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Excursions & Team Building

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Upcoming Fall/Winter program details are now viewable below - registration opens Fri Aug 30/19 @ 5:30am!

Base Membership is NOT required to register for Excursions.

Challenge Rope Course - Kelso Conservation Area

Climb to new heights and hang out with us on our 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 several different elements and features that will take you more than 45ft in the air. Participants will enjoy 3 hours of Escarpment Walk Aerial Ropes Course and Vultures View Climbing Tower. Transportation from the University of Guelph to Kelso and return is included in the cost of the excursion. All excursion trips are subject to cancellation in the event of inclement weather.

Activity Details

20969 - July 13, 2019

Kayaking - Guelph Lake

Located on a 1,600-hectare reservoir and conservation park, Guelph Lake offers a tranquil location to try kayaking for the first time! Transportation will be provided from the University of Guelph to Guelph Lake and return. Pricing includes two-hour kayak rental, transportation, and pavilion rental. Personal flotation devices are mandatory and must be brought by the participant. Please note this trip is self-guided. All excursion trips are subject to cancellation in the event of inclement weather.

Activity Details

20971 - July 13, 2019

Rafting Splash Trip - Grand River

Ever wanted to try rafting? Now you can, with 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 Glen Morris to Paris route is a section of the Grand River that starts above the village of Glen Morris at the 1860 ruins of the Old Mill, ending at the old bridge abutments called the Three Sisters. On this route the water moves more aggressive with about 1km of shallow rapids. These shallow rapids require skill in navigating, so we do not recommend this excursion for first time paddlers in a river in a canoe, kayak, raft or stand up paddleboard. Pricing includes raft rental, personal flotation device rental, guide person, transportation and 3-4 hours of rafting. All excursion trips are subject to cancellation in the event of inclement weather.

Activity Details

20972 - August 10, 2019

Kelso Challenge 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: For all course requirements, please visit: https://www.conservationhalton.ca/challengecourse. 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

21981 - September 28, 2019

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

21982 - October 4, 2019

Excursions

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 tothj@uoguelph.ca   

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