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K-State Challenge Course



We are accepting reservations for the Low Course only at this time.

Reservations can be made by contacting Alex Hintz.  You can reach Alex at ahintz@k-state.edu





The K-State Challenge Course is an experiential adventure program that offers groups and individuals the opportunity to engage in a series of personal development and team building activities. A challenge course, commonly referred to as a ropes course, is composed of wood, poles, cables, logs and belaying systems that are used for activities such as ice breakers, group initiatives, and low and/or high element challenges. We have over a dozen low elements, seven high elements, and countless field activities. 

We offer customized programming that caters to people of all ages and physical abilities. Groups are led through the course by our trained facilitators. We are open year-round, seven days per week, provided there is daylight and appropriate weather. You only need to be age eight and up to do the low course and age 12 and up to do the high course.

Who is the course best suited for?
Any group of people with six or more people that want to enjoy a fun team building experience. 

Why should my group do the course?
There are numerous benefits for groups to visit the Challenge Course, including group bonding, team building, problem-solving, trust development, and improved communication...not to mention, fun! For newly formed groups or new teams, the course offers a chance for the group to get to know each other better and for leaders to emerge. For groups that already know each other, the course offers a chance to get away from the normal interaction environment and see and learn about each other in a different light. Course activities put group members in situations that require communication, trust, and reflection. We will do everything we can to help your group meet the specific goals you have for your situation.

  • Group bonding
  • Team building
  • Group problem solving
  • Trust development
  • Communication
  • Personal growth
  • Leadership development
  • Collaboration and cooperation
  • Conflict management
  • Self-awareness
  • Healthy risk taking
  • A chance to "play"
  • And of course, FUN!