Team Building Problem Solving Challenges

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Our team building activities are typically scheduled is 1 to 2 hours increments and involve a selection of 3 – 4 activities each hour.  We have over 50 indoor activities and 22 outdoor elements that are part of our program.  Each challenge combines a balance of physical and mental activity, with options for all skill and age levels.  We focus on the physical interaction because it’s fun, motivating and gets the mind thinking differently.  Our experienced facilitators work with the group leader to learn about the group and select the right activities based on your objectives, past team building experience, age and physical condition.   Examples of specific team building challenges:

Toxic Waste

In this team building activity, the group must work together to move “toxic waste” from one location to another using only the equipment provided. This problem solving exercise requires the group to learn to communicate effectively and utilize the “give and take” principle.

Swamp Crossing

In this team building activity, the group must cross a “swamp” without getting “wet” using two parallel rows of logs by supporting each other. If one person falls, all must start again. The problem solving challenge teaches participants to rely on each other and that the whole team succeeds only if they all work together and look out for each other.


Straight & Right

In this team building activity, the group must find their way through a maze by making only right turns and moving forward. The problem solving exercise teaches participants to listen to each other, follow direction and also encourages team members to provide ideas in a constructive manner.

Raging River

In this team building activity, the entire group must cross a “raging river” using only the “stepping stones” provided while staying “well grounded” to keep from being washed away. This problem solving challenge teaches participants to consider the needs of those that they are working with in addition to their own as they cannot make it across the river on their own.

Noah’s Walk

In this team building activity, the group works in pairs to traverse V-shaped cables get that further apart. The activity teaches participants to learn to trust and rely on each other.

Gossip Table

In this team building activity, the group works together to keep a large see-saw like platform balanced as they each get on. This challenge teaches individuals to think and work as a group and let go of their need for individual control.

Data Processing

In this team building challenge, carpet squares are used to represent a computer circuit. The group must find the path through the circuit in a certain amount of time. Groups learn how to work together better, particularly in the area of organization.

Alaskan Pipeline

In this team building challenge, the group must build a pipeline from pieces of PVC pipe which allows “water” to travel a certain distance and the water cannot become contaminated. Groups learn how to plan together and communicate better.

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