A fast-paced program that promotes
strategic thinking and problem solving.
Teams of 8-12 people attempt to accumulate as many points as they can in this fast-paced team strategy event. Several challenges with varying point values are arranged throughout the site for teams to overcome at their own pace. Although presented as a competition, the goal is for each team to earn as many points as they can, so cross-team collaboration is always possible.
Agenda & Activities
Welcome & Warm-Ups (10-15 minutes) Atlanta Challenge staff welcome the participants and set expectations for the event. We then lead some fun warm-up activities that also randomly create small teams.
Team Pride (5-10 minutes) Each team creates a name and slogan which represent their commitment to success and teamwork. Colored bandanas are provided.
Introduction (5 minutes) Our staff members hand out supplies to the teams and explain the rules and timeline for the program. Each team reviews their materials and discusses what their strategy will be for the event.
Multi-Task Challenges (60-120 minutes) The event area will have 24-36 activity stations set up, with time for each team to complete 10-15 of them. Here are examples:
- Bull Ring In this activity, participants must transport a ball that sits on top of a stake and place it on another stake which is about 30 feet away. Here’s the tricky part – no one can touch the stake or the ball, just a series of ropes connected to a small ring underneath the ball. Also, the members of the team that can touch the ropes are blindfolded. This initiative will focus on communication and effective problem solving.
- Teamwork Maze In this challenge, every person on the team must go through a maze as quickly as possible. All participants must find the path to the other side through trial and error. A few stipulations increase the challenge. The object is for the team to learn from each other’s “successes” and focus on effective problem solving through the process of elimination.
- Raising the Bar Team members will reach new heights during this quick initiative. Everyone must maintain contact with the helium stick and simply lower it to the ground using only their forefingers. Easy?
- Turn Over a New Leaf In this seemingly simple task, the group must create a plan to get everyone on the opposite side of a completely open tarp without anyone stepping off. This activity requires problem solving skills, communication and effective team involvement.
Scoring (15 minutes) Teams turn in their score sheets and prepare their final team presentations.
Team Presentations (10-15 minutes) Teams come together at the end of the program to share their insights about what it takes to be successful when they are responsible for defining success, and how to apply those lessons for greater team accomplishment.