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 CPR/First Aid is present any time that participants are at the course.
Waivers are required for our insurance and tax purposes.
We remember 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. Tennis shoes are recommended. Flip-flops and sandals will not be allowed.
We suggest that participants are a minimum of 48″ tall for the High Challenge Course, Climbing Tower, and zip line and that participants have the ability to utilize the safety equipment and navigate the courses independently. If participant can fit safely into one of our harnesses, they may participate in the High Challenge and Climbing Tower program. Extra Large and Extra Small harnesses are available.
In general, the Low Challenge Course is available for participants of all ages and sizes.
All participants must fill out a “Health and Consent Form” and participants under 18 years of age must have the forms signed by a parent or legal guardian. Forms are due on the day of the program and are required to be allowed on the course.
The challenge course can still be fun while it is raining. However, safety precautions must be taken during thunderstorms.
High winds can also cause the High Challenge Course to be unsafe to use. We encourage groups to call before traveling to confirm the operating schedule if they have a concern.
The experiential education at the Challenge Course can be physically challenging, but participants do not need to be in top physical shape to participate. Please inform the Challenge Course Staff if any participants have any medical/physical restrictions before participating in the Challenge Course activities.
What To Bring: weather-appropriate items such as a jacket, sunscreen, water bottle, sunglasses, a camera, a hat and a good attitude toward having some fun and learning. It is better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.
Do not bring: Some things to leave at home or in the car include gum, candy, jewelry, and valuables. Rings, necklaces, and earrings can be lost, broken and/or pose a hazard to participants.