Colorado Springs Team Building Services & Corporate Event Planning

 

Colorado Springs, Colorado offers a magnificent backdrop for a team adventure. Nestled at the base of majestic Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs beauty is awe-inspiring anytime of the year.

Corporate Teams designs and delivers high impact team building programs to companies throughout the Colorado Springs area and for the meeting and convention industry hosting conferences in Colorado Springs.

Team Building in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs Colorado offers a magnificent backdrop for a team adventure. Nestled at the base of majestic Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs beauty is awe-inspiring anytime of the year.

Corporate Teams designs and delivers high impact team building programs to companies throughout the Colorado Springs area and for the meeting and convention industry hosting conferences in Colorado Springs.

Featured Events

Manitou Springs Team Olympics Challenge

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Manitou Springs is the host city for the Summer Olympics! Best known for its scenic landscapes, cool mountain air, healing mineral springs, hiking trails, year-round activities, and welcoming spirit, Manitou Springs thrives as a popular tourist destination. In fact, tourism is the mainstay of the local economy. But now, Manitou Springs is serving as a host location for the Team Summer Olympics.

Get your team involved in this high energy, intensely collaborative, and potentially competitive ...more...Read More

Manitou Springs is the host city for the Summer Olympics! Best known for its scenic landscapes, cool mountain air, healing mineral springs, hiking trails, year-round activities, and welcoming spirit, Manitou Springs thrives as a popular tourist destination. In fact, tourism is the mainstay of the local economy. But now, Manitou Springs is serving as a host location for the Team Summer Olympics.

Get your team involved in this high energy, intensely collaborative, and potentially competitive event. Teams gather together for an opening ceremony proudly displaying their Olympic Team name and colors on a customized team flag. The excitement level builds as teams move into action as the events are announced.

We realize not all team members are equally athletic. No problem! Events include a series of wacky, fun and collaborative team challenges. Corporate Teams will customize the level of activity based on what works best for your group. Examples include: Ready, Set, Jump; Team on their Toes; Can You Hear Me Now?; Up, Up in the Air; Step, Step, Squeeze; Volleyball Relay; Home Run Derby; Frisbee Golf Challenge. Indoors or Outdoors, the Team Summer Olympics will keep your team energized and fully engaged in this fast paced competitive challenge.

Let the Games Begin!

Program Overview

Opening Ceremony

Teams kick things off with a display of their team colors, name and Olympic flag. The Opening Ceremony recognizes each team and provides an overview of the competitive playing field.

Let the Games Begin

Competition begins with a series of fast, competitive and intensely collaborative team events that earn teams a variety of points. Strategy and execution is key to team success. It’s not the fastest teams that earn an Olympic medal – it’s the smartest teams!

Gold, Silver, and Bronze

Teams gather at the finish and wait for the judges’ results. And the winners are?! Teams are awarded the Gold, Silver and Bronze. Of course, all teams celebrate having successfully competed in the Summer Olympics.

Colorado Springs Amazing Adventure Race Scavenger Challenge

Colorado Springs Amazing Adventure Race Scavenger Challenge

Sitting at an elevation of 6,035 feet, Colorado Springs, Colorado is the proud home of Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, the U.S. Olympic Committee and the U.S. Air Force Academy to name just a few of its attractions. These areas and the many others that are near this beautiful region make the Colorado Springs area the ideal backdrop for the Amazing Adventure Race Scavenger Challenge.

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Sitting at an elevation of 6,035 feet, Colorado Springs, Colorado is the proud home of Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, the U.S. Olympic Committee and the U.S. Air Force Academy to name just a few of its attractions. These areas and the many others that are near this beautiful region make the Colorado Springs area the ideal backdrop for the Amazing Adventure Race Scavenger Challenge.

Intensely collaborative, fast-paced, highly strategic and potentially very competitive, teams race to as many Amazing Adventure Race Scavenger Challenge locations as possible. There are too many to get to in the official race period. This is intentional. Teams must choose wisely. It is not the fastest teams that earn the most points; it’s the smartest teams!

