CSUB Student Recreation Center to Open New Challenge Course

The Student Recreation Center (SRC) at California State University, Bakersfield is taking team bonding to the next level - as in 25 feet in the air - with the SRC Challenge Course. A sneak peek of CSUB’s highly anticipated attraction is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27.

“Our Challenge Course program will provide unique team-building and leadership development programs for CSUB clubs and organizations, departments and teams, as well as local schools, organizations and businesses in the Bakersfield community and beyond,” said Mary O’Mahoney, Director of the CSUB Student Recreation Center. “It also gives individuals the opportunity to enhance leadership, decision-making, and communication skills through an interactive process.”

The new attraction includes a dynamic High Ropes Course, which looms 25 to 30 feet in the air, and eight challenging elements. The High Teams Course, designed for groups of eight, emphasizes collaboration and accommodates several pods in the course at once. The High Teams Course ends with a thrilling zipline to the bottom.

The Challenge Program has four main goals:

  • Provide opportunities that promote student development.
  • Enhance the quality of campus life.
  • Improve recruitment, retention and graduation rates.
  • Invest in the professional development of student employees, staff, faculty and administrators.

The SRC Challenge Course was designed and built by Challenge Works, Inc., an accredited professional vendor member of the Association for Challenge Course Technology.

The project was funded entirely through SRC student fees.

The Challenge Program will begin taking reservations in March 2019. For more information, please email challengeprogram@csub.edu.

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