Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What should I wear?
A. You should dress comfortably for the weather. You will be outside the entire day, so wear clothing you don't mind getting dirty. There is a little climbing involved on the high elements. so we recommend wearing loose fitting pants or shorts. We also recommend that you avoid wearing open-toed shoes or sandals.

Q. Should I bring anything?
A. Yes, there are a few things we ask you to bring with you to the course.

  1. Bring your medical and waiver forms completed and signed, to allow for more time on the course and less filling out paperwork while you are there.
  2. It is also very important to bring WATER! There is no running water or electricity at the course, so you need to bring enough for the entire day.
  3. Sun protection, such as sun block and a hat is highly encouraged, as well as insect repellent, if you wish to use it.
  4. If you are participating all day, you will need to bring your own lunch, or make prior arrangements. We have a list of local restaurants and catering services for your convenience.
  5. Bring a camera! This is a day you won't want to forget!

Q. What if it rains?
A. We usually don't cancel for rain, unless it is severe or if lightening is seen or reported. A light to moderate rain is seen as merely another challenge to overcome on the course, rather than a hindrance. We have a set of activities that can be completed indoors in case of rain that utilize the rock wall and other facilities at University Recreation.

Q. Do I have to be physically fit to participate?
A. No! Your success on the challenge course depends very little on your fitness level and our instructors are very good at adopting challenges to a wide variety of ability levels. We do appropriate some advance notice however, if there are special accommodations we need to make or some special circumstances we should be aware of.

Q. What should I expect?
A. A typical one-day program includes participation in activities such as icebreakers, trust falls and low elements in the morning. These activities help individuals build trust and become a more effective team. During the afternoon, participants will learn how to belay one another using climbing equipment, and will then work in teams, belaying each other on several high elements.