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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 to add any part of the challenge course to your package. (Rates are determined by group size and number of facilitators needed).

A camper on the climbing tower at Camp Lutherwood Oregon


Built in spring 2013, our 25-foot 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 a 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.

Elementary-age campers standing on posts while participating in a challenge course activity


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 72 acres, your group will experience natural settings while learning spotting techniques, problem-solving, and communication skills. All elements are between 1 and 3 feet off the ground, including a diverse circuit, whale watch, spider’s web, and five sided TP shuffle.

High school campers solving a challenge course puzzle involving a wooden frame and thin ropes


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!