Adventure Education

Soar through the trees on our zip lines. Climb to new heights on our outdoor climbing tower. Navigate mid-air obstacles on our high ropes courses. What better way to connect to nature than to be right in the trees! Challenge yourself and create memories that will last a lifetime as you select your adventure (or choose your challenge below) in our outdoor and team building programs.

High Adventure

See the world from the trees! Whether it’s on the zip line or the climbing, these programs offer the opportunity to reach new heights, all under the care of our competent staff. Please note that all high adventure activities have a weight limit of 50 to 250 pounds as well as minimum age requirements as indicated below.

Zip Line (1 hour, ages 5 and up)
Experience the thrill of a ride through the trees on our 500 foot zip line, soaring over a pond. 

Climbing Tower (2 hours, ages 5 and up)
Test your rock-climbing skills on our 60 foot climbing tower, one of the tallest in Michigan!

High Ropes Courses (3 hours, ages 10 and up)
Climb to 25 feet and traverse the rope and wire obstacles with the help of our guided instructors. Choose your own path through the trees, and work with a partner on the ground. Exit the course via a ladder or a 250 foot zip line.

Giant Swing (2 hours, ages 12 and up)
Experience being pulled up to 40ft in the sky by a rope and released into the air! Participants have control over the height at which the swing releases. 

Leap of Faith (1 hour, ages 12 and up)
Participants will experience a team-building adventure 30 feet in the trees. This experience includes climbing a tree, standing on a 6-inch platform and jumping out to hit a boat buoy while your team lowers you to the ground. 

Crate Stack (2 hours, ages 12 and up)
Test your climbing skills in this challenge! While safely secured to a rope, attempt to climb as high as you can using a tower of milk crates. The more crates you add, the shakier your tower becomes. How high can you go before the tower tumbles? 

Team Building & Low Ropes

Through interactive games, problem-solving challenges, and low rope elements, these programs provide a chance to develop skills like communication, cooperation, mutual support and trust. A great choice for all ages!

Adventure Play
Play fun, interactive games to encourage cooperation and communication skills. Learn to be gentle, kind, and safe in a positive manner.

Team Challenge
Work with your team to get over, under, or through a series of ground games and low rope elements. Challenge yourself, support your team, and debrief the experience at the end.

Professional Team Building
Learn what it takes to be a high performing team. Make decisions, solve problems, and support team members as a group. This program is intended for groups in the process of improving team performance and is customized to the needs and goals of your group. Contact us to learn more about this option!

CHOOSE YOUR CHALLENGE! CHALLENGE BY CHOICE IS THE ADVENTURE EDUCATION MOTTO.

We strive to facilitate impactful programs that foster growth by challenging individuals and groups to further respect and care for one another. All our Adventure Education programs operate under the Challenge by Choice philosophy, and provide opportunities for participants to engage in different ways.

Competent staff will provide all participants proper instruction and equipment. We are accredited by the American Camp Association and operate under safety standards of the Association for Challenge Course Technology. Please note that all high adventure activities have a weight limit of 50 to 250 pounds, as well as minimum age requirements as indicated above. High adventure programs are subject to availability and prevailing weather conditions. We recommend consulting with a doctor before signing up if you are pregnant or have a heart or health condition.

To determine the best challenge for your team, our Adventure Education Coordinator is here to help! Call (517) 546-0249 today to discuss what will work for your team.

Register Today!

Pre-registration, pre-payment and signed waivers are required for all adventure programs at the Howell Nature Center. Find your adventure on our events calendar or contact our Welcome Center at (517) 546-0249 or reservations@howellnaturecenter.org.

Waivers

Please print, complete and bring with you the day of your adventure.