Teambuilding & Leadership

Team BuildingPottruck membership not required. No experience necessary. Equipment provided.
Increase group and self awareness through climbing and team building activities. Customize a learning experience to meet your goals. A unique method for student organizations to foster unity: by emphasizing trust, communication, and leadership participants can work out the kinks that may inhibit a group from working efficiently as a team. Each event is 2 hours.


Penn Status

FEE (15 people per group)

Penn Student






* Discounts for groups less than 10 people.

Odyssey III Challenge Course (Planned Project within Penn Park expansion)
Odyssey III will be located on the south side of Penn's campus, behind Franklin Field. A 300 foot long 50 foot high ropes course and a low ropes course.

For more information or to schedule an event, contact the Department of Recreation at 215-898-6100 or

Frequently Asked Questions

Climbing WallWhat can people learn from climbing wall and teambuilding programs?

Climbing and teambuilding programs provide opportunities for groups to strengthen a team bond by increasing trust amongst individuals, focusing on communication, enhancing problem solving skills, and providing a unique fun learning environment.

Who uses climbing wall and teambuilding programs?

These programs provide unique learning opportunities for sport teams, clubs, internship programs, camps, and orientation programs. Or we can customize a semester program focused on the technical aspects of climbing.

How long are your programs?

Programs generally last about 3 hours, but more time may be required depending on the group’s goal and size.

How do you register for climbing and teambuilding programs?

Contact the Assistant Director of Outdoor Adventure Programs at 215-746-8622 or outdoors@pobox.upenn.edui to arrange a date and time for a climbing or teambuilding program. We require a $50 non-refundable deposit to reserve a date. The remainder of the balance is due at the time of the party. Payments can be made by credit card or check.

Where do programs take place?

Climbing and teambuilding programs are conducted at the University Of Pennsylvania Department Of Recreation's Pottruck Health and Fitness Center located in University City at 3701 Walnut Street.

What if people do not want to participate?

All activities are "Challenge by Choice" meaning that each participant chooses their amount, level, and intensity of participation. Participants are encouraged to push their comfort zones to promote growth opportunities. We understand everybody has different levels of comfort. Hence, all activities include various individual roles so all people feel comfortable to participate.

For more information or to schedule an event, contact the Department of Recreation at 215-746-8622 or