BC Challenge Course

Image of students participating in BC Challenge courseThe BC low challenge course was constructed in 2013 to serve students and faculty groups campus wide while providing a useful tool for Wilderness Skills Certificate student to perfect their leadership skills.

About the Challenge Course

What are the benefits to a challenge course event?  

You and your students will finish with a better understand of how to communicate with each other, an appreciation for group work, and a shared sense of accomplishment.

How long does it take?  

With a group of 1-15 students you will want at least one hour while more time will allow for better results.  Larger groups can be split up and can work on the course at the same time.

What does this have to do with my subject area?  

Facilitators work with instructors to develop activities and debriefing topics that meet event and course outcomes and objectives.  Examples include: sense of self, asking for help, outdoor connection, team creation, diversity, overcoming obstacles, communication expectations, and establishing trust.

How can I see the course in use? 

We host faculty introduction sessions through the Faculty Commons almost quarterly.  This is a chance to be a participant on the course and better understand how it can be an empowering and useful tool for your classes.  

Scheduling the Challenge Course

What does it cost to bring my group? 

Pricing is based on group size and length of event. A group of 30 for a two-hour event, the cost is  $200.  Limited scholarships are available for classes.

When is the course available? 

We work around schedules to accommodate all group requests.  To request a time, email: Peter Prescott