If your group is already past the introductory stage of team building we provide the next level of activities for established groups. In this level of programs, groups continue the progression of working in teams, and adapt to a more collaborative learning experience. The need for teamwork increases dramatically. Our programming evolves and increases in complexity. Activities remain focused on a shared experience because this is the key element in cohesiveness and breaking down social barriers, but we raise the stakes in the areas of critical thinking, group processing and teamwork. Activities are designed based on a basic three-level approach; instruction, activation and debrief discussions. This helps engender an atmosphere of collaboration and communication when students face group challenges. During debriefs we discuss topics like learning through trial, the frustration of not having everyone on board, and the comparison of the feeling that a challenge is insurmountable to the feeling of success once completed. We start the conversation about the importance of personal resiliency.

Activity Types

Team Canoeing

Voyager Canoe Clinic and Team Paddle: Participants will spend the first 15-20 minutes receiving an introduction to canoeing with a focus on learning the parts of the canoe and paddles and on-water safety. Groups of around 10 then don personal flotation devices and head out on the water in our 26ft voyageur canoes. Once on the water the groups will work together and use their newly learned paddling skills!

Team Challenges & Initiatives

Our initiatives are designed to present a challenge with a solution that is not immediately obvious. Participants are asked to organize their group, discuss ideas and potential strategies and then execute them as a team.

Build & Final Challenge

Teams will be supplied with materials to design, build, test and name a vessel/vehicle to be used in a race. Students create a brief marketing presentation about the features of their vessel. Teams are awarded for their imagination, teamwork, and final challenge results.

Established Groups Quick Facts

Great for:

  • Team Building
  • Tone Setting
  • Increasing Resiliency

Expected Outcomes:

  • Improving Communication
  • Personal Growth
  • Peer Respect
  • Collaboration


  • Half-Day
  • Full-Day

Program Location Options:

  • On-School Campus
  • Local Town or State Parks
  • MW Preferred Venue