What is Beyond the Limits?

  • Beyond the Limits has roots in the Outward Bound model developed by Kurt Hahn, experiential learning advocated by educational philosopher, John Dewey, and the Project Adventure model.  Beyond the Limits is an adventure education program that utilizes the experiential learning process. Beyond the Limits is an adventure education program utilizing a challenge ropes course and classroom experiential activities.  Beyond the Limits is owned and operated by the Wicomico County Board of Education located in Salisbury, Maryland on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Collaboration exists between the Wicomico Board of Education and Salisbury University.  Beyond the Limits Challenge Course is located behind Mardela Springs Middle & High School in Mardela Springs, MD.

    Full Value Commitment

    1. I will follow all safety rules.
    2. I will give and receive honest feedback when appropriate.
    3. I will respect others, the environment and myself.
    4. I will give 100% effort toward the goals.


    Help make the world a healthier, more caring and compassionate place full of people who create, help and collaborate together.


    To help individuals and groups find his/her unique abilities and help them soar

    Create an environment where people can have fun

    To provide an innovative learning opportunity in an extraordinary environment while building the foundation to transfer new skills, knowledge, understanding, and wisdom into the classroom, workplace, and life.


    To be a world-wide leader in Adventure Education

    To Provide the “best” possible adventure experience for every participant

    Seek to offer an opportunity for personal and/or professional growth through a variety of activities that advocate the concepts of Full Value and Challenge by Choice.  These activities may include:* Cooperative Games* High and Low Ropes Course Initiatives* Problem-solving Initiatives

    Develop students’ interpersonal and intrapersonal skills through adventuresome experiences on the challenge ropes course and inside the classroom

    To exhibit care, consideration, cooperation, and communication in everything we do

    Create a safe environment where people can challenge themselves 


    Develop cooperative problem solving skills

    Develop initiative and leadership competencies

    Demonstrate respect for self and others

    Encourage analytical thinking and reflective speaking

    Challenge By Choice

    Choose your challenge and it is up to you.  Only you know if you are satisfied with what you have done.


    “Attitude is Everything”