Sarah L. Dickson,
Group Sales Coordinator

The Best in School Adventures

The Adventure Center is the best outdoor experiential adventure for activities that cultivate leadership skills, team building, and character development! We create exciting and competitive experiences designed to instill confidence, cooperation, communication, and connection between group members by offering:

  • Asheville Treetops Adventure Park – largest WNC aerial challenge course in the trees with 70 unique climbing, rolling, and swinging elements in a wooded park with smart clips. It is Challenge by Choice! Aerial trails range from Beginner to Intermediate.  Watch your group step out of their comfort zone to complete a challenge while encouraging each other to create a team bonding atmosphere.
  • Team Building Low Ropes Facilitated Programs - We create custom fun and competitive experiences designed to instill confidence, cooperation, communication, and connection between group members. Our facilitated programs with experienced instructors focus on active interactions designed for guests to step outside of typical comfort zones. We highlight the potential strengths of task completion and the challenges of processes such as communication, group decision making, and task sharing/delegation. Our programs are fun, engaging, challenging, sometimes frustrating, thought provoking, and personally enlightening. Whether you want to spend 1 hour playing fun team bonding games to get your team communicating or a half or full day of facilitated programs, we can create the team building experience you are looking for.
  • NC & SC Curriculum Programs - curriculum based programs that can be paired with an adventure activity or team building to complete your day!
  • Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures - urban canopy tour with 11 ziplines & 3 sky bridges in treetop platforms on adventure towers with views of downtown. A great course for groups with an extensive ground school.
  • TreeQuest - Recreational tree climbing on a large oak tree. Guests use specialized gear and techniques to climb on one of our stately oak trees using a rope without negatively affecting the tree. Climbers “inch worm” their way up one of our eight climbs that range in height. TreeQuest allows guests to enjoy an adventure activity in a controlled situation so that they can focus on the thrill of the activity and experience the environment they are in.
  • Kolo Bike Park - Mountain bike sampler-pack designed for all rider levels.
  • Whitewater Rafting at 2 locations close to Asheville - float trips to Class III & IV

Our activities instill personal development and self-confidence, encourage cooperation with others, enrich problem solving skills, and offer fun with a challenge.  While expanding your comfort zone, each person is supporting and planning with others in the team, developing positive relationships, building trust and inspiring positive changes.

Nowhere in Asheville are there so many different outdoor activities in one place that offer personal growth and discovery. Guests are encouraged to expand their personal comfort zones, increase their self-confidence, and support others challenged to do the same. We offer opportunities to move from good to great friends, team members, or leaders as guests literally climb to new heights!

The Adventure Center is the best outdoor experiential field trip for:

  • listening to instructions then applying what you have learned
  • using small motor skills, as well as incorporating physical fitness balance and strength
  • personal development, self-confidence
  • cooperation with others, becoming a team member
  • stepping out of your comfort zone in a controlled environment
  • team bonding including encouragement and help for others, communication, support and leadership, and connection with others
  • decision making based on completion of challenge element
  • problem solving skills leading to accomplishment
  • a fun outdoor activity with a challenge

Your group outing can be:

  • an experiential field trip
  • include math or science educational options (properties of objects, forces and motion)
  • a beginning-of-the year teambuilding activity
  • an end-of-the-year incentive
  • sports team or club teambuilding outing (ROTC, Band, Student Government)
  • grade level field trip
  • staff teambuilding days
  • performance/music groups visiting the area

What we offer:

  • a discounted rate for groups of 10 people or more
  • escorts and/or monitors required depending on age and activity
  • bring your own meals or snacks
  • pre-visit tips for preparing your class for their adventure
  • performance area if requested
  • complimentary teacher access
  • free bus parking

The Adventure Center Difference

At the Adventure Center we focus on the optimal guest experience in every activity we offer.

