AU Challenge Course

The Auburn University Challenge Course’s purpose is to serve as a creative tool for enhancing leadership development. The course has a series of adventure-based learning activities designed to facilitate a unique community-building experience. Mental and physical activities are used for personal and skill development of individuals and groups. These experiences are then connected back to the individual and team’s life and work outside the program. Programs are tailored to fit each group’s needs.

Programs

Programs are developed based on the unique goals for each group. Objectives such as communication, team building, cooperation, leadership development and trust building are common among professional, student and community groups. If you have a specific goal in mind let us know when you schedule a visit.

A challenge course is an experiential learning area where participants can take away insight and knowledge by accomplishing objectives and goals in an adventure setting.
Challenge course elements are designed to encourage team building, cooperation, communication, trust, risk taking and personal growth.

Depending upon a group’s goals, participants work together to complete team building, cooperative or trust building activities this can take the form of:

  • Initiatives
  • Low-elements
  • High-elements

The course is located on the north side of Auburn near Highway 280. Directions will be emailed to your group prior to your appointment.

Fill out the information form under the 'Reservation' tab.

Each session is personalized specifically to each group. Therefore, session length depends on the goals and activities each group wants to try during their time at the course. Most groups schedule either a half day (3-4 hours) or a full day (6-8 hours) visit. If you have time restraints or concerns please make note of them when you schedule a visit

Since this is an outdoor course, located in the woods, participants should dress for the season. Closed-toe shoes are required. (Rubber-soled recommended) Rain jackets and/or coats might be neccessary in inclement weather.

  • Signed waiver (Note: This waiver will be emailed to you after you have made reservations for the Challenge Course)
  • Payment
  • Closed-toe shoes (Rubber sole recommended)
  • Bottled water, if desired
  • Camera, if desired
  • A willingness to learn and a good attitude!
  • Optional: Snacks
PROGRAM PRICES

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Group Type Express Challenge
(1-2 Hours)
Half Day Program
(3-4 hours) All Low
Half Day Program
(3-4 hours) All High or Combo
Full Day Program
6-8 hours) Combo
Auburn Students, Faculty, & Staff $10/person
($150 group min)
$15/person
($200 group min)
$25/person
($300 group min)
$55/person
($550 group min)
Outside groups: Non-profit $15/person
($150 group min)
$25/person
($250 group min)
$30/person
($300 group min)
$70/person
($700 group min)
Outside groups: Corporate $20/person
($200 group min)
$30/person
($300 group min)
$35/person
($350 group min)
$80/person
($800 group min)
*For groups over 45 people please contact for rates*

Express Challenge:
Provides your group with up to two hours of low-risk challenges in an open-field setting and wooded setting. An Express Challenge Program consists of initiatives and low elements which allows the group to interact in a safe environment while working together on their leadership, critical thinking and communication skills.

Half Day Programs:
Our half day programs include up to 4 hours of customized activities based upon the needs and desired outcomes of your group. A progression is sequenced based upon your group’s unique stage of development. Some activities that may be included are icebreakers, initiatives, low ropes and high ropes activities.

Full Day Programs:
Our Full day programs include 6-8 hours of customized activities based upon the needs and desired outcomes of your group. A progression is sequenced based upon your group’s unique stage of development. Some activities that may be included are icebreakers, initiatives, low ropes and high ropes activities. Also, catering is available for your group at a small additional charge.

Off-Site Programs
AU Challenge Course also offers off-site courses by request; this is known as a portables program. Activities may be limited depending on group size and location. Contact us for more information and find out how we can bring the challenge to you and your group!

Last Updated: December 16, 2016