Leadership Immersion at Stone Valley

Students attending leadership immersion during PGP LION Weekend.

Students are climbing on ropes between the trees.

Experience a unique leadership immersion with students from all of Smeal’s graduate programs. The course facility is among the largest on the East Coast, and it will challenge students with a high ropes course specifically designed for teams to bond and develop their skills as a team.

Friday, September 23, 2022


This event is only for students.

Registration Deadline: August 20th, register today!

Students on the ropes course at Stone Valley Recreation Center.


8am ET: All attendees must arrive at the Smeal College of Business to sign-in for the day.

Students may transport themselves, but will still need to be present at Smeal to sign-in and indicate personal transportation.

Bus transportation provided to Stone Valley from the semi-circle at the Business Building located at the corner of Park Ave. and Shortlidge Rd.

8:50am ET: Students transporting themselves must arrive at Stone Valley.

9am ET: High Ropes Course Team Development

1pm ET: Lunch Provided

2pm ET: Bus transportation provided back to Business Building.

Directions to Stone Valley


$70 per student.


Participating students must complete a Vertical Adventures Waiver prior to participation in any Vertical Adventures Program. Waivers for participants under the age of 18 must be signed by the participant’s parent/legal guardian. All waivers must be submitted prior to the start of the program.


Vertical Adventure programs will take place in any non-severe weather conditions (rain or shine). Therefore, you should come prepared for any possible weather conditions. 

Proper attire for the PGP Lion Weekend.


Electronic devices, jewelry, watches, and other accessories should be left at home or in your vehicle, as you will be asked to remove such items before going on the ropes course. Penn State attire encouraged.

Clothing should be:

  • Weather Appropriate
  • Comfortable & Casual
  • Durable
  • Closed-Toed

Hair should be:

  • Tied Back