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North Woods Challenge Course


The URI North Woods Challenge Course is located less than 1/4 mile north of the Compass School (537 Old North Road) via an access gate on the left side marking the entrance to our parking lot.  Parking is available for approximately 12-14 vehicles. 

The North Woods is home to 14 low challenge course elements that are available for use in addition to 3 high elements and a  50’ climbing tower.  All elements must be facilitated by a URI trained staff member or student.  Our staff is fully trained through Project Adventure, Inc. to provide an exciting and safe experience for all participants. 

All elements are nestled in a thickly wooded setting off of the dirt access road, so participants truly get the experience of being in nature despite being only a mile or so from the main URI Kingston campus. The North Woods offers a beautiful setting for your team to focus on communication strategies, problem solving, leadership development, and teamwork.

On- and off-campus groups, from kids to adults are welcome to request a course to help meet your leadership goals. Prices vary for different groups. We’ll do our best to make your group as comfortable as possible in our rural setting, but please note that participants are asked to come prepared with the following: 

  • Closed toed shoes (a must to participate on the course!!)
  • Long pants and sleeves or other protective garments to avoid ticks or too much sun exposure
  • Warm clothing/layers to handle changing New England weather
  • Rain gear
  • Any necessary medications/snacks/food (we do not provide meals in this setting and participants are expected to carry out any garbage)
  • Sunblock, bugspray, and water
  • A signed Participant Waiver Form[PDF]

Make a Challenge Course Request Today!

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