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Excursions & Team Building

COVID-19 Update July 15, 2020: Ontario prepares for Phase 2 (Stage 3)
The Department of Athletics will remain closed until August 31, 2020 other than restricted Rental Permits made through the Facility Booking Office. For more details visit link below.
All in-person Fitness & Recreation Programs originally planned to run in June, July and August continue to be cancelled.  Your health and wellness continue to be a priority for us, and we're excited to welcome you back soon. We are continuing to post daily workouts online free of charge. Participate in our 45 minute Gryphon fitness classes from our Fitness and Recreation Instagram account found here.  As restrictions from the provincial government and public health are communicated, we will provide updates regarding future programming.
Registrations will be automatically cancelled.  You do not need to withdraw or cancel your registration.
Any fees already paid will be refunded in full. Payments made by credit card will be automatically refunded to that card. If you paid for a registration with any other form of payment, you will receive an account credit that can be used to pay for future registrations.  For more information about recreation program credits and refunds, please email
Excursions not offered in Winter or Spring/Summer semester.
Base Membership is NOT required to register for Excursions.

Challenge Rope Course - Kelso Conservation Area

Climb to new heights at the Kelso Challenge Course which features an Escarpment Walk Aerial Course and the Vultures View Climbing Tower. The Escarpment Walk is an aerial ropes course that will challenge you to test your balance, coordination and courage as you traverse the climbing elements. The Vultures View is a climbing tower with three walls, each with a number of different elements and features that will take you more than 45 ft in the air. These courses are built at various heights and range in difficulty from beginner to expert. Participants will receive approximately 3 hours on the challenge course. All equipment will be provided along with a safety orientation (ground school) upon arrival. For all course requirements, please visit: Transportation to and from the location is included in the cost of the excursion. The Athletics Base Membership is NOT a pre-requisite for Excursions. Early Registration Discount not applicable for Excursions. *Registration ends 1 week prior to start date.

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. *Registration ends 1 week prior to start date.

Activity Details

Currently not offered


High Ropes Course
Zip Line
Glen Eden Ski Trip
Ski Trip
High Ropes Course
Zip Line
Glen Eden Ski Trip
Ski Trip

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   

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