Teambuilding and Challenge Course

 

VCU Rec Sports' Outdoor Adventure Program's new Teambuilding and Challenge Course program is committed to helping your team achieve its greatest potential. We are pleased to be partnering with University of Richmond's Department of Recreation and Wellness to bring high-quality Challenge Course experiences to VCU and UR.

Our Challenge Course Programs are dedicated to serving the students, faculty, and staff of both VCU and the University of Richmond.

Whether you are a group of students about to work on a challenging project or a department struggling to communicate efficiently, we offer a variety of Challenge Course programs to best assist your team. Our programs are dedicated to building the skills necessary to become a high functioning team, including

  • leadership
  • trust
  • communication
  • creative problem solving
  • conflict resolution
  • strategic development

We are also excited to serve VCU and UR Affiliate Groups. An Affiliate group is defined as any group organized through VCU or UR as part of an official University organization, department or a group, in which all participants consist of students, faculty, or staff of VCU/UR.

If you are hosting a conference, training, or camp within your university, please give us a call for all your Challenge Course needs.

Not a member of the VCU or UR community? That's okay! We also offer portable and custom teambuilding programs for the greater Richmond area! We offer multiple portable and custom programs to serve the needs of your business, non-profit, municipal, state or federal agency.

All of our programs are facilitated by trained and talented graduate and undergraduate student leaders from Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond. We are dedicated to serving your group. Contact us soon to learn more about our Teambuilding programs.

Programs and fees are listed below. To register, or for more information, please email Sam Albert, Coordinator for Adventure Leadership and Teambuilding, or call 804.828.8473.

Program Offerings
Portable Programs

Portable Teambuilding Programs can occur wherever the client would like. Some options include Cary Street Gym, a local park, classroom, or wherever the client and OAP staff agree is a good environment for the program.

Meet and Greet (1 Hour)

Includes: Icebreakers, Games, and some Initiatives
If you are planning on getting a group together for the first time, adding new members to an existing group, or just want your team to get to know one another better, than this is the program for you. With our portable icebreakers and initiatives, we will be able to meet your group anywhere in the RVA area and work to create stronger cohesion within your team.

Customer Price
VCU/UR Student $5/person
$50 minimum
VCU/UR Faculty/Staff

$10/person
$100 minimum

VCU/UR Affiliates

$15/person
$100 minimum


Teambuilding Program (2-3 Hours)

Includes: Icebreakers & Initiatives
Our Teambuilding Program focuses on developing a foundation for your new team or re-structuring the foundation of your current team. We are dedicated to making your organization, group, or team function stronger. We will help you focus on understanding team members better, effective communication techniques, problem-solving, and developing cohesion with one another.

Customer Price
VCU/UR Student $10/person
$100 minimum
VCU/UR Faculty/Staff

$20/person
$200 minimum

VCU/UR Affiliates

$22/person
$200 minimum


Trust Program (2 Hours)

Includes: Icebreakers, Trust Initiatives

The Trust Program is designed to help your group create a stronger base of trust amongst one another. We will use a variety of conventional and unconventional problem-solving initiatives as well as games to help your program participants feel more comfortable relying on one another.

Customer Price
VCU/UR Student $10/person
$100 minimum
VCU/UR Faculty/Staff 

$20/person
$200 minimum

VCU/UR Affiliates

$22/person
$200 minimum


Challenge Course Based Programs

(located at University of Richmond)

Intro Synergy Program (4 Hours)

Includes: Initiatives, Low Challenge Course Elements, Some High Challenge Course Elements.

The Intro Synergy Program is designed to give your group a taste of the full Synergy Program. During this time your group will work on multiple low elements to develop your communication, trust, and problem-solving skills before trying them in the vertical setting on 2-3 elements of our challenge course.

Customer Full Day Challenge
(up to 6 hours)
VCU Student/UR Student       $20/person
$100 minimum
UR Faculty/Staff $20/person
$100 minimum
VCU Faculty/Staff $30/person
$400 minimum
VCU/UR Affiliates $35/person
$400 minimum

Full Synergy Program (6 Hours) 

Includes: Initiatives, Low Challenge Course Elements, Some High Challenge Course Elements.

The Full Synergy Program is designed to get your group operating like a well-oiled machine. We will create a custom program for your group starting on the ground with some foundational teambuilding activities and then move up, literally, to work on high challenge course elements. This program will help get your group on track to become a highly functional team.

Customer Full Day Challenge
(up to 6 hours)
VCU/UR Student $30/person
$100 minimum
UR Faculty/Staff $30/person
$100 minimum
VCU Faculty/Staff

$50/person
$400 minimum

VCU/UR Affiliates

$60/person
$400 minimum



Night Climb Teambuilding (2-4 Hours)

Includes: Low and Some High Challenge Course Elements at Night!

Night Climb Teambuilding is designed to help your group become more effective at communicating and trusting one another while also having fun on the challenge course at night. This program includes some low elements and part of the high elements at the University of Richmond Challenge Course.

Customer Night Climb Challenge
(up to 4 hours)
VCU/UR Student $20/person
$100 minimum
UR Faculty/Staff $20/person
$100 minimum
VCU Faculty/Staff

$40/person
$400 minimum

VCU/UR Affiliates

$35/person
$400 minimum



Adventure Hybrid Programs (8 Hours)

Hybrid programs give your group the opportunity to participate in one of our local adventure trips plus a teambuilding experience at the challenge course. Current Hybrid Program offerings include: 

Mountain Ram Program (8 Hours)

Includes: Icebreakers, Climbing Wall, Low Challenge Course Elements, High Challenge Course Elements.

The Mountain Ram Program is designed to get your group trusting one another to the fullest extent. Participants will also work on communication and problem solving in a vertical environment. If your group is struggling to trust one another, this is the program for you.

Customer Full Day Challenge 
(up to 8 hours)
VCU/UR Student $40/person
$200 minimum
VCU/UR Faculty/Staff $50/person
$200 minimum
VCU/UR Affiliates Please call for price quote

River Ram Program (8 Hours)

Includes: Icebreakers, White Water Rafting, Low Challenge Course Elements, High Challenge Course Elements.

The River Ram Program is designed to get your group communicating more effectively and enjoying time with others in an outdoor environment. Participants will also work on problem-solving in a vertical environment. This program is a great fit for groups looking to develop better communication, teamwork, and cohesion while having fun outside.

Customer Full Day Challenge
(up to 8 hours)
VCU/UR Student $40/person
$200 minimum
VCU/UR Faculty/Staff $50/person
$200 minimum
VCU/UR Affiliates Please call for price quote

Custom Teambuilding Programs

We know that not every group is the same. Therefore we offer custom teambuilding programs to best suit your group's structure and needs. Feel free to call or e-mail us to work on developing your custom program. Email Sam Albert, or call 804.828.8473. 


 

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