  • college graduate facilitators/team-members with outdoor education degrees
  • challenging initiatives in an outdoor setting
  • variety of group activities and team challenges offered in one place
  • state-of-the-art clipping systems at our Treetops Park
  • group start at all of our activities instead of waiting for one person to do an element
  • full body harness and helmets at our adventure activities
  • detailed ground school at each aerial adventure activity

Last year we host over 1,900 students, teachers, administrators, and coaches looking for an awesome adventure experience.  Contact our group sales office today to book yours!

What Our School Group Guests Are Saying...

"The staff at the Adventure Center of Asheville go the extra mile in making sure that the experience for school groups is both enjoyable and educational. Everything is well planned, laid out and prepared upon arrival. Our students really enjoyed the teambuilding activities as well as the Tree Tops ropes course. The rangers working at the ropes course are vigilant, well-trained, and make sure that all climbers are well attended to and looked after. I highly recommend this experience to any group interested in teambuilding activities and adventure."

Apple Valley Middle School

"I can't begin to tell you how much fun we all had! It was AWESOME! I think those kids (who am I kidding.... the adults too) will be talking about this trip for a while!! I am actually posting pictures as we speak on our club's facebook page. Everything exceeded our expectations! Our club will continue to visit the Adventure Park, and if I can talk my personal family members into it, I will be returning on a personal visit soon! Thank you again for helping make memories of a lifetime for so many of our children! They loved the experience and the adults did as well."

The Outsiders Club at Chesnee Elementary School

"Tree Tops well exceeded my expectations! This was the most care-free school event I have ever chaperoned. I knew each student was safe and having fun, and I was glad for the chance to join in with them. I especially loved that everyone was active the entire time so we could maximize our experience. I saw some students make great strides in conquering some fears and other students jumped at the opportunity to provide encouragement and support for one another.

The day was filled with shouts and screams of excitement and discovery. Phrases like, “Miss Hilterman, watch this!” and “I can’t believe I did that!” were heard throughout our time there. Being an outdoor guide myself, I was impressed with the staff (especially Amanda Wheelock!) and the set up even before we got to the gate. Each staff member did a great job testing each student’s helmet, getting us into our harnesses, explaining the clip system, letting us practice, and helping us through any roadblocks during the course.

I loved it so much that I’m bringing my family there next week!

Thank you for a great experience!"

Jennifer H. | Asheville Christian Academy School Event

"I took 65 middle school students to the Adventure Park as a team-building exercise for our Student Council. We had a FANTASTIC time. The folks at ATAP obviously put a lot of thought and planning into the team-building exercises we did on the ground and the climbing was just fantastic. Our students were excited, engaged, encouraging, and encouraged. It was all around excellent and we are already planning to return next year."

Middle School Field Trip

"We had a fantastic experience! Our group of 16 high schoolers was handled with extreme care, attention, and efficiency. The kids had a great time. There is a great range of courses from beginner to advanced. We had several kids afraid of heights that had no problem. The greatest part was the safety aspect. Being the guardian of 16 high schoolers is a little nerve-racking, but the smart locking (it was called something like that) system was unbelievable. There was virtually no way to fall off the course. It was an absolutely brilliant safety system. Besides that, we had ample training and more than enough support from the staff while we were on the course. We were extremely satisfied in every way!"

