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Excursions & Team Building

Fall/Winter Registration opens Friday August 31st @ 5:30am.  

View details below prior to this date.

Excursions

Excursions

High Ropes Course
Zip Line
Glen Eden Ski Trip
Ski Trip

White Water Rafting - Grand River

Ever wanted to try white-water rafting? Now you can, with our Grand River Paddle beginners trip! This program is a perfect complement to our introductory kayaking excursions or for the outdoor recreation enthusiast who wants a more action packed experience. The Cayuga paddle (Paris to Brant Park) is a 12-13 km journey that normally takes 3-4 hours aimed at beginners. Pricing includes raft rental, personal floatation device rental, guide person, transportation and 3-4 hours of white water rafting. All excursion trips are subject to cancellation in the event of inclement weather.

Activity Details

Currently not offered

Low Ropes Course - University of Guelph

Located on the beautiful U of G campus, Athletic's brand new low ropes course is situated in a natural setting near South Residence complex. Participants will experience a challenge of activities that help to build teamwork, leadership and communication in a group setting. No previous experience is required, participants can sign up as individuals and/or small groups. Dates are weather permitting. Early Registration Discount not applicable.

Activity Details

20312 - September 28, 2018

High Ropes Course - Heart Lake Conservation

Located at Heart Lake Conservation Area in Brampton Ontario, Treetop Trekking offers several high ropes courses. Participants will enjoy 3 hours of Zip Line and Aerial Course Tours. The courses include zip lines, Tarzan swings, balance logs, bridges and other unique and exciting games. The courses are built at various heights and range in difficulty from beginner to expert. Transportation to and from the location is included in the cost of the excursion. The Athletics Base Membership is NOT a pre-requisite for Certification courses. Early Registration Discount not applicable for Certification courses. Fees include taxes.

Activity Details

19279 - October 12, 2018

Ski Lesson - Chicopee Ski Resort

Located in Kitchener Ontario, the Chiciopee Ski Resort boats 12 runs that range in beginner to advanced. This lesson package includes a 1-hour group beginner lesson with an instructor, includes equipment rentals (ski or board), as well as a Learning Centre lift ticket.

Activity Details

20313 - January 25, 2019

Ski Trip - Glen Eden Ski Resort

Located in the Kelso Conservation Park, Glen Eden Ski Resort offers both Skiing and Snowboarding across 12 trails and Terrain Park. This resort offers trails geared towards more beginner and intermediate abilities. A full day-weekend lift ticket pass is included in the cost of registration. Participants can either bring their own equipment or rent from the chalet at a cost of $33.00 + HST. Transportation to and from the Resort is also included in the cost of registration.

Activity Details

19703 - February 1, 2019

Team Building

Athletics offers several team building opportunities in our versatile facilities.  Each program is customized to the needs and desired outcomes of the group participating with a wide range of activities available.  Packages can also be adapted to include a leadership/communication debrief activity.  Sessions are designed to be half-day in length with meal options available in partnership with Hospitality Services.  Some sample team building activities that we run include:

Indoor Rock Climbing

Our UGAA Rock Wall Centre is a state of the art facility that includes top roping, bouldering and lead climbing.  Participants will climb in a safe and positive environment led by our climbing instructors and learn climbing safety as well as belaying technique.  Working together as both a climber and belayer, teams of two will then tackle a wide range of routes that will satisfy climbers of all skills and experiences.  All necessary equipment is provided at the Rock Wall facility.  

Escape Room

Teams will have to work cooperatively bringing together all their strengths and skills to achieve freedom for this labyrinth.  Escape rooms are a new phenomenon that work as a great team bonding activity that will challenge new or seasoned teams.  Teams will have to use their communication/observation skills to sift through useful clues buried among useless information.  Who will emerge as leaders and will their team follow them?  No previous experience or equipment is required to participate in this activity.      

Bubble Soccer

Inflatable sports offer all the physical activity a traditional sport would but with the added element of bouncing and bumping into your opponents (maybe even team mates).  Our friendly staff of referees with set-up the orbs and field of play followed by a safety orientations.  Our Bubble Orbs comes in different shapes and sizes to accommodate groups of all ages.  Groups can play different configurations of 4v4 or 5v5 in a single game or mini-tournament format.  All necessary equipment is provided including knee pads which are mandatory.   

Nerf Battle

Our Nerf battle royal is by far our most popular team building activity.  Groups are split into teams and play various formats from all out team vs team battles to one-on-one  single shot games or even capture the flag!  Before every event, our team of experts builds a cardboard box terrain that allows teams and player to formulate the best strategies to survive and dominate.  All of the nerf guns and foam bullets are provided with this event as well as safety glasses for players.  This event is great for large groups of 20-30 plus; check out the video below to see more.    

For more information on packages and pricing please contact Justin Toth at tothj@uoguelph.ca   

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