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Challenge Course • Program Options

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Program Options

The Lincoln Marsh Challenge Course is open year round. All courses are designed to meet the objectives and abilities of each group. Participants are broken into groups of 8 to 15.

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Teams Course
Enable group development through low course initiatives. Participants begin with icebreakers, move into problem solving, and work toward trust. After a challenge is completed, facilitators provide time for reflection and discussion.
• Grade 4-Adult
• 2 hour minimum
• Group size: Min 8/Max 15
• Up to 5 groups at one time

Travel Teams Course
Bring the Teams Course to you! All we need is a large meeting space (indoor/outdoor), and we will customize a program to meet your needs.
• Grade 4-Adult
• 3 hour minimum
• Group size: Min 8/Max 15
• Up to 8 groups at one time

High Ropes Course
Develop partner and personal growth. Participants review and practice with equipment before being challenged with eight different elements to accomplish on our 28-foot course.
• Grade 7-Adult
• 3 hour minimum required for 6-9 participants
• 4 hour minimum required for 10-15 participants
• Group size: Min 6/Max 15

Power Pole
Ascend to the top of our 35-foot high power pole while on a team belay system. Great for building self-confidence, team support and trust.
• Grade 7-Adult
• 2 hour minimum required for 8-9 participants
• 3 hour minimum required for 10-15 participants
• Group size: Min 8/Max 15

Climbing Tower
Scale up our 50-foot high climbing tower. Climbers will review risk management procedures and be outfitted with harnesses and helmets before climbing. We offer several different routes from easy to difficult.
• Grade 1-Adult
• 2 hour minimum
• Group size: Min 6/Max 15

Crate Climbing
While on a team belay system, stack and climb up milk crates as high as 25 feet tall.
• Grade 4-Adult
• 2 hour minimum
• Group size: Min 8/Max 15

Custom Programs
Build your own program utilizing a combination of our Challenge Course and/or Outdoor Education options. Please call for more details and a customized quote.

Professional Team Building meeting room acommodations and specialty menus are available at nearby Arrowhead Golf Club on Butterfield Road. Whether you are already having an event at Arrowhead, or need a facility for your luncheon with your Lincoln Marsh Challenge Course event, Arrowhead Golf Club provides a variety of accommodations for your group. Packages are available for corporate and social groups from 10 to 300 persons. Challenge Course programs can accommodate a maximum of 75 participants at a time.

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To schedule your next Challenge Course program, or for additional information, please contact:

Mike Kelly
Adventure Education Supervisor
Ph: 630.510.4993


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