TEAM Challenge Course Menu
“One must learn by doing the thing; though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try.” -Sophacles, 400 BC
UREC's TEAM Challenge Course is a custom experience for your group. Potential topics covered during a TEAM Challenge Course program include:
- Community Building
- Problem Solving
- Cooperation and Cohesion
- Goal Setting and Decision Making
- Integrity, Character, and Values
- Inter/Intra-personal Relationships
- Change and Personal Growth
Some of these topics may emerge naturally through the experience, but you can request to have your experience focus on specific topics to meet your group's needs. Next, take a look at the different program formats we offer:
Break the Ice (2-4 hours): Icebreakers and Initiatives
Whether your group has never met, is adding new members, or just wanting to change up a regular meeting, this is the program for you. With the ability to bring portable initiatives to your space, we will be able to program for your group in an atmosphere that is comfortable for them.
Foundational Teambuilding (2-6 hours): Icebreakers, Initiatives, and Low Challenge Course Elements
Foundation is “the basis or groundwork of anything,” as defined by dictionary.com. The Foundational Teambuilding program is customized to touch on those potential topics which apply to your group’s needs. We utilize activities both prop based as well as our Low Challenge Course Elements to build and/or solidify your group’s foundation.
Synergy (4-8 hours): Icebreakers, Initiatives, Low Challenge Course Elements, and a segment of the Odyssey (our High Challenge Course)
Synergy, as defined by dictionary.com, is “the interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements, contributions, etc.” This program is designed to get your group moving like a well-oiled machine. Starting on the ground with some foundational teambuilding, then moving up, literally, to work together at height, the challenge really sets in for your team to be as high functioning as possible.
Team Odyssey (2-6 hours): Icebreakers, Deinhibitizers and/or Initiatives, and a segment of the Odyssey (our High Challenge Course)
All student groups must complete a program including Low Challenge Course Elements prior to requesting this program within the same academic year.
This program takes Foundational Teambuilding to a whole new level. We break the ice and get you moving at the first part of the program. From there we gear you up and teach you about our Odyssey Challenge Course. Teams really have to trust and lean on each other to make it through. With many different pathways to experience this Odyssey course the program is unique each time. This program option is only available to your group once a Low Challenge Course program is complete within the academic year.
Not sure what’s right for your group based on age?
- Elementary Aged: Break the Ice Program here at JMU or possibly on your site
- Middle School Aged: Break the Ice or Foundational Teambuilding and we have the ability to add the Zip Line to the program
- High School or Older: Any of the programs can work for your group