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Basler Team Challenge & Aerial Adventure Course

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The Basler Team Challenge and Aerial Adventure Course is a state of the art low and high ropes challenge course. The course offers a full range of ground-level team building initiatives, and a series of aerial challenges ranging from easy to difficult between 15 – 45 feet in the air. Reserved programs are available for the ETSU community, as well as for off-campus and corporate community groups. The Aerial Adventure Course offers the opportunity for participants to stretch their physical and mental limits and includes 21 unique climbing, zipping, walking, balancing, and swinging challenges as participants move from one platform to another.

Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and athletic clothing that allows for a range of motion. You are encouraged to bring water and a snack, as our programs are held outdoors in the summer months and our course is exposed to the elements. There is a water fountain on site to refill bottles. We recommend sunscreen, bug spray, and protective clothing. Please arrive at the challenge course pavilion 10-15 minutes early to check in so that we may begin the program at the scheduled time.

Per manufacturer recommendations – participants must be 12+ years old and weigh between 85 – 250lbs. Helmets and harnesses are one-size-fits-most and are adjustable. If a participant is unable to properly secure a helmet and harness, they will not be allowed entry to the course. All participants must sign a waiver, and participants between the ages of 12-17 must have parent/guardian signature.

The Aerial Adventure Course is available during Open High hours for use by ETSU students, faculty, staff, and CPA patrons. A valid ETSU I.D. is required to participate in Open High programs.

Outdoor Adventure offers four types of programs ranging from one to five (1-5) hours for organized groups.

Maximum group size is 40 participants. Minimum group size is 10. Times listed are approximate ranges, though actual duration of program is based on size of group and type of program selected. A final duration and cost will be provided by Challenge Course Coordinator once a Reservation Request Form has been submitted for the group.

 

Up to 1 hour

Low-risk challenges designed to promote group development through initiatives such as ice-breakers, name games, and energizers in an indoor or outdoor field setting, depending on the season. Facilitators tailor activities to meet the expressed group goals and can build in time to debrief activities and their application to a “real life” setting.
1 - 2 hours

Low-risk challenges similar to those of the Express Course with additional physical and mental challenges. Low Challenge Courses provide the foundation for building effective teamwork and problem solving skills, and may include balancing on special wooden/rope structures at approximately 2 feet off the ground. Facilitators build in time to debrief activities and how they may have “real life” application. (Note: This option does not include the Aerial Adventure Course)
2 - 4 hours

Challenges utilizing the Basler Team Challenge and Aerial Adventure Course. The High Challenge Course offers the opportunity for participants to stretch their physical and mental limits and includes 21 unique climbing, zipping, walking, balancing, and swinging challenges as participants move from one platform to another.

The High Challenge Course includes three levels of challenges between 15 - 45 feet in the air. Facilitators tailor the elements to fit the needs of the group. High Challenge Course activities
typically do not include a debriefing, as these challenges are intended for personal challenge and growth rather than group development.

4 - 6 hours

Combo Courses offer the best of both the Low and High Challenge Course experiences. This is a great option for groups looking to get to know one another, focus on leadership and group development, and put themselves to the challenge in a fun and exciting outdoor environment.

 

How do I bring a group out on the challenge course?

  1. Complete a Reservation Request Form.
  2. Our Outdoor Adventure Coordinator will contact you to discuss details and answer any questions you may have.
  3. We'll create an invoice and send it to the group organizer with a confirmation of the date/time of the course and other important details.
  4. Pay by cash, card, check, or departmental transfer before the course at the CPA Member Services Desk. (No American Express, sorry!)
  5. Get every member of your group to sign the electronic waiver or the printable waiver that we emailed with your invoice and confirmation.
  6. Ta-Da! Just show up on the date of the course and we'll handle the rest!

The Basler Team Challenge and Aerial Adventure Course is located on ETSU’s campus at 503 Go Bucs Trail. The Challenge Course Pavilion 540 (north pavilion) is located at 505 Go Bucs Trail. Parking is available in lot 22A across from the challenge course pavilion from Go Bucs Trail. 

Useful Links

Reservation Request Form

Electronic Waiver

Note:

The Aerial Adventure Course is closed for the winter months.

It will re-open March 18 - weather permitting. Any requests for High or Combo courses may be denied before this date.

Express or Low courses are still available and are hosted indoors in the CPA.

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