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Does you group or team need help with teamwork, communication, problem solving, and/or leadership? Try one our challenge course!

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Why our Challenge Course?

  • We provide a wide variety of approaches and opportunities for learning.
  • We possess the ability to adapt and cater to the specific needs, goals, and/or objectives of different groups
  • We create an environment which is conducive to all learning styles.
  • Our program promotes personal growth and a better understanding of the importance of teamwork and trust.
  • Our program provides opportunity for continued and applied learning well beyond their day on the ropes course!


All activities are conducted in a safe environment, which strengthens individuals, promotes group bonding, and develops leadership skills.


  • Challenge Course Objectives:
    • Foster the ideals of mutual support, teamwork, communication, planning, organization, and the importance of individual member contributions and differences within a group.
    • Bring participants together in a new environment where they will share a common experience while working together.
    • Encourage group trust. Participants must rely on others, completing the course as a group and not on an individual basis.
    • Overcome personal fears of inadequacies or lack of confidence.
    • Encourage team and individual growth.
    • Promote feelings of personal confidence, accomplishment, responsibility, leadership, and self-worth.
    • Facilitate and improve goals setting and problem solving skills by individuals and by the group/team.
    • Encourage safe, appropriate risk taking in a caring environment.
  • Planning a Program

    A variety of challenge course programs can be designed. Working with your group, the 4-H Center will design a program based on your group/team's goals, time frame, group size, and budget. The 4-H Center offers cooperation and team building programs for youth, adolescents, and adults. Both on-site and off-site programs are available. Programs conducted on-site at the 4-H Center's Challenge Course, consist of an outdoor recreation field, Low Challenge Course, 7 element-High Ropes course, 35' Climbing Wall, and Zip line. This course is physically, mentally, and emotionally challenging. All facilitation, instruction, and equipment are provided by the 4-H Center.

  • Low Challenge Course Eligibility Requirements

    Anyone! We can work together to create a program that will be beneficial for ANY age group.

  • High Challenge Course Eligibility Requirements
    • Climbing Tower - must be 9 years or older.
    • High Ropes - must be 12 years or older.

    Both annually inspected by Challenge Design Innovations. CDI is an accredidted Professional Vendor Member of the Association of Challenge Course Technology.

  • Pricing

    Rope Course

    • Low Ropes Course - $10/per person
    • High Ropes Course - $20/ per person (25 ft. w/Zip line; minimum age 12 years)
    • Climbing Wall - $15/per person (minimum age 9 years)
    • Zip line - $12/per person (minimum age 9 years)
    • Team Building - $7/per person
    • 10 person minimum for all Ropes Course Programs.

    Contact Tyler Cheely by phone 434-248-5444 or to plan your next challenge course program!

  • Virginia SOL correlation

    PE 3.4, 4.4, 5.5, 6.4, 7.4, 8.5, 9.4, 10.4
    English - 3.1, 4.1, 5.2, 6.1, 7.1, 7.2
    PH5, PH6, PS6, PS1, PS10
    Oral Lang. 6.1, 6.2, 7.1, 3.1, 3.2

Our Mission

Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center's mission is to improve the quality of life through educating youth and adults in a natural setting.

Contact Us

1267 4-H Camp Road
Appomattox, VA 24522

(434) 248-5444