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climbing & challenge education
Updated 3/12/13

climbing & challenge education

The Climbing and Challenge Education Program of the Division of Recreational Sports is dedicated to providing adventure and experiential based programming to the Purdue University community.  Made up of the Boiler Challenge and Climbing Wall programs, we promote experiential education, learning by doing, in a safe, inclusive, and exciting environment. 

The Boiler Challenge Program offers a variety of team building and group development programming options to clubs, organizations, and staff groups on campus.  Groups from outside of Purdue are also encouraged to take advantage of our program as well.  We have facilitated for groups ranging from youth summer camps to business groups from all over the Lafayette area.

The Climbing Wall is one of the aesthetic highlights of the recently renovated Recreational Sports Center. Open to all DRS members, the Climbing Wall Program will educate each participant on the sport of indoor rock climbing and promote the formation of a responsible climbing community on Purdue’s campus.