Osprey Challenge Course
In 2012 the Osprey Challenge Course (OCC) opened up to the UNF student body to offer group and team-building programs. The OCC has been a huge success with clubs, teams, classes, and friend groups and has since opened up to the general public for group programming.
The Osprey Challenge Course (OCC) is a unique experience to develop groups and an opportunity to re-energize every member in it. Our first step is to get to know your organization. There is no person or group that is the same, for that reason we develop a personalized program to better target your specific needs and expectations. Our course caters to student clubs, friend groups, teams, families, non-profits, corporations and other outside groups.
Participants have the opportunity to learn and develop themselves, as well as become aware of the strengths and leadership skills they contribute to their specific group, by collaborating with other group members to find solutions to challenging activities. It is through this experiential learning process that participants become stronger leaders, problem solvers, clear communicators and ultimately a positive addition to the group.
The Osprey Challenge Course emphasizes transformation through character development, adventure, and challenges of mind, body and spirit to better understand the value and responsibility as an individual, group and community.
The OCC envisions promoting a safe environment for individual growth by stepping outside personal comfort zones which enables participants to realize, from their experience, how valuable their individual characteristics contribute to their organization and integrating their individual capabilities in effort to excel their group to new heights.
The UNF Osprey Challenge Course was constructed and funded by Student Government in 2011.
Open Zip Night
UNF Ospreys, spread your wings and take flight! Come out to the Osprey Challenge Course with your Osprey 1Card and enjoy a night of zip lining over Lake Oneida. Open zip nights take place during the spring and fall semesters.
Fall 2018 schedule coming soon!
Zip Line: The Osprey Challenge Course has a total of four zip lines, two hydraulic-powered and two gravity lines. This 2 hour program allows groups to experience one or both of our zip line options.
Low Ropes & Zip Line:
This 3 hour program helps form a group into a team ready for more advanced challenges and problem solving methods. This package includes the basic low elements with additional advancement into intermediate level initiatives to build on the foundation of team work and the opportunity to experience one of our two zip line options.
Low/High Ropes & Zip Line: This 6 hour team building program offers a combination of our low and high initiatives. It includes advanced elements from our basic low elements course and an opportunity to challenge your team’s skills on the high elements through the Osprey Challenge Course. Groups will also have to opportunity to finalize their experience on one of our two zip line options.
- Must have a UNF Osprey 1Card and be a currently enrolled UNF student
- Closed toe shoes (No crocs, or vibram five-fingers)
- Long hair must be in a pony tail
- No hoop earrings or jewelry
The OCC programs always have you in mind first. Every person and every group is unique and that is why we like to get to know you. Through that process we will be able to target your program outcomes based on your needs and expectations. Our purpose is to motivate and develop the leaders of today and the future. We understand the limitations of time and budgets and that is why we have created different options that may fit your plan. If you are having trouble deciding what program to sign up for or do not see one that focuses on what you had in mind contact us and we will be happy to work with you.
To make a reservation:
Step 1: Review Program Description and select one that meets your group’s needs.
Step 2: Read/review the Reservation Policy that fits your group before submitting the reservation form. Reservation Policies for UNF Student Groups and Reservation Policies for Non-UNF Student Groups.
Step 3: Fill out and submit the Reservation Form. (Note that Wednesday and Friday mornings are already pre-booked by existing programs until further notice.)
Step 4: Read and review the Participant Guide.
Step 5: Provide Waiver and Health Disclosure Form for each participant at contact meeting. Student groups need to complete Student Participant Form for each participant.
: All reservation requests must be submitted at least 21 days prior to your request date.
After submitting the reservation form, someone will contact you within 5 business days to discuss your group goals, terms of service, projected date options and billing. Please download the program packet to help assist you in completing the necessary forms and answer any questions you may have. Program Packet for OCC
The course is unavailable during intersession and between June 4th - August 17th due to Eco Camp.
The OCC is located just outside our Eco Adventure Office in Building 54. Limited parking is available in front of the Eco-Adventure Office and is a premium lot only. Daily parking passes are available at parking services for $5. We highly recommend meeting off campus and carpooling.
If you have questions regarding your day at the challenge course, please call us at: 904-620-5412 or 904-620-1810 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Day of the Program:
Eat a healthy breakfast or lunch before attending
the Challenge course. You will need all the ENERGY you can get!
If you are attending a full day course, please bring
lunch or make sure there will be food provided for you. We do not provide
food for participants.
Water will be provided all day but not cups or
bottles. Please feel free to bring a refillable water bottle and/or
hydrating sports drinks. *NO SODA, ENERGY DRINKS, CARBONATED
- Comfortable, loose fitting clothing is best.
- We require you to wear knee-length shorts, capris or pants. It is more comfortable while wearing climbing harnesses for long periods of time.
- Please check the weather on the day of your course, and prepare accordingly.
- Must wear tennis shoes, boots or closed-toe equivalent and socks. *NO open toed shoes, flip flops, five finger shoes, crocs, or boat shoes allowed on the course.
- No jewelry will be allowed on the course.
- Please wear sun blocking materials (sunscreen, sunglasses with croakies, hats, etc.)
- Please remember we are in the woods, wear bug spray.
- Please refrain from chewing gum, smoking, talk/text on your cell phone while during Challenge Course.
- Participants cannot use their own climbing equipment for the high course. Equipment will be provided.
- All personal items that could potentially fall out of pockets (cell phones, wallets, car keys, pocket knives, etc.) will be collected and locked in the staff office.
- If you take any medication or have medical conditions that require carrying with you at all times (insulin, Inhaler, epi-pen, etc.) bring them with you and inform the lead facilitator on the day of your program.
- Please make sure that your facilitator knows about any medical information and make sure that the participants bring any medications such as inhaler, epi-pen, insulin, etc. to the challenge course.
- Facilitators will not be able to dispense any medication to participants.