Portable Challenge & Teambuilding Course (PCTC)

SMU Outdoor Adventures’ Challenge and Teambuilding program offers a variety of portable activities and initiatives to enhance the learning environment through hands-on, experiential activities.

Some of the SMU OA Student staff are level one group facilitator certified and they are always excited to reach out to other student groups in this manner.

The Portable Challenge and Teambuilding program functions on the philosophy of experiential education, “learning by doing with reflection.” Programs are designed with an emphasis on developing characteristics that improve individual confidence and group effectiveness.

  • Effective Communication
  • Trust and Relationship Building
  • Healthy Risk-taking
  • A Shared Experience
  • Leadership Skills
  • Decision-Making

Course Rates (Based on a half-day program)

  8-12 participants

13-36 participants

Student/Academic $10 $15
Non-Student $15 $20
SMU-Affiliated $25 $35
  • Groups larger than 36 should contact SMU Outdoor Adventures for pricing and availability.
  • Additional charges may apply for transportation, travel expenses, or other.
  • Courses are customized and designed to address the group’s goals and the objectives from the experience.
  • Half-Day Courses range from 3-5 hours.

For any questions please contact the Outdoor Adventures Office at 214-768-9918 or email outdooradventures@smu.edu.


Recreational Sports is a department in the Division of Student Affairs.