Back Country Team Building Adventures
There’s no better way to bond with your co-workers than a guided outdoor adventure in Yosemite!
Through a custom Yosemite backpacking adventure, each company’s team takes on the challenges of the wilderness together, using the experience to enrich relationships and build rapport, effects that return with them to work. Our fun and energetic guides are trained in using games and debriefing activities to draw connections between the adventure in Yosemite and the adventures you may have daily at work and/or in your personal life. It is our goal that you and/or your team finish this adventure with a greater appreciation for yourself, your team, and the natural world around you. We pride ourselves in being able to offer a stress-free environment to escape your daily routine and technologies, and truly appreciate each other and all that Yosemite has to offer! Personal and/or team goals and outcomes will be established through pre-consultation.
A fully supported backpacking trip into the Yosemite backcountry. Reaching the summits of major peaks. Camping besides high alpine lakes. Hiking besides towering waterfalls. Fishing, swimming, taking time to rest, relax, and reflect.
Although trips are custom designed, most travel an average of 4-8 miles per-day, and sometimes over challenging terrain at high altitude while carrying a backpack weighing anywhere from 30-60lbs. (Everyone’s pack weight will be proportionate to respective body sizes). Conditions in the backcountry are far removed from your daily routine, which can be very challenging for some. However, this part of the experience is what really encompasses the ‘escape and renewal’ aspects of our adventure programs. Optional side-hikes to the peaks of major Yosemite icons are included as are cold soap-less baths in a high alpine lakes and/or rivers. We love it all and so will you!
As our guides consistently emphasize safety first and provide unconditional support throughout the trek, an emphasis will be placed on working together as a team. As challenges present themselves, participants can expect to receive support from our expert guide staff, but also from each other. We feel it is very important to give praise and kudos as well as to receive them; so we make time for this type of daily reflection.
Our daily schedule includes many opportunities for play and many more opportunities for laughter. We even practice laughing without showing our teeth.
Whether you or your group wants an invigorating backcountry adventure (while full of rest and relaxation), or if your group might also benefit from additional activities built around your goals and desired outcomes for your team; our guides are trained facilitators in Adventure Based Programming and using adventure and games as metaphors to challenges we face in our personal and professional lives.
Check out our Classic Camping Retreat in Yosemite Experience if you're looking for something more moderate.