The Urban Challenge is a family owned and operated company which was founded over 10 years ago. We have a passion for providing teenagers with a genuine positive learning experience. From our previous experience in school wilderness camps, we became aware of the need for a different type of program to complement traditional outdoor education.

Our idea – create a program that was unique, adventurous and participant focused - and The Urban Challenge was born! Our programs continue to evolve at the cutting-edge of experience based outdoor education in Australia and we take pride in our dynamic approach and strive to continuously improve our program and the experiences we offer.

In March 2017 we completed the accreditation process with the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program (ATAP) and have been awarded the ATAP Tick- Camp and Adventure endorsement.

To be granted this 'tick' we had to meet certain criteria ensuring we are committed to exceeding our client's expectations with great customer service and the highest standards of business practice. All business accredited through ATAP meet the Australian Tourism Accreditation Standard, ensuring: Quality, Reliability, Professionalism, Accuracy in Advertising, Environmental Practices and Adherence to a Code of Ethics.

The process of becoming accredited has enabled us the chance to examine all aspects of our business and make changes, updating practices and implementing up to date policies that benefit our programs, clients and staff.



Different and distinctive from all camps and excursions that have come before! Specifically designed as an exciting and ever-evolving educational experience. A new way to prepare adolescents for life.


A fun and dynamic opportunity to rekindle a teenager’s sense of discovery! A thrilling and unfolding journey through the urban landscape and an authentic involvement in the human race.


Individual members of each team are given ownership and actual responsibility of their own adventure. A real-world immersion that develops initiative, teamwork, independence and life-skills.