pony Express Council completed a new state-of-the-art course designed to carry Camp Geiger well into the 21st century.
COPE is a great opportunity for organizations to promote staff development and leadership skills. The course is designed to build more self-confidence and teamwork in a shorter length of time than anything most people will ever encounter. Many local businesses have done training using Camp Geiger’s COPE program. Church youth groups, school groups, and sports teams have also used the COPE program to help them achieve their goals.
The Pony Express Council would like to encourage you to look at the information and photos available and consider if groups in which you are involved would benefit from the COPE experience. Packages can include meals and overnight stays in addition to the COPE activities. Camp Geiger has campsites, indoor lodging, training rooms and sporting clay and archery sports available.
For scheduling or for more information, contact the Pony Express Council office at 816-233-1351 or contact Mike Lowe (COPE Marketing and Off-Season Coordinator) at 913-367-9635.