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Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus Challenge Course

Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus

Challenge Course Program


Located just outside of Woodstock, the Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus (LUREC) challenge course and team building program is available to scouts, school groups, businesses looking for a unique group experience.  We offer half, full and multi-day programs that can incorporate our rock climbing/rappelling/team challenge tower, 2 high ropes courses, 600’ zip-line, giant swing, 15 low ropes elements and extensive woods for groups of 12 to over a 100.  Each program is customized to meet your goals for increasing cooperation and teamwork, building confidence and leaderships skills, overcoming physical challenges and developing bonds between scouts. 


Half-day (3 to 4 hour morning or afternoon session)

    • Customized set of group initiatives (problem solving challenges) and low ropes elements offer the opportunity for group members to:

      • get to know each other better

      • find their voice within the group

      • work towards building trusting relationships based on a shared experiences and mutual support


        Full-day (approximately 7 hours of programming)

    • A full day of programming time allows groups to move into more complex activities and to include one of our high elements, thereby offering more skill development and a greater transfer of knowledge to other activities of the troop, school and home.

      Multi-day (approximately 10 hours of programming over two days)

    • Add your own group activities during the evening hours and build your challenge course program into a full retreat experience. 

    • A full day of programming followed by a half-day program offers plenty of time to add in a high ropes element while maintaining a robust program progression that comprehensively explores leadership, problem solving, goal setting, and effective communication skills.

      Contact the LUREC Challenge Course Coordinator at 815 338-1032 or for more information and pricing.