The Challenge Course is OPEN for the Spring & Summer Season!
We design your program based on group needs and goals. Activities can be tailored to strengthen group cohesiveness, communication, trust, group processing, interpersonal relationships, individual members' self-awareness and confidence level. Through our activities, groups are being
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Ground Initiatives - These are portable activities with
Low Elements - These are permanent structures located on the W&M Challenge Course. Low Elements are, on average, 2-3 feet above the ground. These activities are more physically engaging than Ground Initiatives.
High Ropes Course (High Elements)- Height ranges between 12-65 feet and can be physically demanding. Completion of a Low Elements course is required to make a reservation for a High Ropes Course program. Participants will have the opportunity to push oneself both physically and mentally through controlled risk-taking. Participants will achieve personal goals while being supported and encouraged by their team.
Zipline - The
Combination Programs - A group can opt to experience Ground Initiatives, Low Elements, High Elements & Zipline on separate days or experience elements of the Challenge Course in one day. Combining programs allows for a complete team-building experience incorporating the benefits of each program. Multiple combination options are possible, based on group goals and time available.
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Challenge Course Philosophy:
Our Challenge Course programs are based on Experiential Education principles. Experiential Education is a learning process that places participants in a unique setting with purposeful problem-solving activities that require full engagement. Through synthesis and reflection, participants examine preexisting behaviors in a new light and explore new found skills and strengths.
Our facilitators provide opportunities for team and individual learning in a controlled and challenging environment. Through mindful debriefing and authentic discussion, we transfer these learning experiences back to the personal, professional, and academic lives of participants.