The Adventure Center of Asheville offers numerous opportunities for a wide range of team building experiences. From our Treetops Adventure Park, designed to provide a fun and competitive experience, to our ground-based programs, designed to instill confidence, cooperation, communication, and connection between group members, we offer numerous options to meet your group’s needs.
Our facilitated programs with experienced instructors focus on active interactions designed for guests to step outside of typical comfort zones. We highlight the potential strengths of task completion and the challenges of processes such as communication, group decision making, and task sharing/delegation. Our program is regularly described as fun, engaging, challenging, sometimes frustrating, thought provoking, and personally enlightening. The group will walk away knowing more about themselves and each other and hopefully shed light on some ideas the team can develop and implement long term.
Our “challenge by choice” programs are custom created and based on group goals, time available, size of group and athletic ability.
Activities range from:
- Cooperative games led by a facilitator (30-45 minutes)
- Games and Problem Solving Initiatives with facilitator feedback (1-1 ½ hour)
- Games, Initiatives and Team Building Elements with experienced facilitator guidance and feedback focusing on group goals (ages 11 and over, half day to full day)
- If you would like to add an Adventure Center Activity to your teambuilding experience, we can offer group rates and added competitive challenges to all of our activities.
- learning effective team communication
- expanding your comfort zone
- supporting and planning with others in the team
- positive relationship development
- enhancing cooperation and trust
- inspiring positive changes
- improving problem solving skills
Our programs have been popular with professional adult groups, students, teachers, athletic teams, emergency management teams, boards, and associations. Prices and activities vary depending upon event schedule, group size and support required.
The Asheville Treetops Adventure Park Difference
Traditional high ropes courses have been recognized as a successful tool for adults and youth working on personal development, support for others, and self confidence in stressful situations. These challenges, when accompanied by conversation, evaluation, and reflection, have the power to improve group community and communication. The down side to these facilities is the limited number of participants able to access the challenges at one time.
We have eliminated these issues by taking access and safety limitations away from the challenge at our Asheville Treetops Adventure Park with our investment in state-of-the-art clipping systems and construction of the largest adventure park challenge course in North Carolina. With over 60 challenge elements on five unique trails with varying levels of difficulty, guests are encouraged to expand their personal comfort zones, increase their self-confidence, and support others challenged to do the same.
Our Team Building Leader: Chad Clark
For over twenty years, Chad Clark has facilitated professional development, recreational and therapeutic team building programs using an adventure-based approach. His programs are a blend of challenge and fun. Whether its leading students in cooperative games for an hour or facilitating a full-day goal driven experience for an adult sales team, Chad’s programs are challenging but rewarding.
Chad is a coach at heart. Coaching crew at the high school and collegiate level, he loves teaching with methods used in experiential education. With a degree in psychology, and a love for adventure, Chad has worked for Southeast Adventure Outfitters as a guide, worked for companies who build ropes courses and other adventure structures, owned his own team building company at St Simons Island, GA and now is the General Manager of the Adventure Center of Asheville.
To make his programs a fun and memorable experience, Chad uses a variety of engaging activities adapted to fit the group's needs. Some are energizing. Some requiring problem solving. And others may have more of a physically challenging twist.
With creative passion and years of experience, Chad creates custom-designed, ground based, successfully engaging team building programs at the Adventure Center of Asheville.