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Team Building Low Ropes Facilitated Programs

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Sarah L. Dickson,
Group Sales Coordinator
828.450.3400

Adventures in Team Building

Low Ropes ● Adventure Park ● Tree Quest

The Adventure Center of Asheville offers numerous opportunities for a wide range of team building experiences. Our highly skilled facilitators design fun and competitive programs utilizing our Low Ropes Elements and Initiatives, our Treetops Adventure Park aerial challenge course and our Tree Quest tree climbing.

Our low ropes facilitated programs with experienced instructors focuses on active interactions designed for guests to step outside of their typical comfort zones. We highlight the potential strengths of team 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 availability, size of group and athletic ability. Options include:

  • Energizers & Cooperative Games led by a facilitator (30-45 minutes)
  • Ice Breakers/Energizers then Low Ropes Elements & Initiatives with facilitator debriefing and feedback (1-1 ½ hour)
  • Ice Breakers/Energizers then Low Ropes 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 team building experience, we can offer group rates and added competitive challenges to all of our activities including Tree Quest tree climbing and Treetops Adventure Park.

Our programs are very 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.

For more information, please contact our groups coordinator: Sarah Dickson

Program Goals include:

  • 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

Team Building Visitor Reviews:

“Thanks again for an outstanding experience! We enjoyed the entire event. You guys really showed us excellent customer service and the team building was awesome.”
– Lockhart Power

Our elements/initiatives are minimally physical, moderately mental, and fully engaging:

  • Nitro Zip- get your team from one side of a “river” to the other
  • Whale Watch- balance the challenges you face every day
  • Treetops Shuffle (Quad Jam)-organize your group without verbally communicating
  • Bowling Bull & Bull Ring- move a ball on a stationary stand (only with ropes)
  • Escape Box- can you break into the box with only a few clues?
  • Pipeline- by controlling your piece of pipeline, you affect the groups’ success
  • Poison Peanut Butter- can you create a plan with clear roles?
  • Wood Blocks- who can work together to lift the most?
  • Magic Carpet- support each other mentally, emotionally, physically
  • Mine Field- can you use direct communication with distractions around you?
  • Traffic Jam- traffic jams need lots of problem solving

The Adventure Center Difference

At the Adventure Center we focus on the optimal guest experience in every activity we offer.

  • college graduate facilitators with outdoor education degrees
  • challenging initiatives in an outdoor setting
  • variety of group activities and team challenges offered in one place
  • state-of-the-art clipping systems at our Treetops Park
  • group start at all of our activities instead of waiting for one person to do an element
  • full body harness and helmets at our adventure activities
  • detailed ground school at each aerial adventure activity

Meet our Team Building Leadership Posse

Chad Clark

For over twenty years, Chad has facilitated professional development, recreational and therapeutic team building programs using an adventure-based approach. His programs are a blend of challenge and fun. 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.

Callie Stevens

Callie, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Outdoor Education and a Master’s in Environmental Education, has worked in outdoor education for 10 years. After being a Naturalist in Georgia for 5 years, she moved to North Carolina to teach at Mountain Trail Outdoor School and lead high adventure activities at Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville. She studied Tree Climbing for her thesis and loves getting the general public into the outdoors through adventures. Starting as an ACA aerial ranger, Callie is now the manager of the Treetops Adventure Park and an integral part of the teambuilding team. She brings the fun to the challenge of solving problems and working in team environments.

