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Recreation

Premium Recreation

Looking for a little more excitement? Add Premium Recreation to your event. While all recreation activities are included in every retreat package, some require minimal charges for staffing.  Event planners, please note that since some setup and orientation is necessary, all activities do require advanced scheduling with your Conference Services coordinator.

Rock Climbing

Schedule time for your group with one of Black Hills Retreat’s trained belayers and go rock climbing on our Climbing Tower! Our staffed belayers will help your group members put on their harness and hook into the ropes.  

Cost: $25/hour per belayer (1 belayer required for every 20 guests)

Rock Climbing

Schedule time for your group with one of Black Hills Retreat’s trained belayers and go rock climbing on our Climbing Tower! Our staffed belayers will help your group members put on their harness and hook into the ropes.

Zip Line

Zip Lines are taking over! And for good reason; they can be a great activity for both youth and adult groups.  Zip Lines at Black Hills Retreat are not meant to break the bank. We want to be able to offer unique, life-changing activities for every budget. Our mission is providing affordable off-site ministry events! 

Cost: $75/hour

Zip Line

Zip Lines are taking over! And for good reason; they can be a great activity for both youth and adult groups. Zip Lines bring teams together. Zip lines can be a true team building experience as you navigate to the loading platform and take that first step off. Zip Lines should not be a solo experience that an individual faces alone. Zip Lines, like all of our adventure recreation, is meant to be experienced and accomplished together with your team, group, or family. Groups support and encourage one another as they take that leap of faith and begin their soaring adventure. And groups are there to cheer and congratulate one another as they zip into the landing zone feeling empowered by the activity.

Archery

NEW in 2020!  Groups can take aim with our archery activity. Equipment and targets are provided. Talk to Conference Services about adding this activity to your retreat.

Cost: $30/hour per attendant (1 attendant required for every 20 guests)

Archery

Archery available at Black Hills Retreat Center

Team Building

The group initiatives course is a series of low-to-the-ground challenges that focus specifically on team development through planning and problem-solving. The attempts and results in each group are creative, fun, and helpful in building group cohesiveness. Challenges are physical, but not athletic. Challenges are intellectual, but not rocket science. All challenges are team-oriented. Success or failure is not based on speed or skill, but on developing as a team. Following each challenge, staff facilitate group discussion on how the challenge relates to everyday life. The nature and focus of the group determines the direction of the discussion. Some groups benefit from direct questioning, while other groups may simply assign a letter grade to their level of communication. Whatever the form of discussion, participants leave the activity having reflected on their role in the experience.

Cost: $30/hour

Low Ropes Team Building

The group initiatives course, or often referred to as low ropes course, is a series of low-to-the-ground challenges that focuses specifically on team development through planning and problem-solving. The attempts and results in each group are creative, fun, and helpful in building group cohesiveness. Challenges are physical, but not athletic. Challenges are intellectual, but not rocket science. All challenges are team-oriented. Success or failure is not based on speed or skill, but on developing as a team.