Broyhill Adventure Course

The Broyhill Adventure Course is a unique outdoor adventure complex that offers a series of experiential challenges designed to enhance team building and personal growth for Gardner-Webb University students, faculty, staff and community groups.

Using a combination of high and low ropes activities, participants experience climbing and problem solving as metaphors for life whereby communication skills are improved, self-esteem is enhanced, problem solving techniques are applied, and cooperation in group and team situations is further developed.

The Broyhill Adventure Course practices a “Challenge by Choice” philosophy which allows participants to choose a comfortable level of involvement. Programs are flexible and can be designed to meet a specific group’s needs. Half day (4-hour) and full day (8-hour) sessions are available for groups ranging from 12-18 participants. All adventure course facilitators have specialized skills necessary to ensure individual and group safety.


Low Ropes Elements

The Team Development Course consists of a succession of platforms and poles. Rescue simulations, Amazonian treks, and Great Escapes are some of the adventures that will challenge a group to work together.

The Whale Watch is a large balancing platform. Your group will be challenged to keep the platform level, letting neither end touch the ground. Reach an established time goal set by your team.

The Initiative Wall is a large wall with an eight foot section and a twelve foot section. Using only yourselves as resources, hoist your entire team up and over the top.

Other Activities and Elements
A FramePlutonium TubBlind Maze
Spider WebbPiranha RiverMarble Tubes
Bull RingAll AboardMagic Carpet
TrolleysNitro CrossingPipe Sculpture
Nuclear Power PlantTai Chi TraverseNeedle in a Haystack

Low Ropes Elements

Photo of the Alpine Tower at the Broyhill Adventure Course at Gardner-Webb University

The Alpine Tower

The Alpine Tower is a fifty foot high structure with over thirty different climbing routes, and a variety of elements. It is designed to accommodate a wide range of participants, including people with disabilities. The corporate ladder, missing link, floating poles, and diabolical seesaw are some of the elements that can be incorporated into your climb.

The Carolina Straight Wall

The Carolina Straight Wall is a fifty foot high structure with approximately 2,000 square feet of climbing surface. The Wall features flat, cornered, vertical, and inverted sides to appeal to all skill levels.

The Giant Swing

The Giant Swing is an activity in which a participant, through a system of ropes and pulleys, is hoisted up by their group to a height of the participant’s choosing. He or she then lets go of the release cord for a breath-taking swing!

Broyhill Adventure Course Forms

A Broyhill Adventure Course and Tucker Center Climbing Wall Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability must be filled out for each participant prior to engaging in course activities.

Map and Driving Directions to the Broyhill Adventure Course