Amazing Race locations are spread out across the designated field of play area. First, teams must decipher codes that reveal the clue that identifies the race location. Once teams arrive to a Race Challenge location, they engage in a series of active challenges that require team collaboration, innovation, and effective execution.

Amazing Race Challenges can be completed in any order. It is up to your team to determine the most efficient use of resources and to plot a course that will maximize the number of Amazing Race Challenges completed successfully. The Amazing Adventure Race requires teams to think strategically before jumping into action! Teams that balance strategy and action while adapting to unexpected changes are the teams that excel as they race to the finish!

Program Overview

TEAM Kickoff

Teams gather at the start line in the selected Field of Play Race Area. Amazing Adventure Race Teams rules of engagement are revealed. Teams create their own strategy from the start – all Amazing Adventure Race Challenges are presented upfront so it is up to choose their Race Challenges wisely, plot an efficient course of travel, manage the diversity of challenges that earn performance points, and move into action.

Amazing Adventure Race in Action

Teams hit the ground in pursuit of their first Amazing Adventure Race Challenge. Since teams will have different strategies, they will spread out heading east, west, north and south trying to keep ahead of their competition. How many Race Challenges locations will they successfully complete?

TEAM Results

As the clock ticks to the finish, teams will arrive back to Race Headquarters. Amazing Race Challenges are tallied and the results are in. Because of the complexity and diversity of how performance points are earned, we are able to recognize each team for a unique accomplishment before revealing the final totals. And the winners are?

Post Program

Each team will have a camera throughout the event documenting a series of widely creative team photos. We take the best of the best and put together a compilation into a high-energy photo/music slideshow. Team members are sure to ‘laugh out loud’ when they see the crazy and fun photos from the race!

Manitou Springs Amazing Adventure Race Scavenger Challenge

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Hidden between Garden of the Gods and America’s most famous mountain, Pikes Peak, lies the magical town of Manitou Springs. “Manitou”, a Native American word for “spirit”, describes this beautiful mountain community. Eleven naturally carbonated mineral spring fountains, located throughout this Historic town, run free for all who wish to enjoy the healing benefits. Manitou Springs is a vibrant artisan community, home to world class art, music, theater and sidewalk sculpture displays. The downtown Historic ...more...Read More

Hidden between Garden of the Gods and America’s most famous mountain, Pikes Peak, lies the magical town of Manitou Springs. “Manitou”, a Native American word for “spirit”, describes this beautiful mountain community. Eleven naturally carbonated mineral spring fountains, located throughout this Historic town, run free for all who wish to enjoy the healing benefits. Manitou Springs is a vibrant artisan community, home to world class art, music, theater and sidewalk sculpture displays. The downtown Historic District is the perfect venue for the Amazing Adventure Race Scavenger Challenge.

Highly collaborative, fast-paced, intensely strategic and competitive, teams race to as many Amazing Adventure Race Scavenger Challenge locations as possible. We have intentionally provided too many to get to in the official race period. Teams must choose wisely. It is not the fastest teams that earn the most points; it’s the smartest teams!

Amazing Race locations are spread out across the field of play area. First, teams must decipher the code that reveals the clue that will identify the race location. Once teams arrive to a Race Challenge location, they engage in a series of 5-10 active challenges that require team collaboration, innovation, and effective execution.

Amazing Race Challenges can be completed in any order. It is up to your team to determine the most efficient use of resources and to plot a course that will maximize the number of Amazing Race Challenges completed successfully. The Amazing Adventure Race requires teams to think strategically before jumping into action! Teams that balance strategy and action while adapting to unexpected changes are the teams that excel as they race to the finish!

Program Overview

TEAM Kickoff

Teams gather at the start line in the selected Field of Play Race Area. Amazing Adventure Race Teams rules of engagement are revealed. Teams create their own strategy from the start – all Amazing Adventure Race Challenges are presented upfront so it is up to choose their Race Challenges wisely, plot an efficient course of travel, manage the diversity of challenges that earn performance points, and move into action.

