Recreational Team Building Events
The Adventure Team Challenge is a self-led rotational team building program for groups who require a recreational team building program on a tight budget. Groups are split into teams and given instruction booklets for a rotational sequence of team challenges. During this unique team building event, teams will focus on problem-solving, enhanced communication, leadership and trust.
See pictures of a recent Adventure Team Challenge!
How Does the Adventure Team Challenge Work?
- Groups will have different roles to fill (leader, scribe, time-keeper, goal-keeper, liaison).
- Facilitators will be available to answer questions and check for safety.
- Groups will rotate from activity to activity, working on communication, problem-solving, and building trust among their members.
- “Time” doesn’t begin until planning is complete, however there is a rotational time limit (usually 25 minutes).
- The Final Challenge will bring everyone together to solve a difficult physical initiative…
Types of Activities
Due to the rotational-style of this team building event, there is less emphasis on sequencing the activities and more emphasis on completion of activities in the time given. However, just as with all of our team building events, the types of activities you will engage in fall under the following categories:
Games – activities that serve as icebreakers – encouraging participants to relax, act silly, and remove some of the barriers that normally keep individuals from cooperating with one another. Games are the simplest form of team challenge.
Initiatives – activities that require group members to identify a problem, make a plan for solving that problem, and initiate their plan. These challenges foster communication, commitment to the group and leader/follower roles among the group members.
Low Elements – physical structures built out of wood or plastic, which require significant commitment from members of the group. Many elements bring participants off of the ground, calling for spotters, and other safety considerations.
Trust Activities – physical challenges that may be as simple as being blindfolded and led through an obstacle course, or as complicated as being suspended off the ground and flipped through the air into waiting arms. The additional risk often ranks trust activities among the most intense and powerful experiences in the Adventure Team Challenge.
Partners (one with a blindfold, and the other as the leader) will attempt to cross a “minefield” without stepping on any of the mines. The sighted partner will describe to their blindfolded partner how to safely traverse the area.
Your team must move a series of balls (golf ball, field hockey ball, mini-soccer ball) down a series of gutters. The balls cannot drop on the ground, or touch the strings as they travel, and the team will not have enough gutters for everyone – so they will have to share.
Your team must construct a bridge that will allow a ball to be rolled from one side of a ‘river’ to the other side without falling. The challenge is that the entire construction project can only be done by individuals who have their eyes closed, and holding their breath. The builders can receive instruction from others who can see and speak, but they must build with no sight or breath.
Who Should Book an Adventure Team Challenge?
Due to the highly independent nature of the Adventure Team Challenge, teams that work well together make the best candidates for the self-led style of this recreational team building event:
- Sports Teams
- Fraternities and Sororities
- Corporate Teams
- Colleges and Universities
- High School Orientations