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Adventure Leadership Team

What makes your group tick? Or not? Our facilitators use fun, interactive activities to get people laughing while they explore team dynamics, challenge the status quo and discover new ways to communicate, collaborate and work better together.



Adventure Leadership Team programs are great for work teams, community organizations, families—any group who wants to learn, grow and have fun.

Our experiential education philosophy allows everyone to engage at their own pace and comfort level. Our programs can focus on physical challenges or activities that are more based on strategy and collaboration. All programs are customized specifically for your groups’ interests and skill level.

We offer onsite opportunities at the Adventure Education Center, a 150-acre site in northeast Ann Arbor. Our beautiful, wooded facility includes a multi-element low course, 45-foot climbing tower, a two-tiered high ropes courses, two zip lines and a 3,000 square foot building perfect for meetings, retreats or conferences.

Our Adventure Education Center courses and challenge elements are safety inspected every year to meet the standards of the Association for Challenge Course Technology.

If you’d like to treat your group to breakfast or lunch, Michigan Catering has a variety of options that are perfect for indoor or outdoor dining.

Rates, Options & Inquiries

Identify your type of group.
Select a program type.
Pick a duration for your program.
Select the season in which you’d like to have your challenge.
Set the desired location.

Pick a choice for each of the questions above to calculate a rate.

Program rates are determined by your choices. You can submit an inquiry after a rate has been calculated.

These options will cost $0.00 per person.

Ready to submit your inquiry? We just need some final information.

Challenge Program Inquiry
Customize your Challenge Program with our additional offerings—we’ll discuss your choices when we reach out to you.

Our Programs

Team Challenge

This is our most popular program! It includes intellectual and physical challenges with various props, either on the ground or on low elements.

  • Goals: Can effectively address team building items like communication, cooperation and problem solving
  • Program capacity: Up to 70 people per day
  • Program length: Typically a short day (3 – 5 hours) or a full day (6 – 7 hours). Mini-course version (2 ½ hours or less) also available.

Team Tower

Adding our 45-foot climbing wall to your program will provide a whole new challenge to any group! Available in spring, summer and fall.

  • Goals: Improve communication, focus, and mutual support
  • Program capacity: Up to 60 people per day
  • Program length: Short day (3 – 5 hours) or full day (6 – 7 hours)

High Adventure

Building upon the Team Challenge concept, the use of high ropes elements challenges groups in a whole new way.

  • Goals: Explores and addresses issues of mutual support, individual challenge and risk-taking
  • Program capacity: Up to 24 people per day
  • Program length: Short day (3 – 5 hours) or full day (6 – 7 hours)

Past Programs


  • Please wear closed-toe shoes with heel strap. Long shorts or pants are recommended.
  • You will be asked to sign a waiver and complete a medical form before participating.
  • We will bring any necessary equipment. Personal equipment is not allowed on the course.
  • You will be using safety systems, climbing equipment and spotting techniques as directed by staff members.
  • We do not allow participation of anyone who appears to be under the influence alcohol or drugs.
  • Programs that include groups with less than eight participants will be charged at eight participants.

Become an Intern

For Interested Candidates

Apply here!

An internship with Adventure Leadership will include observation and facilitation experience with group development, team building, relationships, communication and customer service. In addition to hands-on experiences, you will design and complete a project of your own that takes into account your unique strengths, passions, experiences and ambitions as it relates to group dynamics. For example, your project might address under-served populations; build a relationship with a key stakeholder; or create a new exercise, element or initiative for team building. No matter what your career aspirations may be, the skills and experience gained during this internship will be powerful and highly valued in all areas of your life, personal or professional.

Summer 2018 Internship Hiring, Training and Employment Timeline

The following dates are required for all potential interns. Please disclose any conflicts in the online application. Last chance to list additional conflicts will be at the Final Interview Session.

  • January 26, 2018:  Online Applications Due
  • February 8, 2018 @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm:  Interview Session I (Invites sent by February 9)
  • February 15, 2018 @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm:  Interview Session II (Invites sent by February 16)
  • February 22, 2018 @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm:  Final Interview Session
  • March 5, 2018:  Deadline for Internship Acceptance
  • March 10 – 11, 2018 @ 9:30am – 4:30pm:  Facilitation Training (Adventure Education Center)
  • March 15, 2018 @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm:  Facilitation Training (AEC)
  • March 29, 2018 @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm:  Facilitation Training (AEC)
  • March 31 – April 1, 2018 @ 9:00am – 5:00pm:  High Adventure Technical Training  (AEC)
  • April 2 – 4, 2018 by appointment:  Skill Verification Days (AEC)
  • April 12, 2018 @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm:  Facilitation Training (AEC)
  • TBA (First/Second week in May 2018):  Trip Leader Training/WFR (Optional)
  • April 30, 2018 – September 4, 2018:  20 hours per week, typically 3 – 5 days per week
  • September 4, 2018  – November 15, 2018:  Hours available based on availability

Apply here!


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