High School Field Trip

HOURS: Wednesday-Sunday 10-5

Fun adventures for the full family, Ages 4+

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The Adventure Center of Asheville
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Home Team Handyman Service
11:47 09 Oct 20
A lot of fun for the whole family. The price for the adventure was cheap compared to other parks we've been to and the... instructors were great. Hated having to wear a mask though which took away from the fun. Every time my mask would slip off slightly I was scolded but I guess that's where were at right now. All in all it was well worth it. Side note:Asheville has changed folks. Don't go downtown unless you're wearing a mask, even outside. The hippies run the show and will cuss you out for walking outside without one. I will NEVER go to downtown Asheville againread more
Chasing Rainbows
Chasing Rainbows
19:00 06 Oct 20
Spent the day here and loved every minute! The ziplining was amazing, and our guides Brandon and Marz made every second... enjoyable. I want to come back again and hopefully zip with those guides! You hand break here, instead of the automatic, which I actually prefer because I feel I have more control. The guides signal you when you need to break, and whether to break harder or softer. Loved every moment!read more
keven buttray
keven buttray
19:42 19 Sep 20
So many fun things to do!!
Kat Douglas
Kat Douglas
13:17 11 Sep 20
Friendly & Knowledgeable staff. My Son & I had a BLAST doing the Tree Top Adventure, We will deff be back!
Marc Kerr
Marc Kerr
03:02 08 Sep 20
Zipling was so much fun and I enjoyed it. Donovan and Brandon made my experience something to remember. The staff the... entire time was more
Dorothea Young
Dorothea Young
18:07 07 Sep 20
Great staff where you purchase tickets. Well maintained trails
Andre Dickens
Andre Dickens
17:46 06 Sep 20
We decided to do the kids zipline course with our 8 year old son and 6 year old daughter and it was the best family... activity we have done. The kids enjoyed the course so much they did it 4 times. The guides and instructors were great and we are planning to come back to do the obstacle course. I would highly recommend this as a family more
Benjamin Chapin
Benjamin Chapin
23:49 26 Aug 20
Did the zip line tour. Staff was great, equipment sanitized and in good shape, had a blast conquering heights while... zipping along!read more
Mandy Yancey
Mandy Yancey
19:00 23 Aug 20
We did a zip line tour yesterday for my husband’s birthday trip. Our guides, Brandon and Donovan were fantastic! They... were fun and engaging. This was my first time zip lining. I’m not great with heights and they put me at ease. Thank you for a great time! HIGHLY more
18:58 22 Aug 20
Donnaben and Brando made the experience memorable. They are super nice and train you well.
20:00 09 Aug 20
Our son has enjoyed two weeks of bike camp at KOLO this summer. Fantastic time with great counselors. He enjoyed it... so much, he wants to be a counselor in training next more
Karmin Andrew
Karmin Andrew
22:29 01 Aug 20
Fun, safe, easy to arrange. Knowledgeable staff. Very well run operation.
Jennifer Olinger
Jennifer Olinger
00:41 17 Jun 20
My 9 year old enjoyed Kolo bike park camp last week - and he is back this week with his 13 year old sister enjoying... Adventure Camp. They are having a blast a rating it a “13” on a scale of 1-10. And kids are honest! Great staff. Safe and social distance friendly. Get outdoors and live life!read more
Jenna Morgan Hamilton
Jenna Morgan Hamilton
14:03 16 Jun 20
Our family came to the Asheville area from Virginia for a long weekend in an effort to change up our scenery and give... our kids something to look forward to because we had been under our stay-at-home order since mid-March. We decided to do the ziplining tour at Asheville Adventure Center because it gave us a chance to do something as a family outside and it was an activity the kids were really excited about. The folks at Asheville Adventure Center were amazing. Very friendly, with a great customer service attitude. We had our safety training with Jeff, whom I think is the owner, and our ziplining guides were Brandon and Donovan. They were terrific. Very low stress, but also very focused on safety and procedure. We had a very nice time talking with them over the two hours and we can't say enough about how much they added to our enjoyment of the experience. During the ziplining, we all had to wear facemasks because it was not possible to always stay six feet apart during time on the tree platforms but it was not too much of a bother and it actually ended up keeping my face warm because it was cool and breezy up in the trees. We highly recommend this company and will come back to do another activity with them the next time we come to Asheville!read more
Stephanie Worley
Stephanie Worley
18:21 01 Mar 20
