Recreational Team Building and Facilitated Team Development in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC

Providing teambuilding activities for youth and adults, either on-site or at a location near you, each team building program is designed to suit the needs of your group, and can emphasize whatever aspect of teamwork you choose.

‘The goal of every team building program is to encourage the development of the four elements of a successful adventure experience: trust, communication, cooperation and fun.’Eriq Powers - GO-Adventures Founder

Our Teambuilding Options

The ROPES Challenge Course combines low ropes team building activities (physical and mental activities that build trust, enhance communication and improve problem-solving skills) with the high adrenaline challenge of the high elements (activities that take place 20 to 50 feet above the ground). The result is a high energy, teamwork-oriented event that bonds groups together through healthy risk-taking and shared adventure.
Teams of 8 to 12 participants transition through a sequence of low team building activities, designed to foster teamwork, improve problem-solving skills, and deepen trust between the members of the group. Following the low ropes activities, the team will move up to the high elements – activities that take place 20 to 50 feet off the ground. Our challenge course programs are designed specifically to foster leadership skills and the development of trust between the members of your team.

Sample Low Element:
Multi-Vine – the team will work together to traverse from one side of a foot cable to the other, using each other and a series of rope handles that hang down from a cable above.

Sample High Element:
The King’s Swing – while the rest of your team is ‘on belay’ (holding the climber safe on a rope) a team member ascends 20 feet up a tree, climbs out onto a platform and then jumps off to take a giant swing through the air. After arcing back and forth for a few swings, your team gently lowers you back down to the ground.

The ROPES Challenge Course Teambuilding program is designed for groups of 8 to 50 participants, ages 10 and above. Due to the highly teamwork-oriented activity sequencing, the challenge course is ideally suited to groups whose goal is to emphasize leadership skills development and building a strong foundation of trust between the members of the team.

Similar to the Portable Team Challenge, facilitators will sequence activities to meet the stated goals and expectations of the group organizer, while at all times being attentive to the ever-changing dynamics of the team. If necessary, the program will be adjusted on the fly, in order to best serve the needs of the group.

A unique benefit of experience-based teambuilding in general, and ROPES Challenge Course programming in particular, is the idea of the “novel experience.” With 4 locations to choose from, we hope to serve your group teambuilding goals at a ROPES Challenge Course that is close to you, and has a wide variety of activities to choose from!

The Challenge Course at Butler School provides teambuilding and adventure for youth and adults in the DC/MD/VA metro area.
The ROPES Challenge Course at Butler School is our “home base” and provides opportunities for youth or adult groups with up to 50 participants to participate in either recreational team building fun, goal-oriented, experience-based team development programming.
Location: 15951 Germantown RD, Germantown, MD 20874
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The Challenge Course at Highpoint Farm offers recreational teambuilding for youth and adults in MD/VA/DC metro area.
Conveniently located just off I-270 in Montgomery County, MD, The Challenge Course at Highpoint Farm is the ideal setting for groups whose goal is a recreational teambuilding event. Highlights of the course include a 900ft zip line, multi-level high-ropes challenge course, 35ft climbing wall and pavilions for picnics, corporate events and more.
Location: 23730 N. Frederick RD, Clarksburg, MD 20871
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The Randallstown Ropes Course provides teambuilding and adventure for youth and adults in the Baltimore metro area.
The Randallstown Ropes Challenge Course offers groups from the Baltimore-area the chance to participate in both low-ropes and high-ropes team challenges. This secluded woodland location is ideally suited for groups whose focus is building trust, improving communication and fostering effective teamwork.
Location: 10704 Marriottsville RD, Randallstown, MD 21133
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Turkey Run Climb & Zip for Corporate Events in McLean, VA.
When your goal is recreational fun paired with delicious food, the events at Turkey Run Climb & Zip will fit the bill! Partnering with JR’s Catering, we deliver a climbing wall and zip line program that will have your participants coming back year after year.
Location: 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22102
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For groups whose aim is a team-building event, on-site or off-site, with specific goals and limited time, the Portable Team Challenge provides a great vehicle for enhancing communication, building trust, and increasing commitment among the members of your team.
Our highly skilled and experienced facilitators will divide your group into teams of up to 12 participants, and lead them through a sequence of team challenges that focus on your key goals requirements.

