Team COA

Interactive & Fun Teambuilding & Workshops

2nd graders – Making new friends

2nd grade field trip
This 2nd grade group is starting the day in a listening circle

A lively group of 2nd graders joined us for teambuilding challenges recently. They had an opportunity to help each other with low ropes challenges. These are all activities on the ground. Students learned to support each other while takimg turns crossing bridges, cables and logs. Activities were designed to be appropriate for their age and abilty. Just challenging enough to keep them interested but not too difficult to be frustrating.

They had assistance in making new friends- a key component in anti bullying. Students were mixed up in groups from the same class, but not necessarily with all their closest friends. As they worked through the day, laughing and having fun- new friendships developed naturally. Our facilitators help by guiding the process.

Its very different than just a day on a playground. Here, many students that struggle in standard classroom learning will excel in the hands on environment of the challenge course. This allows classmates to see positive qualities, such as leadership, planning and problem solving, that they may not have seen be fore in another. When youth get to know each other while sharing fun experiences, they are better able to get along throughout the school year.

Its not too late for an anti-bullying session on course- we are open year round !

Hope to see your students soon,

Cynthia Paris , manager Team COA

 

Back to school Teambuilding and Antibullying

During this time of Covid-19 -we are offering more online interactive program options for your youth.
We can help you with playful breaks, teamwork, challenges, mindfulness for students, group laughter yoga, and more!
Sessions from 15 minutes to a few hours – designed to fit your schedule and group dynamics.
Back to school 
A great way to start the school year out positively is to give your class a  teambuilding session outdoors or in the gym, cafeteria or even the classroom. If back to school involves online classes- contact us for an interactive teambuilding virtual challenge session!

 

  

 If you are able- a great way to get to know one another is with a hands-on experience.
Students relate well when they are involved in a unique activity that requires different skills.
Respect develops as they solve challenges as a team.
Our sessions are designed to develop cohesion and critical thinking throughout the group. This is very different than an open session at a theme park or other field trip. Our staff directs and facilitates an opportunity to make new friends and learn better ways to work together. Youth do not need to be athletic or very physical. Experiences are designed to provide thinking challenges alongside physical ones. All are designed in such a way that everyone can participate. Call us to reserve a date!
Sessions are typically held morning or afternoon. Shorter versions can be held during a class period- even held right in the classroom.

 

 

 

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 http://www.yamule.com/

 

 

 

 

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