Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration

Programs

Facilities

Do you have a wedding, meeting, retreat or family gathering coming up? Whatever your event, the staff at Horn Field Campus can work with you to ensure your guests have a great time enjoying the natural beauty and quaint facilities of West Central Illinois. Our Teams Course is great for any group looking to develop leadership, teamwork, and communication skills. Our High Ropes Course and Climbing Tower provide a physical challenge that is sure to get your blood pumping. Contact the Horn Field Campus Scheduling office at (309) 298-2026. 

Reservation Procedutes

  1. To reserve facilities at Horn Field Campus for your use, please contact the Department of Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration Horn Field Campus scheduling at Western Illinois University 309/298-2026 or e-mail us at hf-campus@wiu.edu.
  2. Contact the Scheduling Office as far in advance as possible to determine facility availability. Be prepared to provide information about the content of your program, facility needs, and number of guests.
  3. Upon receiving your reservation request form and deposit, your event date will be secured.
  4. You will receive an invoice for the reservation cost. This fee is due one week prior to your event. Please note the date that this payment is due, failure to do so by the deadline could put your reservation at risk.
  5. Notify the Department of Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration regarding any subsequent changes to the information on registration/invoice form. This information determines the fees charged to your group, so it is important to alert the Department to any changes.
    • Example: A teams course is scheduled for 20 people, but only 10 people show up on the day of the program. The group will be required to pay for 20 participants.

Additional services requested after the form has been returned will be added to the total fee charged to your group.

To make a reservation please submit the Reservation Form. Forms can be faxed to (309)298-2967, dropped off in Currens 400 or mailed to the RPTA office.

For more information contact the Scheduling office at 309/298-2026 or e-mail us at hf-campus@wiu.edu.

Climbing Tower

Climbing Tower

The climbing tower is a 40-foot vertical wood structure, with three sides for climbing, complete with rock like handholds, and one side for rappelling. One tower wall is slightly inclined for those new to the climbing experience. Harnesses, helmets and safety ropes are provided. Two or more facilitators assist with the tower.

Groups of both children and adults are welcome. Groups can enjoy a private visit with individual attention given to each participant. Group rates include use of harnesses, helmets and belay devices.

Climbing Tower Group Fees:  $100 - 1-4 hours for groups up to 25 people.

 

PLEASE NOTE: YOUTH 17 YEARS OF AGE & UNDER MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

Team Building

Team Building

The Teams Course is a set of initiatives and activities that are presented to a group in a fun, safe, noncompetitive environment by a skilled facilitator. The facilitator first uses activities that allow the group members to feel more comfortable with each other. The group then builds trust among each other through trust initiatives. Problem solving initiatives are then presented to the group to allow them to work together and learn how to interact as a team. During this time, group discussions will take place to allow participants to examine what they have learned.

Teams Course programs can be tailored to fit the needs of groups of all ages and physical abilities. Programs can be 1 hour to 4 hours, depending on the time constraints and the goals of the group. There is a minimum of 10 participants needed to complete the Teams Course. Skills for life are what you and your group will learn. Hope to see you soon on the Horn Field Campus Teams Course!

Current Fees for Team Building
Team Building Activities (1-3 Hours of Team Exercises)   $10 per person
Teams Course (4 Hours of Team Exercises)   $12 per person

For more information contact the Horn Field Campus Staff by e-mail or by phone at 309/298-4676.

High Ropes Course

High Ropes The high ropes course is an experience in which individuals are challenged to solve a series of rope and cable elements suspended 40-feet above the ground. The elements are designed to improve initiative, motivation, problem-solving skills, risk-taking ability, and especially self-confidence. These elements are safely negotiated by using climbing equipment which includes safety harnesses and helmets. Participants are encouraged to take risks that allow them to expand their comfort zones and learn more about themselves and their team members. Individuals determine their own level of participation.

The high ropes course will give participants the challenge and thrill of a lifetime.

To guarantee preferred dates, call up to four months in advance. Registration is accepted two weeks in advance (subject to course and instructor availability). Open year-round.

High Ropes Course Fees:  $15.00 per person | Minimum of 10 people

For more information contact the Horn Field Campus Staff by e-mail or by phone at 309/298-4676.

Challenge Course

Challenge Course

Groups are challenged to find creative ways to solve fun and exciting problems in an encouraging, noncompetitive environment. The adventure starts with a team course program which has a group emphasis and can culminate in a more individual experience on the high ropes course. Trained course instructors help get the action started and keep it moving, always with an eye on everyone’s safety.

Challenge Course video available for downloading or for viewing here (requires Windows Media Player).

Challenge Course Fees:  $25.00 per person | Minimum of 10 people (All Day Event) 

Challenge Course - Annual Inspection »

For more information contact the Scheduling office at 309/298-2026 or e-mail us at hf-campus@wiu.edu.