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challenge course

The challenge course is a primary component of our programs, and we invite youth, adult, family, school, church, corporate groups and organizations to participate at any time of the year on-site or with portable off-site programs. In order to use our challenge course, prior arrangements must be made for your group, and trained Lutherwood facilitators must be present. Please call the office at (541) 998-6444 or email office@lutherwoodoregon.org to add any part of the challenge course to your package (rates are determined by group size and number of facilitators needed).

Climbing Tower

Built in spring 2013, our 25 ft outdoor climbing tower gives the feeling of outdoor climbing for beginning and intro levels. Set up for group or staff belay, there are three faces and various levels of difficulty on each wall. This can be set up as an individual or group challenge, depending on your needs. Your participants will learn goal setting, accountability, support and trust while our trained staff present safety introduction and checks for gear and equipment. All elements meet Association of Challenge Course Technology and American Camp Association standards and are inspected annually.

Low Ropes Elements

On the low elements, your group will navigate different structures in order to complete an initiative. Unlike portable initiatives, these are stationary on our site year round. Although the structure stays the same, the initiative, story and experience will be different each time. With unique low elements throughout our 71 acres, your group will experience natural settings while learning spotting techniques, problem solving and communication skills. All elements are between 1-3 ft off the ground, including a diverse circuit, whale watch, spider’s web and five sided TP shuffle.

Portable Elements

Many people consider the actual ropes, wires and structures to be necessary for challenge course and team building. At Lutherwood Oregon, our activities use balls, ropes, blindfolds and sometimes no props at all. These games, warm ups and field initiatives will prepare your group for future challenges on our elements, or continue the learning right on the ground!