Promote morale, facilitate relationship building, and re-invigorate team culture with a renewed sense of purpose and commitment.


Establish a shared vision for team success by building valuable communication, problem-solving and decision-making skills.


Explore individual roles, increase sense of purpose and support leadership to improve team dynamics and enable organizational development.


Master learnable and transferable strategies for enhanced personal and professional communication to foster clear and continuous results.

Learn together, laugh together, grow as a team. The EDGE at George Mason is a positive and powerful experiential learning experience for building trust, improving teamwork, shaping leadership, and cultivating valuable communication skills. Through hands-on, thought-provoking activities, our expert staff will empower your group to excel as high-functioning teams through collaborative decision-making and problem solving.

Located at George Mason University’s Science and Technology Campus in Northern Virginia, the EDGE offers convenient access to the Washington, D.C. metro area and beyond. We look forward to seeing you!

  • Our Programs

    Profession Development

    Professional Development and Custom Consulting

    Build strong, cohesive teams with The EDGE’s team-building essentials. Groups undergoing our team development courses solve problems together, cooperate toward a common goal, improve the way they interact with one another and, importantly, have fun while they develop valuable communication skills.


    Specialized Skill Development

    With The EDGE’s customized programs, your organization can develop leadership, fine-tune communication and goal-setting skills, and build a better understanding of the strengths and roles within your team. Whether you are a sports team seeking to improve communication on and off the field, or an organization seeking to understand how individuals on your team can make a greater whole, The EDGE can help develop the skills to meet your goals.


  • Why It Works

    whyitworks1The EDGE takes pride in customizing its programs to specific client needs, matching the right solutions and staff members to guide your group to success. Our organization draws on 30 years of experiential learning practice at one of the most versatile and best-maintained challenge courses on the East Coast. From our high element challenges, like the Alpine Tower, to our low element challenges and problem-solving initiatives, our facilitators will lead your group through a team-building experience that will provide long-lasting, impactful results.

  • Meet The Team

    teamThe EDGE staff is a professional, diverse, multi-generational group of educators with extensive training and experience in the art of leading challenge courses. Our rich backgrounds in everything from athletics to zoology—with a strong dose of organizational development and education in between—allow us to make strong, personal connections.  We truly enjoy what we do, and it’s reflected in the relationships we build and the results you achieve.


  • Special Events

    Apr 07

    Leading to Well-Being Conference

    Visit our booth at George Mason’s University’s 8th annual Leading to Well-Being Conference. Talk to us about the benefits of experiential learning as a means to assist you in Building a Resilient Organization. Learn how Vulcan Materials Company and Washington Gas Light have incorporated our programming into their Leadership Development Training Programs.



    Now Hiring

    Work outside with a terrific team, leading youth, teens, and adults through fun, educational challenges. We are hiring! Spring challenge course facilitator training runs Monday May 22-26 and May 29-31. Apply here. Applications close April 21.

    Questions? Please contact David Heath, Assistant Director, at dheath@gmu.edu or (703) 993-9826.



    Pitch in on the Piedmont

    Saturday April 22nd from 8:45 till noon join students, scouts, members of the Mason community, and local businesses who care about the environment as we pitch in together for a cooperative EDGE service project.


  • See What The Edge Has To Offer

    Don’t just take our word for it—see The EDGE in action below!

    The Freedom Center