HOURS: Wednesday-Sunday 10-5

Fun adventures for the full family, Ages 4+

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The Adventure Center of Asheville
4.7
Based on 133 reviews
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Grant Drenning
Grant Drenning
19:15 21 Nov 20
Our group of 8 had an amazing time on the Zipline adventure. Our guides Marz and Donovan were great. They were... extremely knowledgeable and eased some of our groups anxiety before beginning. They start you on some smaller lines before moving on to the bigger and better ones. They are also hilarious and had some killer one liners, they are sure to make you laugh. We had a great time and would definitely do it again. If you're apprehensive at all about doing this don't be, by the end, our most apprehensive person was just as eager as everyone else to get to zipping!!!read more
Lindsey Yow
Lindsey Yow
00:02 11 Nov 20
Friendly staff and so many fun things to do. I also love that they allowed the haunted trail to take place there and... raise money for charityread more
Home Team Handyman Service
Home Team Handyman Service
11:47 09 Oct 20
A lot of fun for the whole family. The price for the adventure was cheap compared to other parks we've been to and the... instructors were great. Hated having to wear a mask though which took away from the fun. Every time my mask would slip off slightly I was scolded but I guess that's where were at right now. All in all it was well worth it. Side note:Asheville has changed folks. Don't go downtown unless you're wearing a mask, even outside. The hippies run the show and will cuss you out for walking outside without one. I will NEVER go to downtown Asheville againread more
Chasing Rainbows
Chasing Rainbows
19:00 06 Oct 20
Spent the day here and loved every minute! The ziplining was amazing, and our guides Brandon and Marz made every second... enjoyable. I want to come back again and hopefully zip with those guides! You hand break here, instead of the automatic, which I actually prefer because I feel I have more control. The guides signal you when you need to break, and whether to break harder or softer. Loved every moment!read more
keven buttray
keven buttray
19:42 19 Sep 20
So many fun things to do!!
Kat Douglas
Kat Douglas
13:17 11 Sep 20
Friendly & Knowledgeable staff. My Son & I had a BLAST doing the Tree Top Adventure, We will deff be back!
Marc Kerr
Marc Kerr
03:02 08 Sep 20
Zipling was so much fun and I enjoyed it. Donovan and Brandon made my experience something to remember. The staff the... entire time was amazing.read more
Dorothea Young
Dorothea Young
18:07 07 Sep 20
Great staff where you purchase tickets. Well maintained trails
Andre Dickens
Andre Dickens
17:46 06 Sep 20
We decided to do the kids zipline course with our 8 year old son and 6 year old daughter and it was the best family... activity we have done. The kids enjoyed the course so much they did it 4 times. The guides and instructors were great and we are planning to come back to do the obstacle course. I would highly recommend this as a family activity.read more
Benjamin Chapin
Benjamin Chapin
23:49 26 Aug 20
Did the zip line tour. Staff was great, equipment sanitized and in good shape, had a blast conquering heights while... zipping along!read more
Mandy Yancey
Mandy Yancey
19:00 23 Aug 20
We did a zip line tour yesterday for my husband’s birthday trip. Our guides, Brandon and Donovan were fantastic! They... were fun and engaging. This was my first time zip lining. I’m not great with heights and they put me at ease. Thank you for a great time! HIGHLY recommend.read more
Veronica
Veronica
18:58 22 Aug 20
Donnaben and Brando made the experience memorable. They are super nice and train you well.
M L
M L
20:00 09 Aug 20
Our son has enjoyed two weeks of bike camp at KOLO this summer. Fantastic time with great counselors. He enjoyed it... so much, he wants to be a counselor in training next year.read more
Karmin Andrew
Karmin Andrew
22:29 01 Aug 20
Fun, safe, easy to arrange. Knowledgeable staff. Very well run operation.
Jennifer Olinger
Jennifer Olinger
00:41 17 Jun 20
My 9 year old enjoyed Kolo bike park camp last week - and he is back this week with his 13 year old sister enjoying... Adventure Camp. They are having a blast a rating it a “13” on a scale of 1-10. And kids are honest! Great staff. Safe and social distance friendly. Get outdoors and live life!read more
Jenna Morgan Hamilton
Jenna Morgan Hamilton
14:03 16 Jun 20
Our family came to the Asheville area from Virginia for a long weekend in an effort to change up our scenery and give... our kids something to look forward to because we had been under our stay-at-home order since mid-March. We decided to do the ziplining tour at Asheville Adventure Center because it gave us a chance to do something as a family outside and it was an activity the kids were really excited about. The folks at Asheville Adventure Center were amazing. Very friendly, with a great customer service attitude. We had our safety training with Jeff, whom I think is the owner, and our ziplining guides were Brandon and Donovan. They were terrific. Very low stress, but also very focused on safety and procedure. We had a very nice time talking with them over the two hours and we can't say enough about how much they added to our enjoyment of the experience. During the ziplining, we all had to wear facemasks because it was not possible to always stay six feet apart during time on the tree platforms but it was not too much of a bother and it actually ended up keeping my face warm because it was cool and breezy up in the trees. We highly recommend this company and will come back to do another activity with them the next time we come to Asheville!read more
