Frequently Asked Questions

The first step to set up a program is to request a program through our online form. While we strive to respond to your request within 24 hours, it may take longer during our busy seasons. If you need to speak with someone in person, please call our main office at 704-687-0697.​

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

Mobiles

  • 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.