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SBCC Challenge Course

Bellevue Zip Tour
Bellevue High Ropes Adventure
Team Challenge Adventure Camp
Bellevue Teambuilding Programs
Directions to Bellevue Challenge Course & Zip Tour 
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The Bellevue Challenge Course & Zip Tour sit on a hillside above South Bellevue Community Center and are tucked among the Douglas firs, cedars and broad-leaf maples of Eastgate Park.  Close to home but nestled in nature, the Challenge Course is comprised of four elements that can be experienced separately or in combination with each other:

Low Course - A series of ground-level challenges designed to help teams improve performance, increase cohesiveness, and examine core concepts such as communication, problem solving, and collaboration.

Vertical Playpen - A vertical high ropes course where larger groups form smaller climbing teams of up to three people at a time.  These teams take turns gearing up and climbing together to meet goals while being belayed by their team members.

High Course - An aerial obstacle course where teams spend an extended amount of time at height together examining and expanding their own capabilities and comfort zones, while helping others do the same.

Zip Tour - A series of 6-1/2 ziplines and two suspension bridges that send you soaring as high as 80 feet through the canopy of Eastgate Park.  The Zip Tour is designed to be an exciting personal experience as well as an enjoyable aerial outing with great company.

Every participant will be supported to choose their personal level of challenge, and each program will be facilitated or guided by professionally-trained staff members.  We provide two different categories of programming to the community:

  • Bellevue Recreation programs are designed for individuals and families, and are available April-October.
  • Bellevue Teambuilding programs are designed for groups and teams, and are available year-round.

Please see below for more information about the options for your adventure!

BELLEVUE ZIP TOUR - Feel Wild in the City
The Bellevue Zip Tour is in an amazing old maple and Douglas fir forest in Bellevue.  The zip lines are as long as 458 feet and are as high as 80 feet above the ground.  Travel up to 35 mph between views of Mt. Baker and Glacier Peak from inside the branches of a big leaf maple tree.  The Bellevue Zip Tour is a natural wonder in the city, waiting to be discovered by you.

On the Edge of Bellevue
With easy access off I-90 and I-405, and a short drive to Eastgate Park, this tour will make you feel like you're in the wild.  Directions

Key Elements

  • 6.5 zip lines ranging in length from 78 to 458 feet; the .5 line is an exit zip.
  • 2 suspension bridges; the longest is 54 feet long.
  • The highest platform is 80 feet off the ground.
  • Riders will travel at speeds up to 35 mph.  Actual speeds depend on a rider's weight and weather conditions.
  • Most tours will take approximately 2.5 hours to complete.

Specialty Tours

  • Spookfest Tours - late October:  Scary, creep, crazy fun zipping in the dark!  Experience one suspension bridge and three zip lines.  Imagine stepping off a platform and zipping to the other end that you cannot see.  Riders and platforms will be brightened with glow-sticks.

2017 Zip Tour Fees

  • $53 - Youth (ages 9-17)
  • $78 - Adult (18 years and older)

Reservations

  • Advance reservations are strongly encouraged due to popularity.
  • View Zip Tour schedule and register online.
  • Drop-ins are accepted on a space-available basis.
  • Payment is required at time of booking; be prepared to pay with a Visa or MasterCard.
  • Inclusive and accessible accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.  Call 72 hours in advance.

Reschedules, Cancellations, Refunds

  • A customer may reschedule one time up to three days prior to a scheduled session; an additional payment may be required if the new tour has a higher fee.
  • A customer may cancel up to three days prior to a scheduled session or if the City of Bellevue or Northwest Teambuilding cancels due to inclement weather, building closure or other emergency.  Customer will receive a full refund.
  • No refund will be given if a customer cancels less than three days prior to a scheduled session or for a customer opting out during a Zip Tour session.

Participant requirements and restrictions

  • Minimum age is 9 years.
  • Participants, ages 9-13, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Each adult can accompany two children.
  • Participants ages 14-17 must have an adult onsite for the duration of the tour.
  • Riders must weigh between 60-275 pounds.
  • Expectant mothers and individuals with heart conditions cannot ride.

On the day of your scheduled tour:

  • Check in at the South Bellevue Community Center (14509 SE Newport Way) 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour start time.
  • Read and sign the Challenge Course Waiver Form (parent/legal guardian must sign for participants under 18).
  • Receive a wristband to confirm check-in.
  • Head to the Bellevue Challenge Course & Zip Tour to get your gear on - and have fun!

Additional information and forms for the Bellevue Zip Tour 

HIGH ROPES ADVENTURE COURSE
Experience the adventure of the Bellevue High Ropes Course!  A series of thrills await you as high as 45 feet in the air above beautiful Eastgate Park.  Gear up, complete ground school, then climb your way up to  our aerial obstacle course of rope swings, cable crossings, a cargo net and much more.  During your experience you'll be supported by professional challenge course staff who will encourage positive individual choices as you encounter mental and physical challenges.  The High Ropes Adventure Course offers wonderful outdoor fun with friends (birthday parties!), and creates long lasting family stories.

What people have said about High Ropes Adventure:

“The staff that assisted us was great! They were fun, friendly and easygoing with us!  I had a blast! The course is so challenging and worth doing over and over again. What a rush. I love how it gets easier as your confidence builds with each challenge on the course.”

