Browsing the archives for the adventure tag

Fun for the Whole Family

Have you recently enjoyed a fun day out at our Phoenix ropes course? Good news, you can share the same excellent adventure with your friends and family with our adventure package.  Yes, kids too! Your group will have so much fun they won’t even notice you’re getting a little exercise. And a lot of fresh air. […]

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Fear Factor

Last year we worked with a group that was led by a young manager. He had a rather strong, imposing personality. What he said, people did. While the group functioned well together, it was clear that they were somewhat intimidated by their manager. The manager participated in the activity, joining one of the five teams […]

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Collaboration Contributes to Education Transformation

With job security down and expectations up, there is now doubt that it’s a difficult time to a teacher.  There is no shortage of opinions on how to improve the education system. Sadly, the constant barrage of demands – from national and state government, the community and finally the District, may only serve to negate […]

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One Day Adventures to Host British Reality TV Film Crew

Cricket star, Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff, to scale Sedona cliff on adventure tour Scottsdale, Ariz. , October 21, 2010 -– Climbing the striking red sandstone towers that are so unique to this region— it’s the quintessential Southwest adventure— portrayed in movies such as Mission Impossible II and Vertical Limit. It is the adventure that former British cricket […]

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Cultivating courage

Shortly after publishing last month’s post, I received a package of letters from a group of sixth graders who we ran a ropes course for a couple months ago. It arrived almost on cue, as many of them shared their own positive fear-facing experiences. Here are some quotes: “My favorite part… was the ropes course. […]

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Facing fears

One of the most iconic images of the ropes course is the confidence pole. You know, the telephone pole with the ladder nailed into the side. A climber gets to the top of it and has to make one last, big, awkward step to balance themselves on the top of the narrow pole. From that […]

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High Adventure in High Country

While much of the country is looking forward to thawing out, summertime can be challenging in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert.  By August, the heat can feel oppressive.  None of us are very surprised to hear incidents of road rage on Valley roads increase, given how unhappy we are to have to get into our car at […]

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The new corporate teambuilding – part 2

“Lori” was participating in a paintball teambuilding event along with her colleagues from the local Arizona office of an insurance company.  From the start of the introduction she seemed pretty uncomfortable with the event.  She was shy and fearful that she would drag down her team or wouldn’t be able to finish the game.  During equipment […]

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