The Larsmont Center’s Challenge Course is a series of events designed to present a specific challenge for groups to overcome.
Each element has a set of rules, boundaries, and story lines that are required to overcome the problem presented. The challenges given are designed to develop a group’s skills to include leadership, trust, communication, and problem solving as well as identifying strengths and weaknesses to foster personal growth. The progression of events built by the facilitator is based on group goals and desired outcomes then gradually increases in difficulty to provide a continuation of new trials which fosters an environment for team morale and unity through the adversity they face.
The Larsmont Challenge Course
is built to the rigorous ACCT standards.
Challenge Course Stations
- The Whale Watch
- Wild Woozy
- The Swinging Log
- Nitro Crossing
- Zig Zag
- Initiative Wall
- Mountain Games
- Spider’s Web
- Multi Vine
- TP Shuffle
- King’s Finger
The entire team gets on the platform – a super-sized teeter totter – and is challenged to balance it long enough to sing the alphabet.
Starting at the narrow end, participants put their palms together and walk along the wires as they become further apart.
Participants walk along the log with no assistance, challenged to get from one end to the other without stepping off.
Participants swing from one stationary line to a 3’ x 3’ platform, and are challenged to all be on the platform when complete.
Participants simultaneously move themselves and 2 x 4 ‘bridges’ in such a way as to get all participants to the final platform without stepping off.
Participants work together to get each team member up and over a 12’ wall.
Participants cross from one platform to another using ‘bridge’ 2 x 6’s that are not long enough. Members are challenged to move from one to the next using only what is provided.
Entire team must move through or over a seven-foot high ‘web’ without disturbing the spider.
Entire team must get from one side to the other along the lower wire, using only the hanging vertical ropes.
Team members stand on a stationary log, and arrange themselves in the directed manner (by height, alphabetically by name, etc.) without stepping off the log.
The object is to move the “ring” or tire by using the group to lift and work together.