Over 20 Years of Experience Leading Team Building Activities

Games and Excursions Everyone Will Love

Santa Barbara Adventure Company provides high quality team building programs in California and across the country. The ability to develop methods of communication and problem solving is highly valued in today’s competitive work environment. Keeping team members focused on the learning process and encouraging team development are crucial components of any successful organization. Our references include some of the most successful businesses in finance, entertainment, athletics and hospitality. We offer programs for all levels and interests, as well as customized packages to meet your businesses needs and budget.

For all our Team Building options, visit our sister company Coastal Team Building.

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“Our group has high expectations and can be very demanding and everyone loved the activities we did with SBAC. I would highly recommend them.” – Bianca Janus, Corporate Events, Thomas Weisel Partners
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High Ropes Course

The Santa Barbara Adventure Company's High Ropes Course consists of a series of group initiatives that focus on communication, trust, and problem solving techniques. Through active experimentation, reflection, and application of skills, participants explore the complex and transformative meanings of trust, cooperation, and thinking outside the box, all of which create a unique bonding experience. Throughout this challenge-by-choice program, SBACo's skilled facilitators will guide discussions that clarify correlations between the ropes course and the group's daily environment.

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Field Olympics

Get ready to have some fun in this exciting Beach or Field Olympics program. This upbeat and high-energy group oriented challenge, designed for all ages and abilities, will bring out community spirit in all of your team members. A combination of new games and regular favorites begin with an opening ceremony and warm-up exercises followed by team competition in a fun and dynamic program designed to get everyone involved. Teams will earn points while rotating through prearranged stations, ultimately determining who will be the overall Beach or Field Olympics Champion. This program is designed for good-natured competition, but can be altered for a less competitive focus.

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Sea Cave Kayaking

This spectacular adventure is an advanced team building challenge set against the backdrop of the Channel Islands National Park. Challenging and exhilarating; your day will include a morning channel crossing, informative beach lesson and amazing sea cave kayaking. Your team will help each other through sea caves, practice self-rescues, and maneuvers through difficult scenarios. This is a great team building program for groups that want to build new levels of leadership and cooperation.

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The Great Race

Visit historic sites, beautiful vistas, and the local hot spots as your teams dash through the city of to solve clues, earn points, and complete challenges in the attempt to win this amazing race. This high-energy, 3-hour team building activity fosters innovative thinking, shared leadership, and time management in a blend of competition and collaboration. Along the journey, your group will also learn about the geography and natural and local history of the city of Santa Barbara.

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Wine Blending

Our knowledgeable guides will lead your group to a local venue where you'll meet your knowledgeable and fun wine blending facilitators. Wine professionals will introduce the varietals and provide a brief history and context for the region's winemaking while educating the group on tasting techniques. Participants will then work in small teams of 2-3 people to create their own unique blends, using their new knowledge and the varietals before them. This fun and educational experience is perfect for wine lovers, and will leave your team with knowledge & skills to take home!

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Get Lost

Participants meet at Elings Park, where friendly and knowledgeable facilitators welcome everyone and give preliminary instructions for the course. The group will be divided into smaller teams and given a map, compass, and a clue to their first challenge station.Once on the trail, each team must complete their team challenge before they orient themselves to the next station along the 3-mile course. The route loops around Santa Barbara’s beloved community park, featuring green sporting fields, shaded groves, and spectacular views of the coastline. While working together to navigate through the course and completing team building challenges, participants will experience the natural beauty of the Santa Barbara outdoors. Throughout this exciting program, skilled facilitators guide discussions that directly address parallels to work, school, and life. Adventure-based learning is a great way to bring your team together!

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Send your group on a "High Tech Treasure Hunt." Geocaching is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure that has become widely popular for people of all ages. A geocacher can place a treasure container anywhere in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology, and then share its existence and location online. Anyone with a handheld GPS device can then try to locate the cache. This activity requires teams to use problem solving and technical skills to find a reward, navigating obstacle and terrain impediments along the way. Since the motto behind geocaching is "cache in, trash out", encouraging participants to clean up any trash along the way, this activity also fosters ecological and conservation awareness.

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Beach Day

A Beach Day with Santa Barbara Adventure Company is a great way to spend a fun day outdoors with your group without having to worry about the details. We provide you with friendly, knowledgeable guides who will offer structure to your day with activities, instruction and food. Santa Barbara Adventure Company is able to cater to your group’s needs and focus, whether it is a family reunion, corporate retreat, youth group – this fun program is perfect for everyone.

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