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Challenge Course 

Our Challenge Course program boasts one of the biggest and most comprehensive challenge course facilities on the East Coast. Located at Stone Valley Recreation Area, just 17 miles from campus, we utilize Team Development Courses (high and low ropes) and Climbing Elements (alpine tower and Carolina t-wall) to facilitate positive experiences for student groups, University departments, businesses, and other community organizations.

Custom Programs are trips or retreats are available for student, University, and community groups by request.  Contact us for more information.

Our Low Ropes Challenge Course is an exciting way to teach team-building principles while staying close to the ground. Youth and student groups, faculty teams, community organizations and businesses—and perhaps most interesting, groups of diverse ages, abilities and ethnic identity—will all be able to strengthen leadership, listening, planning, problem-solving and communication skills while taking on an adventurous and challenging rescue mission. The activities and lessons that occur represent some of the most dynamic group initiatives in the adventure education field.

The High Ropes Challenge Course offers team events on a series of cables 30-40 feet off the ground. The course is designed for groups of 4 to 8 participants to work together to navigate the various challenges. This course targets many of the same objectives as the low ropes course in a setting where people may be more easily pushed outside of their comfort zone. The central idea of this course is that teams will share a more productive, fun and educational experience than would individuals in a traditional challenge course design. This course can easily accommodate larger groups (broken into smaller groups to complete the challenges).

The Alpine Tower is 50’ tall and offers over 30 variations for high events oriented to individual, partnered, and entire team challenges. Belay benches are located on three sides of the structure and act as a nucleus for the high activities. High-level activities are virtually limitless there! The Alpine Tower II is ideal for an organization that may wish for participants to re-visit the experience over an extended period.

The unique, versatile Carolina T-Wall is designed for participants of all levels of climbing experience and therefore promotes an extremely high level of success. This freestanding wall offers a wide range of terrain (beginner to advanced intermediate) allowing participation by both athletic and non-athletic persons. As a participant becomes more comfortable, competent and skillful, he/she may easily progress to the next level by simply choosing increasingly challenging routes.