An exceptional resource in central New England, Springfield College’s East Campus Outdoor Learning Center provides a wide range of services to businesses, educational clients, health care providers, and social agencies. From introductory training in recreational activities to revitalizing team effectiveness among seasoned professionals, we are committed to helping you expand your horizons and realize your full potential, while having some fun at the same time. The fun doesn’t cost extra.
High & Low Challenge Course
One of the best courses of its kind in the Northeast, East Campus’ Challenge Course is the key element in team building activities. Built in the mid-1980s and renovated yearly, the course is approved by the Association for Challenge Course Technology. The course currently offers 24 low and high elements, and we’re always finding ways to improve what we have to offer you. Experienced facilitators guide participants through a series of individual and group challenges that build trust, commitment, communication, and team-working skills.
For a more thorough description of what is involved in a complete challenge course experience, click here.
|Type of Program||Required Facilitator to Participant Ratios|
|Low Ropes 1:15||High Ropes 1:8|
|For example, if you had a group of 60 participants we would require 4 facilitators for a low ropes course program or 8 facilitators for a high ropes course program.|
Building and Grounds Rental
Look for a place to host your next company meeting or team picnic? East Campus facilities offer all the modern conveniences nestled in a woodland setting. Take a break and get away!
With backgrounds in a variety of fields including business management, physical education, industrial and organizational psychology, therapeutic recreation, and outdoor leadership, East Campus staff can structure programs and assign personnel to match the specific needs of your client group.
East Campus can provide professional staff and equipment for a wide variety of outdoor activities, including rock climbing, caving, day hiking, backpacking, light mountaineering, mountain biking; white water kayaking, white water canoeing, canoe camping, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. In our programs, nobody gets voted off the island.
East Campus Resources
What We Have:
- 82 acres of forest ecosystem
- A mile of lake shoreline
- Outdoor firepit, with seating for 200
- Picnic grove
- Camping facilities
- Waterfront with boathouse, canoes, kayaks, and rowboats
- Authentic southwestern Pueblo