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Ropes course

Located in our basketball court hanging from the support beams, our Ropes Challenge Course is perfect for your group to bond together during this challenging experience. Your Student Organization, Department, or group will climb up thirty feet and traverse through 15 different elements that focus on teamwork and interdependency.

Groups will learn to communicate effectively, listen to each member, recognize individual strengths, and utilize collaborative efforts. If you're looking to bring your group together, then this is your perfect opportunity! The program options are listed below.

Team building is a fun experience for your participants to gain trust or to tighten a bond that may or may not have existed before in a group. Our program consists of physical and mental initiatives designed to challenge and strengthen individuals to work together in a group. These initiatives are an introduction to our fun and thrilling Ropes Challenge Course.
Experiential Learning It has been estimated that we remember only 20% of what we hear, 50% or what we see, and 80% of what we do. Our adventure program is built upon this concept of active involvement leading to profound learning. We provide hands-on activities that engage the mind and body. After these activities, our professional staff will engage your group in thought provoking discussions which can lead to real change in attitudes, beliefs, group cohesion. Share this experience with your group, and watch the effects!
Challenge by Choice Our Adventure Program follows the "Challenge by Choice" method. Your group participants will determine their own level of challenge during our activities, and we will find ways to stretch the boundaries of everyone's comfort zone, ensuring a truly engaging experience for everyone. Everyone in your group will be involved, regardless of physical ability! Further information can be found in our Ropes Course Brochure.

Full Day Program
This six hour program includes Team Building, low rope activities, and the high ropes Challenge course.

Typical Full Day:

  • Introduction & Goal Discussion
  • Warm Up Team Building
  • Low Elements
  • High Elements
  • Wrap Up Discussion

Campus Groups:                   $359
Students and Staff   

Non-Campus Groups:           $469
Churches, Clubs, Organizations, Teams, Companies, Youth Programs, etc.

Half Day Program 
Four hour option includes either Team Building and the low ropes activities or the high ropes course alone.

Campus Groups:                   $259
Non-Campus Groups:           $359

* Additional charge for each person over our 20 person pricing

To reserve a full day or half day program for your group, contact Melanie Stawkey at (313) 577-6712 or by email at mstawkey@wayne.edu.

Program Intake Form
Ready to schedule a program or want more information? Fill out this form and our staff will review the information and contact you to schedule your program. Program Intake Form

Safety and Training
The Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center has professional staff with extensive training in operating the High and Low Ropes Course. Additionally, our staff has years of experience in facilitating team building activities, and we are eager to help your group!


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