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Challenge Course

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The Team Challenge option has flexible scheduling and is a portable opportunity for indoor or off-campus programs.

The Low Course can present challenges that groups complete through cooperative interaction.

Standing at approximately 35 feet, the High Course offers a variety of personal and group challenges.

Do you want to experience both the Low and High Course? The Modified Course option allows groups to participate in a combination of the two! 

For groups looking to create a unique experience filled with a variety of challenges, the Full Day Course provides an experience unlike any other.

If your team is spread out, a Virtual Team Building experience is a great way to bring them together! 

Course Options
Course Rates

Uncw student organizations/clubs

Course Type Rate Per Person Time Allotment
Half Day Low/Team Challenge $5.00 2-4 hours
Half Day High $10.00 4 hours
Modified (Low & High) $15.00 6 hours
Full day (Low & High) $20.00 8 hours

UNCW CAMPUS FUNDED STUDENT GROUPS

Course Type 8 - 15 People 16 - 30 People
Half Day (Low only) $150.00 $225.00
Half Day (High only) $250.00 $325.00
Modified (Low & High) $300.00 $375.00
Full day (Low & High) $375.00 $450.00
Team Challenge (Portable Low Activities) $70.00 per hour $90.00 per hour *Call for quote if more than 30 participants

UNCW STAFF & FACULTY GROUPS

Course Type 8 - 15 People 16 - 30 People
Half Day (Low only) $225.00 $330.00
Half Day (High only) $330.00 $435.00
Modified (Low & High) $410.00 $515.00
Full day (Low & High) $485.00 $590.00
Team Challenge (Portable Low Activities) $90.00 per hour $110.00 per hour *Call for quote if more than 30 participants

Community & Non-Profit Organizations

Course Type 8 - 15 People 16 - 30 People
Half Day Low $360.00 $545.00
Half Day High $545.00 $660.00
Modified (Low & High) $645.00 $740.00
Full day (Low & High) $765.00 $845.00
Team Challenge (Portable Low Activities) $165.00 per hour $185.00 per hour *Call for quote if more than 30 participants

Corporate & For-Profit Organizations

Course Type 8 - 15 People 16 - 30 People
Half Day Low $590.00 $845.00
Half Day High $760.00 $935.00
Modified (Low & High) $875.00 $1,015.00
Full day (Low & High) $990.00 $1,165.00
Team Challenge (Portable Low Activities) $255.00 per hour $285.00 per hour *Call for quote if more than 30 participants
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Frequently Asked Questions

The course requires a mild to moderate level of physical exertion. Since we operate on a "challenge by choice" philosophy, participants have the option of restructuring their participation in an activity to fit the level of mental and physical challenge they are looking for.

Difficulty can be classified as physical or mental.

The Low Ropes Course activities and games can be customized to the request of each specific group. This includes the physical challenge level as well as mental challenge level. Although it generally stays low on the ground, Low Course Programs can still be quite difficult if desired.

The High Ropes Course is suspended in the air and requires some level of physical exertion to complete. It creates team bonding through a shared experience and support of peers, with the challenges as being more individualized in nature.

Due to the physical difficulty and level of understanding necessary to stay safe on the course, age guidelines have been established. The minimum age for the high challenge course is 14. The modified low/high course requires less independent risk and has a minimum age requirement of 10. The low challenge initiatives can be modified to accommodate children no younger than 7.

See Course Options above for group minimums and maximums.

Bring: Please bring a water bottle! We will have jugs of water for refill stations but do not have water bottles to give out. You will also need to bring any medications that could be pertinent to the activity scheduled. You’re also welcome to bring snacks, sunscreen, bug spray, or other personal items.

Wear: To participate, it is required to wear active shoes that are closed toed and heeled. We suggest wearing comfortable closed based on the weather (layers are always a good idea). Some participants prefer wearing a hat or bandana if a helmet is required for your activity.

If participating in one of our High Course activities, the length of shorts should be considered. We ask that the harness not sit directly on skin for your comfort and cleanliness, therefore mid-thigh or longer length pant is suggested. 

UNCW Students/Faculty/Staff: Please follow your personal permit regulations outlined by the Parking Office.

Non-UNCW participants: Please talk with the Adventure Coordinator regarding available parking options on campus. You will need to know how many vehicles you expect for your group and if you will have any busses. Some options include: free guest parking lots, pay-by-the-hour spaces, and flat rate hang tags per vehicle (additional fees may apply).

Payment options can be discussed with the Adventure Coordinator during the planning of your program. It is usually collected after a program to allow for changes in weather or participant numbers.

  • UNCW group options: Online payment through a personalized link with a card; In person payment with cash, check, or card through the Adventure Rentals and Resource Center (see hours here); Through a Decentralized Billing Form for those intending to use campus funds.
  • Non-UNCW group options: Online payment through a personalized link with a card; In person payment with cash, check, or card through the Adventure Rentals and Resource Center (see hours here); Emailed or mailed invoice through UNCW’s Billing Department.

Contact Us

Rental & Resource Center Spring 2024 Hours:

Monday-Friday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Climbing Wall - Bouldering Spring 2024 Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Climbing Wall - Top Rope Spring 2024 Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.  
Sunday: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

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