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Adventure Education


Team building and development

Our Adventure Education department provides innovative team building and leadership development programs at our beautiful 2,500-acre facility in central Indiana. Through the use of challenge courses (low ropes and high ropes), our climbing tower, alpine tower, and other team-based challenges and activities, our goal is to help you achieve your group objectives for your business, school, team, church, or group. Our program designs range in focus from community development, interpersonal reflection, personal skill growth, outdoor technical skills, leadership, and adventure therapy. Professionally trained instructors facilitate participants through challenge courses and adventure-based activities.

Adventure education uses unique situations and purposeful activities to provide an environment for learning. Specific activity sequences and program outlines are created based on the group’s desired outcomes described in a group profile form. Our goal at Bradford Woods is to create a safe simulated environment where learning may transfer directly to the school, community, home, or workplace.

While we love to use our facility at Bradford Woods, we can easily go to your location of choice for a program.

Our philosophy

A paramount principle for all activities at Bradford Woods is Challenge by Choice©. This term originated with Project Adventure and has since become almost universally adopted by the Challenge Course industry. It means that we as facilitators OFFER both physical and psychological challenges to individual participants but THEY CHOOSE their level of engagement in the particular challenge. Our challenge courses and activities are designed to offer differing levels of challenge to participants. We operate inclusive programs, meaning anyone of any ability is able to join.

We seek to be innovative and continue connecting with like-minded professionals in the industry. Most recently, Bradford Woods was host to the 2010 Association for Experiential Education Mid-States conference. We attended and presented at the 2010 American Camp Association Mid-States conference. We attended the 2010 Association for Challenge Course Technology ACCT International Challenge Course Symposium and remain active in the industry through a variety of affiliations. Our challenge courses are inspected annually by an approved vendor of the ACCT and we train our facilitator according to industry accepted standards.


Our various facilities can provide accessible accommodation for small and large groups. We offer:

  • Low Ropes Courses
  • High Pole Course
  • Pamper Platform Leap
  • Climbing Tower
  • Zip Line
  • Alpine Tower
  • Swing-By-Choice

Making a booking

If you’re interested in making a booking with the Adventure Education department, please give us a call at the number below. Additionally, you may fill out the AE Group Profile form and return it to Melanie Wills (contact info below).


Contact Info:
Ryan Craven
Assistant Director, Adventure Education
Phone: (765) 342-2915(765) 342-2915 ext 5271