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Mission Statement

The EDGE challenges the members of the global community to better understand themselves, those around them, and their world by using innovative approaches that educate, inspire and empower.

 The EDGE serves schools, businesses, community and university groups with leadership, team building, and corporate development programs that will:

  • Energize your team with active and engaging programs
  • Develop skills for effective communication, collaboration and problem solving
  • Grow individual and group leadership functions through practical experience
  • Excel at identifying and capitalizing on your strengths for profound transformation

Our History

George Mason University has over 30 years of experience providing experiential education programs revolving around team-building through a unique outdoor experience.  For 23 years, this program was called the Hemlock Overlook Center for Experiential Education and was based at the Hemlock Overlook Regional Park in Clifton, VA.  In 2009, we opened The EDGE and built our own Challenge Course facility conveniently located on the Mason Science & Technology Campus in Manassas, Virginia.  From our origins of serving the university and surrounding community, we have become an internationally recognized leader in our field.  Our programs attract groups from the DC Metro area, across the country and around the world.

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