UVA Challenge Course at UVA

Trust is Essential for People

Our team building programs will develop your group into a high functioning team.

Outdoor Adventure Challenge Course

Trust is an essential human need. You have to trust your partner, your team and yourself. Test your limits and build a stronger team at Outdoor Adventure Challenge Course. 


Help your team build trust while solving problems together. Teams bond together while improving their communication through teamwork. You'll laugh a lot together as you break down barriers. Each person's experience is a little different as you work together identifying each other's strengths.

Custom Programs

Our trained facilitators will customize a program to meet your needs and give everyone a fun and memorable experience. Depending on the goals for your team, we will build a program using both ground-level, team building activities which consists of both physical and cognitive challenges combined with our high-rope elements which challenge you physically and mentally. Your custom program will accommodate your team's physical abilities and comfort levels.

Programs are typically half-day lasting up to 4 hours or full-day programs lasting up to 8 hours. We can also organize indoor program options at one of our recreational facilities or even travel to you.


The challenge course is in a secluded wooded sanctuary on Grounds. The challenge course contains dozens of team building activities at ground level and six high ropes elements.

How to Book

Program pricing depends on your affiliation with the University, the types and length of activities. To discuss your needs and check for availability please email poplarridge@virginia.edu or call the Recreation business office at 434-924-3791. To expedite the booking process, please complete the following online Program Request Form.

Program Request Form

Facilitator Jobs

Do you like helping people build confidence in themselves and their team? Become a Challenge Course Facilitator