"This was the most exciting thing I have done yet"

Patricia White
76th Birthday May 2011
Zip Experience

(pictured above on right with niece on the left zip line)

   

 

 
       


Frequently asked questions attempts to answer a few questions that companies, schools, church groups and individuals may ask about outdoor adventures at Xtreeme Challenge. You can also call us anytime at 704-236-6729 for immediate answers.
   

"Xtreeme Challenge is a rewarding and highly worthwhile experience..."
read this testimonial from Charlotte Pipe and Foundry

 

 

We have had similar events at different venues in years past and didn't achieve these results.  We will definitely be back next summer and much earlier in the program.  We can't wait.

Gail Lawrence

SVP, Senior Learning and Development Manager
Curriculum Development & Training Wells Fargo |
Wholesale University

 

 

What does it cost?

How young or old do you have to be to do this?

Am I too big or too small to do this?

Why does a private experience work better than a public one?

Where are you?

How much time does it take?

What should we bring or wear?

When should I make a reservation?

How do we hold a date?

What will my event include?

Who works with our group on our event day?

What is The Challenge Course Association and why is that a big deal? 

Does it cost anything for parking and what about food?

What if we want to spend the night?

Can we do our meeting on site?

How do I cost justify or get my school to approve team building at Xtreeme Challenge?

Why is The Challenge Walk unique to Xtreeme Challenge?

Why should our group do The Great Raft Adventure?

What is The Outdoor Adventure Trail?

Why should we select this venue over bowling, paint ball, laser tag, a camp or another fun event?

Why is your zip lines better?

What is a canopy tour?

How much does professional photography cost to cover our event?

 

 

What does it cost?
The more you bring the less it costs. We like to talk and discuss objectives, time on the property and the type of group you have. This can be achieved with a phone call to Michael Valentine at 704-236-6729 or 1-800-701-0225.

How young or old do you have to be to do this?
Our youngest has been 5 years old and our oldest was 76 years old. Each situation is unique and we always challenge by choice.

Am I too big or too small to do this?
We have had some of the smallest 5 year olds and some of the largest men use our event center. Our cables are rated at 10,500 pounds and we haven't seen anyone that exceeds that yet.

Why does a private experience work better than a public one?
A private experience is all we offer! This means that we work just with your group on a given block of time and we do not accept walk ins. Having a private 10 acre facility all to yourself is huge when it comes to confidence building, team building, meetings, zip experiences, not waiting in lines and other activities we provide. For schools and church groups it means that you will know who is at our facility because you brought them.

Where are you?
We are in Monroe North Carolina not far from Monroe Country Club. Surrounded by over 500 acres of farm land our 17 acre facility sits on a private lake. Built just 11 years ago as an event center with input from thousands of our guests. We are happy to provide more information by calling Michael Valentine at 704-236-6729.

What should we bring or wear?
Bring closed toed shoes like tennis shoes or hiking boots and comfortable clothes. Download our waiver and sign it or have an adult sign if you are under 18. Possibly a change of clothes.

How much time does it take?
Some of our groups spend one hour with us while others spend multiple days. Our lodge is available for rental and this enables our guests to stay longer and experience more.
A corporate event may be all day with meeting time included. A family of  two or more may spend just an hour or two on site. Some of our schools and youth groups stay overnight and camp for multiple days.

When should I make a reservation?
Some events are Booked a year in advance while others are scheduled on a last minute basis. If you are a school we encourage you to plan ahead. Corporate events can be a last minute thing to a long planned out function. Families can find available time slots much easier since we are typically working with smaller numbers and less time.

How do we hold a date?
An event form found with this link enables us to plan your time with us and it places you in pencil on our calendar. A $200 deposit for companies. a $400 deposit for overnight, a 30% deposit for large groups and a prepay normally for small families works.

What will my event include?
Your event can include just the zip line adventure with The Indiana Jones Bridge or a complete high adventure program. For Corporations, Schools and Church Groups Diana Valentine is your event coordinator helping you with pricing, planning and food service. Diana is also one of your lead facilitators making sure that the event goes as planned.

Who works with our group on our event day?
For the past 11 years Michael and Diana Valentine have developed Xtreeme Challenge into a premiere Team Building Facility. Together they are your lead facilitators along with a trained staff. In some cases Michael will be your guide for small groups. For larger groups we employ a team of trained professionals who work side by side with your group.


What is The Challenge Course Association and why is that a big deal? 
The Challenge Course Association assures you that standards are in place for creating activities that are safe. Guidelines are in place that control inspections, insurance liability and waivers. The association governs trends in the industry and looks at products for the industry to use.

Does it cost anything for parking and what about food?
We do not charge for buses, cars or vans. We provide suggestions for food service and can coordinate every aspect of your meals with us. You could also determine that you wish to handle this yourself and we are fine with that. Others prefer to have a combination of both.

