Challenge Program


Experiential Learning

We believe that there is value in learning through doing. Our challenge program staff facilitate experiential learning to encourage participants to expand their comfort zones, build relationships, foster teamwork, and break down barriers. Facilitators design and lead programs at Camps Hamilton and Don Bosco unique to your group's dynamic and needs.


Low Course Program

Camp Don Bosco and Camp Hamilton

Our low elements are used alongside initiative games to explore communication, teamwork, and problem-solving as a group.


Climbing Wall

Camp Hamilton

Work as a group to encourage participants to stretch their comfort zone by climbing our 50 foot climbing wall.


Vertical Playpen

Camp Hamilton

Work as a group to encourage participants to stretch their comfort zone by climbing a 35 foot vertical obstacle course.


Bradshaw High Ropes Course

Camp Hamilton

Hang out among the trees while attempting 17 separate elements designed to set and obtain personal and group goals.


Giant Swing

Camp Hamilton

Encourage one another and release your fears on our 60ft. swing over our 80 acre lake.

+ Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What do I need to bring for a challenge course day?

A: In order to participate in our Challenge program, each participant needs to wear closed toed shoes. Other items to bring are: clothes that are comfortable to move in, a rain jacket (rain doesn't stop us!), and a water bottle. Each participant also needs a Acknowledgment of Risk and Photo Consent.

Q: I'm a little nervous about the height -- do I have to go up on the course?

A: Of course not! Our program operates under a "spectrum of choice" -- where participants are encouraged to choose their level of desired participation. A participant is never forced to do anything he or she doesn't want to.

Q: Can I incorporate my retreat theme within these Challenge programs?

A: Absolutely! Facilitators design and lead programs unique to your group. Talk with Camps staff to solidify details about your visit.

Q: How long should I plan for this activity?

A: Group leaders should plan for at least 3 hours, depending on group size, goals, and dynamic. Talk with Camp staff to solidify details about your visit.

Q: Who can I talk to for more information about the Challenge Program?

A: To request a reservation, complete a Rental Reservation Request.

Challenge specific questions can be directed to Terri Schell, our Course Manager.