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Adventure Leadership

A new face covering policy will go into effect Wednesday, October 20, 2021.
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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.

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Overview

Adventure Leadership team building 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. And as the world changes, so do we! We offer virtual programs to meet you where you’re located virtually.

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, a zip line 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.


Our Programs

We’re thrilled to announce some exciting improvements taking shape with Adventure Leadership!

Coming Spring 2022, Adventure Leadership will be opening a new and more inclusive high ropes course to our community, and expanding our in-person team building program capacity to accommodate groups larger than 24 participants. All of this is designed to bring you the most customized experience possible to ensure impact and learning are maximized!

In order to focus our efforts on these improvements, we’ll be working at a decreased capacity throughout our off-season offering a limited number of in-person and virtual team building programs. We encourage you to still submit your inquiries, and appreciate your continued support of our program.

Stay tuned for updates and photos of our progress throughout the season on our social platforms.

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Virtual Connection

Looking to bring your next Zoom meeting to a new level? In this ever-changing world, the ability to handle difficult or unexpected problems over virtual platforms has become critical. This program encourages groups to establish communication channels and solidify work-from-home practices through activities that allow participants to assess situations, navigate challenges, and identify solutions through a variety of free software programs. For an even more hands-on experience, print-ahead activity documents and prop packet deliveries are options available for an additional fee.

  • Goals: Create or strengthen virtual group norms, experiment with styles of distance communication, and build rapport
  • Program Capacity: Up to 24 participants
  • Program Length: 1 -5 hours
High Adventure

The use of high-adventure elements challenges groups in new physical and mental ways, enhancing our Team Building offerings. If your group wants to elevate your program, you can add a high-adventure experience for an extra adrenaline-fueled memory. Groups can choose to take on our climbing tower, the two-tiered high-ropes course*, or the zipline*. Though each high-adventure experience adds a degree of perceived risk, we maintain the highest safety standards when we’re challenging the limits of a group’s comfort zone.

  • Goals: Explore and address issues of mutual support, individual challenge, and risk-taking
  • Program Capacity:  Tower only available: Up to 24 participants
  • Program Length: Additional 2–4 hours per group of 30 people, depending on selection

*Our ropes course and zip line are currently closed for construction

Challenge Program

These adventures are excellent for groups looking for a dynamic and engaging shared experience. Small teams within the group will work together to complete mentally and/or physically challenging tasks, all while exploring the environment together. This program generates lots of frame-worthy photo ops and action shots!

  • Goals: Get to know each other, build connections, leap in, and have fun
  • Program Capacity: Up to 24 people
  • Program Length: 3–5 hours

Rates, Options & Inquiries

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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.

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For your program, please finish the inquiry form and an Adventure Leadership staff member will contact you with further information.

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Become an Intern

For Interested Candidates

Adventure Leadership is an outdoor, activity-based, experiential learning and leadership development program. You will facilitate team building programs and can choose to guide trips, providing participants opportunities to explore leadership, organizational behavior, group development, and the environment using adventure education practices and outdoor recreation principles. As an intern, you will learn to design and deliver custom experiential programs for students, educators, corporate groups, nonprofit organizations, and beyond using experiential tools which can include ground initiatives, low ropes course elements, high ropes course elements, and a climbing tower. Interested interns can also learn how to create community by leading day, weekend, or week-long trips. Past trips have included dog sledding in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, backpacking along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and paddling the Huron River. Upon acceptance of the internship, training will be provided. In addition to hands-on experiences, you will design and complete a project of your own that takes into account your unique strengths, passions, and ambitions. 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.

Winter 2022 internship hiring, training and employment timeline will be posted at the end of Fall 2021.


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