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Excursions & Team Building

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Internal protocols & opening procedures can be found on our COVID-19 website (gryphons-covid-19.ca)
For University of Guelph COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus closures, cancellations or other notices, visit uoguelph.ca.
To learn more about Provincial guidelines, please visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-response-framework-keeping-ontario-safe-and-open#restrict   
 
Upcoming Virtual Events - details below
 

B.E.A.T. PROGRAM

The B.E.A.T. Camp Program, formerly known as Boys Week Out, stands for 'Boys Engaging in Active Teamwork'. Campers will be treated to a variety of fun and thought-provoking activities and challenges that will have them thinking "outside the box" while developing "hard" and "soft" skills that can be transferred into their daily lives.

B.E.A.T. PROGRAM

The B.E.A.T. Camp Program, formerly known as Boys Week Out, stands for 'Boys Engaging in Active Teamwork'. Campers will be treated to a variety of fun and thought-provoking activities and challenges that will have them thinking "outside the box" while developing "hard" and "soft" skills that can be transferred into their daily lives.

Unique Skills Activities

This program offers the opportunity for boys to explore who they are as individuals and leaders, allow them to see how they work with others in a group setting, tackle challenges together in a supportive and encouraging community, grow in their own self-development and self-esteem, and participate in a series of unique program opportunities.

Active Teamwork

Campers will participate in deliberately planned activities that include fitness opportunities outdoors, learning about healthy habits, art experiments, cooperative games and sports, outdoor activities, leader of the day programs, and daily reflections in your specific B.E.A.T. workbook.

Group Bonds & Friendships

Within the span of one week, participants in the B.E.A.T. program solidify friendships and mutual respect for each other. With campers having opportunities to be Leaders of the Day and the group working on fun challenges, there tends to be lots of laughter and fun energy amongst the group.

Group Challenges

During the B.E.A.T. Program, the campers will participate in several different challenges with group members. This will enable them to recognize their strengths and also reflect on how they assisted the team and celebrate the team successes.

Physical Activity

During the day, campers will have the opportunity to play in team sports or games. This will allow personal self-growth and understand how the skills of working in a team can translate to sports and into their daily lives.

Self-Reflections

At the end of each day, campers will have the opportunity to reflect on their day and the growth that they have had while at camp. These reflections will be active debriefs and will enable them to be creative in their reflection and personal growth.

B.E.A.T. PROGRAM
Unique Skills Activities
Active Teamwork
Group Bonds & Friendships
Group Challenges
Physical Activity
Self-Reflections

Upcoming Virtual Events

"Stress Buster" - Gryphon "Among Us" - Next Event TBD

A virtual play experience offered as a stress buster.  Participants will participate in the hugely popular Among Us digital game in a cross-platform experience.  This activity will be run through the "Among Us" game platform but coordinated through a Microsoft Teams video call.

Virtual Escape Room - Next Event TBD

Contact us to book your own team bonding activity! 

Our new virtual escape rooms use the hugely popular "Legends of Canada" by Complex Rooms format and platform. Each event is coordinated through a Microsoft Teams video call by a representative from the Department of Athletics. Players are divided into teams of 6 to try to work together to "escape". 

Online Trivia - Next Event TBD

A virtual play experience offered in collaboration with the "Snow Days" initiative for the winter 2021 semester start.  Participants will compete in an online trivia activity that will cover all sorts of general themes and genres.  This activity will be run on both Kahoot! and Microsoft Teams platform and is FREE to all registered U of G students.  

Digital Scavenger Hunt - Next Event TBD

A virtual play experience where participants will compete to find items around their home in a race against the clock to complete the scavenger hunt.  This activity will be run on the Microsoft Teams platform. 

Programming temporarily suspended due to COVID-19

UPDATES
Internal protocols & opening procedures can be found on our COVID-19 website (gryphons-covid-19.ca)
For University of Guelph COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus closures, cancellations or other notices, visit uoguelph.ca.
To learn more about Provincial guidelines, please visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-response-framework-keeping-ontario-safe-and-open#restrict   
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding. 

Indoor Rock Climbing (temporarily suspended due to COVID-19)

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 (temporarily suspended due to COVID-19)

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 (temporarily suspended due to COVID-19)

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 (temporarily suspended due to COVID-19)

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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