Challenge Course

The UCF Challenge Course program is committed to enhancing 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

The Challenge Course is open by reservation or special event only. To request a reservation, please complete our Reservation Request Form. Before requesting a reservation, we suggest that all groups review our Challenge Course Policies.

To learn more about program pricing, please review our Challenge Course Fees document.

No climbing involved—1 to 2 hour-long programs.

Our Connection Program is the perfect format for a group that needs an icebreaker, meeting starter, or short teambuilding program to jump-start their group development.

For our Portable Connection Program, we bring the Challenge Course to you! Our Facilitators will come to your location on UCF's Main Campus or RWC@Downtown to lead your group through a series of games and activities that will challenge them to work together toward a common goal. This option includes a variety of portable activities and initiatives to enhance the learning environment through hands-on, experiential activities. This is a great option for groups looking to pair a teambuilding experience with another activity, such as a group meeting or retreat.

For our Express Connection Program, we will meet you on the Challenge Course for an expedited teambuilding program involving a series of games and activities that will help your group members connect and have fun with each other. This is a great option for groups looking to get their group out of an office setting and into a space where they can learn to work with each other in a new way.

Unfortunately, we do not offer portable programs outside of UCF's Main Campus or RWC@Downtown at this time. Keep checking back!

To learn more about program pricing, please review our Challenge Course Fees document.

No climbing involved—2 to 5 hour-long programs.
Our Low Element program takes groups through a series of games, activities, and ground-based physical elements that will challenge them to work together toward a common goal. Facilitators will guide the group through this process, offering additional challenges when needed and adapting the environment to be the most impactful for all group members. Facilitators will also process all activities with the group to ensure that experiential learning is taking place and transferable skills are gained.

This program 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.

This is a great program for groups that want to get to know each other better, learn how to more effectively communicate and work together, and/or those who want to take a break from their normal tasks and have a little fun together!

To learn more about program pricing, please review our Challenge Course Fees document.



Climbing involved (25 to 40 feet high)—4 to 5 hour-long programs.

Groups will work through our High Element Course, the Odyssey III. Depending on group size and program duration, groups may do one level or both levels of the course. Only the top level of the course leads to our ziplines!

The Odyssey III 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.

Check out an overview of our High Element Program here (note: some elements have changed since this video was produced).

To learn more about program pricing, please review our Challenge Course Fees document.



Climbing involved (25 to 40 feet high) - 5 to 8 hour-long program (+ lunch break)

This is the ultimate program if you are looking for a complete team-building experience combining the benefits of Teambuilding and High Adventure programs. Full Day Programs start with teambuilding (check out the Teambuilding Program for more details) before moving the group through Ground School and then the Odyssey III High Element course. We suggest that groups plan enough time to take an extended break and eat lunch - we can provide recommendations for local catering if needed!

This is a great option if you are looking to provide intensive growth and development for your groups, such as a leadership retreat or corporate development day.

To learn more about program pricing, please review our Challenge Course Fees document.

Open Knight Climb is an opportunity for students to experience our High Element Course, the Odyssey III, at night! The course opens at 7:00pm, and we will stop accepting guests by 9:00pm.

Sign up with your friends, or make some new friends as you work together to get across the course. This event is only for current UCF Students (alumni and guests are not allowed to participate).

How Registration Works
Registration will open 1 week before the event (3/27/24). Using the link provided below, you can select a timeslot (once registration opens). This is the time you must arrive at the course and check in; it will take longer for you to complete the course. You will start your climb after you check in during your timeslot. Expect to be on the course for approximately one hour. Walk in's are welcome, but you may have to wait for quite a while - reservations are recommended!
Ex. If you register for the 6:45-7:00 timeslot, you must arrive during that time or you will forfeit your registration. You may still get to climb, but your name will go to the end of the list. 

To reserve your spot, please click here.

Things to Remember and Bring

  1. Bring your valid UCF student ID
  2. Wear sturdy, close-toed shoes and athletic attire.
  3. Do not wear jewelry, you will be asked to take it off before climbing.
  4. Do not wear cargo shorts or crop tops, you will not be allowed to participate in these items.


Please follow the guidelines of your current parking pass. Most passes allow you to park in any green student parking lots or garages. The student parking lots closest to the Challenge Course are those located in front of the Barbara Ying Center - Lots B6 & B7.

Walking to the Challenge Course Pavilion

You will need to walk through the field along Central Florida Blvd and then through the woods to get to the Challenge Course Pavilion. There will be signs and lanterns on the trails to help you. Please use this Google Earth Map to help you:

Alternatively, here is a Google Map pin of the location:

Reminder: This is a SUBSTANCE-FREE event. Do not bring alcohol or other substances to this event.

If you have any issues or questions, please email Katherine Rocco at or call 407-823-0426.

To learn more about Open Knight Climbs, review what to bring/wear, or need parking/walking directions, check out our overview here: Open Knight Climb Overview

To reserve your spot, please click here.



Our facilitators plan and develop activities to create opportunities for team and individual learning in a secure and 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.

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.