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Team Building


Through the Challenge Course Experience

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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

Ideal for:

  • 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.

For more information email the Guest Services Department
or call 360-652-7575 / 800-228-6724 or submit an event inquiry

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

Considering Warm Beach Camp for your next event or want to schedule a tour? Complete the online form and a Guest Services representative will contact you regarding your needs.

Event Inquiry Form

Lindsey Baer

Recreation Manager
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Lindsey has a big heart for people and a great love for the outdoors. She has worked in the Challenge Course industry since 2007 and is certified through Association of Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) as a Level 2 Facilitator and Course Manager. Lindsey also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Children, Youth & Family Studies with an emphasis in Outdoor Leadership. Lindsey’s desire is for people to realize their worth and potential through challenge course/teambuilding experiences.

Kurt VonPessler

Associate Recreation Manager

Kurt Von Pessler imageKurt Von Pessler began his recreation career in 1974 at Camp Lost Valley in California.
He has been a challenge course facilitator at WBC since 1997.