Challenge Course

For Reservations or information call: 1.703.729.8000

Experiential activities allow people to practice the skills that are necessary to work effectively with others while also strengthening group rapport and developing leadership qualities within each member. There are a range of activities that can be done from as little as a half hour to multiple days, not physical to highly physical, light and lively to transformational, the Browne Center designers will work with you to create and execute a program to meet your outcomes.

Core Principles


  • Explore trust issues and build trust
  • Utilize decision making and problem solving skills
  • Understand leadership qualities
  • Practice positive support, encouragement, and acceptance
  • Develop Self-Confidence and Self-Awareness
  • Develop Communication skills  

THE NATIONAL’s Challenge Course includes:


Initiatives: Portable problem solving activities

Low Elements - permanent weight bearing structures constructed outdoors of wood and cables:

  • Balance Platforms
  • Strategic Choices
  • The National Way Finder
  • Team Walls
  • Island Crossing

High Elements - outdoor challenges constructed of wood and cable that allow participants to be as high as 40’.  All participants are in climbing gear and are protected by belayers.

  • Leap of Faith-up to 2 people simultaneously
  • Flying Squirrel
  • 4 sided Climber Tower with cargo net for up to 2 people per side simultaneously
  • Giant Ladder- up to 3 people simultaneously
  • The High Tri- includes up to 2 people simultaneously on each of the following 3 activities-
    • The High Y
    • The Commitment Bridge
    • The Catwalk

Who can participate in the Course?

The great thing is that anyone can participate to their level of comfort - they will be challenged according to their choice. The success of the team depends on each member’s willingness to work with and rely on each other for support.

For information about our programs and rates, please contact Nancy Vanesko at 703.724.5981   or by email at


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