At our Challenge Course safety is our top priority – physical and emotional. That’s why everything we do follows the philosophies of Challenge by Choice and Universal Respect.
Each face of the Climbing Tower provides a challenge for all skill levels, from beginner climbers to the experienced. Each climber sets their own goal on the Climbing Tower, but it often takes the support of the whole team to encourage one another to meet their goals. (Negev and older)
Double Zip Line
Ride solo or race against a friend as you soar 500 feet over the creek to the landing zone. (Yehuda and older)
High Ropes Elements
The high ropes course will test your nerve, sharpen your skills, and challenge you individually and as a team. Maneuver your way through a series of obstacles dangling up in the air. (Atid and older)
Groups face a series of challenges that take place all around camp. Our teambuilding challenges are for a variety of ages, and improve coordination, emphasize teamwork, and are just plain fun! Each team is unique as to what strengths they possess and what areas they need to work on, so the facilitator adjusts the goals and challenges accordingly. After each challenge the facilitator will “process” the group. Processing is the act of talking about the last challenge to discover the strengths and weaknesses of the group and to keep improving skills as a team. Emphasis for these activities can be placed on trust, communication, listening, leadership skills, strategic planning, group problem solving, cooperation, and more.
Both the JCC’s Challenge Course and the Irving M Shuman Campgrounds are available to rent for your next event. Whatever your event, between our beautiful 20 acre campgrounds, the indoor and outdoor pools, gymnasium, theater, meeting spaces, party rooms, and wonderful staff; we have what you need!
Celebrations & Picnics (Graduations, Weddings, Picnics, B’nai Mitzvah)
We have fantastic indoor and outdoor options for your next celebration! Celebrate your graduation at the Irving M. Shuman Campgrounds. Have your wedding in our rustic Amphitheater surrounded by the woods without leaving Buffalo and then enjoy the evening in the Grossman Outdoor Pool Complex. Play can jam, kick ball, and more while grilling out for your family reunion. Reward your hard working staff with a picnic and ziplining. We host picnics and events of all sizes. Whatever your event, we can make it happen at the JCC! We will help you plan an event that caters to your desires.
Leadership Training (School Groups, Youth Groups, Colleges, Corporate Retreats)
The JCC’s Irving M. Shuman Campgrounds and Challenge Course provides a wide variety of activities catered to meet your group’s needs. Our dedicated staff will gather information from your group and design a program to meet your needs. Whether you’re a newly formed group that needs some help or an already function team that wants to step it up to the next level, we can help. We offer traditional style teambuilding sequences as well as Challenge Events.
Come give our leadership training a try and see the results. Our groups return to their offices, schools, fields, and homes with a positive change in their daily routine.
Challenge Course Rentals
The JCC’s Challenge Course on the Irving M. Shuman Campgrounds is a great opportunity to have fun while experiencing a powerful disruptive moment that facilitates positive group and individual growth. Our High Challenge Course is comprised of two climbing faces on an outdoor climbing tower, an indoor climbing wall, a double zipline over Ellicott Creek, a two level static course with a total of 14 elements, a Giant’s Ladder, and a Power Pole.
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