Visitors to the Broyhill Adventure Course fall into one of two categories:

On Campus Groups

Gardner-Webb athletic teams, residence halls, student organizations, classes, faculty and staff, and students.

Off Campus Groups

Youth groups, birthday parties, school groups, athletic teams, camp programs, and families.

Banks, management teams, office staffs, and administrative groups. Whatever your goals, we feel confident the Broyhill Adventure Course has something to offer you. Your experience at the course can be tailored to meet the specific needs and goals of your group.

Optimal group size is 12-18 participants, with minimum group size being 10. The number of people we can facilitate at the course will vary, depending on your expressed goals, the number of participants, and the availability of BAC staff.

Make a Reservation

Contact the Office of Adventure Recreation at (704) 406-4257 to complete a reservation.

Broyhill Adventure Course Group Rates

Weekdays Before 6pm (Monday – Friday)

GWU StudentsLocal SchoolsCommunity
Team Development CourseFREE$7.50$12.50
High Ropes – Climbing$5$17.50
  • Team Development Course – 10 person minimum
  • High and Combo Elements – 10 person minimum
  • There will be a $5 increase in the per person rate after 6pm
  • Weekday costs reflect a per person rate for two (2) hours.

Weekends (Saturday)

GWU StudentsCommunity
  • Team Development Course – 10 person minimum
  • High and Combo Elements – 15 person minimum
  • Subject to a $30 fee if cancelled within 5 business days.
  • Weekend costs reflect a per person rate for three (3) hours.

Team Development Course

The Team Development Course initiatives begin at ground level and go as high as twelve feet. Initiatives will utilize participants as “spotters” for safety.  Initiatives focus on a number of team components, such as trust, communication, cooperation, problem solving, leadership, etc.

High Ropes – Climbing

Challenges experienced at a height of twelve to forty feet above ground level.  All high elements require participants to be in a harness attached to a rope for safety.  High elements typically produce powerful memories and provoke deep thoughts and emotions, while challenging physical abilities. These “challenge by choice” elements teach balance, coordination, and concentration along with a great sense of confidence, positive view of self, and leaping beyond the barriers of perceived limits. High elements are inherently more difficult than low elements due to the heights and physical ability required.  These activities are transferable to actual life experiences because they teach individuals to face new challenges with a deeper understanding of how to cope and triumph over a difficulty.

What to Expect

We are excited about your upcoming visit to the Broyhill Adventure Course! The following information should help you to have a safe, meaningful, and fun experience.


  • Improve self-confidence
  • Improve teamwork
  • Enhance communication skills
  • Promote trust
  • Enhance decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Increase individual responsibility & leadership
  • Have FUN!

About the Course

  • The high and low ropes elements involve a variety of activities that often include warm-ups, games, group initiative problems, and other physical adventure activities. It is required that every participant complete a Gardner-Webb University Assumption of Risk and Release Packet (Packets will be sent with confirmation/invoice) prior to participation. It is the responsibility of the group contact person to give these completed forms to the facilitator on or before the day of participation.
  • Due to the inherent risk and danger involved in this program, tobacco, alcoholic beverages, recreational drugs, and other mind-altering substances are not allowed. Any participants under the influence of any of the aforementioned substances will not be permitted to partake in adventure activities.
  • Adventure Recreation staff will assign facilitators for each group.
  • Meals and water are the responsibility of the group. It is the responsibility of the participants to pick up and carry out all trash left by the group.
  • The organization/person in charge of the group is responsible for the behavior of the participants. Failure to cooperate with Challenge Course staff may result in the group’s inability to reserve Adventure Recreation facilities in the future.
  • Our outdoor facility is surrounded by trees and shrubs that provide us with shady areas.
  • We have a port-a-john on site. Running water is only a short car ride away.
  • There is a small parking lot; please carpool when possible.
  • In the summer, it is hot. In the winter, it is cold. Please dress appropriately and bring additional clothing items to add or change into as the day progresses.
  • Our philosophy is “challenge by choice.” That means YOU set personal goals and the team will encourage you to reach those goals, but no-one will coerce you into doing anything you are not comfortable with.

What to Bring

  • A great attitude and desire to have fun and challenge yourself!
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Closed toe shoes
  • Clothes that are easy to move around in and that you don’t mind getting dirty
  • 2 FULL bottles of water
  • Completed Assumption of Risk and Release packets
  • Hair holder (please have hair pulled up and away from face)
  • Medication/preventative medication (if applicable)
  • Hat (optional)
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Camera (optional)

What not to Bring

  • Jewelry (i.e. necklaces, earrings, watches, rings, etc.)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Glass containers
  • Tobacco, alcoholic beverages, recreational drugs, and other mind-altering substances