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


Team building activities for adult and youth groups in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC.

‘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

Providing team building 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.

How It Works:

Teams of 8 to 15 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.

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ROPES Challenge Course - low and high element team building challenge at 4 locations near Washington, DC

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.

How It Works:

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 team building 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 team building goals at a ROPES Challenge Course that is close to you, and has a wide variety of activities to choose from!


Who It Works For:

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 team building 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 team building 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

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

Highpoint Farm Challenge Course

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 team building 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

Randallstown Ropes Course

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

Turkey Run Climb & Zip

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