Developing high-performing teams is our work, and we are proud of what we do.

A nationally recognized leader in the field of experience-based learning, CTLC has provided programs for students and professionals since our beginning in 1997. Our custom programs range from short energizer sessions to multi-day trainings that combine dynamic, experiential learning with models that make sense for you and your team.

"There are several reasons that I like using Hoffman [Challenge Course]... For me it has always been tremendously helpful in my intern orientation days.  It lets all of us start to get to know each other's character, nature, ability, our boundaries; people automatically show their comfort level for participations."    -- Phil Syphrit, Cornell Plantations Interns Program

"Everyone from your staff who has ever helped direct our program has always been enjoyable, professional, skillful, and very kind.                                                                                                                                                                                             

We look forward to working with you!

Amy Kohut, Director

Matt Cowburn, Challenge Course Program Coordinator

Annie Socci, PhD, Academic & Long Term Programs Coordinator

Erica Freeman & Tara Murphy, Student Program Coordinators


Summer College students have capstone experience at HCC

Video feature of students in ALS 2100 "Teams and Leaders in Action" summer college class visiting Hoffman Challenge Course in 2014 Read more

2015 Explorations in Leadership students

Explorations in Leadership, an experiential academic course taught by CTLC, wrapped up the semester in style. Read more


HCC now boasts the first composting toilet on Cornell's Ithaca campus! more

CTLC was honored to work with Cornell's Innovative Schools Advocacy and Research Team to prepare them for an expeditionary learning course in Taos, NM more

Johnson MBA students kick off an immersion course with a high-energy teambuilding program at the Lindseth Climbing Wall more




Our offices are located at:

Phillips Outdoor Program Center
B01 Bartels Hall, Campus Road
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

The Hoffman Challenge Course

466 Mount Pleasant Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850