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“We had an absolute blast at Xtreeme Challenge!  The facility, by far, has one of the best low ropes and high ropes courses that we have ever seen.  We really got to see individual team members grow out of each challenge.  They learned how to best lead each other and themselves.  Our only wish is that we had more time to stay there!”

Thank you again for a great weekend!

Leah Buchmann -University of North Carolina-Associate Women's Head Golf Coach

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"The Xtreeme Challenge facility in Monroe, NC exceeded our expectations. Michael and his team have created a seamless process to ensure training begins upon arrival. Our cadets were challenged to overcome their fears, pushed to work outside their comfort zone, and placed in team-building situations that helped them to understand the importance of teamwork. We look forward to making the trip for many years to come. "

 Fritz Hodges 

SFC (Retired), USA

JROTC Army Instructor Woodland High School


"Wingate Elementary School partnered with XTREEME CHALLENGE of Monroe for a wonderful 5th grade field trip. A combination of math, science, language arts, physical fitness, technology, and the arts were molded into an experiential learning experience. Students collaborated with classmates to solve a variety of problems that were required to complete individual and team challenges. Trust and team-building activities occurred throughout the day and the students also enjoyed a super outdoor lunch! A huge thank you to Michael and Diana Valentine, the owners of XTREEME CHALLENGE, for hosting us!"

Mike Henderson, Ed. D.

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Wingate Elementary School 5th Grade 2014
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"Xtreeme Challenge is Monroe's best kept secret!! It is an excellent resource to tackle  fears and build leadership and trust with almost any group of children, teens or adults. They are extremely energetic, self motivated and able to swiftly build and assimilate the most unique team building challenges. I was also impressed with facilities, location and menu selection for food.  Gaston College has booked Xtreeme  Challenge for four years and plan on booking again in 2015 for year number five!  If you are looking for the ultimate team building ropes course, book Xtreeme Challenge!"

Tanisha Williams

"Michael and his team have always been great partners of ours.  What I appreciate the most is that Michael listens and wants to understand your needs and obstacles versus putting you through a cookie cutter program.  Michael and his team care and at the end of the day that is hugely important.  We love sending our customers to Xtreeme Challenge and view them as an extension of what we try to accomplish at Ballantyne.  Our team is better and stronger for having gone through training at Xtreeme Challenge."




The Ballantyne Hotel


"Xtreeme Challenge was an outstanding experience for the team, players and coaching staff alike. The players were able to build on and improve their communication and problem solving skills individually and collectively, thus bringing players, new and returning, closer together. It was brilliant for the coaching staff as well because we were able to take a step back and see how players, especially new ones, reacted under pressure situations and got along with the returning players. We will definitely be coming back for years to come."
Gary Hamill, Head Coach Wingate Soccer Team
Wingate Soccer Team August 18, 2012
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“Visiting Xtreeme Challenge was a wonderful experience! The owners, Michael & Diana, made planning the event a breeze. From mapping out the schedule to selecting the trails & activities to setting up catering, they made sure our group was taken care of. The actual event was even more fun than we all anticipated, and our group was able to really learn & bond from the team-building exercises. Our Regional Vice President said this was the best monthly outing events he had ever been a part of. As a customer service based company, we understand the hard work & dedication that goes into such a personalized & inclusive operation, and we were definitely COMPLETELY SATISFIED! “
Tarha K. Atkins- Enterprise Rental Cars
Enterprise Rent-A-Car June 27, 2013
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"Our day at Xtreeme Challenge was a great team-building event.  It gave my management team an opportunity to
do an event outside of the store environment that challenged us and helped overcome some of our fears.  It also allowed us some time to reflect on the past year, and focus our energies on the upcoming one. I highly recommend it to other teams or organizations."

Scott Weiss
The Home Depot

Xtreeme Challenge was a great experience for our youth group.  The youth left with a sense of belonging to a team as they grew throughout the day working together. Michael was patient, extremely encouraging as some of our youth met their fear of heights, he was willing to form the day to our desires, and very flexible.  The facilities were perfect, Thanks for a great day which I believe will be a life changing experience as the youth learned to depend on the Lord for strength and each other for encouragement.


Brandon Larson

Pleasant Grove UMC, Charlotte


“This was one of the best events we have ever done, I learned more about my teams and watched them grow more in 4 hours than anything we have ever done”.

Gary Michel-CEO Club Car

"Xtreeme Challenge gave my team a great opportunity to grow and learn how to listen to one another. Showing us that each individual has a powerful voice in moving toward being successful." 
Michael Cabana-Head Tennis Coach
Wingate University Tennis Team January 27, 2013
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“Xtreeme Challenge provided a motivating and positive experience for managers from various business units within our company to interact, communicate and build on team work while having fun.  The experience proves invaluable in gaining comfort to communicate throughout the company. Communication is the key to success and we can thank Xtreeme Challenge for providing us this great opportunity!” 

