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Challenge center testimonials:

“Our team building event yesterday was a perfect balance of small and large group activities, visual and hands-on problem solving and trust/relationship development.. all which truly allowed us to play on each others strengths and to help us encourage one another. We look forward to implementing and continuing the skills and concepts from Peak Adventure and hope to utilize your facilities again in the future.  Great concept, even better outcome!” 
- Atalie Ruckman, Principal Funds

“I was able to face a fear and push myself to do something new”  -
- Sac State Student

Program FAQs

Is it safe?
Our course has an excellent safety record. The Peak Adventures Challenge Center is fully compliant with all current Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) standards, and undergoes an annual inspection from an ACCT Professional Vendor Member (PVM) in addition to quarterly inspections from qualified Peak Adventures staff members. Our staff receive extensive training to be able to deliver quality programming and recognize potential hazards before they become an issue. We proactively teach all of our participants to make good decisions regarding their involvement as well incorporating a philosophy where participants look out for each other. Physical and emotional safety is our number one priority.
What if it is raining?
The Challenge Center is outdoors and operates in a wide variety of weather conditions. Programs occur rain or shine. If it is raining the day of your program, you can assume that the program will happen. A Peak Adventure’s representative will call the group coordinator to cancel if weather conditions are unsafe.
What if I’m afraid of heights?
No problem! Challenge Center activities are centered on the concept of choice. Our staff will encourage people to step outside of their comfort zones and challenge themselves at the level they choose. We’ll also guide the group to understand the differences between healthy support and peer pressure. Many people use this opportunity to face their fear of heights in a controlled environment.
What do I wear?
The most important item is shoes. Everyone at the Challenge Center must wear secure close-toed shoes such as tennis shoes. Anyone wearing inappropriate shoes such as flip flops, sandals, and Crocs will not be allowed to participate. Sorry. Beyond that wear comfortable, durable clothes that you can play in.
Where do we park?
What is a ropes course?
A ropes course can be defined as a series of elements, both high, built on trees, utility poles and structures, and low, close to the ground. The elements allow a person to undertake both horizontal and vertical challenges. These challenges can be done independently or with a team. At Peak Adventures, we have a wide variety of high and low elements, including a rock wall, catwalk, multi-line, and the infamous dive, a.k.a. the leap of faith. We use the ropes course in conjunction with fun and educational activities that promote personal development and team building through challenges both on the ground and in the air.
What will we be doing?
When you arrive at the ropes course, there are a variety of activities you will engage in. Each program is specifically tailored to achieve your goals and expectations. The activities will vary depending on the program you have chosen. Typically, each program will begin with an ice breaker to get the group warmed up. From there, the facilitator will lead a variety of energizers that will engage the group, leading into initiatives. Initiatives are different games designed to address the goals and expectations you have set for your team. During these initiatives, there may be low elements involved: name games, trust sequences, communication activities, and so on. After the initiatives are completed, the group moves on to the high elements, I.e. rock wall, the dive, etc. The program ends with one final closing activity and a wrap up of the group’s accomplishments.
This is a basic overview of what a ropes course entails. Again, each program is unique in its planning, development, and implementation.
What is a Team Lead?

The team lead is the point person for the program. The team lead will contact you prior to the program to discuss your goals and expectations. Then the team lead will develop a unique program geared to achieve your specific goals. During the program, the team lead is responsible for safety and well being of participants, as well as timely flow of the day’s activities and staff interactions with participants. The team lead will also be the person your should contact if you have questions about the program.

Our Team Leads have over 500 hours of hands-on experience facilitating and leading groups through challenges and transformational activities. Their training includes technical ropes course safety management, CPR and first aid, as well as advanced facilitation, debriefing methods and group dynamics.

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What if I Have a Disability?
If you or someone in your group has a disability, we are happy to work with you to provide services and accommodations to ensure that every participant has a great experience.  Our goal is to make materials and activities accessible to all participants.  Please contact either the Peak Adventures office or your Team Lead to confidentially discuss the disability and necessary accommodations, if applicable.
What is your cancellation policy?
For details on Peak Adventures cancellation and refund policy please visit our Returns and Refunds page.

