Teen Team Building

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Program Overview

With guidance from our skilled facilitators, students will experience a unique day of experiential training and development activities, teamwork and leadership exercises in a spectacular outdoor learning environment. Our staff work to engage all students in a fun, interactive way that will create lots of laughter and great memories. 
Teen Team Building uses 3 locations and takes 1.5-2 hours to complete.
Sample of the daily schedule:
9:30am Base Arrival and Welcome 
10:00am Skyride to Alpine Station 
10:15am Washroom Break 
10:30am – 12:30pm Teen Team Building
12:30pm – 1:00pm Lunch 
1:00pm – 1:45pm Optional activity 
 
To further your custom team building experience, add on 1 of the following optional activity choices:

1. Introduction to Conflict Management – students will be led through exercises that will involve current, local issues, and will learn skills on listening, speaking, clarity, compromise, empathy, and critical thinking
2. Hiwus Presentation with our First Nations Elder in our Feasthouse 
3. Ecohike or Snowshoe, depending on season and snow conditions 
4. GPS Quantum Challenge: Overview: 3 GPS locations to find, at each location each team will have a small challenge to complete

Educators will cover: 
  • Activity rules and procedures 
  • How to work as a group 
  • Stay within safe limits on a mountain environment
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving

Program Objectives
  • To understand effective processes for communication, and problem solving
  • To examine the concepts of Collaboration vs. Competition and Time vs. Quality
  • To promote understanding and appreciation of different leadership styles
  • To promote positive team relationships

Highlights
  • Fun, lots of laughs as students work through activities
  • Involves every participant (even in large groups) in a single multi-faceted activity
  • Activity is equally effective when presented in its easiest or most difficult formats
  • Provides opportunities to create situations that promote interactions based on desired outcomes
  • High energy level and fast pace of the activity increase the level of positive participation
  • Challenging, yet low risk
  • Teams are able to interact, share enormous success and celebrate as a unit 

Benefits
  • Better understanding of skills and abilities within the team
  • Establishes personal bonds leading to decreased conflict
  • Development of creative approaches to problem solving
  • Enhanced communication linkages, collaboration and cooperation

SECONDARY applicable Big Ideas

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+ Grade 8 Applicable Big Ideas

+ Grade 9 Applicable Big Ideas