Craig Mygatt, Sr. VP Inland Operations, Maersk Line
Maersk Line Agency
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"I wanted to thank both of you for the awesome time that we had at Xtreeme Challenge yesterday. What a perfect fit for GOTR and our board. Thank you for making everyone feel so at ease and helping a few of us get over some fears.

 You have an awesome set up and we will definitely spread the word about how great Xtreeme Challenge is for all kinds of groups and families.

 Thank you again for your great hospitality . "
Bonnie Grote- Council Director GOTR of Union County
Girls On The Run Team Building Event Poster
October 27, 2012
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”Xtreeme Challenge is a great way for team members to get to know one another, to learn about strengths, fears and situations when support is needed and to get away from the office for a little outdoor adventure to enable a more cohesive, higher producing, collaborative team.”  Jennifer Walters, Director, Compensation Operations
Time Warner Cable September 7, 2012
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"We had such an amazing day on Friday! I am encouraged and motivated to get the entire 6th grade team out there again soon and eventually our scholars. This really has been a start-of-the-year "dream" of mine and I believe the positive ripple effect from that day will sustain us for quite some time (provided I continue to build on this foundation).  

A million thanks and I look forward to us building a relationship this year."

 Gabrielle London Class of 2018 Administrator

Ranson Middle School Teachers August 10 2012
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"Thank you so much for this great experience!!  This trip is truly a keeper for 5th grade!!  We had so much fun!!!"
Bethany Baker
Fifth Grade 
Carmel Christian 5th Grade Field Trip August 24th 2012
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"I was able to see players who I thought were at a certain point in development as ball players
and it confirmed what they and we as coaches need to do this season"
Coach Wendy Shumate

North Wilkesboro Girls Basketball Team
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"Our Xtreeme Challenge experience helped us to learn more about working together and the importance of trust and good communication to success in business relationships and projects.  It will be something that we talk about for a long time to come!"

Lisa Wheeler
Human Resources Director
Bluestar Silicones North America
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" We have been coming to Xtreeme Challenge for 7 years now. During this time we have seen our students and teachers experience
programs that would not be possible without support from Gang of One/ No Easy Walk and the community. The students and teachers love The Indiana Jones Bridge and Twin Mega Zip Lines!"

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Chad Thiery
6th grade Language Arts
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School
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"We saw a tremendous amount of personal growth, overcome of fear, teamwork, communication and the development of leadership qualities in every single student! "
Brandon Fain,  Coker College Intramurals and Cobra Fit
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"Our group was able to improve their dynamics and realize the importance of team work through the activities they were faced with at Xtreeme Challenge.  This opportunity allowed them to learn each other’s strengths and weaknesses which will benefit our Student Government Association throughout the year.  The photography was top-notch and an extra perk to our package.  It was priceless to have those moments captured as a reminder of our experiences that day." 

Sophia Costner

Stanly Community College Student Mentor/SGA Advisor
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"Xtreeme Challenge provided a great experience for our managers.  The activities did a wonderful job of bringing the meaning of teamwork to the forefront while they had lots of fun working together. All of them left talking about how beneficial Xtreeme Challenge would be for their teams in the individual restaurants. We will definitely be back for another day of Xtreeme Fun!" 

Betsy Appleyard - Chilis Area Director

Chili's Restaurants Event February 7, 2012
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"Our team experienced an incredible team building experience at Extreme Challenge. We briefed Michael on what our objectives were after a large reorganization. He and his team were able to build an event that surpassed all of our expectation. After 7 hours of wonderful team activities ,we began to rebuild trust and emerged as a stronger, more cohesive team. Our teams are still talking about how much FUN they had!! This day was a pivotal turning point in building the foundation for future strong performance. The first look at sales performance in our new organization has the Mid Atlantic  team leading the nation!!! Thank you Michael and Xtreeme Challenge for an awesome Experience!"

Ashley Stephens

Area Team Lead Mid Atlantic Region

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. Team Building Event
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"The feedback from the team was outstanding. The group felt that this was the best team building event ever. In addition, the team felt that your staff was extremely professional and knew our company goals
I thank you for an absolutely awesome event."

Sylvia Southeast Region Director Altria
Altria Southeast Division Team Event

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"The Novant Health Supply Chain group visited Xtreeme Challenge in 2011.  After the initial visit we knew it was a venue that would be a destination for years to come.  Participants were blown away by the dynamic and engaging team building exercises.  Leaders were equally impressed by the streamlined operations and consistent communication throughout the planning process.  If you haven’t already, plan to visit soon, you won’t be disappointed. "

Jason Pratt

Novant Health Supply Chain 2012 Event
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"This was a wonderful experience for our group. Initially, I was very skeptical about the level of participation we would get from the group. Many of these young men have rarely been any farther than their neighborhoods and their school. They were scared. And this fear often express itself in exaggerated bravado. I know it was difficult to get the group to focus at the end of the session for processing of the experience, but believe me the team building activities made an impact.  We identified leaders that do not yet know they have leadership ability. In our remaining GAP sessions we will make sure that they know that we saw this potential. I look forward to future visits to your facility.


