The TEAM Challenge
The building blocks of a successful team include open communication, trust and the ability to reach a common goal. Through fun and interactive activities, team members work together to develop these key skills. The TEAM Challenge can take place indoors or outdoors and is ideal for teams with a wide range of physical abilities.
The Advanced TEAM Experience
Teams build upon their foundations and further develop skills as they progress through more challenging activities such as Alpine Rescue and high adventure activities.
The Ultimate Journey
Participants must work together to reach specific destinations on a journey through a wilderness or urban landscape. Each destination will offer challenges to be completed and clues to move ahead on the journey. Teams will be given limited resources including maps, compasses and clues/instructions.
Targeted Learning Experiences
Comprehensive training is offered to pinpoint a specific area such as leadership, communication, change management, negotiation and influencing, and more. These trainings include both classroom based instruction and experiential learning. Participants have the opportunity to put their new skills into immediate use in a supportive and fun team environment.
Outdoor Leadership Experience Course
Low initiatives with challenges designed to fosters skills such as communication, team work, trust and leadership.
The typical group process begins with the whole group doing activities such as icebreakers and warm-ups. Larger groups are then divided into smaller groups for the team challenges.At the end of the program, the entire group will come back together to share insights on how they may apply what was experienced during the program to their everyday life. TEAM CHALLENGE DESCRIPTIONS
Groups work together to complete a series of activities and challenges that develop solution-focused problem solving skills.
While carrying a person in a rescue litter, a team must safely traverse through several challenging obstacles.
Summit Explore & Rappel
Special Agent Zip
Water Blast Zip
The Mystery Chest
Looking for a teambuilding session that will energize your staff or take your next office party to a new level? YMCA Trout Lodge and Camp Lakewood is proud to announce the newest concept in corporate teambuilding: The Jesse James Mystery Chest! Unearthed during a recent archeological dig on the Camp Lakewood property, the Mystery Chest appears to be one of the fabled lost treasure caches of the infamous James-Young Gang. Offering challenges for 4 to 25 adults, the Mystery Chest comes to your location and opens to reveal a series of riddles, puzzles, and ingenious locked boxes that hold the key to finding Jesse James’ hidden secrets. Can you follow the clues and avoid the pitfalls on your way to success? Will you discover the truth behind the myth? Your Mystery Chest adventure awaits!
OTHER TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES
Can be done anywhere in the St. Louis area and focuses on goals or interests of the group. Topics can center on St. Louis history, architecture, interviewing, current issues and events.
Rock Climbing & Rappelling
The YMCA offers climbing programs for beginning and intermediate climbers. There are indoor structures for beginning climbers located at various YMCA’s in the St. Louis area. An outdoor option is available at climbing and rappelling sites in Missouri and Illinois.
This navigation activity uses a map and compass, stresses decision-making, teamwork, goal setting and environmental interpretation. There are over 25 local parks and natural areas in the St. Louis area that can be used. For all skill levels.
Explore the underground world in local caves and learn about cave ecology.
For questions about team building at Trout Lodge or Camp Lakewood, please call 888-FUN-YMCA
- ext. 237 for Glen Jackson, or via email at email@example.com
- ext. 234 for Dave Witmer, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For our St. Louis team building office, contact Larry Jeude at the South County YMCA 314-849-9622 ext. 234
For questions about group reservations, please call 888-FUN-YMCA ext. 272 or email@example.com