A fun adventure that requires teams to work together
to achieve a common goal by combining their skills.
There’s no stopping to ask for directions in this program! The team is taught how to use a map, GPS, compass and other tools (known as orienteering) in order to find as many hidden sites as they can. Along the way, they have other fun brainteasers, trivia, and photo challenges to tackle, and some hands-on challenges to complete at a few of the destinations. Each team sets their own pace, so this event is great for groups with a variety of ages and physical abilities.
Agenda & Activities
Welcome & Warm-Ups (25-10 minutes) Atlanta Challenge staff welcome the participants and lead some fun warm-up activities.
Team Up! (5-10 minutes) Our last warm-up game also randomly creates small teams. Each team then creates a name and slogan which represent their commitment to success and teamwork.
Event intro (5 minutes) Our staff reviews the rules and timeline for the program, and hands out any supplies the teams need,
GPS Challenge (60-120 minutes) Teams attempt to locate as many of the destinations as they can within a set time period. The points earned vary depending on distance and difficulty in finding each control tag, so teams will have to strategize which points to go for.
Travel Challenges While searching for the GPS checkpoints, teams have bonus challenges to work on:
- Photo Missions: These are fun pictures that teams take of themselves, and sometimes other teams, doing specific things or in certain locations to help stretch their creativity and their camaraderie.
- Team Trivia: Participants get to know the people on their team, and other teams, a little better.
- Brainteasers: Teams work on this collection of various mental challenges for extra points as they travel. Participants apply critical & creative thinking, and plan how to fit the extra projects into existing schedules.
- Find ‘Ems: Teams search for items from a list, but the descriptions are a bit vague and open to interpretation.
- Facilitator Challenges: Teams have the opportunity to do these bonus challenges whenever they find an Atlanta Challenge facilitator in the area.
- Rendezvous Challenges: These team-against-team challenges take place at a scheduled time and a specific location.
Scoring (15 minutes) Teams reconvene at the starting area, turn in their backpacks and scorecards, and start preparing their presentations.
Wrap-Up (15 minutes) At the end of the program, the teams all come together to share their experiences and the lessons they have learned in short, entertaining presentations. We end with a fun closing activity and a great group picture.