George Wilkerson

GAP Program Manager
GAP Program Event Poster
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"We had a very enriching weekend! Thank you for your great facilitation and events. The ladies got way more than they had expected this weekend. Thanks again for helping me plant seeds of change in our countries heroes.

Joe Brazzle- Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project Event Poster
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“Thank you so much for a wonderful trip! I believe that this really kicked off our school year for next year.  8th graders met 6th graders.  Students learned that each person, no matter how different he/she may appear, has something to contribute to the TEAM.

Thank You Again  

Crystal Ferguson

Queens Grant

Queens Grant School Field Trip
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"Our folks are still talking about Friday’s Roll Out  Meeting and "The Great Raft Adventure" at Xtreeme Challenge"

Allen Downum

Fireside Hearth & Home

VP & GM of the Southeast

Fireside Team Building and Quarterly Meeting Poster 2011
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"We received really good feedback about the event.  Several of the residents couldn’t wait to phone me from the bus about it.  They had a really good time.  Thank you. 
Sheila A. Leach
Residency Program Assistant

Wake Forest Baptist Health
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"I think the cost of taking a day out of training, as well as the hard dollar expense, was well worth the benefit the analysts and associates, as well as the Bank, gained from this experience.  You were able to accomplish in a day, what would have taken us all summer to accomplish, if we were able to accomplish this level of team building at all. 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

Wells Fargo Bank Team Building Event Poster
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"This has been our second visit to Xtreeme Challenge. 75% of Scouting is Outing and Troop 10 finds that XC provides the patrol building experience we need. After a weekend at Xtreeme Challenge our Patrols function better as a team"

Gregg A. Holiman Scoutmaster Troop 10 Concord North Carolina

Boy Scout Troop 10 Concord North Carolina Event
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"We had a great time on our recent trip to your facility.  The youth had an amazing experience!

LuAnne Gatlin

Williamsons West Confirmation
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"Wow!!!  What a day.  I just wanted to send you a quick email thank you for hosting us today.  We had high expectations that we would have a good time, but those were far exceeded.  You run a great program out there, and the level of professionalism with which you do so is astounding.  We actually talked all the way home about who all we want to bring out there.  If we ever get through the list, your business should be thriving.  Keep up the great work, and again, thank you for showing us such a wonderful time bonding as a family.  If you ever need anyone to heap praise on you for marketing purposes, please give us a call."

Bob, Shelia, Gavin, and Faith Ann Marshall
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"Best Sisterhood Retreat ever!
Thanks for everything!

We will definitely be back!

Katie Kowalski

Vice President of Chapter Development: Lambda Theta Chapter at University of South Carolina

“Our team building experience got our minds out of the office, helped us rely on each other as a team and gave us the opportunity to laugh and have fun.  We talked about it afterwards for days”.

Michelle Show - Wells Fargo Corporation

Wholesale Meeting & Event Services


I just wanted to follow up about our 8th grade field trip.  Our 8th grade team truly enjoyed it and considered it a wonderful experience.  When asked if they would like to do this again next year, it was an overwhelming yes.  We appreciate your working with us and creating the challenges for our team building experience. 

Union Academy School Field Trip
Brenda Grigston
Upper School Activities Union Academy
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“Over the past 10 years Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools has partnered with Xtreeme Challenge to reach middle school youth with critical thinking, hands on learning and outdoor adventure activities. The results have shown up in better testing scores, attitudes, attendance and community social skills.”
John Concelman Executive Director
No Easy Walk Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

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"Tired of the dated bed n breakfast hotels, same old water park, or the yearly visit to the same amusement park that doesn’t offer a challenge anymore. Stop, before you load the SUV,  consider rolling them all into one challenging, amusement, bed n breakfast, water park, where you get to make your own fuel efficient utility vehicle.   Visit Extreme Challenge now; “The trees stand firm, the lake is calm, and hearts beat faster”.  

Men of Excellence, Gaston College
Gaston College Men Of Excellence Program at Xtreeme Challenge
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“Over the past few years we have partnered with the Xtreeme Challenge facility just 3 miles away . I have done several events with my students and have many of my students working along side middle and grade school events with Michael and Diana Valentine. I highly recommend this as a Wingate event for other areas in the university or other schools”

Dr. Cristi DeWaele
Wingate University

Wingate University Lead On Program Poster
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Gang of One has worked closely with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Xtreeme Challenge to create an outdoor leadership, gang prevention program for youth.  This program has strong initial outcomes related to resisting gang influence and attachment to school. We recommend this program to other schools ” 

K. Frances Cook,
Gang of One Director Charlotte Police Department

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“ This is my third time bringing my staff to the Xtreeme Challenge course and each time has been a different and wonderful experience.  The best part of this course is not only are you having fun but your staff is learning how important teamwork is.  I have to say out of all the events we do for our staff this outing by far gets the most positive response.”

Robert Hersh- Market Partner

PF Chang's China Bistro

P F Changs Awards Event Poster


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

Patricia White
76th Birthday May 2011
Zip Experience

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