What is the Newington Challenge Course & Outdoor Education Center?
Newington Challenge Course combines low and high ropes elements enable participants to grow at team and individual levels, exploring risk, leadership, communication, problem-solving, and coaching. Low ropes activities focus on collaboration. These challenges call upon every member of the team to participate, while presenting numerous opportunities for self-discovery and team growth. High ropes elements emphasize risk-taking, trust, and coaching. These challenges allow participants to expand their comfort zones—sometimes dramatically—and recognize fears that may block personal achievement. Each moment is rich with discoveries, whether a person is climbing, supporting "on belay," or finding an effective way to encourage a teammate.

The Outdoor Education Center provides opportunities to explore and remain active outdoors during all seasons. We offer canoeing, kayaking, hiking, snowshoeing and top-rope rock climbing experiences. Our wood heated "Yurt" enables us to facilitate day-long or overnight adventures through all seasons!

All of our outdoor activities use the "Challenge by Choice" philosophy. The challenge-by-choice approach enables each participant to experience their own success in the context of their own aspirations. All of our challenge course and outdoor activities are facilitated by certified trained instructors.

For more information, please call 860-665-8594.

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