Challenge Course

Westminster Woods' Challenge Course offers active, engaging programs for groups in which participants develop problem-solving and team-building skills. Groups may choose to include low or high elements, or both.

With over 30 low elements and a dozen high elements, The Woods' extensive Challenge Course presents an enjoyable challenge for participants of all ages. Our highly-trained facilitators provide expert instruction and patient guidance, and our course is inspected and certified for safety annually.

Download our Challenge Course brochure!

We are excited to be a part of the rapidly growing outdoor adventure industry, and are proud to be an active member of the Association for Challenge Course Technology.

Participants might balance on cables, climb trees or zip through our redwood canopy, while harnessed and safely clipped in at all times.  Our facilitators help participants connect their experience to daily life, learn to trust others, and discover new strengths within themselves.


Additional Information

Challenge Course Participation Form

(This form is for one-day or weekend Challenge Course experiences; not for overnight School Programs.)

Description of Challenge Course Elements
Sample Challenge Course Itinerary



Challenge Course Basics:

  • Group sizes from 20 to 100
  •  Adult/corporate groups
  • School/church/nonprofit groups
  • Family groups, reunions, etc.

Goals & Benefits

  • Team-building
  • Character development
  • Expanding comfort zones
  • Discovering new strengths
  • Having fun!

Challenge Courses are experiential, memorable, and fun!  Our staff can work on specific outcomes, such as leadership development, healthy risk taking, self-empowerment, or coping skills. Our programs help participants learn how to take healthy risks, learn new skills and dare to enter into challenging situations.  At the end of each experience groups have an opportunity to reflect, interpret, and apply what they learned to their everyday life.

Westminster Woods is an institutional member of the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT), and follows ACCT industry standards.  ACCT is an internationally recognized industry leader in challenge course standards creation.  For more information about ACCT, visit their website:  Our course is inspected on a daily, monthly, and annual basis by trained on-site staff.  In addition, we hire a third-party ACCT vendor member to perform a complete annual inspection of our course and equipment.-

If you are part of a school are are interested in a Challenge Course experience, please visit our School Programs page. 

If you are not part of a school, but are interested in a group Challenge Course experience, please contact Tonie Quigley, our Guest Services Manager, at or 707-874-2426 x624.

"It is an age when a ropes course and challenge games -- activities that promote teamwork and trust by forcing a group to work together on a common goal -- can change the way a child views his classmates and community."