The Challenge Program is currently closed and will not be offering programming through Fall of 2022.

How do I know if the Outdoor Center Challenge Program is right for my group?

Before contacting us you should consider what your group's goals and objectives are for your Challenge Program experience. If you believe you can accomplish these goals through use of our program, then the Challenge Program experience is right for you.  If you are still unsure if this experience is right for your group or would like some more information, feel free to contact us at as.challenge@wwu.edu or (360) 650-7532 and we can help determine if the Outdoor Center Challenge Program experience is a right fit for your group.

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How long is each Outdoor Center Challenge Program session?

The length of each session varies depending on whether you are doing an On-Campus Challenge Program experience or the Lakewood Challenge Program. Depending on your group's goals and objectives, the On-Campus Challenge Program experience usually lasts between 1-2 hours whereas the Lakewood Challenge Program can be a 3 hour or all-day (or even a multi-day) experience.

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How far in advance do I need to schedule an Outdoor Center Challenge Program experience?

The sooner you know the date of when you want your experience the better. Keep in mind that if you have groups larger than 50, we would ask you to give us at least one month's notice, so we can have more time to accommodate your group. Even with groups under 50, we encourage contacting the coordinators at least 2 weeks before your desired program date.

What if I need to cancel my session?

If you need to cancel your Outdoor Center Challenge Program, we ask that you at least give us 72 hours notice before the start of your experience. You may contact us via email to as.challenge@wwu.edu or by calling the Outdoor Center Challenge Program Coordinators at (360) 650-7532 to cancel your session and/or schedule another time for your group. Experiences may proceed despite rain, wind and snow. The facilitator will determine if the experience should be cancelled due to weather conditions.

How many people can I have on the course at one time?

The Outdoor Center Challenge Program can accommodate groups of varying sizes. For all programs, we have a facilitator to participant ratio of 1:10. For groups of 50 or more, we ask that you contact us with plenty of time before the program so that we can determine if we can accommodate your group's goals.

If you have any further questions that have not been addressed, please feel free to contact us at as.challenge.admin@wwu.edu , as.challenge@wwu.edu or (360) 650-7532.