Santa Barbara Team Building Events & Activities

Plan for an incredible Team Building experience!

Santa Barbara Adventure Company provides high quality team building programs in California and across the country. The ability to develop methods of communication and problem solving is highly valued in today’s competitive work environment. Keeping team members focused on the learning process and encouraging team development are crucial components of any successful organization. Our references include some of the most successful businesses in finance, entertainment, athletics and hospitality. We offer programs for all levels and interests, as well as customized packages to meet your businesses needs and budget.

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“Our group has high expectations and can be very demanding and everyone loved the activities we did with SBAC. I would highly recommend them.” – Bianca Janus, Corporate Events, Thomas Weisel Partners

High Ropes Course

The Santa Barbara Adventure Company's High Ropes Course consists of a series of group initiatives that focus on communication, trust, and problem solving techniques. Through active experimentation, reflection, and application of skills, participants explore the complex and transformative meanings of trust, cooperation, and thinking outside the box, all of which create a unique bonding experience. Throughout this challenge-by-choice program, SBACo's skilled facilitators will guide discussions that clarify correlations between the ropes course and the group's daily environment.

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Field Olympics

Get ready to have some fun in this exciting Beach or Field Olympics program. This upbeat and high-energy group oriented challenge, designed for all ages and abilities, will bring out community spirit in all of your team members. A combination of new games and regular favorites begin with an opening ceremony and warm-up exercises followed by team competition in a fun and dynamic program designed to get everyone involved. Teams will earn points while rotating through prearranged stations, ultimately determining who will be the overall Beach or Field Olympics Champion. This program is designed for good-natured competition, but can be altered for a less competitive focus.

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Sea Cave Kayaking

This spectacular adventure is an advanced team building challenge set against the backdrop of the Channel Islands National Park. Challenging and exhilarating; your day will include a morning channel crossing, informative beach lesson and amazing sea cave kayaking. Your team will help each other through sea caves, practice self-rescues, and maneuvers through difficult scenarios. This is a great team building program for groups that want to build new levels of leadership and cooperation.

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The Great Race

Visit historic sites, beautiful vistas, and the local hot spots as your teams dash through the city of to solve clues, earn points, and complete challenges in the attempt to win this amazing race. This high-energy, 3-hour team building activity fosters innovative thinking, shared leadership, and time management in a blend of competition and collaboration. Along the journey, your group will also learn about the geography and natural and local history of the city of Santa Barbara.

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Wine Blending

Visit one of Santa Barbara's local wineries where you'll get to blend wines, design your own labels and participate in bottling your unique blend. Teams will strive to create the best blend while utilizing terminology and concepts employed by wine makers and sommeliers. Ultimately the team must come to a consensus on which blend best represents their efforts and will outperform the blends of their competitors. Each team will design a personalized label and participate in the bottling process, returning home with a unique bottle of their special blend. This fun activity will not only educate participants about the wine making process, but will also sharpen negotiating skills, improve team communication, and build team cooperation and collaboration.

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Get Lost

After blindfolding your team and dropping them off in a remote location, they will remove their blindfolds and begin the journey on foot back to the starting point. Your team will only be able to use what has been provided: a map, a compass, and a guide who will only assist them by answering three questions throughout the day. Is your team up for the challenge? Because participants must depend on each other to complete the course, this program allows groups to experience the profound shift from working as individuals to working as a collective force to achieve a common goal.

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Geocaching

Send your group on a "High Tech Treasure Hunt." Geocaching is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure that has become widely popular for people of all ages. A geocacher can place a treasure container anywhere in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology, and then share its existence and location online. Anyone with a handheld GPS device can then try to locate the cache. This activity requires teams to use problem solving and technical skills to find a reward, navigating obstacle and terrain impediments along the way. Since the motto behind geocaching is "cache in, trash out", encouraging participants to clean up any trash along the way, this activity also fosters ecological and conservation awareness.

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Bike Build for Charity

This wonderful team challenge helps your strengthen your team, while helping a child in need. Teams will be responsible for the assembly of a bike from scratch which will then be donated to a boy or girl in need. This exercise teaches valuable skills in organization, receiving instructions, delegation, cooperation, problem solving, and responsibility while helping provide community service. This activity can be enhanced by having team members participate in the delivery of bikes to a prearranged charity organization of choice.

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Hike and Bike Combo

Your group will be physically challenged on a hike up a winding mountain trail. At several stops along the way, skilled facilitators will offer initiatives and challenges for the group. Upon reaching the top, the group will encounter beautiful views, take a break, and get outfitted for biking. This fun bike ride starts high up in the mountains and heads downhill. The group travels to the beach for a closing challenge. Activities and challenges include hiking with natural history, fully outfitted downhill biking, team building exercises, propped initiatives and group challenges designed to break down cliques and encourage members to share personal goals.

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Beach Day

A Beach Day with Santa Barbara Adventure Company is a great way to spend a fun day outdoors with your group without having to worry about the details. We provide you with friendly, knowledgeable guides who will offer structure to your day with activities, instruction and food. Santa Barbara Adventure Company is able to cater to your group’s needs and focus, whether it is a family reunion, corporate retreat, youth group – this fun program is perfect for everyone.

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