Experiential Learning and Outdoor Adventures
ELOA programs aid students in forming authentic relationships with themselves, each other, and the natural world through opportunities for challenge, growth, reflection, and learning within an inclusive and welcoming environment.
ELOA achieves this goal through adventure-based educational programs that focus on developing holistic wellness, teaching transferable skills, fostering leadership development, and inspiring active citizens and lifelong learners.
Adventures in Leadership
Adventures in Leadership is an outdoor pre-orientation program for incoming students. AIL offers opportunities to meet other incoming students, become more familiar with campus, and engage in a variety of adventure-based activities.
Elon Challenge Course
The Elon Challenge Course is a 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.
Whether the trip is to our local rivers, trails, or climbing areas, Elon Outdoors invites outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels to participate in exciting adventure-based learning opportunities. Our program offers a wide range of outdoor pursuits providing a diversity of rich experiences for our students.
Outdoor Learning Community
The Outdoor Learning Community is a residential learning community for first-year students interested in outdoor and adventure-based education. OLC members live together in Virginia residence hall and engage in a variety of activities throughout the year.