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Welcome to our high adventure learning laboratory! On Prairie Woods' challenge course and climbing walls your group will learn--and teach each other--about communication, cooperation, creative problem solving, and courage.

Since 1996, more than 100,000 people, ages four to 90+, have participated in Challenge Course programs at Prairie Woods. Challenge Course users include school groups, high school and college athletic teams, church youth groups, local camps, YMCAs, alternative schools, students senates and leadership organizations, 4H, FFA, scouts, families, and corporate retreat groups. We welcome groups from across Minnesota and beyond.

Prairie Woods' high quality, multi-faceted facility includes:

  • A 40 foot tall three-sided outdoor climbing tower
  • Two Giant Ladders
  • Two Flying Squirrels
  • ​An indoor climbing wall

What is most important for your group?

Challenge Course programs are customized for each group. Choose from five areas of emphasis, or let us know specifically what you are looking for.


  • Team-building and cooperation
  • Personal confidence & leadership
  • Problem-solving & critical thinking
  • Physical fitness
  • Understanding diversity



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