I was not prepared for how hard it was but I had a great time. Staff was friendly and helpful. I'll definitely be back!
TheGalway Girl
TheGalway Girl
17:03 28 Jan 20
Wonderful family fun with a variety of activities. Need to do better about waiting time in line to check in.
June Davidson
June Davidson
11:50 09 Oct 19
My first time on a zipline and I loved it! I was especially impressed by the safety standards at the Adventure Center.... They took time for a training session to ensure all participants could demonstrate basic skills. ANY time a participation was up high, he/she was securely tethered by at least one (usually more) line to a strong cable. But our guides weren’t all business. Their jokes, stories, and little dance/demonstrations added greatly to the super fun experience. So go, zip, laugh and know you are in very safe more
Matthew Townes
Matthew Townes
01:01 30 Jul 19
Loved that all the kids could participate and could be fairly independent (our group had ages 5-9). Also challenging... enough for the more experienced adults in the more
Manish Katiyar
Manish Katiyar
15:21 07 Jul 19
Great place for kids to get aquatinted with zip lining
Wendy Long
Wendy Long
01:01 14 Jun 19
Great experience for groups, either family or company groups on a retreat. This was my 1st time. And some parts were... harder then I thought but I got through it. They have levels of course (easy-difficult) you can take kids too! My daughter is 13 and can go on the bigger zipline. A fun experience!! I would definitely recommend! (They even do "Amazing Race" type set ups for larger groups .read more
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Alisa Taliercio
Alisa Taliercio
22:11 24 Sep 20
My son loved this place. It is all he has talked about and he can not wait to go back. Very well maintained course for... mnt biking!read more
Hillary Landry
Hillary Landry
09:23 01 Sep 20
Short trails with overgrown areas that should be kept up with, but we managed to make the best of the trip. There are... still some nice opportunities to work on skills. The staff in the gift shop were not friendly. The dirt jumps were closed due to rain the morning before, so plan accordingly with more
Heather Brooks
Heather Brooks
02:10 27 Aug 20
They do a jump night during the summers that is fun and well attended. It’s a fun little park. They’ve worked hard... on it. There are lots of little features to work on things like jumping and dropping. They do have a more advanced jump line... but that seems to be it for very advanced more
association for traditional studies
association for traditional studies
12:47 25 Jul 20
As locals, we love having a full bike park just 10 minutes from the house--pump tracks, single trails, skill park and... friendly, fantastic staff. Our son goes to camp here all summer, and I ride with him several afternoons a week after work. Definitely consider the annual pass, as the more you know the park, the more you realize it has to offer. UPDATE: PLEASE CONSIDER EXTENDING CAMP NOW THAT SCHOOLS HAVE MOVED TO ONLINE LEARNING! Perhaps two sessions a day to handle the crowds (morning group, afternoon group) or afternoons or... WE WILL SIGN UP! Our children will need more than just outside time with homeschooling, but outside time that builds skills and involves more
Josh Ward
Josh Ward
04:02 23 Jul 20
Great bike park with multiple pump tracks, singletrack trails, and kids tracks. One of the few parks we've been to with... bicycle tracks specifically for the little ones. My kids loved it! The whole park is covered in well marked mountain bike tracks and trails divided up by skill level. You can rent bikes or bring your own to ride. Tons of fun for beginners or advanced riders!read more
Daniel Kneale
Daniel Kneale
22:28 11 Jun 20
I brought my son out here to fight boredom and get some exercise and accomplished both. In addition we had a great... deal of fun and met some great people!Upon arrival my son decided to inform me that his brakes weren't working at all. There we were with no tools or ability to continue riding. Luckily an employee at the park named Collin came to the rescue. He had my son's bike stopping better than ever. Great facility. Great people. Great tracks. 3 tons of fun!read more
Diego Salgado
Diego Salgado
20:01 28 Jan 20
Skill park and dirt jump, trails are so short!
Ross Bower
Ross Bower
15:14 06 Sep 19
Great bike park. Lots of options. Have a lot of places for kids/beginners and bigger stuff for the more advanced... riders. Great community events and social media presence. Clean and relaxed environment. 🤙.read more
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The Adventure Center of Asheville is located adjacent to the Crowne Plaza Resort at 85 Expo Drive in Asheville.

Take Exit 3A off of I-240 | Off Patton Ave behind Regent Park

85 Expo Drive
Asheville, NC 28806

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