Yes! Statistically speaking, it is more safe to participate in a challenge course experience than it is to ride in a car. All of our equipment can hold at least 5000 lb and is inspected regularly by Lutherdale’s certified Level 1 Challenge Course facilitators and yearly by a third party certified vendor. A staff member certified in CPR/First Aid is present any time that participants are at the course. On our High Challenge Course and Climbing Tower, all participants wear a safety harness and helmet. If participants fall, they are suspended in the air by a safety (belay line). The perceived risk is much greater than the actual risk.
Waivers are required for our insurance and tax purposes.
We recommend that participants wear loose, comfortable, casual clothing. T-shirts, long pants or long shorts are great choices. Clothing may get wet or dirty during the activities. Supportive, closed-toe shoes are required. Flip-flops and sandals are not allowed. Tennis shoes are recommended.
We suggest that participants are a minimum of 48″ tall to participate on the High Challenge Course, Climbing Tower, and Zip Line. If the participant can safely fit into one of our harnesses and navigate the course independently, they may participate. Harness sizes range from Extra Small to Extra Large.
In general, the Low Challenge Course is available for participants of all ages and sizes.
To participate in any of the Eagle’s Nest Adventure Center activities, ALL participants must fill out a Health and Consent Form. Participants UNDER 18 years of age must have the forms signed by a parent or legal guardian. Forms are due no later than the scheduled date of the activity.
The safety and well-being of participants is our number one priority. The challenge course can still be used during rainy weather.
Lutherdale will not operate the High Challenge Course on days with high winds. All activities at the Eagles Nest Adventure Center will be modified or delayed by thunderstorms. We encourage groups to contact our office before traveling to Lutherdale if they have a weather-related concern.
While the experience on the Low and High Challenge Courses can be physically challenging, participants DO NOT need to be in top physical shape to participate. Participants with medical/physical restrictions should inform the Challenge Course Staff prior to participating in any activities.
What should I bring/not bring to the Challenge Course?
We suggest participants bring sunscreen, water bottles, sunglasses, a hat, a camera, and a great attitude. In addition, we recommend participants dress in layers with weather-appropriate items, as most activities take place in the outdoors.
Please leave candy, gum, and other valuables at home. Jewelry such as rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings can be lost, broken and/or pose a hazard to participants. It is best to leave these in the car or at home.