Challenge Course

The Adams Campus Outdoor Education Center is a challenge course with a series of activities consisting of real and imaginary obstacles. It is designed to promote leadership by trying new things and pushing people out of their comfort zones, reducing inhibitions and breaking down barriers, problem solving, building trust and communication through physical and emotional challenges.

The Adams Campus Outdoor Education Center is a low element challenge course located South of Lawrence, just Southeast of Clinton Lake. Programming is open to both KU students and the public.

Success is determined by the willingness to participate and grow, not by the completion of tasks.


Daily Hours

Ambler SRFC Building

Friday: 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

Monday: 6:00 am - 11:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Sunday: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Thursday: 6:00 am - 11:00 pm

Tuesday: 6:00 am - 11:00 pm

Wednesday: 6:00 am - 11:00 pm

Regular Semester Hours 1.28 - 5.14
Live Facility Counts

Administrative Office Hours

Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Regular Semester Hours 1.28 - 5.14
Live Facility Counts

Outdoor Pursuits Office

Friday: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Monday: CLOSED

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

Thursday: CLOSED

Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday: CLOSED

Regular Semester Hours 1.28 - 5.14
Live Facility Counts

"The Chalk Rock" Climbing Wall

Friday: CLOSED

Monday: CLOSED

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Thursday: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday: CLOSED

Regular Semester Hours 1.28 - 5.14
Live Facility Counts
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