Loyola University Chicago

Campus Recreation

Division of Student Development

Challenge Course

Challenge Course Group

Why participate in a Challenge Course program?
The Challenge Course is a valuable instrument for group development. Located at the Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus (LUREC) in Woodstock, IL, the Challenge Course is available to all Loyola University Chicago groups including retreats, student organizations, class meetings, athletic teams, and faculty and staff committees and departments.

The Challenge Course is an experiential learning tool; groups are facilitated through challenging activities that require problem solving, effective communication, cooperation, leadership, time management, trust, goal setting, and group support in order to succeed. Facilitators then lead discussions and reflections around those activities – groups are able to recognize individual and group strengths and weaknesses. These discussions and learnings are applied to real life situations; participants are able to identify and improve qualities that create effective and thriving team members. This is done all while having a great time and building camaraderie.

LUREC Challenge Course Flyer

Visit the Program Designs page to see what a Challenge Course program might look like for your group.

Challenge Course Circle

Want to plan a Challenge Course program for your group or team? Complete the Challenge Course Request Form and return it to challengecourse@luc.edu.

Questions? Contact Rachel Murray, Program Coordinator, at rmurray3@luc.edu or 773-508-2366.

For non-Loyola groups that are interested in the Challenge Course, please visit the LUREC website or email Eric Howden at ehowden@luc.edu.