Meredith Dropkin

TreeUmph! Adventure Course to Host 40 Local Students from Harvest House Transitional Centers
Sarasota Deputies to Join the Fun to Encourage Positive Relationships and Promote Teamwork

Bradenton, Florida – February 17, 2015 – TreeUmph! Adventure Course, Southwest Florida's first treetop obstacle course, is honoring their commitment to the youth of our community by providing a complimentary day of fun and learning for Harvest House Transitional Centers on Sunday, February 22, 2015. Over 40 high school and middle school students plus five deputies from the Sarasota Sheriff's Office will participate in the adventure course together, where they will learn the value of teamwork, perseverance, problem resolution and the ability to overcome fear. The Sarasota Sheriff's Office regularly teams up with Harvest House groups for special events to take a proactive approach in forming relationships with local at-risk youth.

"Our courses were designed to help build confidence and encourage teamwork for people of any age and walk of life," said Kathy Corr, co-owner of TreeUmph! Adventure Course. "We're excited to welcome the children of the Harvest Transitional Centers to experience all the fun challenges that make TreeUmph! the ultimate outdoor adventure destination!"

Harvest House Transitional Centers is a local nonprofit organization that provides permanent supportive, transitional and emergency housing for families, and affordable, residential drug and alcohol treatment for individuals. Each individual and family in Harvest House is assigned a case manager to assist them during the transition into their new journey. Educational courses, including addiction education, mental health groups, life & employability skills, anger management, parenting development, and many more are accessible to each participant. The mission of Harvest House is to facilitate an environment full of hope that gives individuals and families an opportunity to break the cycle of homelessness and addiction as they rebuild their lives.

"Many of the children in our programs have never had the opportunity to experience their own strength and bravery – they often live and react in fear," said Katie Close, Youth Director at Harvest House Transitional Centers. "Spending the day at TreeUmph! Adventure Course will give the children of Harvest House a new way to face their fears and learn how to positively overcome them with the support from others. We are so thankful to the people at TreeUmph! for making this special event possible."

TreeUmph! Adventure Course continually strives to deepen its relationship with charitable organizations and strengthen its bond with the local community by hosting quarterly events. For more information, please visit or call 941-322-2130 or toll-free 855-322-2130.

About TreeUmph! Adventure Course:
TreeUmph! Adventure Course includes five progressively difficult courses for adults and children ages seven and up, adventurers of all skill levels will make their way along a self-guided tour through the treetops. Built to the highest safety standards in the industry, there are a total of 76 treetop adventure obstacles set in an expansive park of over 10 football fields in size. Reservations are required. TreeUmph! Adventure Course operates under the mission statement: "We inspire fun and a sense of pride through adventure." Call 941-322-2130 or toll-free 855-322-2130, or visit for more information.

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