Challenge Program

Program Request Form 

What is the Challenge Program?
The Challenge Program offers people innovative ways to improve their abilities when working with others. This learn-by-doing approach focuses on creative problem solving and effective communication. Join us for a day of fun experiences that will activate inner resources, increase trust, and enhance group cohesion. Each program is tailored to meet the needs of the group. The team of facilitators has experience with clubs, office units, social organizations, and corporate groups. Eligible users are limited to Georgia State University student organizations and departments.

Virtual Team Building
Strategically designed virtual team building activities provide communication while reinforcing a shared team identity. These activities can also mitigate the engagement-draining challenges of a remote or distributed workforce.

For example…

  • When remote workers feel lonely, isolated, or unsupported, a virtual team building activity can remind them of all the amazing people they have behind them.
  • When remote workers feel their excitement slipping, a virtual team building activity can help them rekindle their passion by exposing them to excited co-workers.
  • When an organization currently can’t meet in person but want to stay connected during the “new normal”.

Virtual Programming opportunities include icebreakers, strategic teambuilding exercises, and virtual escape rooms. All virtual teambuilding will utilize Zoom. Attendees will need to be able to view the call screen for effective programming.

Where is the program facilitated?
The lodge and outdoor ropes course are located in the Indian Creek Recreation Area off South Indian Creek Drive. Team building sessions can also be conducted on any of the Georgia State campuses.

How do I schedule?

  • Submit a request via the online form
  • Reserve date at least 3 weeks in advance
  • Make final payment at least 10 days in advance to avoid cancellation
  • Confirm all details no later than two weeks in advance

A minimum of a 10-person charge is required. For our virtual option, we limit the group size to 40. For our in-person options, we limit the size to 30.

How much does it cost?
We're now offering virtual team building as an option. Our pricing structure is different if you choose to do your team building virtually.

Student Organizations Departments
10 people or less
35 minutes $30 $32
50 minutes $37 $39
65 minutes $45 $47
11 - 20 people
40 minutes $60 $62
55 minutes $75 $77
70 minutes $90 $92
21 - 40 people
45 minutes $90 $92
60 minutes $105 $107
75 minutes $120 $122


  • Student Organizations
    • 2-hour event: $10/person
    • Half-day (low elements only) event: $12/person
    • Half-day (high elements) event: $16/person
    • Full-day event: $30/person
  • Departments
    • 2-hour event: $15/person
    • Half-day (low elements only) event: $18/person
    • Half-day (high elements) event: $20/person
    • Full-day event: $40/person

Deli-style lunch can be included for an extra $5 per person for programs that occur at Indian Creek Recreation Area. If bringing in catering during our programming additional fees may be assessed based on potential impacts of challenge staff.

Ropes Course 
The ropes course consists of group initiatives and high and low team building elements. The high ropes course is over 130 feet long and has two levels topping out 38 feet above the ground. As participants progress through the course, they are challenged by completing up to six elements that they confront with a variety of facilitator directed challenges. Exiting the course consists of five different methods to swing, leap, tumble or zip line. The three zip lines off the course total nearly 1,000 feet long and also introduce to the course a large mid-zip platform 50 feet high in a giant sweetgum tree overlooking Snapfinger Creek.

The low ropes course consists of 13 individual elements located throughout the property and serves as a great way for groups to come together and target developmental skills and collaboration. The challenges call upon every member of the group to participate and offer endless opportunities for self-discovery.

Special Programs 
We now offer special Rappel the Rec programming at the Student Recreation Center! Teams can rappel off the side of the SRC from 1-3 stories in height. Available for groups 30 and under, available in 2-5 hour programs.