What if we want to spend the night?
We provide on site lodging in a few different formats for your event. Some like The Lodge that overlooks our lake. Sleeps 18 utilizing three floors. The bunk house/multi purpose room has slept up to 40 additional people in a loft type style. We also have tent camping available or a mix of all of the above.  A bath house is available in addition to our bath inside the lodge.

For those wanting other accommodations we have a relationship with The Hampton Inn 6 miles away or Ballantyne Resort for unmatched excellence.

Can we do our meeting on site?
We provide meeting space in several formats. Our lodge comfortably seats about 15 people while our multi purpose room seats about100. The multi purpose room is built in a pavilion style with sliding doors that open and shut.

This link shows the Monroe Country Club Ballroom that is just 3 miles away and is our partner site. Seating for 200 with a cost of just $125 per hour or a day rate of less than $600. We can set up tables and chairs as part of the cost and a working lunch can be brought in.

How do I cost justify this for my company or get my school to approve team building at Xtreeme Challenge?
Corporations can cost justify a day out of the office by the results they will see. In as little as 2-4 hours at our center you will learn more about your staff than in any other format. Transparency is the goal of each activity. We strip away the facades that cover up communication, trust, camaraderie and replace that with corporate takeaways that reveal worth and value of each employee. Clean fresh air is also invigorating.

For schools we teach students to trust, new ways to think outside of books, we open minds to new ideas and reveal students to teachers. We break down road blocks to learning and open lines of communication in just a couple hours. It's amazing how quickly this will become your annual field trip once you experience it.

Why is The Challenge Walk unique to Xtreeme Challenge?
After working side by side with thousands of event participants it became clear the the industry was stuck in a mold. That mold meant that event venues all looked the same. They called them the same, did the same things yet failed in many ways.
The Challenge Walk has the power to engage over 240 people simultaneously in a golf type format. This form of engagement involves critical thinking with a score card and a challenge card. Golf has risk rewards with its score card but fails to deliver a team building result with just one winner. We develop winners at every level with 12 activities all linked together and account for your every action as a team. This makes what we do unique and your primary payoff for cost justifying time with us.

Why should our group do The Great Raft Adventure?
This link to The Great Raft Adventure is not about sailing a raft but about team building. Anyone can build or float on a raft but it's how you do it that counts as team building. True team building is about discussions, trial and error, re-working, not being afraid to make suggestions. It's about failing and learning from it. It's also about doing all of this in a fun and safe environment.

What is The Outdoor Adventure Trail?
Follow this link for additional information about The Outdoor Adventure Trail. 14 check points, a custom adventure map, special clues and adventures all focused on team building. Groups up to 200 can enjoy the trail all at once. Each event is customized based on the group.

Why should we select this venue over bowling, paint ball, laser tag, a camp or another fun event?
If your group tells you they just want to have fun then we are the right place. That is our number one by product fun! But along the way we will mask our true goal for your day. That goal will be to develop your group into true leaders. Its impossible to find a leader when paint balls are flying ,people are shooting at you, racing in a go cart or rolling a bowling ball at pins. Great fun but never more! Those that just want to have fun probably don't know the real value of what we provide and will be pleasantly surprised and once they attend always tell friends about a new discovery they experienced. We are about new discoveries!

Why is your zip lines better?
Our twin mega zip lines where engineered with gravity in mind. We ask our riders to do nothing. They do not have to hold on because our harness does it for them. They can't release in mid air. We don't give you gloves to slow it down. The nice part about our lines is the view. We sail 300 and over 400 feet back and forth gently over our lake. We also simplified the entry process into a zip line by developing our Indiana Jones Bridge.

The last benefit is that when you book with us we make you our only client for that day or time slot. When was the last time you went to an amusement park and they escorted you to first in line and let you pick out your seat?

We do this every time!

What is a canopy tour?
A canopy tour is a series of High Ropes Course Adventures placed together to provide an event that challenges you while wearing a harness, life line and helmet. Trained facilitators walk you through each element or activity. The canopy is natural oak trees with beautiful shade from leaves. True tree hugging happens at our facility.
Our tour develops trust, leadership and invigorates by challenging individuals to push to a new level.

How much does professional photography cost to cover our event?
You are welcome to bring along cameras and capture the moment at Xtreeme Challenge but why? Michael Valentine has been a professional photographer for over 20 years for magazines and web sites. His career as a print maker allows for some amazing movie style posters. Click to see Adventure Poster Samples. Depending on the event you schedule the pdf poster and the images are free. A PDF file is given to each group that enables great screen savers or printed reminders of your group.

Full size 16 x 28 movie poster printing is just $30

Custom t-shirts with your logo and Xtreeme Challenge logos available for $15 includes the shirt.

 

     

 

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