Home On The Range Adventure Tours’ team building programs are unique, challenging, fun and keep everyone involved. We can combine a selection of activities to create one-half day or whole day event. These activities can of course be extended to incorporate as many one-half or whole days as desired. And, we can divide your group into any number of teams that will spend the day competing in, enjoying, and learning from an assortment of events and challenges.
Many of our activities can be completed in as little as 15 minutes, making them perfect for breakout sessions, though most of our exercises are somewhat longer. Groups can often complete 3 - 4 of our individual events within an hour to an hour and a half, and can comfortably complete 5 of our events within a three hour time frame. All of our activities are easily adaptable to group size and many can be conducted either indoors or outdoors.
Pricing will vary depending on the number of individuals participating in an event, on the length of the event, and on the particular team building event selected. Ask our expert event planners for an exact price based on your group and your specific choice of programs.
Here are other exciting ideas as to how to spend one-half day with your team.
Take nothing but pictures… Leave nothing but footprints…
Waste nothing but time!
(The Cavers’ Motto)
Get your group together and join us in exploring the mysterious subterranean world of caves – a special world where few people venture. Long ago this 4 kilometer long limestone cave system was created by massive volumes of melt water from extinct glaciers. Now the glacial waters have receded leaving glacial deposits, fossil animal bones, pools of sparkling clear water and glistening calcite formations, all of which you can view on our cave tours.
After assembling the caving gear, participants head up to the cave on a rugged, mountain trail. The hike is 20-25 minutes through pine forest to the cave entrance. Here you change into your caving equipment and will receive a safety briefing. Your expert guide will take you on a natural history tour of the cave, an exciting underground world - etched and sculptured over hundreds of thousands of years - through twisting passages and chambers of stalactites and stalagmites, then finally down to the tranquil pool in the canyon.
At all levels, caving offers a natural team building environment, as participants are required to assist each other in unfamiliar situations. Caving challenges one's comfort zone and requires the team to develop a solid group chemistry in order to overcome individual hesitations. If desired, debriefing is available to discuss communication skills, how strategies could be improved and integration of learnings into the work environment.
The Explorer Tour is similar to the adventure tour but does not include the rappel or ‘Laundry Chute’.
This tour involves an 18 meter rappel on a "figure-of-eight" rappelling device backed up by a safety line. No experience is necessary as we provide all the instructions. Participants will be climbing, crawling and squeezing (through the ‘Laundry Chute’) while inside the cave.
More formal team building programs, which allow teams to self-navigate through the cave, are also available. Each group member (4-8 per team) has a role to play. Team leaders coordinate members responsible for: navigation, reconnaissance, communication and group wellbeing.
Program Location: Canmore.
Time Period: 4 - 6 hours.
Season: Year round (October to April is best for groups).
Inclusions: Professional caving guides, coveralls, kneepads, gloves, lights and backpacks.
Group Size: Minimum 4 - Maximum 32
Caving can be moderately physically challenging, however no experience is necessary for any of our tours. Participants should be fit; anyone who hikes, cycles, rafts, skis or snowshoes will enjoy this unique experience.
We recommend warm, comfortable (non-bulky) clothing (jeans/long pants, tee-shirt and fleece or ‘hoodie’). You will also need good footwear hiking boots are best but a trail/sturdy running shoe will be fine. Do not expect to carry anything into the cave. You will need to have both hands free at all times.
We recommend either a compact digital or disposable camera with flash for taking photos. Anything you wear or take into the cave will get covered in fine mud, so avoid new fancy clothing or camera equipment. Please keep in mind there are no facilities at the cave site - use the toilets in Canmore prior to your caving adventure.
Contact our knowledgeable staff today to discuss designing your group’s unique Team Building event.
Remember to ask the Home On The Range Adventure Tours’ staff to help you design and build the perfect program for you. In the past we've developed programs as varied as overnight road rally events, western themed and sports themed game events, orienteering courses, in fact, all of the programs listed above were at one time unique events in their own right.
You can also combine a team building event with a keynote presentation to build additional employee value into your event. Or you can include guided hikes, walks, snowshoe trips, slide presentations, and sightseeing tours to create a complete Rocky Mountain package.
Our competent, knowledgeable, and experienced guides and facilitators are the foundation of our programs. They come from many different backgrounds, but choose to make the mountains their home because of their love of nature and the outdoors. They share a passion for the wilderness, wildlife and history of the region and they are eager to share that experience and knowledge with you!
Your custom designed program can be delivered at any time of the year. Our network of Guides/Facilitators is available to offer programs in a broad range of locations. No matter the location, we are committed to designing and delivering a program that combines the best of people, place and product.
As all packages are customized to meet the specific request and needs of the client. Prices will vary depending on the number of individuals participating in an event, on the length of the event, and on the particular team building event selected. Ask us for an exact price based on your group and your specific choice of activities.
Can be arranged to all locations.
Can be arranged at local hotels, lodges and resorts.
Meals can be incorporated into the packages, if requested.