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Archives 2012

Adventure Racers arrive at ropes challenge course in wisconsin!

We were happy to welcome the MAFF adventure racers back to the Wisconsin ropes course this fall ! They arrived on bikes and needed to complete 3 challenges as a team: power pole adventure jump, multivine high climb adventure, and a low element teambuilding challenge.

To the next challenge !

Up on a wire !

From the Challenge Course they continued by bikes to their next site’s challenge. This fun loving group had 8hours of adventure throughout the Lake Country.


Looking for something fun to get you off the couch after a big Holiday meal?

Let us plan a challenge course adventure for you and your friends this winter.

No need to be an extreme athlete- we can offer adventures for beginners too.

Come join us for a unique experience for your team or family adventure.

Would love you to join us ,

See you soon,

Cynthia Paris, COA Manager

For more information on MAFF and Adventure racing and events- visit





Autumn on the challenge course

High school youth group on Ropes course

High school youth group on Ropes course

On a recent autumn day we had a great time with a high school group on the ropes course. Here, they are working through a team challenge on elevated wire, with the assitance of an elephant-shaped mini-chalkboard. The elephant joined us to ‘remember’ their chosen goals. It became a great way to keep focus  as we moved throughout the day of teambulding and problem solving

At the start, the group discussed what areas they felt needed work, and added to the board. After each activity, everyone had a chance to share a specific example of the concept in action.

Find out how your group could benefit from an interactive session.

Beat the indoor winter blues- we are outdoors year- round !

(Or if you prefer, we have indoor programming too)

Hope to have you join us soon!

 – Cynthia Paris -COA Manager

Youth Group Teambuilding on Challenge Course

We were pleased to have a fun group of 8th graders teambuilding on course today. Most of the class have spent years together at this K-8 school.The challenge of the day was to see each other in new ways while working on communication and leadership. Our ” Flying Squirrel ” activity gives a chance for the group to work together. Attached to harnesses, the team moves backward across the lawn, pulling a classmate up into the air ! It takes coordination and effort to walk and move together. Every few minutes, they lifted another classmate up into the air amid squeals of delight . It was wonderful to see them having so much fun, while learning valuable leadership skills !

Hope to see your group this fall or winter on course ! 

– Cynthia Paris , COA manager 

Teambuilding, Leadership Communication, Ropes Course

Challenge Course


Soccer Team fun & challenges

Soccer season is starting soon and this team was excited to get going! It was great to see so many of the guys focused on being leaders. They showed how to help each other to get to the next step.

It really had me thinking about similarities to everyday life. Often we can get one step farther if we stop to ask for a hand. When with a group and also when we think we are working solo. How many times have each of us struggled  by ourselves when there might have been a person we could have asked to assist ? Creating a team may seem like alot of effort , yet it can start with simpling reaching out to those around you. The most skilled player will still need a strong team to perform at their best.

If you find yourself unable to easily reach the goal you have set- stop for a moment and look around for people and resources that are waiting for you to ask. You may be surprised at how much easier it is to reach that soccer goal, or finish a project at work or school.


Looking forward to seeing you & your ‘team’ here on course !
    Take care-
-Cynthia Paris, Manager COA, Center for Organizational Advancement













Sports teams boost team building

Its time for fall sports teams to start building skills for success on the field. Leadership & communication are valuable skills. Here on the course – teams are getting a head start !

Working in the air & on the obstacle course. Bring your group for a head start to the season !

Welcoming sports teams from Southestern Wisconsin such as: Brookfield, Big Bend, Delafield, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Hartland, Hartford, Ixonia, Mequon, Milwaukee, Racine,  South Milwaukee,Sussex, Watertown, West Bend,Wauwatosa,

Wisconsin summer teambuilding on the ropes course

Welcome to summer! While it is hotter than I can remember, there are some wonderful benefits.
Here on the ropes course we are enjoying teambuilding in a relatively bug- free summer. A few flies are around at times and once and a while a bee, but almost zero mosquitoes. It really is nice! I still have a bottle of OFF in my backpack, just in case, but I haven’t had to use it yet. All this heat does remind us to stay hydrated when active outdoors. Just going for a short walk outside, and quickly thirst is upon me!

Stay cool- See you on course !

– Cynthia Paris, Manager ,Center for Organizational Advancement

teambuilding, leadership, communication, ropes course,

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin


Foster care families enjoy Jockey’s “Being Family” conference and experiential activities

We were excited recently to host a group as part of Jockey’s Being Family Conference. The Adoption Resources of Wisconsin group planned and ran the event for adoptive & foster care youth and their families. The youth were able to enjoy the low ropes team challenges, while the parents participated in a workshop on Trauma Informed Care.  Smiling faces of children from 8years to 14years old, filled the open lawn by 9:00am as they got ready for teambuiding. Within a short time, smaller groups were divided up to head to the course. Each age group was able to work as a team on the challenges. It was a wonderfully warm day, and a few of us worried that some would lose interest in being active. Instead, we had to take a few stops for water and juice, just to encourage everyone to take a break! Walking across a cable while being supported by new found friends, was the highlight for one young girl. “I never thought I could do this good !” she exclaimed. That’s one of the miracles we see every day on course. Children, teens and adults doing something that didn’t know they could. With the support of a team- everything is possible!

Hope to see you on course soon!

Cynthia Paris, COA Manager

Teambuilding, youth activities, workshops