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Potential Themes & Objectives

All programs are fully customizable for full effectiveness of the group’s needs and desired outcomes. Programs can vary from a few hours to several day excursions. Cost is based on a number of factors including (but not limited to) length of program, number of participants, location, and tools and equipment.

ADVENTURE THEMES:

  • Leadership

  • Team Building

  • Personal Growth

  • Cooperation

  • Communication

  • New Perspectives

  • Increased Efficiency 

  • Inclusion

  • Challenge by Choice 

  • Finding comfort

  • Mental Health

  • Survival Skills

  • Environmental Stewardship

  • Sustainability

  • Leave No Trace Ethics

  • Nature Conservation

  • Trying New Things

 

POTENTIAL OBJECTIVES:

  • Develop team capabilities and capacity to deliver results.

  • Revitalize team-member engagement and reduce stress.

  • Utilize the resources and talent within the team to identify opportunities for improvement.

  • Resolve differences and conflicts within the team.

  • Establish effective forms of communication with an understanding of the importance of proper communication.

  • Celebrate the team’s strengths and develop innovative ideas that will move the team forward.

  • Enhance collaboration on solutions to business issues and challenges.

  • Build accountability and define working agreements.

  • Create the cohesiveness needed to execute strategic priorities.

  • Clarify and define individual roles, responsibilities, and expectations within the team.

  • Open up lines of communication and build a consensus for critical decisions

  • Build a culture of trust and collaboration.

  • Create a safe environment for feedback and coaching.

  • Assess progress with key initiatives and make adjustments if necessary.

  • Learn how to lead through character rather than through coping.

  • Understand your own and other peoples’ values and beliefs.

  • Learn how to manage conflict or opposition.

  • Understand your role as a team player.

  • Learn about your preferred learning style and that of others.

  • Build awareness by understanding your management/leadership style.

  • Connect with your purpose, values, and core strengths in areas that make a difference.

  • Learn how to lead authentically.

  • Role model constructive behaviors required to move towards a high-performance culture.

  • Learn the power of presence–the quality of absolute attention and listening.

  • Develop sound energy management practices to achieve sustained performance, energy, and balance.

  • Learn self-coaching skills and take definitive step-by-step action towards your goals.

 

Sample Tasks

All programs begin with a full explanation of the task and potential outcomes and will end with a full debrief and explanation of why things either worked or did not work.

Speak, See, Seek

Communication, Team Building, Leadership, Problem Solving, Experiencing Various Perspectives

Equipment: stuffed animal or small object, bandana

  1. ​Divide into groups of 3

  2. Seeker is blindfolded, Speaker has their back to the seeker, See’r stands on a bench or chair.

  3. Facilitator hides/places a stuffed animal (or any small object) away from the group.

  • The blind folded Seeker and the Speaker have their back turned so they do not see the placement of the object.

  • After the object has been placed on the ground, the See’r is the only one who will be able to see the object.

  • The See’r stands on a chair or bench to direct the Speaker how to navigate the Seeker.

  • The See’r is NOT allowed to speak! They can direct the speaker using hand movements and gestures. (e.g. pointing in the direction of the object)

  • The Speaker will verbally communicate directions for the Seeker.

  • The team has accomplished their goal when the Seeker has picked up the object.

Pipeline Challenge

Team building, Communication, Problem Solving

Equipment: Pipeline challenge kit, Small balls

  • As a full group the participants must direct a small ball down a series of half tubes and into a bucket

  • Each participant will get a small section of tubing to hold, and must arrange themselves, and/or move around as a group to get the ball to roll properly into the bucket.

  • If the ball drops on the ground the group must start over.

  • The group has accomplished this task when the ball lands inside the bucket

Shelter Building

Leadership, Team Building, Communication, Critical Thinking, Survival Skills

Natural elements only

  • As a whole group discuss what a shelter is, why it is important, and how different types of shelters are constructed.

  • Show a few examples of building shelters.

  • Split the group into small groups of 3 or 4 people (depending on even or odd number of participants.)

  • Each team will be given 5 minutes to gather Natural Materials (sticks, branches, leaves, rocks, etc.) for their building materials.

  • Teams will be given 15 minutes to construct their shelters.

  • Following the construction of the shelters the facilitator will determine which group has the winning shelter.

    • Judging of shelters will be determined by size, space, sturdiness, windproof/waterproof, comfort on the inside.

The Blind Hike

Team Building, Leadership, Communication, Experiencing Senses

Equipment: Bandana

  • The facilitator will decide a hiking course that is appropriate for the group.

  • The group will be split into pairs.

  • The first hiker will be blindfolded with a bandana.

  • The second hiker will guide them through the hike using only their voice.

  • If the hikers make physical contact with each other they must start from the beginning.

  • The second hiker will give verbal instructions for how and where they should put their feet, which direction to turn, and so on.

  • Halfway through the hike, the pair will be instructed to switch who is blind folded and who is giving instructions.

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