Challenge Course

The Baylor Challenge Course experiential learning programs are designed to assist groups in developing teamwork and friendship while facilitating individual growth and self-confidence.

For the past 20 years the Baylor Challenge course has facilitated an estimated 35,000 participants from the Baylor community, schools, non-profit organizations, youth groups, businesses, and sports teams.

The Challenge Course is an experience for everyone, athletes and non-athletes alike. It is about participation and offering one's best talents, ideas, support and encouragement, not just physical skill or exertion.

Programming Options

What to Expect

Our typical program is four to six hours and consists of a progression of activities that include warm-ups, large group games, initiatives, small group challenges, trust activities, and low and high elements. Extended, 6-8 hour and multi-day programs are also available.


  • Energizer

    Aimed at creating a fun, high-energy environment for participants to get to know each other. This program could be paired with your retreat, training, meeting or as a stand alone event.

  • Discovery

    Intended for new forming groups or those with new members and concentrates on helping to build relationship based on trust, strengthen group unity and develop identity.

  • Skill Development

    Designed for established groups and focuses on working towards deeper group bonds, addressing specific group behaviors and greater group performance.

  • Teach In-Service

    Focuses on building a more unified, cohesive and collaborative team of teachers and administrators. Interactive, fun and meaningful activities will help educators transfer their experience back to the campus and into the classroom.

  • Off-Site

    We can bring the Challenge Course to you. All of our low team building activities can be done in any workplace, gym, meeting room, or outdoor space at your desired location.

Activity Descriptions

Games and Activities

Designed to engage groups and warm up for the day and allow for fun. Ice breakers designed to bring down barriers and help participants know each other better.

Group Initiatives

Designed to test the group's ability to problem solve and think critically. Facilitators use a sequence of unique challenges based on the group needs and goals to aid participants in thinking outside the box and address the group dynamics of communication, trust, and leadership as well as others specific to the group.

Low Elements

Intended to mesh with the initiatives that complement each other for a half or whole day team development experience. The elements consist of challenges just off the ground. This is an excellent intermediate step between group initiatives and the High Traversing Elements.

High Traversing Elements

Consisting of individual challenges at heights from thirty to fifty feet above the ground, this program is designed to be a continuation of the Low Element challenges and group initiatives, utilizing the teamwork and trust skills the team has learned. High Traversing Elements require problem-solving skills and confidence in yourself and your team. Prior to leaving the ground, each participant is carefully oriented to the challenge.

High Specialty Elements

  • Leap of Faith
  • Giant Swing
  • Zip Lines
  • Flying Squirrel
Participant Requirements & Restrictions

The programs at the Eastland Lakes Challenge Course are designed for participants in moderate to good health with average to good mobility. We recommend participants familiarize themselves with the requirements, restrictions, and risks prior to committing.

Program Requirements

  • All non-Baylor affiliated participants must agree to and sign a Participant Agreement.
  • Participants under the age of 18 must have a signed agreement by a parent or legal, court-assigned guardian.
  • Participants must be able to understand and comply with the instructions in English or bring their own translator.
  • Participants must fit properly into all harness and protective equipment.
  • The high course is recommended for ages 10 and up.
  • Some high course elements have a weight restriction of 250 lbs.
Scheduling Information

Ready to Reserve?

Ready to request a reservation? Complete the form below and a representative will contact you.

Reserve Now


Rates vary depending on the type of organization, length of program and the number of participants. For more information, email Zac Huston,
Challenge Course Coordinator, or call 254-710-7606.