Eagle's Eyrie Challenge Course

catlin gabel challenge course students standing in small groups on top of wooden boxes in forest setting
tryptic left to right outdoors in a wooded setting: students in line, student swinging from rope, students on wood box
catlin gabel challenge course students walking along raised suspended rope in wooded area
catlin gabel challenge course students walking along rope in wooded area

Catlin Gabel's challenge course, which is used by both students and outside groups, is located in the woods on campus near the Murphy Athletic Complex.

This wood, cable, and rope course is strung between trees with platforms built just above the ground and has eight elements. The course was designed and built according to national guidelines and standards. Catlin Gabel employees have been trained in the operation and safety of the individual elements.

Like many outdoor adventures, the challenge course pushes participants out of their comfort zones and into areas of learning and growth. The low elements are designed for collaborative problem-solving. Participants must work together to accomplish the task at-hand while providing support for one another. The facilitator works with participants to debrief, reflect, focus on teamwork, and prepare the group for bigger challenges, including those found in the everyday world.

Our course contains the following elements: Bridge is Out, Life Boat, Nitro Swing, Spider Web, All Aboard, Diversity Trail, TP Shuffle, and Trust Fall.

Information for Groups Outside of Catlin Gabel

Plan your next team building event at Catlin Gabel. The Challenge Course will help your organization or team: build interdependence, problem-solve collaboratively, develop risk-taking skills, open channels of communication, develop leadership skills, clarify roles, and strengthen relationships. 

Half and full-day programs are available, with an option to add a catered lunch on campus. We'll design a unique program to provide the best possible experience for your group based on your goals.

Business & Corporate Rates
$95 / person full day (8 hr max)
$65 / person half day (4 hr max)
10-person minimum
Nonprofit & Educational Institution Rates
$45 / person full day (8 hr max)
$35 / person half day (4 hr max)
10-person minimum preferred

Special discount rates are available for Catlin Gabel-affiliated, non-commercial groups such as the Parent Faculty Association.

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Please fill out this form to request a date for your group. Please use this form whether you are an outside organization or associated with Catlin Gabel.