Loyola University Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus

Loyola University Chicago’s Retreat and Ecology Campus is a beautiful 100-acre retreat facility and challenge course ideal for school trips, scouts, clubs, sports teams, and team building. Open year-round, we offer an interactive challenge course, culinary team building events, farm workshops, lodging (hotel and dorm style rooms), freshly prepared meals, basketball/ tennis courts, hiking trails, and many more outdoor activities. All programs are available for half-day, full-day, or multi-day and we can accommodate groups of 12-200 guests. Home to one of the largest ropes courses in Illinois, select from high or low ropes elements, a rock-climbing tower, zip line, jump poles, and more!

Challenge Course Program Options  

Challenge Course Fees & Forms 

Retreat guest Packages

Contact Info
Address: 2710 S. Country Club Rd., Woodstock, IL 60098. McHenry County. Tel.: 815-338-1032. Email: lurec@luc.edu. Website: www.luc.edu/retreatcampus. Hrs: Mon.-Sun. 8:30AM-5PM. Contact: Eric Howden, ehowden@luc.edu, 815-338-1032.

Trip Info
GRADE LEVEL: 8-12th. PROGRAM TYPE: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. RECOMM. LENGTH OF STAY: Half-day, full-day, or 2-3 days. COST: $35-$138

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Rope Course Lesson Plan

Did you know that the British Royal Marines use an advanced ropes course as training for their troops? The course builds confidence and tests troops’ ability to overcome both physical and emotional obstacles. The same ideas are used in recreational ropes courses.... Continue