Monday, October 19, 2015

UIS to cut ribbon on new team building Challenge Course

WHAT: The Department of Campus Recreation at the University of Illinois Springfield will be joined by the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting at its new Challenge Course. The course is available to campus groups, athletic teams, community groups, and local businesses.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 2 p.m.

WHERE: Spencer House, 1301 West Lake Shore Drive, Springfield

DETAILS: The low team challenge course (ropes course) consists of events that may occur on the ground as well as utilizing poles, wires, platforms and ropes a few inches to a couple feet off the ground.

The course is designed to teach participants teamwork, communication, problem solving, cooperation, trust and respect. After a series of challenges, a trained facilitator leads a discussion to help the group relate the experience to something relevant to their lives as individuals and as a team.

Most groups utilize the course for a half day (3-4 hours). However, each experience can be tailored to the groups’ needs and could go as short at two hours or as long as eight hours. The course requires a minimum of eight participants, with a maximum of 150 people.

Pricing depends on the desired amount of time, numbers of participants and group objectives. For more information, contact Jay Swenson with UIS Campus Recreation at 217/206-7103 or

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