Adventure Learning

Adventure Learning offers several programs on the campus and properties of Indiana Wesleyan University for the use of students, faculty, and staff.

Opportunities include:

  • Soul Search Adventure Trips
  • Team Building
  • Ketcham Woods property
  • Indoor high ropes course
  • Climbing wall
  • Gear rental

Soul Search Adventure Trips

Rock Climbing

The Adventure Learning program offers Soul Search Adventure Trips, led by trained student trip leaders, throughout the school year. Soul Search Adventure Trips (SSA) take place over several weekends during the fall semester (including Fall Break), as well as weeklong Spring Break trips.

Our hope and mission for these trips is to provide safe, fun, and challenging opportunities for students to slow down and experience God while surrounded by his creation. In an effort to help reduce distractions, we implement what we call a “high tech disconnect”, which simply means that no phones, computers, or other electronic devices will be allowed on the trip.

What to Expect

Activities on these trips include rock climbing, backpacking, and kayaking. No prior outdoor experience is necessary. However, each one of these activities is physically strenuous, and each activity can be dangerous.

All trips will include backcountry camping, which means no access to running water or bathrooms. The trip leaders will show you how to purify water from streams and rivers in the area, as well as how to handle the lack of a nearby restroom. You will need to provide some food for the trip, including your own breakfast and lunch. Group dinners will be paid for out of the cost of the trip. Trip prices may decrease depending upon participation.

Trips

WEEKEND TRIPS

Backpacking Trips
Red River Gorge
Manistee River
Knobstone Trail

Rock Climbing Trips
Red River Gorge

SPRING BREAK TRIPS

Backpacking Trips
Grand Canyon

Rock Climbing Trips
Southwest Utah

Kayaking Trips
Little St. George Island

Contact Adventure Learning for more information.

TEAM BUILDING

Through Adventure learning facilitation, groups are able to utilize the resources we offer to strengthen their ability to communicate, work together, understand one another, and encourage each other. Adventure learning’s staff is available to facilitate classrooms, sports teams and residence life groups. Contact Adventure learning for more information.

Ketcham Woods

This 65 acre property has lots to offer. Have a cookout under the pavilion, worship around the fire ring, build team unity on the low ropes course, search for hidden caches in our geocaching challenge, camp out  with your staff or unit, or just enjoy the beauty of a fall day in the great outdoors! Contact Adventure learning for more information.

INDOOR HIGH ROPES COURSE

The indoor high ropes course is a five element course located in the intramural activity center. IWU groups of six or more may reserve this course free of charge at any time. Contact Adventure learning for more information.

Climbing Wall

Climbing Wall

Hours:
Mon. - Thur. 6-10PM
Fri. 4-7PM
Sat. 1-5PM

RC2: A personal Rock Climbing Challenge!  Ask the wall staff for more information.
Bouldering Competition:  Once a semester students have the opportunity to compete for prizes in this two night event.
Reserve the Wall: Wall reservations available! contact Adventure learning for details.

Gear Rental

Students, faculty, and staff can rent gear from the Adventure Learning gear room for their outdoor activities. Gear requests must be made at least a week in advance of the checkout date. Contact us for information on prices. Group rates are available for groups of four or more.

  • Camping/Backpacking: Rent tents, backpacks, sleeping pads, sleeping bags and more.
  • Kayaking: Rent kayaks from us: we provide drop off and pick up on the Mississinewa River.
  • Sledding: Don’t just use a trash bag: rent sleds, tubes or saucers from us at just a dollar a day!

*Adventure Learning does not rent out climbing gear unless it is for a trip led by Adventure Learning staff.