Purpose & Philosophy

The Barrington Park District offers a variety of Challenge Programs designed to meet the needs of a wide diversity of groups. All our programs are designed to bring together or strengthen your group and are tailored to meet your specific needs and goals. We believe that participants absorb more when they are physically, socially, intellectually and emotionally involved in the learning process. Our trained facilitators engage groups in activities that allow the participants to take ownership of their learning. Each program allows time for the participants to discuss the experience and relate the learning outcomes back to “real world” situations.


The Teams Challenge Course

A variety of problem-based initiatives await the team as they are given challenges that might use ropes, cables, platforms, boards or a 12-foot wall. All challenges require teamwork from every member in order to accomplish the goal. Individual strengths are highlighted and the small group size allows for participation by everyone. These challenges take place on or near the ground and require focus, cooperation and trust. Over 20 stations are spread throughout the wooded trails.

Rates (4 hours):
Grade 6 – Adult
Group size: 12 – 18 Participants (100 max)
Cost per participant: $18 Non-Profit/$23 Corporate

Cooperative Games

Learn team building skills while playing fun, active games. Cooperation, communication, strategy and good sportsmanship are stressed. Great for younger-aged groups!

Rates (2 hours):
Grades: 4 – 6
Group size: 10 – 15 Participants (100 max)
Cost per participant: $12 Non-Profit/$15 Corporate per Participant