Environmental Education Center

W. Alton Jones Campus, 401 Victory Highway, West Greenwich, RI 02817-2158

altonjones@uri.edu401.874.8200 (p); 401.397.3293 (f)

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Challenge Course

eveningGOAL: Further develop teambuilding skills learned during Group Building by overcoming a variety of increasingly difficult group challenges on a low-ropes challenge course.


  • Continue to work on group building using low ropes challenge course elements.
  • Develop trust and positive group interactions between students.
  • Enhance communication among group members.
  • Show respect and empathy for others and encourage appropriate risk-taking.
  • Build a sense of comradery¬†among and between group members.


  • Trust
  • Respect
  • Empathy
  • Frustration Management
  • Risk Taking
  • Commitment
  • Encouragement
  • Compromise

After completing this activity the aim is for students to be able to:

  • List examples where it is critical to trust others.
  • Define communication and describe how it can help or hinder teamwork.
  • Describe how respect, empathy, and encouragement influences group dynamics.
  • Understand ways to help build a sense of community in a group.
  • Describe real life situations where skills learned can be applied.

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