Team Building

Real Team Challenge Course

Get your employees out of the office, break down political and personal barriers, eliminate distractions, and most of all, have some FUN!

The Real Team Challenge Course is a low ropes program at Saluda Shoals Park offering a series of physical and mental challenges designed to improve the performance and cohesiveness of a group.

Development and leadership concepts are taught through a series of action-based learning activities. Each challenge draws on the knowledge of every person on the team and requires group participation and cooperation for success.

After each challenge is complete, experienced facilitators lead discussions exploring ways to become a more effective team. Real Team activities can also be customized to meet the needs of your organization.

Why Real Team?

  • Improves morale and leadership skills
  • Identifies team strengths and weaknesses
  • Improves problem solving abilities
  • Develops more effective communication
  • Increases cooperation and trust
  • Helps stimulate creativity
  • Improves organizational productivity

So re-energize your employees or students; improve morale; create better workers and thinkers; and motivate your people to perform at their best. Step out of the comfort zone and into the learning zone with Real Team!


What is a Low Ropes Course?

A series of cables, ropes and wooden beams placed among the trees form the elements of a low ropes course. The elements are built close to the ground so the perceived risk is low, but still challenging to complete.  Participants walk tight-ropes, negotiate obstacles, balance elements as a team, pass teammates through a giant web and climb walls. During each element, teams explore risk taking, problem-solving, leadership skills and effective communication and with a strong focus on collaboration.  Challenge Course programs are half day, full day, or several days in length and can be customized to your team's individual goals.  To learn more, contact Josh Brewton at 803-213-2056 or

Cost: $25 per adult OR $15 per student

Ropes and River Program

Enjoy a full day of team building activities at Saluda Shoals Park.  Experience the Real Team Challenge Course in the morning and a relaxing river trip in the afternoon.  Program includes a three hour session on the Challenge Course, a shelter rental for lunch (lunch not included), one hour trip down the river from Upper Boat Ramp to Lower Boat Ramp (guide not included), and shuttle back to the Upper Boat Ramp.  Maximum of 25 participants. To learn more, contact Josh Brewton at 803-213-2056 or

Cost: $45 per adult OR $35 per student

Escape Room

Come to Saluda Shoals Park and see if you can escape the Environmental Education Center or River Center while the "flood waters" rise and time runs out! Avoid the social media "Frame of Shame" by using the clues surrounding you in the room to find your way out before the clock hits zero! With a group of six or more, compete in teams to see who will canoe away to safety. With less than six participants, work as one team to escape the rising waters in Saluda Shoals Park! A great activity to build team chemistry or just for fun with friends! To learn more, contact Josh Brewton at 803-213-2056 or

Cost: $20 per adult OR $10 per student


Initiatives are designed for a group can do an activity that develops team building and touches on how to effectively work as a team.  Initiatives are portable and could be conducted inside where you are meeting, outside to get out and stretch, or you can do one element on the Real Team Challenge Course. Each initiative takes 30-45 minutes. To learn more, contact Josh Brewton at 803-213-2056 or

Cost: $35 per hour (group of 20 people)

Orienteering Course

Saluda Shoals Park is offering an orienteering course of medium difficulty for groups of up to 20 participants. Each group will receive a brief period of instruction, orienteering coordinates, a compass and an orienteering sequence rubbing sheet. Participants should be prepared to complete the course in about an hour. Maximum 20 participants per group. To learn more, contact Josh Brewton at 803-213-2056 or

Cost: $35 per group