Zip through the air!
Climb into the sky!
Traverse through the trees!
The Howell Conference & Nature Center provides thrilling and challenging outdoor adventure education opportunities for individuals and groups. All provide great opportunities for personal growth as well as team building.
500-Foot Zip Line – Take an exciting ride on our zip line over a pond. Minimum age is 5 years old and there is a weight limit of 250 lbs.
60-Foot Climbing Tower – Check out the view from the tallest outdoor climbing tower in Michigan. Minimum age is 5 years old.
28-Foot Climbing Wall – Challenge yourself on our climbing wall. Minimum age is 5 years old.
High Ropes Courses – Navigate through the trees more than 25-feet in the air in our high ropes courses – North Pines and South Pines. Multiple obstacles to conquer provide challenges for ages 10 to 99.
Initiatives/Low Ropes – Challenge your team to reach its full potential. Low elements engage your group in problem-solving challenges intended to enhance communication, cooperation, mutual support, and trust.
Minimum age is 10 years old. The following are all of the teambuilding low ropes programs that are offered based on age and the group’s needs:
Adventure Play: Games designed to help young children learn to work together (preschool-3rd grade, 1 hour)
Obstacle: Series of physical challenges done in a cooperative way (3rd-5th grade, 1-2 hours)
Team Challenge: Combination of ground level games and low elements, designed to help groups learn to work together (5th-7th grade, 2 hours)
Team Adventure: Combination of ground level games and low elements, designed to help groups learn to work together (5th grade-adult, 3-8 hours)
Throughout the year, our zip line, climbing tower and high ropes course is open to the public on scheduled days. Advanced registration is required by calling 517-546-0249. Call Today! The Public Days book quickly! View our current schedule of open days:
Challenge by Choice
The Howell Conference & Nature Center operates with a Challenge by Choice philosophy for all activities. Participants choose their level of challenge; they are never forced into an activity. And participants know that they have the positive support of the others in their groups, promoting positive risk-taking, self-confidence, leadership, and teamwork.
Your safety is a top priority at the Howell Conference & Nature Center. Participants in any adventure activity receive proper instruction and equipment by trained Nature Center staff. We are accredited by the American Camp Association and operate under safety standards of the Association for Challenge Course Technology.