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Syracuse University Challenge Courses

Syracuse University Outdoor Education offers a variety of teambuilding program options, including both an indoor and outdoor challenge course, as well as a portable teambuilding program, which can bring the adventure to a location of your groups choosing!

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Outdoor Education Center and Challenge Course

The Outdoor Education Center and Challenge Course located at 600 Skytop Rd. on the Syracuse University South Campus (behind the Inn Complete) offers a variety of teambuilding program options that will challenge your group to engage each other in a unique learning environment. In that environment, our facilitation staff will work with your group to help them build relationships, establish trust and camaraderie, as they move through a series of activities, designed to help take your group to the next level, both literally and metaphorically, as you ascend the Outdoor Challenge Course.

The Outdoor Challenge Course operates from April through November and is open (advanced reservation required) to all Syracuse University students, staff and faculty as well as the surrounding community. Community groups and organizations as well as businesses that may be looking for new ways to implement professional development opportunities are welcome to request a reservation. Groups will meet their facilitators at our brand new Outdoor Education Center and from there the adventure begins!

The high ropes portion of the course features a wide variety of team challenges that are between 20 to 30 feet in the air, and can accommodate groups of 8 moving together through the elements, in order to accomplish the tasks presented through each level. Our course also has a dual zip-line, which launches participants out from the tower structure, and towards the most amazing view of the Syracuse University campus, city and surrounding areas. While some of the elements on the high course are individual or paired climbs, the majority of the course offers the opportunity to work within small groups at height to overcome the various obstacles.

Our high challenge course, as well as our low ropes course and teambuilding activities are designed with group development in mind. Your group will work together to accomplish various tasks as our facilitation team takes the opportunity to lead a group discussion and help process the experience so that valuable lessons learned on the course can be applied and transferred to your daily routine.

Check out our "Challenge Course Blog" to see more information about the outdoor challenge course and how it can help your group to reach its full potential: http://challengecourseblog.syr.edu

600 Skytop Road
Syracuse University South Campus
Syracuse, NY 13244-1111
(315) 443-9935

Indoor Challenge Course

The Indoor Challenge Course is located in the Flanagan Gymnasium and is open to Syracuse University faculty, staff and students only. Programming options include high climbing elements and team activities and intitiatives. Our facilitators will work with your group to design a custom program to meet your needs.

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