Looking for the perfect team building opportunity that’s challenging and fun? How about something out of the ordinary for that upcoming family reunion? Summer or Winter Pioneer Challenge and our other Team Building Packages include a variety of unique recreational activities all set in the great outdoors, offering up the perfect opportunity to bond with family, friends or coworkers. Each program can be customized to suit your individual group needs.
Team Building Activities
Summer pioneer challenge
Most programs will last between 2–3 hours, with 25 minutes allotted for each activity and 5 minute intervals in between each activity for groups of 10 or more. (Average cost: $90 per person for a challenge lasting 3 hours and consisting of 6 activities.)
* Pricing and availability is subject to change
The team will spend 15 minutes learning about and practicing archery, then spend the next 10 minutes shooting at a target.
We’ll start with some basic instruction on using Stand Up Paddleboards. Then, in relay-style, the team must complete as many laps as possible during their allotted time.
The team will spend 10 minutes learning about and practicing lassoing, then spend 15 minutes trying to lasso a plastic bull as many times as possible from a designated line.
With a massive two person saw and log to match, cut as many rounds as possible.
The team will spend the first part of the time learning about and practicing biathlon shooting. Next, they will be timed on a biathlon course and for each shot missed, there will be penalty loops. This timed portion will be done relay-style. (Optional: Shooting-only Biathlon in which the team will shoot without penalty loops.)
A pioneer favorite! For 15 minutes, teams will see how many times they can throw their hatchets into the target.
Ropes Course: Mohawk Walk
Involving a course of cables between trees, the team will complete as much of the Mohawk Walk challenge as possible.
Ropes Course: Peak to Peak
The goal is for the entire group to cross from one end of the course to the other without touching the ground. The course consists of blocks of wood approximately a square foot in size that are about 5 feet apart. The team is given a long length of wood to aid in the challenge.
Ropes Course: Whale Watch & Tarp
For the first part of the challenge, the team must balance on a platform teeter-totter for at least 30 seconds. After this challenge is met, the team must again balance the platform while also meeting additional requirements laid out by the facilitator (standing, jumping, etc.). For the second part of the challenge, the team must stand on a tarp and turn the tarp over without any team member stepping off of it. If anyone steps off, the team must start over. The goal is to complete this challenge as quickly as possible.
Ropes Course: Caterpillar Walk
Each team will be timed, while walking together with the use of two long wooden planks and ropes for hand holds, from a starting line to the finish.
Move the whole group from one side of the spider’s web to the other without touching the web.
Winter Pioneer Challenge
Most programs will last approximately 3 hours, with 25 minutes allotted for each activity with 2 minute intervals between each activity for groups of 10 to 60 people (Average cost: $90 per person for a challenge lasting 3 hours and consisting of 6 activities).
* Pricing and availability is subject to change
The team will complete as many relay-style laps as possible, while on skis.
The team will complete as many relay-style laps as possible, while on snowshoes.
The team will spend the first half of the time trying to make as many laps on a sled as possible. They will spend the second half of the time trying to sled, as far as possible and can make as many attempts as they would like during this time period. Their farthest point will be marked.
The team will spend 10 minutes learning about and practicing lassoing and will then spend 15 minutes trying to lasso a plastic bull as many times as possible from a designated line.
The team will spend the first part of the time learning about and practicing biathlon shooting. Next, they will be timed on a biathlon course and for each shot missed, there will be penalty loops. This timed portion will be done relay-style.
The team will be given a very large log, a saw, and an axe. After a 5 minute introduction, the team will have 20 minutes to cut and stack as many sections as possible.
The team will complete as many relay-style loops possible on a designated fat biking course.
The Devil’s Dash
The Devil’s Dash is an action-packed adventure race through the Devil’s Thumb Ranch property. Teams compete in challenges from archery to pond crossings in a race to the finish. The Dash is the perfect opportunity to create friendly competition within a group that doesn’t mind getting a little dirty. Most race events last about an hour and a half in all and the course is approximately one mile in length. $60/person
Hunger Game Victors
Score a bullseye and become the victor of the Archery challenge. Everyone has an opportunity to try their aim and hit their mark.
New World Pilgrimage
Using a Stand Up Paddleboard, work together to make your way across the pond. Each team will have two boards and how they make it across is up to them.
Grand County Shootout
Work on your aim to knock ‘em down. Racers will have to hit a tin can in this air rifle challenge.
Kiss the Earth
What’s an adventure race without the infamous army crawl? Crawl through a 30 foot long section of the race.
Don’t count on the Devil giving you much slack. Get the entire team across the slackline and over the gulley before heading for the finish.
Lower Ropes Course
If you are looking for the perfect team building opportunity, look no further. Our Lower Ropes Course offers a great opportunity to strengthen your team’s character with a series of initiatives designed with problem-solving and team building in mind. The events offered range from ground level activities to activities 12-15 feet in the air. Most events are spotted and require group members to collectively problem solve to accomplish the group initiative. Groups will choose between 3-4 initiatives lasting approximately 2 hours with a maximum number of 20 participants and a minimum number of 6 participants. (Average cost: $60 per person)
The Task: Two group members work to traverse, as far as possible, along two progressively widening cables. This task has a two person team from the beginning to end.
The Objective: To explore physical, mental or spiritual trust, dependence, control with balance, and personal limits.
The Task: The Mohawk walk consists of five separate sections of tautly strung cable, with each successive section longer than the one prior. The task is for the whole group to traverse the entire length of the series of cables (or as far as possible in a specified time) without falling or stepping off. If someone falls or steps off the cable, that person returns to the starting point.
The Objective: To strategize and stick with a plan and work on the group’s ability to change an initial plan to get to a final destination.
The Task: Move the whole group from one side of the spider’s web to the other without upsetting the sleeping spider.
The Objective: To review the group’s ability to deal with potential success and failure.
The Task: The entire group must balance on a teetering platform for a set amount of time.
The Objective: To build spatial awareness, allow for group problem solving, conflict management, and develop perseverance in a stress-filled situation.
Peak to Peak
The Task: The group must traverse from one platform to the second and then to a third with one short and one long board as equipment.
The Objective: To develop problem solving skills, promote the importance of each team member, as well as individual differences.
The Task: Move the group from point A to point B with the use of two long wooden planks and ropes for hand holds. The group must make it to point B safely without any body parts touching the ground.
The Objective: To determine the natural group leadership and develop an effective group process.
The Task: Arrange the group in a sequential line without stepping off the log.
The Objective: To feel comfortable with helping each other and accepting help from others.