Stephanie Worley
Stephanie Worley
18:21 01 Mar 20
I was not prepared for how hard it was but I had a great time. Staff was friendly and helpful. I'll definitely be back!
TheGalway Girl
TheGalway Girl
17:03 28 Jan 20
Wonderful family fun with a variety of activities. Need to do better about waiting time in line to check in.
June Davidson
June Davidson
11:50 09 Oct 19
My first time on a zipline and I loved it! I was especially impressed by the safety standards at the Adventure Center.... They took time for a training session to ensure all participants could demonstrate basic skills. ANY time a participation was up high, he/she was securely tethered by at least one (usually more) line to a strong cable. But our guides weren’t all business. Their jokes, stories, and little dance/demonstrations added greatly to the super fun experience. So go, zip, laugh and know you are in very safe hands.read more
Matthew Townes
Matthew Townes
01:01 30 Jul 19
Loved that all the kids could participate and could be fairly independent (our group had ages 5-9). Also challenging... enough for the more experienced adults in the group.read more
Manish Katiyar
Manish Katiyar
15:21 07 Jul 19
Great place for kids to get aquatinted with zip lining
Wendy Long
Wendy Long
01:01 14 Jun 19
Great experience for groups, either family or company groups on a retreat. This was my 1st time. And some parts were... harder then I thought but I got through it. They have levels of course (easy-difficult) you can take kids too! My daughter is 13 and can go on the bigger zipline. A fun experience!! I would definitely recommend! (They even do "Amazing Race" type set ups for larger groups .read more
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Kolo Bike Park
4.4
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Justine Smith
Justine Smith
14:36 09 Oct 20
I had never mountain biked before I came here and was very pleasantly surprised that the trails were manageable for a... complete beginner like me. It was also really nice that some of the trails are intermediate level so as I got more comfortable I could try more difficult trails/tricks. I’ll definitely be back!read more
Alisa Taliercio
Alisa Taliercio
22:11 24 Sep 20
My son loved this place. It is all he has talked about and he can not wait to go back. Very well maintained course for... mnt biking!read more
Hillary Landry
Hillary Landry
09:23 01 Sep 20
Short trails with overgrown areas that should be kept up with, but we managed to make the best of the trip. There are... still some nice opportunities to work on skills. The staff in the gift shop were not friendly. The dirt jumps were closed due to rain the morning before, so plan accordingly with weather.read more
Heather Brooks
Heather Brooks
02:10 27 Aug 20
They do a jump night during the summers that is fun and well attended. It’s a fun little park. They’ve worked hard... on it. There are lots of little features to work on things like jumping and dropping. They do have a more advanced jump line... but that seems to be it for very advanced features.read more
association for traditional studies
association for traditional studies
12:47 25 Jul 20
As locals, we love having a full bike park just 10 minutes from the house--pump tracks, single trails, skill park and... friendly, fantastic staff. Our son goes to camp here all summer, and I ride with him several afternoons a week after work. Definitely consider the annual pass, as the more you know the park, the more you realize it has to offer. UPDATE: PLEASE CONSIDER EXTENDING CAMP NOW THAT SCHOOLS HAVE MOVED TO ONLINE LEARNING! Perhaps two sessions a day to handle the crowds (morning group, afternoon group) or afternoons or... WE WILL SIGN UP! Our children will need more than just outside time with homeschooling, but outside time that builds skills and involves learning.read more
Josh Ward
Josh Ward
04:02 23 Jul 20
Great bike park with multiple pump tracks, singletrack trails, and kids tracks. One of the few parks we've been to with... bicycle tracks specifically for the little ones. My kids loved it! The whole park is covered in well marked mountain bike tracks and trails divided up by skill level. You can rent bikes or bring your own to ride. Tons of fun for beginners or advanced riders!read more
Daniel Kneale
Daniel Kneale
22:28 11 Jun 20
I brought my son out here to fight boredom and get some exercise and accomplished both. In addition we had a great... deal of fun and met some great people!Upon arrival my son decided to inform me that his brakes weren't working at all. There we were with no tools or ability to continue riding. Luckily an employee at the park named Collin came to the rescue. He had my son's bike stopping better than ever.Great facility. Great people. Great tracks. 3 tons of fun!read more
Diego Salgado
Diego Salgado
20:01 28 Jan 20
Skill park and dirt jump, trails are so short!
Ross Bower
Ross Bower
15:14 06 Sep 19
Great bike park. Lots of options. Have a lot of places for kids/beginners and bigger stuff for the more advanced... riders. Great community events and social media presence. Clean and relaxed environment. 🤙.read more
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The Adventure Center of Asheville is located adjacent to the Crowne Plaza Resort at 85 Expo Drive in Asheville.

Take Exit 3A off of I-240 | Off Patton Ave behind Regent Park

85 Expo Drive
Asheville, NC 28806

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