L. Tony Hawkins Low Challenge Program

The L. Tony Hawkins Low Challenge Course was named after the former Purdue University Dean of Students and has been located off of Airport Road since 2005. This program is ideal for most groups because low elements are more abstract than physical in nature, allowing you to focus on your teamwork, communication, and problem solving. This program is strongly recommended for any group looking to enhance their teamwork skills. Our staff will take you through various challenges that are sure to test and develop your problem solving, communication, trust, and goal setting.

All of our activities (elements) in the Low Challenge Program are either on the ground or close to the ground. They focus on experiential learning; which means that while your group might be moving wooden planks, walking on cables, or balancing on a large platform that see saws, the main focus is learning how to work together to accomplish goals. We want your time at the challenge course to be fun and memorable, but we also want your group to walk away having learned something about each other.

Time commitment

Programs are offered in two, three, or four hour lengths. If you have any questions regarding what time lenght is appropriate for your group, feel free to ask.


All Groups. If your group is early in the development stage and/or you have not done any previous teambuilding, this is definitley the program for you! Easy to moderate physical activity.


Purdue Affiliated $3.75/hour/person
Non-Affiliated $6.00/hour/person

Purdue University, Recreation & Wellness, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765) 494-3109

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