Recreation and Wellness Center

The UCF Challenge Course program is committed to enhance team-building, self-confidence, and leadership development through adventure-based learning experiences.

We design your program based on group needs and goals. Activities can be tailored to strengthen group cohesiveness, communication, trust, group processing, interpersonal relationships, individual members' self-awareness and confidence level. Through our activities, groups are being socially, mentally, physically, and environmentally challenged in a positive and fun environment.

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Depending on group size, goals, and expectations we offer a wide range of programs from 2 to 9 hours long in the following four formats:

Low Elements

No climbing involved - 2 to 7 hour long programs.
Focuses on the group as a whole by presenting problem-solving scenarios that require and develop teamwork, trust, leadership, and communication skills. The group finds success through working together and depending upon the member's strengths.

High Elements

25 to 40 feet high - 4 to 5 hour long programs.
It focuses on individual and small group achievements by providing the opportunity to push oneself both physically and mentally through controlled risk-taking situations. The group is also challenged to provide support and encouragement in order to create the type of environment that will assist individuals in accomplishing their goals. Completion of a Low Element within the same academic semester is required to make a reservation for High Elements.

Full Day – Low & High Elements

7 to 9 hour long programs. This is the ultimate program if you are looking for a complete team-building experience combining the benefits of low and high elements programs.

Open Knight Climb

Open Knight Climb is a free event for current UCF students, and we offer it several times each semester. At OKC, UCF students have the opportunity to enjoy and explore our high element course at night! Students are encouraged to register for their desired timeslot using the link below, but walk in's are acceptable as well.
Parking for OKC - The best place to park for access to the Challenge Course is the grass lot behind the Visitor and Parking Information building on Gemini Blvd. Alternatively, you can park in any of the student parking lots near the Barbara Ying Center with a valid student parking pass.


Our Challenge Course programs are based on Experiential Education principles. Experiential Education is a learning process that places participants in a unique setting with purposeful problem-solving activities that require full engagement. Through synthesis and reflection, participants examine preexisting behaviors in a new light and explore new found skills and strengths.

Our facilitators plan and develop activities to create opportunities for team and individual learning in an emotional and safe challenging environment. Through meaningful debriefing and discussion times we try to transfer back these learning experiences to the personal, professional, and academic lives of participants.


Assumption of Risk Statement

Participation in Recreation and Wellness Center programs is completely voluntary. Individuals participate at their own risk and assume responsibility for their own health and safety. The University of Central Florida and the Recreation and Wellness Center are not liable for injuries sustained during participation in a Recreation and Wellness Center sponsored activity. It is strongly recommended that all participants consult a physician and/or have a physical exam prior to participation. The University of Central Florida does not provide personal accident/health insurance. Therefore, participants are urged to secure their own insurance. You may suffer physical and/or mental injury from participating in these activities.