Adventure Center

Why team building? The purpose of the Irons Oaks Teams course is to enhance personal confidence and self-esteem, build trust and support, encourage effective communication and develop teamwork skills that carry over into day-to-day living and working environments.

The Irons Oaks Team Building Course is made up of a variety of low-to-the-ground activities and obstacles. Situated throughout 38 acres of beautiful old growth Oak trees, we provide a fantastic place to get outside and have fun with friends, co-workers and acquaintances. An Irons Oaks’ Facilitator will lead you through a customized program of 4 or 8 hours as you build on team successes as well as process, grow and learn from your experiences. Maximum group size: 250 participants per day.


Half Day Program (up to 4 hours)   
Teams: Student / Family Rate         Fee per group of 14$305Call for Resident discount
Full Day Program (4 to 8 hours)   
Teams:  Student / Family RateFee per group of 14$575Call for Resident Discount
Teams and Ropes: Student / FamilyFee per group of 14$575Call for Resident Discount

 Corporate and Not-for-Profit Corporate Groups, click here for pricing.

Irons Oaks Adventure Center

The Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center Adventure Center is a special place dedicated to providing original, interactive and fun programming for groups of all ages, abilities and levels of aspiration.  Our method focuses on teaching leadership and team skills while using our teams development course, two high ropes courses and a forty foot climbing tower.  These and many more challenging activities encourage personal growth as well as team-strengthening interactions on a variety of levels.  Our skillful facilitators work to help create a safe environment where you can test and develop these qualities and process the experience to see how it applies to real-life situations.

What are the Benefits of Team Building?

Team building creates strong bonds and encourages cohesion among a group of individuals.  The group experiences personal growth, learns to creatively solve problems, cooperates with team members, and efficiently develops and achieves team goals. 

Options for programming include:

  • Team Development
  • High Ropes Course
  • Climbing Activities (Climbing Tower, Crate Climbing, Power Pole)

Choose one or more of these activities to maximize your enjoyment of a beautiful day in the woods.  You can create a multidisciplinary program by combining a challenge course activity with our interactive educational programming as well.  Our Environmental Education Program offers a chance to learn more about natural area that we are situated in and is a great way for younger participants to get their hands dirty!  Link to Environmental Education.

Where do I start?

Call to schedule your unique team building experience today at 708-481-2330 and ask for the Adventure Center or email DebKate, or Joe.

Preparing the following information will streamline the process:

  • Number of participants
  • Participant population (teens, scouts, not-for-profit, etc.)
  • Desired program and goals
  • Ideal dates and times
  • Contact and mailing information

Programs run rain or shine.  Participants are required to sign a standard liability waiver.  Program payment is due one month in advance of program date and can be done by cash, check (made out to Irons Oaks Adventure Center), credit card (Visa, Discover, or MasterCard) or PO with estimated payment date.

Cancellations must be made at least one month in advance. 

High Ropes Course

Power Pole

Climbing Tower

Crate Climbing


Here is our Adventure Center Flyer

Here is our Adventure Center Waiver


Click here to download our Youth Group Leader Packet


Evaluation Form:

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