Challenge Course Programs

Whether you are just wanting to group bonding experience or a team building program, we have something for you!

We strive facilitate fun life-impacting programs that foster growth by challenging individuals and groups to further love, respect and care for one another. We offer customizable programs that fit the needs of your group. Check out our Team Building Programs, Adventure days, High Ropes Course and Climbing Tower! We offer programs for all ages and all types groups!

Standard Team Building
What to have fun and build trust? We can help you out! Let us create a customizable program that includes one of our exciting team building high elements.
Ground Based Team Building
If heights are not up your alley, that is ok! A customizable program can bring a group together. Plus, your feet do not have to leave the ground!
Climbing Tower
Want to test your skills on climb a 40 foot climbing tower? We offer up to 12 unique routes that can be climbed! Our tower can be reserved for any group age 7 and up.
Adventure Days
Come have a crazy amount of fun during an Adventure Day! Customized made for your group, each program includes up to 7 different activities!
Custom Team Building
We come to you. Let us bring our trained facilitators and portable elements to your site and take your group through team-building sequences right on your property.
High Ropes Course
Want a chance to play in the trees? Come enjoy our high ropes course! There’s a challenge for everyone! Our course can be reserved for any group aged 6th grade and up.

Reprinted from The Sounder, a periodical of Warm Beach Camp
By Sarah Karstetter, Marketing Associate

In today's ever increasing technology craze, it is becoming easier and easier to accomplish task without ever saying a word. With the click of a mouse, messages can be communicated to the masses, meetings can be held, appointments made, and shoes bought. The age of picking up the phone and calling has been replaced with emails, blogs, and text messages. As the world's communication styles become more and more impersonal, the memory of the work it takes to function as a healthy group or team fades.

Warm Beach Camp recognizes the effort it takes to build a strong team and has developed a set of tools and experiences to facilitate this process. WBC's Challenge Course Experience combines three different elements - climbing tower, high ropes circuit, and low ropes/initiatives - to create a context for team members to examine their assumptions, communication styles, and learn how to work together in a supportive environment to achieve a goal. These elements are specifically designed to increase self and group confidence. From working together to solve a problem to cheering and encouraging one another to the top of the climbing tower, groups have the opportunity to get to know one another and build relationships. In terms of group development, one day of challenge course experience is equal to days in structured meetings.

Erik Lindblad, teacher and coach at Seattle Christian Schools, recently brought a group of students to the Challenge Course Experience. "Warm Beach Camp's high ropes and initiatives course is an outstanding tool for building team unity and helping young people learn to overcome obstacles in their lives. The staff uses the course and games as a tool to teach life skills that go far beyond just the fun of the event, they cause you to see God's work in everything that you do." Groups using the Challenge Course as a team-building exercise have ranged from Christian schools, churches and mission teams to public safety teams and drug and alcohol recovery groups.

Each element of the Challenge Course is led by facilitators trained to the standards of the Association of Challenge Course Technology and have undergone a minimum of forty hours of practical training and experience. Facilitators ensure the safety of the group on each element as well as work specifically to design beneficial learning experiences based on the goals and needs of the group. Facilitators also help the group process their learning through a debriefing after each session. Debriefing allows group members to reflect on and talk about their observations and experiences. Challenge Course sessions may be half-day or full-day and may be combined with lodging and meal packages at Warm Beach Camp. Space is limited to fifteen people per session, but larger groups can be divided and led by multiple facilitators.

As our culture becomes more detached from personal contact, it is becoming more difficult to have the interpersonal skills and knowledge necessary to work well in a group. Warm Beach Camp's Challenge Course Experience provides the tools needed to develop and strengthen relationships to help your group be successful.

If you like to bring a group to Warm Beach Camp's Challenge Course Experience:

For more information email the Guest Services Department
or call 360-652-7575 / 800-228-6724

Challenge Course Staff

Our Challenge Course meets the standards set by the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT). Our Challenge Course facilitators are highly trained with years of experience in the industry. Every facilitator meets the minimum competencies as a challenge course practitioner as set forth by the Association for Challenge Course Technology.

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Youth & Outdoor Ministries Director
Lindsey Baer-McDowell
Lindsey has always loved playing outdoors. She started on the Challenge Course at Warm Beach Camp in 2007, and found her passion. After working locally and abroad with numerous youth and outdoor organizations, she graduated in 2012 from Trinity Lutheran College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Children, Youth & Family Studies, focusing on Outdoor Leadership. Lindsey believes in the transformative power of outdoor experiences and is excited to serve as the Youth & Outdoor Ministries Director.
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Challenge Course and Recreational Activities Manager
Spencer McDowell
Spencer is passionate about seeing spiritual and emotional growth in individuals and believes that challenge course and recreational activities is a great way to achieve these goals. Spencer has worked in the challenge course industry for nine years and keeps safety as a top priority. He is a qualified trainer, a certified in-house inspector, and Challenge Course Manager.