Odyssey Series

Odyssey Series

The Odyssey Series is a collection of custom designs, created for specific organizations. We build these structures for corporate training centers, adventure recreation facilities, resorts and conference centers, military or police training centers, and high profile media events.

Factors in design include preference of programming, ability of participants, location of course, architecture of existing facility, preferred staff ratios, and anticipated usage.

Unlike our other design series, these structures are generally created in a design/build relationship with the client. As such, our team of experts can tailor the design to meet the explicit training needs of the organization.

Several examples of a Performance Series design are shown:

Synergy Course - Designed for corporate training, this structure was created as the culminating activity of a rigorous teamwork program at a corporate university. After an intensive session of low initiatives, this design allows a group of 36 adults to embark on a capstone activity with a final debriefing area in the center. A three person Zipline offers an
exciting exit.

Odyssey Course - Designed for a heavily visited recreation and education center with a limited site, this course requires minimal staff management, with maximum focus on small teams working together to successfully complete the course.

R.E.C. Course (see facing page) - Designed for cadet training programs, this course closely resembles military obstacle courses or field leadership reaction courses.

Ropes Exercise Conditioning Course – The Ropes Exercise Conditioning Course (R.E.C. Course) was developed specifically for use as a cadet and troop training challenge course, focusing on team and character development while offering an integrated physical fitness experience congruent with training standards. This course has the characteristics of a standard, linear based ropes course, with elements often found on military obstacle courses. Design parameters include:

   • Safety/Design specifications meeting industry standards
   • Creation of a physically challenging course, integrating with
     the program’s desire to train for and develop strength and
   • Creation of a course that helps develop teams, focusing on
     problem solving, support in a stressful situation, cohesion,
     and communication.
   • Creation of a course that promotes personal character
     development, including: testing oneself past perceived
     limits, overcoming or dealing with fears, building self
     confidence and self esteem, and learning about

This course can be fitted with a variety of events, not only those more commonly found on military obstacle courses.


Site Guide

Ideal Candidates

  • 12 to 50 participants at the same time
  • Safety systems use a combination of Static (Lobster Claw) and Top-rope (dynamic) belay techniques 
  • Some staff are placed in course during programming 
  • Staff to participant ratio is usually 1:7 
  • Programs typically last 1/2 to 1 day 
  • The level of challenge can be dialed up or down based on the ability of the group


  • ​​Police Training facilities 
  • Cadet Training programs 
  • Youth at Risk programs
  • ROTC programs


  • ​(12) Linear events – These can be selected as desired. Examples: Burma Bridge, Islands, Two line Bridge, Pirates Crossing, Catwalk, etc. 
  • Varying heights of events – The initial events of the course begin at ground level, proceed through a section that is about 14 feet above ground, and then to elements that are closer to 35 feet above ground
  • The final event is a dual zipline so two participants can exit the course simultaneously 
  • All transfer points have decks
  • The course includes installation of a practice area, where participants learn to use the safety system 
  • Staff Training: 4 days technical training follows installation