Teambuilding & Custom Events
Let us design your best event ever. Whether you’re looking to host a small celebration or a huge corporate event, Outdoor Programs can design a made-to-order program in an ideal location. Take advantage of our spectacular conference and recreational facilities at UCSF, or choose a local park, an off-site center, or your own facility.
View our teambuilding and customer events brochure.
· Staff & Corporate Events
· Special Occasions
Competitive Team Challenge
Group members break out of their comfort zone with high-energy, time-limited challenges that ask them to collaborate yet compete. Participants perform a series of activities that require multi-tasking and inventiveness.
Your teams will come away with:
• A surge in team spirit, bonding, and pride in accomplishment
• Greater trust in themselves and each other
• Stronger decision-making techniques
Team Development Workshops
Take to the Bay for a group experience that can be relaxing or thrilling—and sometimes even both. Kayaking trips range from peaceful paddles under the moonlight to exciting adventures by day.
Trips leave from Mission Bay and Sausalito. Beautiful waterfront park locations provide the perfect place for picnics and parties before, during, and after kayaking.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
How do you get unique individuals to work together as one? Our Team Development Workshops use interactive games and fun problem-solving exercises to strengthen their cooperation as well as their decision-making processes. Follow-up discussions will help internalize the experience, incorporating what they’ve learned into their everyday routines.
Participants will come away with:
• Increased personal and team role identifications
• Stronger leadership and greater individual participation
• Improved team dynamics, skills, and morale
Just about anyone can learn Stand-Up Paddle Boarding—really! With our instructors guiding you from your first step (or first paddle), your group will be gliding through the scenic waters of Mission Creek or Sausalito in no time.
You and your group will come away with:
• A fantastic outdoor experience
• Increased bonding and team spirit
• Pride in accomplishment
Remember how awesome recess was? We sure do. Retro-Recess is perfect for breakout sessions or just for a short escape from the office. It’s a great way to re-energize your team with some old fashioned fun, and it can be customized for your group’s specific needs.
The focus is on having fun and strengthening relationships. Hula Hoop contests, dodgeball, obstacle courses, basketball and more—everyone wins at Retro-Recess.
Ice Breakers and Games
Our rooftop state of the art climbing wall has a spectacular view of San Francisco. But it’s not about this stunning view or the exhilarating climb, it’s about the experience you’ll have with your group. It does not matter if you’re an advanced climber or a first timer. Challenge by choice is our motto.
• Reduced stress levels
• Improved communication skills
• Increased trust and confidence, both in yourself and in your team
Icebreakers are perfect for introducing new employees, uniting a new group, spicing up a group retreat, or kicking off a conference. Your group will be guided through a series of activities that help break down barriers, help you get to know one another better, and have a little fun in the process.
In addition to being great for events, they also work well to break up a normal day of work, or add an energizing component to your training workshop.
Life beyond your work—it exists! Let us help you recapture it.
Local Excursions take you and your colleagues away from the project and into a world of exploration and relaxation. Let our professional guides help you plan a beach party, a picnic, a day at a museum, or the group outing of your choice. Choose from a wealth of Bay Area locations, including Angel Island, the Marin Headlands, the Presidio, and the Exploratorium.