Amazing Adventure Race in Action

Teams hit the ground in pursuit of their first Amazing Adventure Race Challenge. Since teams will have different strategies, they will spread out heading east, west, north and south trying to keep ahead of their competition. How many Race Challenges locations will they successfully complete?

TEAM Results

As the clock ticks to the finish, teams will arrive back to Race Headquarters. Amazing Race Challenges are tallied and the results are in. Because of the complexity and diversity of how performance points are earned, we are able to recognize each team for a unique accomplishment before revealing the final totals. And the winners are?

Post Program

Each team will have a camera throughout the event documenting a series of widely creative team photos. We take the best of the best and put together a compilation into a high-energy photo/music slideshow. Team members are sure to ‘laugh out loud’ when they see the crazy and fun photos from the race!

Colorado Springs Team Olympics Challenge

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The Summer Olympics have come to Colorado Springs! Get your team involved in this high energy, intensely collaborative, and competitive event. Teams gather together for the opening ceremony proudly displaying their Olympic Team colors and team name on a customized flag. The excitement level builds as the events are announced and teams move to into action.

The regional parks of Palmer and Bear Creek Canyon are the perfect location for hosting the Team Summer Olympics.

...more...Read More

The Summer Olympics have come to Colorado Springs! Get your team involved in this high energy, intensely collaborative, and competitive event. Teams gather together for the opening ceremony proudly displaying their Olympic Team colors and team name on a customized flag. The excitement level builds as the events are announced and teams move to into action.

The regional parks of Palmer and Bear Creek Canyon are the perfect location for hosting the Team Summer Olympics.

We realize not all team members will be on a level playing field athleticly. That’s not an issue! Events include a series of wacky, fun and collaborative team challenges. Corporate Teams will customize the athletic level of the activities based on what works best for your team. Examples include: Ready, Set, Jump; Team on their Toes; Can You Hear Me Now?; Up, Up in the Air; Step, Step, Squeeze; Volleyball Relay; Home Run Derby; Frisbee Golf Challenge. Indoors or Outdoors, Summer Olympics will keep your team energized and fully engaged in this fast paced competitive challenge.

Program Overview

Opening Ceremony

Teams kick things off with a display of their team colors, name and Olympic flag. The Opening Ceremony recognizes each team and provides an overview of the competitive playing field.

Let the Games Begin

Competition begins with a series of fast, competitive and intensely collaborative team events that earn teams a variety of points. Strategy and execution is key to team success. It’s not the fastest teams that earn an Olympic medal – it’s the smartest teams!

Gold, Silver, and Bronze

Teams gather at the finish and wait for the judges’ results. And the winners are?! Teams are awarded the Gold, Silver and Bronze. Of course, all teams celebrate having successfully competed in the Summer Olympics.

Mystery in Manitou Springs, Colorado

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Intensely strategic, highly collaborative, and mind-expanding!  Mission Impossible: Mystery in Manitou Springs, Colorado keeps teams on their toes.  Home of the scenic Pikes Peak – each Mission location captures the beauty of Manitou Springs, Colorado.

Working undercover, your team Mission is to decipher the codes of up to ten Mission Challenge Locations; determine the Mission Challenge location within the field of play area; solve up to a dozen ‘Mission Adventure Challenges’ at each Mission Location; ...more...Read More

Intensely strategic, highly collaborative, and mind-expanding!  Mission Impossible: Mystery in Manitou Springs, Colorado keeps teams on their toes.  Home of the scenic Pikes Peak – each Mission location captures the beauty of Manitou Springs, Colorado.

Working undercover, your team Mission is to decipher the codes of up to ten Mission Challenge Locations; determine the Mission Challenge location within the field of play area; solve up to a dozen ‘Mission Adventure Challenges’ at each Mission Location; and return back to headquarters before time runs out!

