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Aquatics & Outdoors

Challenge Course

August 2020: Specialized programs available for 2020-21 academic year.

See below for additional details.

Bringing Lumberjacks together

Our Challenge Course helps student groups and classes build problem-solving and leadership skills.

You and your group can brave a ropes course up to 30 feet high, speed along a zip line and try the Leap of Faith. You’ll find a different set of challenges if you try the low ropes course, which has 10 elements that require teamwork and communication to complete.

Reservations are required. To request a date to use the Challenge Course, complete the online Experiential Learning Center Reservation Request form.

Types of programs offered

Team Building via Zoom

Our Outdoor Pursuits staff will join your department's Zoom meeting and lead activities for participants.

Session length: 15 to 60 minutes

price varies 

Physically Distanced Team Building - Indoor/Outdoor options

With six feet of space between all participants and activity facilitators, we will lead in-person activities for you and your team.

Important information: Masks are required, regardless of indoor/outdoor location. Maximum group size is 30 participants. If you have a larger group, participants will be split into smaller groups. 

Session length: 30 to 90 minutes

price varies 

Low Elements - Indoor/Outdoor options (currently unavailable)

Our low ropes course programs are designed to inspire teamwork, leadership, trust, communication skills and a sense of community. Every program is different and led by a trained facilitator to provide the best experience for every group. Don't want to be outside? We can provide programs full of fun games and initiatives at one of our indoor facilities.

High Elements - Outdoor options (currently unavailable)

Want a little more high adventure? Reserve a date at our zip line and high ropes course! Scale the cargo net, or traverse the multi-vine in order to reach our tower where you and a friend will race down dual zip lines. No matter the occasion, our staff is ready to help you and your group push past barriers and reach new heights!

Pricing varies.

High Elements - Indoor options (currently unavailable)

We also offer high ropes programs at one of two indoor climbing facilities. Climb our Caterpillar, see how high you can get on our crate stack or scale the rock wall! Our indoor facility is designed to push you mentally and physically in order to empower you and your group to achieve your goals.

High/Low Combo Elements (currently unavailable)

Can't decide between a low or high ropes program? Choose both! We offer three- to six-hour programs where you and your group can get the best of both worlds. Enjoy a few hours of team building at our low ropes course followed by all the thrills of our high rope elements.

Academic Class Special (currently unavailable)

We’ll come to your academic class and lead team-building games and initiatives designed to help your class get to know each other, learn to work as a team, and develop new communication and problem-solving skills!

Price: $50

Forms for participants

Once your date and time is scheduled, click on the program forms below to get all of the necessary info for your group.

For more information about the Outdoor Pursuits program, call 936.468.6055, or email

Outdoor Center

Gear rental is available to members and non-members within the SFA community. Visit the Rental Gear page to learn more. 
Monday through Friday: 2 to 6 p.m.
Or by appointment: Make an appointment to rent gear by calling 936.468.6055 during the Outdoor Center's business hours. Appointments must be made 24 hours in advance to allow us the opportunity to reserve the gear you request.

Student Recreation Center

Monday through Friday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 10 p.m.

Note: These hours are for the regular fall and spring semesters only and are subject to change. View the Reduced Hours for information on special/holiday hours.



Campus Recreation Department
Staff directory

Physical Address:
Student Recreation Center
1817 Wilson Drive

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13016, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

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