Event Type: Small Group

Toy Workshops

In a society filled with disposable products, we’ve come to view toys as just trinkets that can be played with then discarded. But they can be so much more. They can encourage creative thought in children, and provide them with learning opportunities. Their construction, too, is a blend of problem solving skills and the imagination. This is why we’ve created a team building activity in Colorado that both gives to children in need, and builds on your employees’ varied skill sets.

Your group will create cohesion and learn valuable communication skills while making charitable contributions to local children’s charities. The teams must solve challenges and puzzles successfully as a team to earn the supplies they need to create engaging toys that will be donated. We bring all the tools, parts, and accessories to make each toy unique, and allow the group to use their creativity in its production.

This activity can be arranged in a way that takes into account your company’s individual budgetary requirements, with materials adjusted accordingly.

Stuff-a-Plush

When we think of Denver Metro team building activities, or even our company’s charitable contributions, the idea of creating stuffed toys is not always the immediate angle we jump to. However, these cute animals are often a key part of our shared culture, and represent to many of us a source of comfort during difficult times, and an object of joy in our childhoods. Each of your team members will likely have their own stuffed toy memories they can bond over, and we’ve crafted an experience that will see them working together to help offer children in need the chance to build their own memories of comfort and fun.

Your group will create cohesion and learn some vital communication skills while making charitable contributions to local children’s charities. The teams must solve challenges and puzzles successfully, using each team member’s talents and knowledge, in order to earn the supplies they need to create the toys to be donated. They’ll then use Connections Team Building & Training’s special mobile stuffed animal factory to make a collection of new companions for children, including options for plush skins, clothing & accessories.

We understand that budgets can vary, so we’ve also arranged these challenges in a way that can be tailored to your group’s needs, while still being able to affect children’s lives in this valuable, heartfelt way.

Global Solar Giving

Sustainability is increasingly becoming a salient feature in business today. Organizations like yours are understanding their responsibilities to both their local environment, as well as their role in the global picture. Sustainable practices can certainly be implemented as part of day-to-day company activities, but it’s also important to provide team members with an insight into the company’s sustainable activities can impact individuals in cultures very different from their own. 

We’ve created an opportunity for team building in Denver Metro that truly allows your company to change the lives of others. As the world’s population increases and nonrenewable sources of energy for cooking dwindle (e.g., firewood in Asia and Africa) or seriously damage the ozone layer (e.g., fossil fuels), the need to adopt clean, renewable energy sources and devices that utilize these sources grows ever more critical. One important tool that helps address these issues is the use of Solar ovens. 

We begin by working with you to tailor your event to fall in line with your Corporate Social Responsibility policies. During the event, each of your company’s teams will work together to complete problem solving challenges in order to win the supplies they need to construct a solar oven. After following instructions and utilizing technical skills to complete their device, they’ll use an oven at the end of the event to bake cookies for one another as a special treat. Connections Team Building & Training then sends the ovens to third world countries, where being able to boil water can be the difference between life & death.

Catapult Chaos

So you think you can construct a catapult that can out launch all others? Not so fast Mr. Engineer!

We’ve crafted an awesome construction event that has a dynamic and theatrical climax that your group will love! Your teams will get to dive into this combination of hands-on and cerebral challenges, testing their ability to problem solve as a team in order to create the most effective large-scale slingshot device! Catapult Chaos turns outdoor team building in Denver Metro — Boulder, Aurora, Golden and beyond — into an opportunity to push your group’s competitive and collaborative abilities in a way that embraces the extremes of fun.

With an ample supply of wood, sticks, hinges, wheels, pins, nails, screws, glue and tools the teams will compete to build a working catapult. Each teams’ score is based on creativity, function, aesthetics, and of course how far, fast, and accurately it launches various objects. But the road to victory isn’t quite that simple! Teams will have to compete in challenges to earn their materials before they can get into the creative aspects of constructing their machine. This competition will challenge each team’s planning, engineering, inventory management and teamwork skills.

Build a Better Mousetrap

Organizations face a wide variety of challenges; some predictable, others entirely unexpected. Success in business can often rely upon our employees’ ability to understand the challenges they face and effectively adapt to those events which catch them off-guard, with each understanding their role in the team when this occurs. We’ve taken the time to craft a unique team building event for companies in Denver Metro that explores their abilities in the face of change management.

This team program is based on the best selling book “Who Moved my Cheese” by Spencer Johnson. In the book, 4 characters in a maze are looking for their cheese (a metaphor for what each of us wants in life), our event focuses on the lessons these characters must learn:

The “Handwriting is on the wall”
“Change happens”
“Anticipate change”
“Monitor change”
“Adapt to change quickly”

We ask groups to work on a specific challenge project together with a specific set of parameters and key assigned roles within the group. Then we “change” everything and see how teams react. They must work together to successfully adapt, and create the project despite the new rules, players, deadlines, etc. This mimics the challenges they’ll face in real life, where at any time during their projects the team members, parameters and deadlines might change, but they still have to make it work together.

Ad Biz

Great Team Adventure choice for testing your organization’s knowledge or to reinforce training on a new product, service or the visions & values of your company, plus this is BIG FUN!

Bikes for Kids

Riding a bike is often a key aspect of our formative experiences. It provides us with healthy exercise, enhances our physical and cognitive skills, and offers the opportunity for incredible adventures and the memories that go along with them. Unfortunately, there are children in our state that don’t have those opportunities. We’ve created a Colorado team building event that engages your team’s technical and creative skills, while allowing your company the chance to make a real impact on the lives of children.

This bicycle building experience will touch your hearts and inspire your minds. It is filled with fun and excitement, as well as the opportunity to develop skills, tools and insights that will make a dramatic and powerful effect on your team. However, this activity goes beyond the simple ability to follow instructions and work together. Teams will compete in problem solving puzzles and challenges in order to be rewarded with the tools and pieces needed to construct the bikes. Participants get to bond through their competitive spirit, harness their individual talents, and engage their empathy to understand their effect upon the world. The bicycles produced by your teams will be donated to local children’s organizations like The Tennyson Center, YMCA, A Precious Child, CASA or Boys & Girls clubs.