Community Building Activities
Focus on problem solving, communicating as a team and fostering friendship within your group.
We offer canoeing at Round-Up Lake as a half or full rotation or as an optional activity during rec time before dinner. It’s one of our most popular activities among students, as they learn strokes, practice paddling, participate in group games and learn how to communicate as a team. 100 Elk instructors coach students, provide instruction on boating skills and serve as certified lifeguards. Required PFDs (personal flotation devices) are also included.
Low Ropes Courses
Spy School and Ninja Training
100 Elk has two low ropes courses – one near Wyly Lodge (Spy School) and the other in our South Woods (Ninja Training). At our low ropes courses, students work together to overcome challenges of varying difficulty. Every student plays an important role in achieving the group goal. Spy School is often paired with the Leap of Faith and Giant’s Ladder while Ninja Training is combined with the High Ropes Course.
Participants emerge with a greater sense of responsibility for those around them, learn valuable peer communication skills, and find new appreciation for their peers. Our courses have various elements that range in height from 1–12 ft including the Cable Walk, Wild Woozy, Nitro Crossing, Team Wall, Spider’s Web and Team Traverse, among others.
Led by 100 Elk instructors, team building sessions are a great way for students to come together and find creative solutions to challenges and activities. These full or half rotations are usually sequenced by starting with fun icebreakers and ending with cooperative activities and more challenging initiatives that require the students to work through decisions and consequences. Be sure to reach out if you have a specific focus in mind, as team building is a customizable activity that can be adjusted to meet your school’s goals.