The Greenknoll Branch of the YMCA, using the foundation of experiential education, develops team building programs that can be used by groups such as sports teams, schools, college organization groups, corporations, services organizations even families. Experiential education is when the educator engages with a learner in physical activities that create opportunities for reflection. The goal is to increase self-awareness, develop skills, clarify your values and develop a capacity to contribute to your team or community.
Team building is customized to meet your needs and can include:
Aligning around goals
Building effective working relationships
Reducing team members' role ambiguity
Finding solutions to team problems
Adventure Programs & Expeditions
Let us show you the ropes by bringing our mobile adventure unit to you. This program is a great way for your organization or corporate group to work on teamwork, developing trust and establishing effective communication or simply getting to know each other. Programs can be tailored to fit the needs of any group, and we can accommodate groups of any size.
Team Building/Low Ropes- Great Team Building activity available right on Greenknoll Camp property
Unfixed Initiatives- Programs with props available onsite or at our facility. For example, team building with props in the woods, on a football field, or in the gym. These are mobile programs that we can bring to you.
Trust Building- Exercises used to develop trust between team members.
Kayaking- Previously done on Candlewood Lake, CT River, Norwalk Outer Islands even as far as the Florida Everglades
Canoeing- has been done all over in places like Housatonic River and The Great Swamp in New York
Orienteering/Bush Whacking- When you use the map and compass to get from point A to B. Bush Whacking includes walking through a terrain.
Hiking - Done all over including the Appalachian Trail and Great Hollow
Camping – Mostly in the Appalachian Trail and Great Hollow
Camp Site Cooking- Learn how to cook on an outdoor fire. Done at Camp Greenknoll or can be done at your location.
Rock Climbing – Professionally trained instructors often done at St. Johns ledges