GO-Adventures Blog

Articles written about team building and adventure sports as well as highlights from recent GO-Adventures programs.

  • Teambuilding vs. Adult Entertainment

    I know – this is a loaded title, and there will be a certain cross-section of readers who will be disappointed to know that I don’t mean the kind of adult entertainment they hope I mean. We’ve all seen the commercials on television with the “failed trust fall” theme, or the “bogus teambuilding facilitator” character. […]

  • Ropes Challenge Course Vs. Aerial Adventure Park­—What’s the Difference?

    With the growing popularity of aerial adventure parks sweeping the nation, the benefits of a traditional ropes challenge course teambuilding program become even more difficult to explain. To the uninitiated, the ropes course and the adventure park look very much the same—in fact, the adventure park sometimes looks more fun! Don’t let the harnesses, helmets […]

  • The Adventure Team Challenge with GO-Adventures

    The Adventure Team Challenge The following video shows a group engaged in a few activities available in the Adventure Team Challenge – a self-led, station-to-station, rotational team building event that is ideal for large groups whose goal is fun recreational team building. GO-Adventures will select activities that enhance communication, focus on problem-solving skills, and build trust […]

  • Beach Ball Bop

    Here’s a fun Energizer activity that anyone can try . Beach Ball Bop gets participants moving around, working together, planning, communicating and adapting all in one fun and fast-paced game! What You’ll Need: a flat, grassy area, big enough for the members of your group to move around.  Size of space is dependent on the […]

  • First Rule of Mountain Biking Mastery

    After teaching mountain biking skills for the past 12 years, I’ve come to realize that every skill I teach stems from one underlying principle. Without this one key ingredient, very little can be achieved. So, if you are getting ready to try mountain biking for the first time, here is my first rule of mountain […]

  • ROPES Course Fun with 7-Eleven

    I facilitated a team building ropes course with a group of distributors from 7-Eleven yesterday, and the program was great fun. I never tire of seeing people bonding over a shared experiential training program. Building cohesion, fostering trust, and simply getting to know one another in a novel environment can be so rewarding – sure […]

  • Build Trust in 20 Minutes or Less

    As a teambuilding facilitator, I am constantly asking my clients, “what are your goals and expectations for your teambuilding experience.”  Almost without fail, the answer is “increased trust between the members of our team.” Building a foundation of trust has lasting benefit, long beyond the teambuilding experience.  Trust leads to cohesion, cohesion leads to an […]

  • Birthday Climbing at The Pillar

    We don’t normally take individuals out for a day of climbing, but we decided to “go for it” last weekend.  A young lady had contacted us putting together a “Birthday Climb” for her friend.  I wasn’t doing anything that Saturday, so I agreed to meet them for a few hours. We had a great time […]

  • The Pipeline Challenge

    We ran a Portable Team Challenge for the Women’s Soccer team at University of Maryland Baltimore Campus (UMBC) yesterday, and the program was a great success. The goals for the program were to bring the entire team together at the beginning of their season, and give the ladies a chance to build the trust and […]

  • How To Select a Teambuilding Provider

    With so many new ‘ropes course’ programs cropping up, the challenge of selecting a teambuilding provider has gotten tougher than ever. It is important to distinguish between vendors who provide a recreational program and those whose goal is facilitating lasting change in your organization. Here are a few things to consider when selecting a provider and preparing for your teambuilding event.