Team Building

Team Building

Get outside, get together, have fun, transform your group!

Team building changes the way your group approaches life, work, and challenges together. Lutherhaven provides team building activities for non-profits; community organizations; clubs; athletic teams; students and faculty; church groups; and company employees.

Our programs promote skills critical to a successful team:

  • Group Building
  • Cooperation
  • Trust
  • Communication
  • Commitment
  • Leadership
  • Goal Setting
  • Problem Solving
  • Pro-Social Interaction

Participants gain a greater understanding of and appreciation for what it means to be a “group.” They’ll take skills back to the office, classroom, athletic field, or boardroom that promote healthier interpersonal relationships.

Team Building is available to groups of middle school-age to adult, of all abilities and backgrounds. We customize your program to meet your goals, giving you a quality, relational, inspirational experience in the outdoors.

Bring your group to a safe place and space. Invite them to try something new, fun, and exciting. Give them memories to take home and talk about for months to come. In doing so, you’ll help make our world a better place.

Team Building Programs

Half Day Program (3-4 hours)

  1. Participants get to know each another in fast, fun, new ways, helping strengthen relationships and productivity.
  2. A sense of camaraderie and a greater awareness of the importance of teamwork is established.
  3. Mutual care and support grows in an environment of cooperation, encouragement, and concern.

Full Day Program (5-6 hours)

We reinforce all that’s achieved in a half-day program, plus:

  1. Participants assess critical factors in your team’s goals and tasks and explore how to capitalize on your group’s talents, challenges, and resources.
  2. Groups develop effective, “safe” communication.

With bigger groups, full day programs often close with a large group activity that brings all your participants together, especially valuable for people who don’t have every-day contact with one another.

Closing activities encourage participants to share key learning’s and insights from the day in creative ways, a meaningful stepping stone to action planning for back home.

Overnight or Multi-Day Program (2 or more days)

Increase your group’s ability to focus on, analyze, and troubleshoot issues important to the team. Multi-day programs present a broader range of problem-solving activities that allow longer, deeper times for discussion and draw out key learnings, both individually and for the overall group.

  1. Examine personal and group behaviors to better understand how to move forward in different, positive ways, improving individual and team performance.
  2. Develop action plans to reinforce key learnings, and encourage participants to carry those insights back to the office, classroom, or workspace.
  3. Build new and lasting–often life-changing–relationships at casual meal, social, and classic campfire times.

Challenge Courses

Low Challenge Course

An intentional series of problem-solving interactions designed to spur growth in cooperation, communication, trust, problem-solving, and leadership skills. Depending on the element, you might find yourself balancing on logs or walking on wires. You’ll be encouraged to be creative and think collaboratively.

Our low course is annually certified and includes elements constructed on or near the ground that do not require safety ropes (belays) or helmets. Professionally facilitated group spotting keeps everyone safe, and we always encourage challenge by choice!

High Challenge Course

Our high course elements are certified each year and safely take participants anywhere from 10- to 40-feet off the ground.  Some high elements include a zip line, a 40-foot natural rock climbing wall, a 3-sided climbing tower, the Giant’s swing, high beams and more!

Using harnesses, ropes, belays, and pulleys, your team will gain self-confidence, an understanding of perceived risk, and a heightened sense of trust.

The High Course is generally reserved for full-day Team Building programs.

Team Building FAQs

Who benefits from team building programs?

Non-profits; community organizations and clubs; high school and college athletic teams; school students and faculty; church youth groups; leadership; and company employees.

What is included in Lutherhaven’s team building program?

Team building programs include problem solving initiatives, low ropes challenges, and large group activities. We also have mid- and high-rope challenges included in day-long programs.

We always include intentional, structured debrief time to help your group find greater meaning in all they did.

Who are the staff who would facilitate for us?

All our facilitators go through extensive training, assessment, and certification to work with the various groups we serve.

Is your course certified and safe?

The Challenge Courses at Camp Lutherhaven and Shoshone Mountain Retreat are inspected by our facilitators prior to use and evaluated annually by an outside professional, according to ACCT standards.

What elements do you have?

Camp Lutherhaven has multiple low rope elements on site like the spider web, nitro swings, multi-vine, whale watch;  and multiple portable elements.  We also have a climbing tower with zip line, 8-element high ropes course with giant swing dismount, 2 catwalks (high beams), a pamper pole, and a unique “mid ropes” course.

Shoshone Mountain Retreat has multiple low ropes and portable elements along with a zip line, giant swing, giant’s ladder, and natural 40-foot rock face for  belayed climbing.

How big a group can I bring?

We facilitate groups from ten to 120 and even more people. Larger groups are divided into smaller groups of 10 to 15, but come together for large group activities.

What should I wear?

For most of our programs you’ll be outside for three or more hours, so layers are a good idea. Being in the woods means it’s often cool and damp—especially in spring and fall. You also might be in a harness, so don’t wear short-shorts, skirts, or tank tops. We require close-toed shoes for all Challenge Course activities. That means no sandals, Tevas, Chacos or flip flops.

How much does it cost?

The cost varies based on length of stay and other options. Contact us for a quote.

Have Questions?

For more information about Outdoor Education at Camp Lutherhaven or Shoshone Mountain Retreat, contact:

Kate Preudhomme
Outdoor Education Coordinator
(208) 667-3459 x117