Campus Recreation

The Elon Challenge Course

The Elon Challenge Course is an accredited high and low ropes course located on 18 wooded acres just  ½ mile away from Elon’s main campus. At the Elon Challenge, participants work together to reach beyond their perceived boundaries, overcome obstacles and experience success in a variety of problem-solving initiatives and ropes course elements.

Who is the Elon Challenge Course for?

  • Elon 101 Classes
  • Greek Organizations
  • Club Sports or Varsity Athletic Teams
  • Residential Neighborhoods
  • Student Organizations
  • External Groups (Schools, Businesses, Churches)

Courses Offered

Every Challenge Course experience is different: you can learn something new about yourself and your group every time you participate.  We do our best to ensure that your custom-designed itinerary will both meet your group's goals and also provide new challenges for the participants.

Low Ropes Course

 

The Elon Challenge Course features a low ropes course that consists of 16 fixed elements and numerous team-building initiatives that physically and mentally engage participants in teambuilding exercises.  Group members must work together by contributing ideas, support, and effort to complete the challenges. Participants are guided through a reflective process at the end of each activity that helps them apply insights from the exercise to other life situations.

High Ropes Course

The Elon Challenge Course features a high ropes circuit course, ending in a zip line, as well as two stand-alone elements. The high ropes course offers more of an individual challenge, and should be used by highly developed groups who have already had at least one session on the low ropes course.  Teambuilding is accomplished through cooperation and encouragement.This is a physically demanding experience, so participants need to be in good shape, physically. Our high ropes course is not intended as a recreation event.  While it is a fun adventure, our focus is on group development.  We are not available for birthday parties or recreational events. (Max Group Size: 20 participants)

Plan Your Experience Today

Elon Groups

If you would like to take your group to the Elon Challenge, please complete the Challenge Course Request From below. We will review your request and communicate via email for details, logisitics and confirmation.

External Groups

If you would like to take your group to the Elon Challenge, please complete the Challenge Course Request From below. We will review your request and communicate via email for details, logisitics and confirmation. Please contact the Challenge Course staff at challengecourse@elon.edu for more information.

Course Rates

 

Elon Groups

External Groups (Non Profit)

External Groups (Corporate)

Low Ropes

Group Size < 30: Free

Group Size >31: $40 per 15 participants

Group Size <15: $25 per participant

Group Size >16: $30 per participant

Group Size <15: $50 per participant

Group Size >16: $55 per participant

High Ropes

Group Size < 20: Free

Group Size <20: $35 per participant

Group Size <20: $60 per participant

**Course Rates are subject to change depending on group requests, staffing availablity and resources needed.

Still have questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Challenge Course Request Form