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Team Up offers the opportunity to take a closer look at how we interact and offers a safe place to try out new ways of being in order to share an experience that can be the beginning of new understandings, improved relationships, and enhanced team performance.

Through confronting and solving a series of challenges it is believed that an individual can gain an increased sense of personal competence that results in increased positive self-esteem and an enhanced ability to work in a group.

These activities arouse emotional, mental, and physical reactions that are present in all challenging life situations.

Team Up! Components

Team Up! stimulates teams with both mental and physical problem-solving activities. Through carefully designed and led activities, individuals and teams explore self-imposed boundaries and develop strategies for improved performance. All teams progress through three main programmatic components:
  1. Warm-ups and Icebreakers: Activities that help participants set aside fear of embarrassment and establish a safe learning environment.
  2. Initiatives: These activities require minimal physical activity but require a high degree of interaction as the team works collaboratively to solve problems.
  3. Challenge Activities: These activities involve physical and mental tasks conducted low to the ground. Success requires team effort and physical support. Some groups will choose the higher level of challenge inherent in our fourth programmatic component, our new state-of-the-art Odyssey Course.
  4. Odyssey Course: This is a series of unique team challenge activities that take place high in the air! This heightened level of perceived risk further challenges teams to truly overcome very tangible obstacles.

The common factor to all events is challenge. The experience consists of a series of planned challenges that require problem-solving skills, teamwork, individual commitment, and cooperative action. Team Up! utilizes experiential learning, i.e. "learning by doing." At one level, the challenge may be physical, requiring a certain level of strength and coordination. Another level may require less physical effort, yet the challenge may seem emotionally or mentally overwhelming. Still other elements will focus on mental challenges that require a creative problem-solving process. The various levels cannot be classified rigidly as challenging only one domain; instead, various levels inherently involve all of them. The common denominator among all activities is the presence of challenge that requires interaction among team members.

Team Up! Equipment

Portable low ropes equipment: We have the ability to move some of our team-building equipment and serve your group in an alternative location of your choice, either inside or outside.

Permanent low ropes equipment: Attached to our Odyssey are a number of unique permanent low elements to compliment our large selection of challenge activity options. These elements can be used as a warm-up to team time up high on the Odyssey course or as stand-alone activities.

ARC Indoor Facilities: Our 35-foot indoor climbing wall and various meeting rooms are also available for use. Please contact Campus Recreation Services, for pricing and availability.

Odyssey Course: Our new state-of-the-art high ropes team "Odyssey" course is the only one of its kind in Southern California. Take your group on a team building odyssey with Campus Recreation!

For more information, please contact Jason Ryba.