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Hart's Woods Challenge Course
Hart's Woods Challenge Course is the ideal group outing for schools, scouts, clubs, sports teams, staff training and development for large and small businesses. Nestled among the trees, Hart's Woods is located in between Chicago, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Activities involve mental and physical challenges that can only be resolved through teamwork and cooperation. With each activity, team members gain insight and experience to tackle the next task and how to utilize these experiences in their everyday lives. Challenge Course programs are professionally designed to help each group reach specific goals and objectives. Trained facilitators work with your group throughout the day helping them progress further and further in a challenging environment.

Hart's Woods Challenge Course has three programs geared towards different age groups and populations that can be customized to fit your specific needs or group's abilities. In addition to our permanent challenge course, we have a portable version that enables us to offer programs at other locations while still providing the same benefits and opportunities for growth.

Just a little bit about us...

  • 2006 IPRA Outstanding Facility and Parks Award
  • Certified Challenge Course Manager and Practioners
  • Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) Member
  • Association for Experiential Education (AEE) Member
  • Our staff has presented workshops at Regional and National Experiential Education and Challenge Course Conferences across the country
  • Our staff has over 50 years of combined facilitation experience
Cooperative Games
The Cooperative Games program provides kids an opportunity to focus on cooperation and communication while internalizing social skills. Whether its bringing your classroom closer together or teaching scouts the importance of working together to accomplish projects, this program can be a catalyst for good things to come.

Age: 3rd-5th grade
Group Size: 10 -15
Time: 2 hours
Cost: $100 / group
Teams Course
The Teams Course is a series of initiatives or elements designed to allow groups to develop teamwork, support, effective communication, trust, and problem solving. Initiatives test your group both physically and mentally, and with each activity, the group will gain insight and experience to help them through future challenges both on the course and in their daily lives.

Age: 6th grade-Adult
Group Size: 10 -15 (maximum 4 groups at one time)
Time: 4 hours
Cost: $220 / group non-profit; $420 / group profit
High Ropes Course
Experience the ultimate challenge of facing obstacles with your group 25 feet above the ground. Participants are attached to belay cables as they attempt to traverse the various elements. Focusing on topics such as facing challenges, working outside comfort zones, support, trust, and effective communication, the high ropes course is another level for groups looking to improve their team skills while challenging themselves as individuals.

Age: High School-Adult (Junior High eligible after completion of the Teams Course)
Group Size: 10 -16 (maximum of one group per time block)
Time: 4 hours
Cost: $420 / group non profit; $800 / group profit

To schedule a group, or if you have any questions, please contact Frank Palmisano, Jr. at 847-546-8558.

*Prices and program info as of 8/01/13.

Annie Kids - performed by the Studio 13! Young Actors Theatre Workshop
Dec. 19, 2014 - Dec. 20, 2014 Dec. 19 at 7:00 pm; Dec. 20 at 2:00 pm
Auditions: Snow White and the Seven Fairy Godmothers - Presented by The Round Lake Area Park District Community Theatre
Jan. 5, 2015 - Jan. 6, 2015 Beginning at 6:30 pm. Please call for an appointment
Auditions: Legally Blonde Jr, The Musical - Presented by The Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop
Jan. 11, 2015 - Jan. 11, 2015 Beginning at 1:00 pm. Please call for an appointment
My Son Pinocchio Jr. - performed by the Studio 13! Musical Theatre Club
Jan. 16, 2015 - Jan. 18, 2015 Jan. 16 & 17 at 7:00 pm; Jan. 18 at 2:00 pm
Dance Theatre Presents: The Little Mermaid & Other Dance Fairy Tales
Feb. 6, 2015 - Feb. 8, 2015 Feb. 6 & 7 at 7:00 pm. and Feb. 7 & 8 at 2:00 pm

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Round Lake Area Park District
Robert W. Rolek Community Center
814 Hart Road
Round Lake, IL 60073
Phone: (847) 546-8558
Fax: (847) 740-8180