Challenge Course

WHO: Youth (ages 14 and up) and Adults will learn teambuilding skills as they navigate the elements and exercises provided by the University’s Challenge Course. Safety and security issues are always a major part of any challenge exercise but the philosophy is YOU choose if you are going to take the challenge.

Experiences beginning with two hours and going up to a full day are available and customized to meet your particular group or organization's objectives. Outdoor Education Staff will meet with a group's leader/s to customize each experience to meet the group/organization's needs and goals.

WHAT: The components descriptions for the Challenge Course are included in the link below.  Indoor activities may include teambuilding, adventure games, trust activities and initiative problem solving.  Both inside and outside rock climbing with a certified climbing instructor can be included through the OAPI program on campus.

WHEN: By arrangement through Conferences in cooperation with OAPI and UMPI’s Recreation faculty.  Please request this activity six weeks prior to your actual on-site event. The high ropes and low ropes elements are available in the spring, summer, and fall seasons. Indoor team building and climbing wall activities can be arranged during the snow-covered season.

WHERE: Gentile Hall and at the outdoor low ropes and high ropes courses.

HOW: Print the Challenge Course Facility Request Form and submit it to the UMPI Conferences and Special Programs by mail or fax.

Mary Lawrence
University of Maine at Presque Isle
181 Main Street
Presque Isle, ME 04769

Fax: 207-768-9507

Each participant or guardian will need to sign an Assumption of Risk Form to participate. In cases of requests from on-campus groups, the budgeting agent would need to also approve the request. Following approval, the instructor or facilitator for your event will be in touch with you to confirm the arrangements.

For more information, call 207-768-9502 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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