 “This was SO MUCH FUN! My husband and I both purchased passes, and enjoyed the ropes course immensely. The instructors are great, the equipment was in pristine condition, and the location is easy to find. My husband has already signed up to go back again this weekend on his own! “

High Ropes Adventure Schedule

2017 High Ropes Adventure Fees:

  • $41 - Youth (ages 9-17)
  • $51 - Adult (!8 years and older)

Reservations:

  • Advance reservations are required.  Call 425-452-4240 to reserve your date and time
  • Register online.
  • Payment is required at time of booking; be prepared to pay with a Visa or MasterCard.
  • Inclusive and accessible accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.  Call 72 hours in advance.

Reschedules, Cancellations, Refunds

  • A customer may reschedule one time up to three days prior to a scheduled session; an additional payment may be required if the new tour has a higher fee.
  • A customer may cancel up to three days prior to a scheduled session or if the City of Bellevue or Northwest Teambuilding cancels due to inclement weather, building closure or other emergency.  Customer will receive a full refund.
  • No refund will be given if a customer cancels less than three days prior to a scheduled session or for a customer opting out during a High Ropes Adventure session.

Participant requirements and restrictions:

  • Participants must be at least 9 years old and at least 5 feet tall.
  • Participants must weigh no more than 250 pounds.
  • 9-13 year-old participants must be accompanied onto the High Ropes course by a parent or guardian. Each adult may supervise up to two youth.
  • 14-17 year-old participants must have an adult onsite throughout the program.
  • Expectant mothers and individuals with heart conditions cannot ride.

On the day of your scheduled tour:

  • Check in at the South Bellevue Community Center (14509 SE Newport Way), 15 minutes prior to your session start time.
  • Read and sign the Challenge Course Waiver Form (parent/legal guardian must sign for participants under 18).
  • Receive a wristband to confirm check-in.
  • Head to the Challenge Course & Zip Tour to get your gear on - and have fun!

Additional information and forms for the Bellevue High Ropes Adventure:

TEAM CHALLENGE ADVENTURE CAMP
One week of challenge, choices, and adventure in a team environment!  Campers, ages 11-14, will have the opportunity to play, grow, and experience everything the Bellevue Challenge Course has to offer.  The campers will begin with traditional Low Course teambuilding, then as our team progresses, we'll harness up and tackle the Vertical Playpen and the High Course.  This week of team-based exploration with professional facilitators will include a ride on the Bellevue Zip Tour!

2017 Camps:

  • June 28-June 30; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., course 115180
  • July 10-14; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., course 115181
  • July 24-28; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., course 115182
  • August 7-11; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., course 115183
  • Augsut 21-25, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., course 115382

2017 Summer Day Camp Fees:

  • $350 - Bellevue Residents
  • $390 - Non-Residents

Participant requirements and restrictions:

  • Participants must be 11-13 years old and entering into 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall of 2016.
  • Participants must be at least 5 feet tall.
  • Participants must weigh at least 60 pounds and no more than 260 pounds.

Registrations:

  • Maximum 18 campers per week.
  • Register online.
  • Inclusive and accessible accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.  Call 72 hours in advance.

Additional information and forms for Team Challenge Adventure Camp:

BELLEVUE TEAMBUILDING PROGRAMS
Our year-round teambuilding programs are ideal for students, workplace teams, and any group looking to grow their performance together.  Your day will begin with a thorough introduction and warm-ups, transitioning into a customized program tailored to your group's needs, goals, and budget.  At the end of the day, every group will enjoy a debrief session that aids in transferring the learning from the course back to work, home, or school.

The Low Course, Vertical Playpen, High Course, and Zip Tour are all available to be included in your program.  Our professional programmers will collaborate with you to decide which components are the best fit for your team's experience.  Individual as well as group needs are always carefully considered in this process.  Teambuilding programs are available to any group size, and your program can last anywhere from three hours to eight hours.  Multi-day programs are available to those looking for an in-depth transformative experience.

Teambuilding programs are serious fun!  Let us partner with you to create a positive outcome and a memorable experience for your group.

Reservations:

  • Advance reservations are required.  Call 206-348-3941 or email program@nwteambuilding.com for a friendly consultation and to check availability.
  • Use the Group Booking Request Form to request a date and time.
  • The Goals & Objectives Worksheet is a planning tool to be used by the team leader and submitted directly to Northwest Teambuilding, who will customize a curriculum to best meet the group's needs.
  • Payment is due 15 days prior to the confirmed program date; Visa or MasterCard accepted.
  • Inclusive and accessible accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.  Call 72 hours in advance.

Additional information and forms for Bellevue Teambuilding:

DIRECTIONS TO BELLEVUE CHALLENGE COURSE & ZIP TOUR
The Bellevue Challenge Course & Zip Tour, and South Bellevue Community Center (14509 SE Newport Way) are located in Eastgate Park, across from the Newport Way Library.  

  • From I-90 East, take Exit 11; turn right onto 150th Avenue SE; turn right onto SE Newport Way; the park is on your left (south side).  

  • From I-90 West, take Exit 11 and merge left onto 150th Avenue SE; turn right onto SE Newport Way; the park is on your left (south side). 

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Contact Information

South Bellevue Community Center
14509 SE Newport Way
Mail to - PO Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Phone: 425-452-4240
Fax: 425-452-7912
E-mail: SBCC@bellevuewa.gov


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Northwest TeamBuilding (Challenge Course Facilitators)