Leadership & Teambuilding for Adults
Whether you are looking for something to complement your business retreat
or a way to improve your employee's processes, ExCEL can create a program
to build toward your goal. We help managers learn to be leaders,
employees to become teammates, and individuals to find their true
potential. Many people finish the program aware of how hard they pushed
themselves and realize how much they enjoyed it.
The ExCEL program uses the outdoors to present everyday challenges in new ways to
help people learn how to better overcome them. Teamwork, communication, trust, problem
solving and other common words take on real meaning in unique and memorable team challenges
Typically programs are either a half-day, a full-day, or multi-day. Programs can be
onsite at the 4-H Center or offsite at your school, church, business, etc. Programs
are very flexible and can be accommodated to most sized groups. Call or email us for
With half-day programs, groups spend a morning or an afternoon working together through initiatives
(group challenges). These range from mental puzzles to overcoming our 12 foot team
wall. Initiatives are fun challenges that increase self-awareness, problem solving,
communication, trust, and team moral. All initiatives are customized to the group's
wants and needs. Times may also be adjusted to fit the schedule of the group.
In a full-day program, groups spend the morning collaborating to overcome some of
our initiatives (group challenges). We typically use ground based initiatives in the
morning that focus on communication, critical thinking, and trust within the group.
In the afternoon most groups choose to experience our challenge course. The challenge
course is located 20 feet in the trees and consists of 20+ obstacles varying in difficulty.
While the challenge course has lots of individual obstacles, there are several obstacles
that require a partner. The challenge course is intended to reinforce key concepts
learned from initiatives.
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"The team building exercises promoted unity and communication within our entire group.
The experience was more than I could have imagined. Your staff is to be commended
for the work you do for the leaders in Arkansas and beyond."
- Janet Wray, Leadership Magnolia
"ExCEL created a challenge course custom to our 200 employees with the goal of not
only strengthening professional relationships through team-building but having a great
time as well. From the very first time I met with Luke and his team, they always found
a way to accommodate our requests and were extremely flexible and willing to go the
extra mile. The challenge course developed by ExCEL was a perfect fit for Garver because
it allowed our employees to be physically challenged with low-impact activities while
enjoying interaction with their co-workers outside the office."
- Laura Nick, Garver
What is the ideal group size?
We work with groups that are anywhere from four to 250 people. We normally subdivide
into smaller groups of 15-20 people.
What is the age limit?
ExCEL participants need to be age 13 and older. Especially for the high ropes course.
The ExCEL program is suited for youth 8th grade and up and adults of all ages.
Is your zip line open to the public?
Our zip line is part of our team building and leadership program. Groups must book
an ExCEL program in order to do our zip line.
What is the weight limit for your zip line and high challenge course?
What if some team members are not the most physically fit or have physical limitations?
We can tailor our programs appropriate for your team's level of fitness. During the
planning phase of your team building program we take into account limitations of the
team members and plan accordingly. If physical limitations are unknown until the program
starts, our trained facilitators will do their best to modify and work with the limitation.
How much lead time do you need to book an event?
We prefer at least one-month lead time, but we have been known to facilitate a program
the day after we received the initial request. Give us a call or send an email and
we will do our best to meet your specific needs.
How much time is needed for the ExCEL Program?
The amount of time needed for the program is dependent upon the type of event and
the number of participants. Most events start at 2 hours in length and then vary depending
on the focus, needs, and goals of the program. Our most popular event is our full
day (8 hours) event.
How much time is needed for the high challenge course?
Our high ropes course is part of our full day experience. It is usually done in the
afternoon and takes at least three hours for a group of 20 participants to complete.
Do most of your programs take place outside?
Yes, most of our programs are outdoors. However, team building events can be designed
for an outdoor or indoor venue. Fixed challenge course elements are outside.
How should I dress?
Dress so you can be physically active and comfortable. We highly recommend wearing
closed toed shoes during our team building programs. Closed toed shoes are required
at our high challenge elements such as the high ropes course, climbing tower, and
What do you do in case of inclement weather?
Many of our groups choose to do the event despite the weather. Most of our team building
challenges can be altered for indoors. As long as the weather is not dangerous, we
give groups the option to continue with the program as planned. However, if rescheduling
is the only option, your deposit is good for six months after the original program
What is the investment cost?
The investment is dependent upon the number of participants and the logistics of each
program. Contact us to discuss your exact needs.
Do you travel to other locations?
Yes! ExCEL facilitators can travel to other locations. We have offered programs
to our clients in a wide variety of venues all over the state.
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