The Georgetown College Challenge Course was built in July 1998. It was extended in 2004 to include an Alpine Tower II. The course was built with the intention of not only benefiting Georgetown College students, but also the surrounding community. Since it’s inception, we have had over 8,000 participants.


The GC Challenge Course, located on the East Campus Complex of Georgetown College, is a series of ropes, logs, and cables constructed to create a challenging and unique series of obstacles.  The course helps to build cooperation, trust, and individual leadership skills.

The Georgetown College Challenge Course programs are unique:

  • Our challenge course programs can be tailored to meet your particular needs.
  • Our course philosophy of “Challenge by Choice®” encourages everyone to contribute to the group process; however, participants have a choice in the individual roles they play in each activity. This choice allows everyone the opportunity to experience new challenges within a safe and enjoyable learning environment. In reality, activities involve more of a perceived risk than an actual risk.
  • Our facilitators have been professionally trained and have experience in leadership and training.

Challenge by Choice® is a trademark of Project Adventure.


About the Challenge Course

Low Elements

Low elements are physical structures built one to two feet above the ground which provide a backdrop for various challenges and initiatives. Low elements will help the group meet its team building goals, some of those initiatives include: the Team Development Course, the Spider’s Web, the Trolleys, Retrieval, and the Atlanta Activity.

High Elements

High elements on the Georgetown College Challenge Course allow the participant to set and meet personal goals. Climbing on Tiger Mountain can be done individually or with a partner. Elements such as the Corporate Ladder or the Team Beam help participants learn more about themselves while establishing a greater sense of trust among their team members. The Giant Swing always provides an excellent way to bring the day’s events to an end.


Who can use the Challenge Course?

Georgetown College’s innovative new Conference and Training Center provides an exciting alternative to businesses and organization for meetings, conferences, training seminars, and banquets. From casual to formal, small to large, the Conference and Training Center provides a combination of unique features that fulfill the highest executive standards for meeting room facilities. It provides a panoramic view of the Stadium Complex and the Georgetown College Challenge Course.

The Georgetown College Challenge Course offers a wide variety of programs to meet your group’s needs. Participants include business executives interested in developing a team approach to management to human service staffs interested in bringing new insights into their counseling techniques.

Low Course

  • Minimum of eight participants, with a maximum of 150 participants.
  • Groups larger than 15 participants will be broken up to allow for more involvement.
  • The low course consists of events that may occur on the ground as well as utilizing the Team Development Course which is a series of logs configured to present a challenge as groups move along them. These exciting challenges help groups move toward their goals: teamwork, communication, problem solving, cooperation, and respect.
  • After a series of challenges, a trained facilitator leads a discussion to help the group relate what they successfully accomplished to something relevant to their lives.
  • Participating on the Low Course does not require much physical stamina. In fact, the course is more mentally challenging than physically challenging. Facilitators are able to adapt the initiatives to help your group meet the goals you have set.

Low Course

  • Minimum of eight participants, with a maximum of 150 participants.
  • Groups larger than 15 participants will be broken up for some activities to allow for more involvement.
  • The low course consists of events that may occur on the ground as well as utilizing the Team Development Course which is a series of logs configured to present a challenge as groups move along them. These exciting challenges help groups move towards their goals: teamwork, communication, problem solving, cooperation, and respect.
  • After a series of challenges a trained facilitator leads a discussion to help the group relate what they successfully accomplished to something relevant to their lives.

High Course

  • Minimum of six participants, maximum of 30 participants.
  • The type of challenge and height to climb is left up to each participant. One can set a personal goal and work towards that goal at their own pace.
  • Some elements are meant for individuals to climb, while others allow for partners to help one another.
  • Participants will rotate between being the climber, belayer, and safety person. Participants are thoroughly trained before anyone begins climbing. All equipment meets or exceeds challenge course industry standards.
  • A very popular high element, a favorite of all who attend the GC Challenge Course, is the Giant Swing by Choice.  Although a single individual enjoys the free fall, the entire group helps to make this challenge happen.

Contact Us

For availability and/or a list of references that are similar to your group and have experienced the Georgetown College Challenge Course, please contact:

Charlene Lucas
400 East College Street
Georgetown, Kentucky 40324
Charlene Lucas  (502) 863-8004
fax: (502) 868-7750
charlene_lucas@georgetowncollege.edu


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