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North Woods Challenge Course

The URI North Woods Challenge Course is located at 590 Old North Road, less than 1/4 mile north of the Compass School via an access gate on the west side marking the entrance to our parking lot.

The North Woods is home to 13 low challenge course elements, 3 high elements and a 50’ outdoor climbing tower. In the fall 2013 semester, we opened a new indoor climbing facility with 3 additional high elements. All challenge course equipment and facilities are inspected each calendar year and meet Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) standards. Our Adventure Team is comprised of URI staff and students who complete a safety and facilitation training led by Project Adventure, Inc. trained professionals.

Our outdoor elements are nestled in a thickly wooded setting off of the dirt access road, so participants truly get the experience of being in nature despite being only approximately one mile main URI Kingston campus. The North Woods offers a beautiful setting for your team to focus on communication strategies, problem solving, leadership development, and teamwork.

 

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