Your facilitator will front-load each problem-solving initiative or trust exercise with a metaphor to keep in mind during the activity. This directed activity often leads to key insights about the dynamics of the team.

Between exercises, the facilitator will lead a discussion that relates the lessons of the activity back to “the real world” of your school or office environment. This “debrief” helps to transfer the lessons learned through the experience. The facilitated discussions create the environment and opportunity to delve into the dynamics of the team, enabling a fun, recreational event to become a vehicle for improved communication, higher levels of trust, and increased teamwork potential.

Sample Team Building Sequence – dependent on goals of the group.

    • Icebreakers
    • Getting to Know You Activities
    • Problem-solving Initiatives
    • Trust Builders
    • Final Challenge
    • Closing Debrief
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The Portable Team Challenge is designed for groups who require more than simply a day of fun out of the school or office. The activities are inherently fun, but what makes them more than just games is the level of facilitation. The Portable Team Challenge is designed to bring the team building benefits of a traditional Low ROPES-style of program to you – at your facility or an off-site location. The program can be used as a stand-alone event, or as part of a larger team development initiative. We can design a program that is specific to your short-term goals, budget, and overall team development strategy.
When your goal is a recreational team-building program for a large group, and your budget is relatively small, the Adventure Team Challenge is a great option.
Teams of 8 to 12 participants will rotate through a series of team-building exercises, comprised of problem-solving initiatives, communication enhancers, and trust-building activities. The Final Challenge will bring these smaller teams back together for a large-group, problem-solving activity.

The Adventure Team Challenge can be set up as a “friendly competition,” or as a themed event, at a university, conference room, or park in your area.

Due to the rotational and recreational nature of this timed event, highly motivated, independent groups who work well together will gain the most benefit from the Adventure Team Challenge.

The GPS GeoCache Challenge will send your teams in search of clues and “caches” that will combine to give your team the tools to complete the Final Challenge.

Teams of 6 to 10 participants will use a GPS unit and a list of waypoints to find a series of clues and caches. Collecting these waypoint items will give teams the information and equipment to complete a series of problem-solving challenges and timed events. The Final Challenge will bring these smaller teams back together for a large-group, problem-solving activity.
The GPS GeoCache Challenge can be set up as a “friendly competition,” or as a themed event, at a school, conference room, or park in your area.
Due to the rotational and recreational nature of this timed event, highly motivated, independent groups who work well together will gain the most benefit from the GPS GeoCache Challenge.

The RACE Day Teambuilder combines the facilitation of a traditional team building exercise with the fun and results-driven motivational benefits of a competitive soapbox derby race.

An exciting and competitive event for smaller groups, the Race Day enhances teamwork through the creation of a Soapbox Derby Racer. Teams of 3 to 6 participants will compete to build, brand and race their vehicle, producing their creation on time and within budget…
The RACE Day Teambuilder is a good team building event for teams and groups looking for a highly creative, fast-paced challenge that requires a great deal of teamwork and a little bit of engineering. Your team’s ability to innovate and create a vehicle that is unique (and drivable!) with limited resources (restricted budget, time, and materials) will make the difference between winning and losing the race!
Teams perform best when they are engaged in meaningful work. Nothing is as meaningful and memorable as completing a project that benefits the community.  The Team Project Event combines the problem-solving, communication-improving, trust-building components of a traditional team building event, with the lasting physical and emotional value of a community-based construction or maintenance project.
Our facilitators, in conjunction with leaders from a local not-for-profit community service organization, will design a day-long service project for your team. Combining the goals of your team building initiative, and the needs of the community service organization, we will create a program that is mutually beneficial.
The Team Project Event is your organization’s opportunity to show its commitment to improving the community. Participants will be doing a good thing for the people around them, and will be learning and growing as a team in the process. Groups should be willing and able to work hard, work together, and work to completion, with little supervision. Participants should be 12 years-old or older, and have a reasonable level of fitness.