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Activities for On-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 desciptions of some of the activities we offer to groups.  If you are interested in more information, 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.
  Cooperative Games


Group climbing over 12 foot wall  

Challenge Course

Teambuilding Initiatives


Teambuilding initiatives are challenges for groups of roughly 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.


Challenge Course

Teambuilding Initiatives & High Elements


This activity begins with teambuilding 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.

  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.  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.

  Climber at top of rocks


Student Caving  

Caving in Lisburn or Carnegie Caves


Go deep underground to try something that most people have never done before. Explore together... get muddy together... make memories together!


Customized Design


We are willing to work with your group to custom design an experience if the ones we previously mentioned do not exactly meet your needs. Some additional designs that we have done for other groups include overnight camping trips, multi-day backpacking and canoe trips, day hikes, etc.  Please contact us if you have any questions or ideas!

  Climber at top of rocks