Frequently Asked Questions

Because we are often away from the computer – out on the challenge course providing groups with an experience – it may be a couple of days before we are able to return phone calls or answer e-mails. Please email, or call 704.687.0697. 

Filling out an inquiry or booking form is usually the fastest way we will be able to get in contact with you regarding a group program.

When you speak with a Venture Outdoor Leadership representative, they will assist you in making a wise choice for your group based on your goals and objectives for a successful day.

Level of physical activity should not be a concern for the majority of our programs. We cater the programs to be appropriate for your group. Many of the activities can be altered to involve little to no physical challenge. Voluntary participation is emphasized – each participant chooses his or her own level of participation.

No extra physical strength or conditioning is necessary to participate in Mobile Programs.

Team Challenge Course and High Team Challenge Course: Odyssey require mild to moderate exertion.  This includings climbing a cargo net, being able to physically support your team members and the like.

The High Team Challenge Course: Iliad is physically challenging. 

The staff will ensure that special attention will be given to warming-up, spotting, and safety procedures. These activities involve more perceived risk than actual risk. Our attention to safety has resulted in an excellent safety record during Venture's 50+ years of operation.  

"We believe that learning is not a spectator sport. People learn best, not by being told but by experiencing the consequences of their thoughts and actions. Our role, then, is to arrange experiences that help people learn." (Instructors Creed, Training House, 1986)

  • Improving team performance
  • Management development
  • Building trust and support
  • Process or quality improvement
  • Improving communication skills
  • Improving problem-solving skills
  • Leadership development
  • Managing change

Preferred minimum: 8 participants

Mobiles & Team Challenge Course: up to 100 people at one time

High Challenge Course: up to 60 participants

Large groups may: 

  • Be split into sub groups
  • Use a mixture of low and high challenge course elements.

Note: We have worked with smaller groups as well as groups as large as 800. Contact our office to discuss the possibilities!


  • Academic classes
    • At the SAC clock tower
    • Other location as decided between the instructor and Venture staff
  • Other groups- location is decided between the coordinator and the Venture staff

Team Challenge

Alumni Way gravel parking lot, unless notified of alternative location.

High Team Challenge

Public library overflow parking lot, unless notified of alternative location.

We encourage all groups to sign the waiver before the start of the program. This will expedite the start of the program. 

Please note that no one will be permitted to participate without a signed waiver, including a parent or guardian signature for anyone under 18 years of age. 

The weight limit for the zip line, which can be accessed from either the Odyssey or Iliad course, is 250 lbs.