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Activities for Off-Campus Groups


The Loft provides many activities to help your group reach your goals.  Our facilitators work with you to design an experience specifically targeted to the goals of your group.  Whether your group is looking for a fun activity to do together or looking for an experience focused on improving your group's dynamics, we are excited and ready to serve you.

Read over the following descriptions of some of the activities we offer to groups.  If you are interested in more information, pricing, booking an event, or have any questions about these activities, please contact Wendell Witter by email (wwitter@messiah.edu) or by phone (717-796-1800 ext. 7096).

Cooperative Games


Cooperative games are activities that primarily focus on cooperation, activity and fun. They can be presented in either an indoor or outdoor setting during a 1-2 hour session.  Participants must be 8 years of age or older.
  Cooperative Games


Group climbing over 12 foot wall  

Challenge Course

Team Building Initiatives


Team building initiatives are challenges for groups of 8-15 participants focused on cooperation, problem solving, trust, communication, decision making, and leadership.  This experience typically takes place on Messiah College’s outdoor challenge course, but can also take place indoors if needed due to weather conditions.  Participants must be 12 years of age or older.  Typically, groups larger than 15 will be broken into smaller groups.


Challenge Course

Team Building Initiatives & High Elements


This activity begins with team building initiatives for the first half of the experience and then moves to the high elements of Messiah College’s challenge course.  Participants can personally challenge themselves with over 15 elements that take place over 30’ off the ground and finally end the experience on our zip line, giant swing, or leap of faith.  Participants must be 12 years of age or older.  Typically, groups larger than 15 will be broken into smaller groups.

  High Ropes Course

People canoeing on the Yellow Breeches  

Guided Canoe Trip on the Yellow Breeches


This guided canoe trip takes between 2-3 hours as we paddle almost four miles on the beautiful Yellow Breeches creek.  Round trip transportation is provided.  Participants must be 8 years of age or older and children under 12 must have an adult in their boat.  No previous experience is necessary.


Rock Climbing at White Rock Acres


This activity includes a 20-30 minute hike to a rock cliff where participants can climb a variety of routes up to 50’ high.  Participants must be 10 years of age or older.

  Climber at top of rocks