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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Participants meet at Elings Park, where friendly and knowledgeable facilitators welcome everyone and give preliminary instructions for the course. The group will be divided into smaller teams and given a map, compass, and a clue to their first challenge station.Once on the trail, each team must complete their team challenge before they orient themselves to the next station along the 3-mile course. The route loops around Santa Barbara’s beloved community park, featuring green sporting fields, shaded groves, and spectacular views of the coastline. While working together to navigate through the course and completing team building challenges, participants will experience the natural beauty of the Santa Barbara outdoors. Throughout this exciting program, skilled facilitators guide discussions that directly address parallels to work, school, and life. Adventure-based learning is a great way to bring your team together!
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.
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.