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the dive at a team building eventChallenge Center Programs
Whether you are a youth group, a professional group, or a Sac State student organization, we offer a variety of programs to strengthen your team.  Use these program options as a starting point to be personalized for your groups goals and needs.

For booking information, please click here.

reaching your peak

We are one - Teamwork and unity program
What to Expect:
A perfect program for any group wanting to have fun and get to know each other better. Spend time problem solving, developing teams, and exploring new perspectives on how teams operate. We believe that sharing a common experience creates a bond that those participants not present will never understand.

Learning Outcomes: At the end of the day your team will walk away knowing more about each other, feeling more connected and with a tighter bond than before. Experience the stages of Group Development (Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, Adjourning) and apply it to your own team.

Our Clients: AmeriCorps, Grant High School, Criminal Justice Academy

change management program

empower yourself, empower your team - Personal Challenge Program
What to Expect: Even though the title is “Personal Challenge”, this is a great program for groups that may already know each other well and want to step it up a notch. Your teammates will be present to help you set goals and push yourself to accomplish them.

Learning Outcomes: Individuals leave with an increase feeling of self-worth, a higher self-esteem and self-confidence. An inherent sense of bonding will come along with having teammates present as you accomplish your personal goals

Our Clients: CSUS Women’s Resource Center, Sororities and Fraternities, Girl Scouts

communication and conflict resolution

Reaching Your Peak - Leadership Development Program
What to Expect:
Activities that promote personal and team decision making and prompt leaders to step forward.  Leadership is a skill to be developed and sharpened; discover your chance to step up and try new roles in a controlled environment. 

Learning Outcomes: Depending on your program goals we may include: theories on leadership, social responsibilities of a leader, Full Value Contract and Dimensions of Success. Participants may gain confidence in group management as well as an appreciation for leadership in task oriented settings. Our participants experience behavioral leadership styles and gain better understanding of leadership models.

Our Clients: Army Corps of Engineers Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, Sutter Medical

teamwork and unity

Riding Waves of Change - Change Management Program
What to Expect: Participate in activities that can parallel the changes going on in your work place, family, or school environment. Whether it is the tools, people, roles, or goals that are changing, practicing in our controlled environment will help your team in the long run.

Learning Outcomes:
Even though changes can frustrate the best of us, in the end you’ll understand how to work past the frustration with your team instead of as an individual and work towards your common goal. Depending on your program goals we may include theories on leadership; behavioral leadership styles; situational leadership model; social responsibilities of a leader; confidence in group management; appreciation for leadership in task oriented atmosphere.

Our Clients: Principal Funds, Caltrans Accounting

empower yourself, empower your team - personal challenge

navigating connections - Communication and Conflict resolution Program
What to Expect:
Activities that demonstrate the many barriers we all face in communicating with others. Work through these barriers with your team in a safe environment to develop a deeper understanding of effective communication, and an appreciation for one another’s leadership styles.

Learning Outcomes: Improvements in productivity and efficiency, reduction in conflict developed through miscommunication with others. Active listening, appreciative inquiry, dimensions of success, and full value contract are models used in this program depending on your program goals.

Our Clients: Sacramento Job Core Recreation Staff

tolerance and diversity

Breaking Barriers - Tolerance and Diversity Program
What to Expect: Unity is our strength, but our diversity is our character. A great program for school and adolescent groups. The team will be broken up into smaller groups so participants will step out of their comfort zones and have a chance to interact with new people.

Learning Outcomes: In this program participants have a chance to mingle with others with whom they do not normally interact. Depending on your program goals participants may experience cliques being broken up, an appreciation for others differences, and an overall awareness of each other. In a professional setting, cultural differences are recognized and an appreciation for effective communication is developed.

Our Clients: Wonder Inc., Bridgeway Elementary 7th Grade AVID, Natomas Unified School District

 

 

 

 

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