Through the Challenge Course Experience
Team Building takes time and intentional effort to bring about lasting results. Issues of trust, respect, and communication need to be continuously examined for teams to function at their peak level. Understanding, mutual appreciation, problem-solving, and conflict resolution play a critical role in helping individuals function as team members working together toward a common mission.
A Challenge Course experience combines an appropriate amount of group and individual challenge elements that create a context for individuals to bond as a cohesive, supportive team. Through careful debriefing following each exercise, team members will gain greater empathy, mutual respect, trust, and enhanced communication. All of these foundational qualities play a critical role in helping teams reach their potential.
Warm Beach Camp's high ropes and initiatives course is an outstanding tool for building team unity and helping people learn to overcome obstacles in their lives.Seattle Christian Schools
Team-Building Intitiatives and Low Ropes Course
Groups work together through carefully selected scenarios and challenges followed by a debriefing following each session. Field initiatives and low ropes elements are customized by the facilitator based on the unique needs and goals of the group. This time of experiential learning will cause:
- Emergence of individual strengths and roles
- Building of trust and confidence
- Creation of team/group unity
High Ropes Circuit and Climbing Tower
The 25-foot suspended High Ropes Circuit challenges team members to overcome the fear of perceived risk in a professionally supervised setting. Sometimes groups need to take their challenge to the next level, literally over 20 feet in the air. A high ropes course brings participants out of their comfort zone and many times beyond what they thought could be accomplished.
The 40-foot Climbing Towerchallenges individuals to push harder and go higher than they may think possible. With the support of the whole team, climbers can overcome obstacles they may never attempt on their own. Climbers are harnessed into a rope belay system carefully tended to by trained staff members.
These elements are specifically designed to:
- Increase individual strength and confidence
- Realize the value of team support and encouragement
- Encourage trust and team bonding
- Move team members out of their comfort zone
- Achieve more as individuals and a group than ever thought possible
- Corporate and Non-Profit Work Groups
- Public Safety Teams such as law enforcement, fire fighters, search & rescue, etc.
- Mission Teams
- Youth Groups
- Drug & Alcohol Recovery Groups
- Newly formed teams
- Teams with new members
- Teams who have worked together for a while
A group's Challenge Course experience is designed with the group's unique goals and needs in mind.
The Challenge Course at WBC builds teamwork, cooperation and trust. It really strengthens a group. Not until you try to solve a problem do you discover people's roles. Every time a group comes, we see growth.Joe Wiederhold, Recreation Director
Our Challenge Course meets the Standards set by the Association for Challenge Course Technology(ACCT). The staff receive rigorous training by ACCT instructors.
Recreation Waiver.pdf - completed form needed to participate in Team Building Initiatives and Challenge Course
Group Needs Assessment form.pdf - to be completed at least 2 weeks prior to scheduled visit