OAP

Outdoor Adventure Program

Teambuilding and Challenge Course

VCU Rec Sports' Outdoor Adventure Program 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 teambuilding experiences to the VCU, UR and Richmond community.;

Whether you have a class of students who are about to begin working on a challenging project together, your department is struggling to communicate efficiently, or you are wanting to build stronger leaders within your community, our trained staff is available to help you increase trust, communication and work toward a common goal.

Trained student leaders from Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond facilitate the programs. We focus on developing a customizable program that will serve the needs of your group.

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

Program Offerings for Spring 2018
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 (1 hour)
VCU/UR Student $5/person
$50 minimum
VCU/UR Faculty/Staff

$10/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 (1 hour)
VCU/UR Student $10/person
$100 minimum
VCU/UR Faculty/Staff

$20/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 (1 hour)
VCU/UR Student $10/person
$100 minimum
VCU/UR Faculty/Staff 

$20/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/UR Student $20/person
$100 minimum
VCU/UR Faculty/Staff 

$40/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
VCU/UR Faculty/Staff

$50/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 Full Day Challenge
(up to 8 hours)
VCU/UR Student $20/person
$100 minimum
VCU/UR Faculty/Staff;

$40/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 

$65/person
$500 minimum


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

$65/person
$500 minimum


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. 

Cost TBD