Throw in the highly creative Photo Challenge that has teams scanning the periphery in search of the obscure; teams must manage their time effectively to earn the most performance points.  Can your team balance the demands of both?

And if that doesn’t keep the team busy, how about we include a few mind-twisting adventure challenges that require quick thinking and effective execution under the pressure of time? Managing the many challenges of Mission Impossible: Mystery in Manitou Springs will keep teams on the move, requiring team focus while strategizing on the bigger picture opportunity. Resources are endless – but will team members recognize the possibilities?

 

Program Overview

IT'S NOT THE FASTEST TEAM THAT WINS -- IT'S THE SMARTEST TEAM!

There are too many Missions to reach within the official timeframe – this is intentional. Strategy and big picture thinking is key to success.

Unlike your typical scavenger hunt that leads teams point to point sequentially – this playing field is wide open. Your team has the opportunity to head north, south, east or west – the choice is up to you! Mission Impossible is about strategy – we don't tell you where to go – you decide the best route based on a series of complex clues. Which team will have the best strategy? Which team will decipher the most codes? Which team will complete the most missions? Which team will earn the most performance revenues?

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE IN ACTION

Kick Off: Teams gather at a central location in the field of play area within the historic town at the base of Pikes Peak. A quick overview of the TEAM Balance Model will provide important clues on how to best approach the challenge.

Team Briefing: The rules of engagement are revealed and Missions are distributed. It is up to each time on how they want to strategize and set their course of action.

Mission Impossible in Action: Teams head out on foot (or step up the level of intensity with bikes) in search of each Mission Challenge location while managing their Photo Challenges. There are too many Missions to reach during the official timeframe. It is up to each team to determine which locations to target and ultimately earn the most performance points.

Results and Debrief: Teams arrive to Mission Headquarters for final scoring and review of the results. Because of the complexity of the Missions, each team is recognized for unique accomplishments. Of course there is also recognition for the team that has earned the most performance points!

PROGRAM DELIVERY OPTIONS

Start and Finish locations can be customized to your team’s meeting venue or travel requirements. Let us suggest some great places to celebrate results in the many high-energy restaurants and bars of Manitou Springs.

Step up the intensity and add in bicycles! For active teams, this option provides the opportunity to experience more of the historic sites of Manitou Springs, Colorado.

Kayak Challenge

Kayak Challenge

Ready, set, paddle! Your team challenge is to locate, navigate, and successfully paddle to a variety of locations within a designated period of time. Sounds easy? Guess again! Using 2 person kayaks, each team has multiple kayaks to earn as many points as possible while determining the best ‘team duo’ to paddle to the farthest locations.

Coordinating team resources is the key to success in this fast moving team adventure. Guaranteed to test communications under ...more...Read More

Ready, set, paddle! Your team challenge is to locate, navigate, and successfully paddle to a variety of locations within a designated period of time. Sounds easy? Guess again! Using 2 person kayaks, each team has multiple kayaks to earn as many points as possible while determining the best ‘team duo’ to paddle to the farthest locations.

Coordinating team resources is the key to success in this fast moving team adventure. Guaranteed to test communications under pressure, teams will quickly come to understand the importance of setting a pace, coordinating actions, and pairing up resources effectively.

Ropes Course Challenge

Ropes Course Challenge

The Team Ropes Course Challenge includes a combination of high and low ropes challenges that require teams to communicate effectively, collaborate strategically and executive efficiently. The team will begin the event with a series of though provoking and strategic ‘low ropes’ initiatives and build to the opportunity of experiencing several high ropes challenges. Team members must effectively utilize their team resources and manage the skills that each individual brings to the team.

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The Team Ropes Course Challenge includes a combination of high and low ropes challenges that require teams to communicate effectively, collaborate strategically and executive efficiently. The team will begin the event with a series of though provoking and strategic ‘low ropes’ initiatives and build to the opportunity of experiencing several high ropes challenges. Team members must effectively utilize their team resources and manage the skills that each individual brings to the team.

