Challenge Course and Team Building

OAC COVID-19 Update

The Outdoor Adventure Center offers custom fun, team-bonding, and team-building programs on our high and low ropes challenge course, zipline and a wide range of ground activities. Groups of 8-30 are welcome, whether your group is a business, department within a business, an athletics team, youth group, school or any other organization. If you cannot make it to our campus, we will come to you.

Has your productivity or morale been lower than usual?

Do you feel group members are drifting apart from one another?

Are there areas of improvement needing attention for your team to perform better?

Do you want to treat your team to a fun and adventurous activity?

Boost Morale – Reward your staff – Have fun outside

What is a Challenge Ropes Course?

A challenge ropes course is a mixture of mental, emotional, and physical challenges requiring groups to perform as a team to accomplish predetermined goals. Through a series of fun and unusual scenarios, participants learn beneficial information about themselves, each other, and as a group. At the Outdoor Adventure Center, our custom challenge course programs are designed to best fit the needs of each group, where they learn to perform at a higher level than before. We use our challenge course as a tool for empowerment while we learn how to play and have fun as a group. It also;

– Fosters group communication and decision making skills;

– Strengthens creative problem-solving skills;

– Increases self-confidence and self-worth;

– Encourages resiliency;

– Cultivates mutual support and trust;

– Creates a sense of community.

The Outdoor Adventure Center facilitators are trained by Project Adventure, one of the leading Challenge Course organizations in the industry. To learn more about programs on a challenge course, click here.

Why is Team Building at our Course Effective?

The responsibility of our facilitators is to help people learn. We do this through applying deliberate experiences to relevant activities that are designed to increase motivation and promote cooperation. During debrief sessions, you will come to see what was really happening and what you can take away from the activity. You will find group members celebrating each other’s accomplishments, forming new bonds, and improving morale.

Our facilitators are trained to ensure that they have the tools at their disposal necessary to accomplish your group’s goals.  Each group receives a custom experience. Should you rebook with repeating participants, each experience will still be different as the dynamics of the group evolve over time.

What kind of groups?

Outdoor Adventure Center works with all ages and experience because we want this to be available for the entire community. Sports teams, classroom groups, university students, business teams and organizations. We like to accommodate group sizes from 8 to 40 on our challenge ropes course.

Mobile Team Building                2 Hr Programs                 4 Hr Programs               Full Day Programs                 Zipline                          FAQ

Low Rope Challenge: Communication

Participants work together to cross the Low Ropes Course Element.

Challenge Course Program Types

Rates are determined by group type

A. Public School/Youth Group

B. College/University Group

C. Non-Profit/Military Group

D. Corporate/Business Group

*Programs are based around the Core Values of the OAC.

Mobile Programming  Book now!

We will make the trip to your business, organization or school for your specific program. Facilitators bring props and equipment for fun and engaging games, initiatives and activities. In addition, we follow the same principles as we would on our challenge course aiming to get the group to perform at a higher functioning team than before.

2, 4, or 8 hour programming is available plus additional travel cost of $.60/mile if your outside of Calais city limits.

2-Hour Challenge Ropes Course Program   Unavailable

For example, a 2-Hour program consists of group norming through interactive games, setting the tone, and establishing guidelines before entering on the low ropes course. Participants will be faced with at least two specific scenarios catering to their pre-determined goals for the group. Individuals will establish personal goals through the program. Each program is based on the challenge by choice philosophy, allowing individuals to participate at their own comfort levels.

A. $180 min. 11+ppl $12/pp

B. $250 min. 11+ppl $15/pp

C. $350 min. 11+ppl $20/pp

D. $450 min. 11+ppl $24/pp

High Rope Scenic View

Looking over the St. Croix River into St. Stephen, New Brunswick at top of High Ropes Course.

4-Hour Challenge Ropes Course Program     Unavailable

Similarly, a 4-Hour program will have a combination of low and high rope challenges, each building onto one another covering specific values and themes determined by the group. Skill level and ability will be assessed to match the challenge, ensuring appropriate engagement and participation. Participants will learn how to safely lower their fellow members from 25′-30’ high holding onto their climbing rope. Each session ends with a reflection period to recap the experience and how they plan on implementing what they learned back into their real life, job, or next endeavor as a group.

A. $360 min. 11+ppl $12/pp

B. $500 min. 11+ppl $15/pp

C. $700 min. 11+ppl $20/pp

D. $900 min. 11+ppl $24/pp

Low Ropes: Whale Watch

Participants work together to balance the Whale Watch as a team.

Full-Day Custom Program     Unavailable

Full-Day programs have an option of staying on the challenge course the entire day or add in mini adventures by kayaks, canoes, mountain bikes, trail or inter-tidal zone hikes. Each of these adventures incorporates the specific goals continued from the challenge course experience.

A. $650 min. 11+ppl $12/pp

B. $900 min. 11+ppl $15/pp

C. $1100 min. 11+ppl $20/pp

D. $1300 min. 11+ppl $24/pp

Teamwork on High Ropes Course

Students assist each other to the top of the pole.

Zip-line Evenings       Unavailable

Do you want a thrilling outdoor experience near by? Spend an evening overlooking the St. Croix River into St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada on our 300’ long zip-line. Participants will have a chance to do 1-2 zips per session.

2hr – 6-10 people, $12/person

FAQs

Bring List 

Participants should bring their personal water bottle, insect repellent and sunscreen, comfortable athletic clothes that may get dirty, and closed toe shoes that stay on your feet. Without proper footwear, you will not be allowed on our course. Completed liability releases sent to via email.

Weather Considerations 

Major weather systems containing heavy rain and wind will be rescheduled. Slight rain or snow will not be rescheduled. If you have questions concerning the weather prior to the program, please call at 207.454.1060.

What if I bring more or less people than what I reserved?

Decrease in group size:

Groups may decrease the number of participants up to 48hours prior to their program and receive a refund of the difference.

Decrease to group numbers made after the 48hour deadline will be charged based on the number of participants originally reserved.

Increase in group size:

Participant safety is our utmost concern. In order to ensure proper staffing ratios based on group size, the group contact should notify the Outdoor Adventure Center Coordinator of any increase t original group size as soon as possible.

If we are able to accommodate a larger group, the group will receive an updated invoice/bill. Payment of the balance must be processed within 1 business week.

Cancellation

Cancellation requires 48 hours’ notice prior to the program and will receive a full refund or may transfer their payment to a future program (within 1 year of original program date). No refunds/reschedule inside 48-hour window to the program.

In the event that WCCC is closed or closes on the date(s) of event, all activities scheduled through the Outdoor Adventure Center, as well as off-site events led by Challenge Course facilitators will be cancelled. If this situation occurs, the group will be contacted with rescheduling or refund information.

Physical Limitations

Please be aware that our harnesses expand to a maximum of 44 inches in order to maintain a safe weight limit of 300 lbs.