The Venture Out Challenge Course, a part of Recreational Sports, is a state-of-the-art high ropes challenge course that will open in Fall 2018. The course is located behind the Marching Virginia Practice Field and the Sport Clubs fields and can be seen from the Huckleberry Trail. Activities are open to Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students as well as off-campus and corporate groups.

The Venture Out Challenge Course and Portable Initiatives offers a variety of activities through a series of fun and unusual games and problem solving obstacles. Participants will learn valuable information about themselves, working with one another, and functioning as a team. Designed to accelerate a group though the stages of group development, these activities encourage group cohesion through communication, trust, team work, coaching, self-esteem, craftsmanship, leadership, problem solving, civility, and fun. In addition to these commonly cited benefits, the Challenge Course offers higher-level outcomes, including increases in effectiveness and efficiency, building relationships, developing understanding, setting goals, brainstorming ideas, and task accomplishment.

If you are an organization, club, department, or company with a group of any size who wants to do team building and leadership development, we have options for you! Or if you are just a group of friends who wants to come out and challenge yourself on the course, celebrate a birthday party, or just have fun creating new memories, we have options for you, too! All of our course options are customizable based on your group size, available time, and desired outcomes.

Challenge Course
Experiences on a high ropes course at a 14 foot, 24 foot, and 34 foot level. Three different towers with a variety of elements to customize to your group’s needs and desired outcomes.

Up to 3 hours (inquire about group discounts for groups larger than 15, 30, 45, 60, 75 or 100+)

  • Students - $20 per person
  • Faculty/staff - $25 per person
  • Community - $35 per person

**Minimum $100 total for groups smaller than 5 people

Portable Initiatives
Portable Initiatives can be facilitated at the Challenge Course, or the Venture Out facilitation staff can travel to a variety of locations. (Yes - that means we can come to you!) Group development activities such as icebreakers, name games, energizers, fun games, and problem solving initiative tasks. As the group progresses through the initiatives, a debrief of the activity-related desired outcomes will be facilitated in a friendly and open way.

45 minutes to 2 hours (inquire about group discounts for groups larger than 15, 30, 45, 60, 75 or 100+ people)

  • Students - $12 per person
  • Faculty/staff - $18 per person
  • Community - $24 per person

Combination (Challenge Course and Portable Initiatives)
Venture Out facilitators will guide the group through an array of different challenges. Offering a full range of mental and physical challenges, programs begin at the ground-level with Portable Initiatives and advancing to individual aerial challenges taking you 14-34 feet off the ground.

Up to 6 hours (Inquire about group discounts for groups of 15, 30, 45, 60, 75 or 100+ people)

  • Students - $28 per person
  • Faculty/staff - $35 per person
  • Community - $50 per person

To start the process of reserving a time for you and your group, please fill out this request form and we will be in contact shortly about solidifying dates, times, and group size.

If you have questions, please read over our Challenge Course Details or feel free to email us at

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