The objective is to complete each Challenge and to discuss what elements of team and leadership were used to successfully complete the activity. Corporate Teams is dedicated to integrating the specific team and leadership challenges and opportunities that your team currently faces into the overall event and providing a strong alignment of these into the Team Foundation and Team Management segments of the program. The team will walk away with thought provoking learning and actionable steps that will increase individual and team performance.

Logistics

There are a variety of challenges that will be chosen for this event based on the level of fitness of the group and the overall team objectives.  Here is an example of some of the possible activity challenges:

Low Ropes Challenges

Using cables, ropes and wooden beams strung among trees or poles, teams explore risk taking, leadership and communication. The low ropes course adventure also highlights problem-solving, coaching and collaboration.

The low ropes elements are close to the ground so the perceived risk is low, but still challenging to complete. Participants walk tightropes, negotiate obstacles, climb walls, and pass teammates through a giant web.

Participants gradually expand their comfort zones (sometimes dramatically) and recognize fears that may block personal and professional achievement. Each challenge draws upon team members to actively support each other.

The discussion following each challenge differs in length and depth depending on the group's goals for the day. Some find a high-five and a quick acknowledgment of successes sufficient before moving on. Other teams take the time to connect the group process skills

Mohawk Walk:  The objective is to move the team from start to finish on top of and along a series of tautly strung cables between support trees.  The cables are approximately 18” off the ground.  Crossing the Mohawk Walk takes communication, cooperation and commitment.

Nitro Crossing:  The team must travel to a 'safe area'.  Using a swing rope, team members must move across the taboo turf successfully.  If someone knocks off either the trip-wires, the entire team must begin again.  The 'nitro' must be brought with the team.

Spiders Web:  The objective is to move your team from one side of the web to the other.  Each opening can only be used one time.  Team members cannot touch the web when passed through.  If the web is touched, the team member must return and begin again.

Wild Wossey:  Two individuals creatively and physically support one another as they attempt to traverse the lengths of two diverging cables that are tautly strung between two supports.  Success is determined by the level of trust each team member has with their teammate.

Whale Watch:  The objective is for the team to switch sides without letting the platform make contact with the ground.  If you have experience a 'teeter totter' than you can imagine how difficult this can be with an entire team placed on an 8'x13' platform!  The key to success is team 'balance'.

TP Shuffle:  With the entire team balancing on a 10' log, the objective is to switch positions based on a variation of criteria:  birthdays, height, alphabetical first names, etc.

Canyon Crossing:
The objective is to get your entire team to the opposite side of the canyon to retrieve the secret for the success of Accenture's newest innovation.

High Ropes Challenges

Using harnesses, helmets, cables, ropes and wooden beams strung 20 to 50 feet high among trees or poles, teams explore risk-taking, trust and coaching. Each moment is rich with discoveries, whether you're climbing, simply encouraging others or on belay.
Participants appreciate the opportunity to interact with their teammates in a very different and powerful way. Our facilitators establish the context for each activity, monitor participant's safety and help the team recognize valuable insights throughout the day.
The high ropes elements are up in the trees so the perceived risk is high, but actual risk is low. Participants walk across cable bridges, negotiate giant ladders or ride zip lines through the trees as they overcome personal fears and develop new self confidence.

Organizational Ladder: The objective is to get you and your teammate up the ascending ladder.  This two person challenge must work together strategically to make their way to the top.

12 Foot Wall:  Beginning at the bottom of the 12 foot wall, the team must successfully get their entire team up and over the wall.

Leap of Faith:  Each team member will climb a 30 foot telephone pole, balance on the top of it, and then 'leap' to the trapeze.

Heebie-Jeebie:  Suspended 30 feet off the ground, each team member must walk across a cable using a 'hand rope' for support.

Cat Walk:  A log beam is suspended 30 feet between two trees.  The objective is to walk across the beam without losing balance.

Zip Line:  All thrill and no skill, zip across a cable leaping from a platform 30 feet off the ground.