Class of 1979 High Challenge Program

In 2005, the high challenge course was gifted to Purdue University as the main donation from the Class of 1979. This program is designed specifically for groups that are ready to be challenged both physically and mentally. The nature of the program demands participants to be engaged on a complex level. The challenges require a high level of working together, communication, and trust.

The High Course has three levels, each with its own challenges. Your group will move through different elements on each level; challenging your teamwork and trust along the way. Our trained facilitators will be with your group every step of the way to explain the challenges and provide support.

A partial high program consists of the first two levels of the course. Your group will be challenged just as they would in a full program, it will just take a bit less time.


If you have an established group with a good foundation of teamwork and are ready to take those skills to the next level, this is the program for you. Moderate to High Level of physical activity. Minimum age requirement: 13 yrs.

Time Commitment

A full high course will take between four to five hours and a partial high program will take between two to three hours.

Maximum Group Size

A full high program can accommodate up to 28 participants and a partial high program can have up to 16 participants.


GroupHigh Challenge ProgramPartial High Challenge Program
Purdue Affiliated $23/person $15/person
Non-Affiliated $46/person $30/person

Combo Challenge

The Combo Challenge Program is an option that involves a two to three hour Low Challenge combined with either a Partial or Full High Challenge. This option is for groups looking to experience a more in depth progression through the development process.

This half-day or full-day journey will begin with low impact activities, working your way up to the more complex and strenuous high challenge activities. A combo program can take between four to eight hours depending on the specific program choices. Prices are also dependent upon the specific program choices.

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