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.

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. Low ropes initatives are a great way for groups to strengthen communication, trust, problem-solving, relationships, and more.  Group members 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.

Low ropes programs require a minimum of 8 participants.

High Ropes Course

The Elon Challenge Course features several high ropes activities, including a zipline. On a high ropes course, participants are harnessed in and climb to around 40 feet while also completing a variety of challenges. High ropes elements, unlike low ropes courses, focus more on individuals and how the team can best support and encourage them. There are opportunities to be involved in a variety of levels and to personally challenge yourself and others. Teambuilding is accomplished through cooperation and encouragement.

High ropes programs require a minimum of 10 participants.

Plan Your Experience Today

If you would like to take your group to the Elon Challenge, please complete the Challenge Course request form. Please be as detailed as possible so we can best plan your group’s experience. We will review your request and communicate via email for details, logistics and confirmation. Please contact the Challenge Course staff at challengecourse@elon.edu for more information.

Requests must be made at least three weeks in advance. Staff are scheduled at least two weeks in advance and any cancellations must be made at least 1 week in advance. Any changes in date, time, number of participants, or other logistics within 1 week from the program date will result in a change/cancellation fee of $50.

Course Rates

Elon Groups

Low Ropes:

  • Group Size < 20: Free
  • Group Size > 21: $40 per 10 participants

High Ropes:

  • Group Size < 15: Free
  • Group Size > 16: $20 per 5 participants

External Groups (Non Profit)

Low Ropes:

  • Group Size < 20: $20 per participant
  • Group Size > 21: $30 per participant

High Ropes:

  • Group Size < 20: $35 per participant

External Groups (Corporate)

Low Ropes:

  • Group Size < 20: $50 per participant
  • Group Size > 21: $55 per participant

High Ropes:

  • Group Size < 20: $60 per participant

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