An outdoor team building adventure that develops essential management and teamwork skills.
This outdoor team building adventure illustrates the importance of good planning, communication, and utilization of resources in order to achieve team success. Your team heads into the jungle on an important rescue mission. Team members use a map, compass and GPS to find several sites that contain valuable items that need to be retrieved. When they arrive at each location, they will find a unique challenge that they must engineer a solution to, using only the resources that they have decided to bring with them and their teamwork skills. This challenge course style pro-gram develops teamwork in a fun way.
Agenda & Activities
Welcome & Warm-Ups (10-15 minutes) Atlanta Challenge staff welcome participants and set expectations for the challenge course.
Team Up! (5 minutes)We lead some fun warm-up activities that also randomly create small teams.
Mission Training (15-20 minutes) Different team members are trained in different skills: GPS, land navigation, the mission packet, and expedition gear. When they re-turn to their team, it is up to them to share their new expertise within their team. This encourages good use of teamwork skills.
Recovery Challenges(2 hours) Upon finding each location, the team must develop and implement a strategy for recovery of each item using the equipment they have with them. These challenges require a great deal of cooperation, trust and “start to finish” planning to enable the team to be successful. A few of the team building activities are:
- Snake Pit–The item is in a dangerous 30 foot diameter circle that no one may enter.The group will need to find a way to retrieve the object safely and quickly.
- Spiders Web–Teams must retrieve the item from a large 3-dimensional web that can not be touched, and can only be entered by someone who is blindfolded and guided by their team. If they touch the web, there are dire consequences to them, and to the team.
- Stream-An item is in the middle of a 20 foot wide stream which is a protected habitat. The team will need to build a system for sending someone over the stream, keeping them safe and dry while also protecting this sensitive area.
- Tree top-This specimen is 20 feet off the ground, and someone is going to have to go up there and get it! The team will need to support a team member as they perform this rescue, and bring them back safely.
Fund Raising While performing their rescues, teams will also earn “revenue” points by taking assigned pictures of their team in action, collecting samples of local fauna, and discovering more information about their teammates.
Group Presentations (15 minutes) After completing as many outdoor team building activities as they can in the time allotted, teams meet at the final rendezvous location to share experiences and lessons in short, entertaining presentations or a more involved group conversation. We wrap up with a team photo and final thoughts on the day.