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Program Progression

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Roles and Goals
  • Instructions and Supplies
  • GeoTrek hunt
  • Debrief
  • Scoring

Nuts & Bolts

  • Outdoor
  • 3–4 hours
  • Team size of 4; group size of 200 or more
  • Medium fitness suggested
  • Site Specific: GeoTrek courses are set in 75 cities nationwide

GeoTrek Team Building

GeoTrek, based on the recreational sport of geo-caching, blends adventure and technology into an exhilarating team building experience. Courses are set primarily in urban settings with secret caches hidden in parks or distinctive city spots. Your team will experience the novelty of learning to use GPS devices and the excitement of locating caches.

Teams receive maps, clues, and several “on-the-go” challenges. After a brief GPS lesson, you’re ready to develop your plan for success. Each team chooses the caches it will attempt to locate based on point values, distances, and your team’s strategy (fewer “big ticket” caches or many smaller caches).

GeoTrek can include long hikes, or a series of short walks to get to the caches, depending on your group’s objectives, and many cities offer public transportation (including taxis) that can greatly increase the distances covered in this half-day team building adventure.

Benefits

  • Enables each team to determine and develop their own strategy and roles as they choose their route and pace.
  • Connects workplace analogies such as “plotting a course,” and “charting new territory.”
  • Integrates technology and human intuition, which parallel the divergent yet equally necessary components of most workplaces.
  • Spurs participants to explore an urban locale together (especially fun for out-of-town visitors).
  • Aligns with organizational competencies around: teamwork, cross-functional thinking, influence and impact, transferring knowledge, drive and persistence.

Printable Sample Agenda

Blend with Corporate Training

Our Stages of Team Development and Emotional Intelligence workshops complement GeoTrek because small teams must quickly form and then perform at a high level.

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Program Progression

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Roles and Goals
  • Instructions and Supplies
  • GeoTrek hunt
  • Debrief
  • Scoring

Nuts & Bolts

  • Outdoor
  • 3–4 hours
  • Team size of 4; group size of 200 or more
  • Medium fitness suggested
  • Site Specific: GeoTrek courses are set in 75 cities nationwide
The GPS unit lesson
The GPS unit lesson
But the arrow is pointing the other way!
But the arrow is pointing the other way!
Plotting a course of action
Plotting a course of action
One of many photo challenges
One of many photo challenges
United as a team
United as a team
Looking good
Looking good
Searching for a proof answer
Searching for a proof answer
A bonus challenge
A bonus challenge
Earn additional points
Earn additional points
Famous Faces challenge
Famous Faces challenge
We won!
We won!
Success
Success
Great way to discover a city
Great way to discover a city
Now, this is the way to debrief
Now, this is the way to debrief