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Butler Revamps Grizzly Adventures Challenge Course, Plans Open House

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Published: Friday, September 30th, 2016

To highlight changes and additions to Grizzly Adventures Challenge Course, an open house is planned for Friday, Oct. 21 at 11:00 a.m.

New team-building options are coming to the Grizzly Adventures Outdoor Challenge Course this spring at Butler Community College. To highlight the changes, an open house is planned for Friday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the course located at the southwest edge of Butler’s campus in El Dorado.

Grizzly Adventures provides a state-of-the-art team-building experience for groups of all ages and sizes. Grizzly Adventures has helped corporate groups, youth groups, civic organizations and private parties build stronger teams by addressing such soft-skills as communications, decision making, problem solving, risk-taking, goal setting, leadership and trust. These topics are approached with a blend of fun competitive and challenging outdoor or indoor activities.

Now operated by Business Education Training Analysis (BETA), a division of Butler Community College, Grizzly Adventures is partnering with area chambers of commerce to celebrate some of the new training opportunities coming for spring 2017. The Wichita Chamber, Andover Chamber, Augusta Chamber and El Dorado Chamber are all partnering on the event and inviting the public to stop in to tour the grounds and become familiar with the training options available.

A ribbon-cutting will be held at 11:30 a.m. followed by some brief comments by Lori Winningham, Butler’s vice president of Academics. Refreshments will also be served. Those attending are welcome to come in casual dress if they’d like to try out any of the low or high elements. Grizzly Adventures facilitators will be on hand to assist.

“We want to invite people to come out and get reintroduced to the course so they can see the low and high elements that we’ve had for a while, as well as see the improvements we’ve made over the past year,” said Michelle Ruder, Director of BETA and Grizzly Adventures. “We’re also very excited to launch the Amazing Race next spring, a new training option for participants. We think people are going to really enjoy this competitive, fun way to do team-building.”


To learn more about Grizzly Adventures visit or call (316) 218-6118.

To learn more about BETA and their customized training opportunities for individual and corporations call (316) 218-6118 or visit