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Challenge Course FAQ

What is the challenge course?

The EKU Challenge Course is a state-of-the-art facility where groups are given learning opportunities anchored in experiential education and the opportunity to move outside their comfort zone.  We offer a variety of programs and workshops to help you: Learn effective communication, build confidence, form relationships, understand the power of team, try new things, be adventurous, improve problem solving skills, gain trust, and most importantly Have Fun!


How do I register for a challenge course program? 

Submit your request by completeing a reservation request.


What is the cost of a challenge course program? 

Program fees are based on your group's university classification, and the size of the group. An exact pricing breakdown can be found here.


Where is the challenge course located? 

For directions and gps coordinates please click here.


What should participants wear? 

Wear what you are okay getting dirty in. Some activities may require you to be on the ground. If your program is in the summer, you will sweat!

  • Comforable, close-toed shoes
  • Long Shorts or pants- the harness is prone to chafe with direct skin contact
  • Rain gear (jacket, slicker, etc.) if rain is in the forecast
  • No dangling jewlry or ring (this includes earrings, necklaces, bracelets, or anything that could be broken)

What should I bring to a program?

  • 1-2 Liters of water 
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat, baseball cap, or some sort of sun protection

Can I get hurt at the challenge course? 

Being outside and interacting with nature comes with all sorts of interactions with various flora and fauna. Listed below are possible occurrences:

  • Poison Ivy: Leaves of three, let them be! The leaves of poison ivy plants release urushiol when they're bumped, torn, or brushed against. (When the resin is released, the leaves may appear shiny or you may see black spots of resin on them) Once released, urushiol can easily get on skin and provide irritation.
  • Fire ants, chiggers, wasps, etc: We will be outdoors and with that comes the critters. Our staff makes it a point to do a course inspection for every program to minimize potential incendents. 

What should I leave in the car? 

Cellphones, headphones, or anything that might be distracting to the group, or lost/broken


Is lunch included? 

No, but your group is welcome to bring a bagged lunch. We recommend eating before or after your scheduled program time as time spent eating during your scheduled program time will not be rescheduled or added onto the program. 

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