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Sarah L. Dickson,
Group Sales Coordinator

The Best in Scout 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:

High Adventure Activities

  • Asheville Treetops Adventure Park– largest WNC aerial challenge course in the trees with 77 unique climbing, rolling, and swinging elements in a wooded park with smart clips. It is Challenge by Choice! Seven 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.
  • Kolo Bike Park– Mountain bike sampler-pack designed for all rider levels.
  • Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures– urban canopy tour with two zipline options: The Asheville Zipline or Skyline Zip.  A great course for groups with an extensive ground school.
  • Tree Quest– 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.
  • Whitewater Rafting at 2 locations close to Asheville – float trips to Class III & IV

Team Bonding Group Cooperative Games

  • Group Cooperative Games are custom-created fun and competitive experiences designed to instill confidence, cooperation, communication, and connection between group members. We offer a program full of team challenges that focus on working together.  While completing their goal, they are engaged in high-excitement activities that require them to think outside of the box.  Packed with fun, your group will be challenged while laughing, joking, and having a ball! 

Experiential Learning Programs: STEM/Wilderness Skills

Our adventure activities pair perfectly with our outdoor environmental education programs! We have designed hands-on programs that can be tailored to cover your troops’s goals and standards. Our program staff has decades of education and experience in experiential education with Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in the field. So we are excited to create an immersive learning experience for your scouts that encourages curiosity, teamwork, and fun!

Program options include: 

  • Zipline-polooza!  Students will experiment with how gravity, weight, friction, and other forces affect the motion of zipliners by building a small-scale model. Working in small groups, students will create their own design and then compete with other groups to see who can create the fastest zipline while keeping safety in mind. Add this to our Treetops Park or Ziplines so that students can experiment with and experience physics in action! 1-2 hours, $10/hour/person, Min grade 5th grade,   NC & SC standards: NC 5.P.1, 7.P.1, 7.P.2, Psc.1.1, Phy.1.1, Phy.1.2; SC 4.S.1, 5.P.5, 6.P.3, 8.P.2, 8.P.3, H.P.2, H.P.3
  • Wilderness/Outdoor Survival Skills teach students what is essential in a survival situation.  Whether it is learning to build a primitive shelter, how to build & start a fire using primitive materials, or what items are truly essential for an outdoor outing, students will have a blast working together to “survive” in the woods! While also learning about “Leave No Trace” principles, students will practice some essential outdoor ethics. 1-2 hours, $10/hour/person, Min grade 2nd grade
  • In our Lost & Found Orienteering program, students will learn how to use a topographic map and compass, then apply those skills to our orienteering course. Students then will work in small groups to navigate themselves to victory.  So with a little teamwork, they then go home with skills they can use in real life.  1-2 hours, $10/hour/person, Min grade 5th grade

    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.

    The Adventure Center is the best 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

    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
    • optional party tent rentals for a comfortable and designated space for your group

    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!

    “We took 10 Cub Scouts and their Dads through the Ropes Course. There were courses for all levels of adventure. The staff were friendly and patient with the kids. We definitely recommend the adventure park for kids!”

    Cub Scout Leader


    Fun adventures for the full family, Ages 4+

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    Keith Bayer
    Keith Bayer
    November 27, 2022.
    Absolutely Awesome!!
    Len Gabel
    Len Gabel
    November 13, 2022.
    This is a great place if you have never zip lined. The guys made it safe and comfortable and lots of fun. Beware the corny jokes.
    Terri Frenia
    Terri Frenia
    November 4, 2022.
    Very nice people, fun time :)
    Ceiara Cartony
    Ceiara Cartony
    October 30, 2022.
    Our favorite time of year, 5th yr experiencing The Haunted Trail -- never to disappoint! Thanks for another awesome year!
    Adam Graham
    Adam Graham
    October 25, 2022.
    So much fun. Definitely worth a visit. The Zipline guides are hilarious and fun.
    Alexis A.
    Alexis A.
    October 25, 2022.
    My son and I went ziplining, we did the short course. Though we were both terrified - it was extremely exhilarating! Brandon and Briggs were awesome instructors, and were also patient with me with each line as I was not able to get the courage to lift my feet to go 😳(I was too scared). Highly recommend visiting!
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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

    Contact Us

    +1 (877) 247-5539

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    +1 (828) 225-2921


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