This Phoenix rescue teambuilding program near Toronto is ideal for a small group exercise. Teams works together in one or two small groups to save the Phoenix from extinction. Designed for smaller teams, this program allows for a Team Zipline and Team Rappel set-up which will enables team members to be even more involved in the operation of the zipline and gives the team the ability to lower their teammates on the rappel. This active interaction builds greater trust and better relationships between participants. Teams will travel through various stations to complete tasks required to save Phoenix eggs. The Phoenix Rescue is an ideal program for small teams who are looking for a cooperative event with no sense of competition.
The team is given the task of rescuing phoenix eggs from a nest on the cliff face. Unlike any other rappel, Team Rappel requires team members to actually take control and lower their teammates down the 60-foot cliff. Communication is key to the team's success. Once the team lowers their team member over the edge of the cliff they will no longer be able to hear or see each other. One team member will act as a communicator between the individual on rappel and the lowering team. The lowering team must lower the participant on rappel to the nest on the cliff and then stop while the participant rescues an egg, and then continue to lower them to the ground. This station is very thrilling and brings out trust and teamwork within the group. As a safety precaution, an instructor also has the rappeller on a backup rope.
WILDERNESS NAVIGATION WITH COMPASS
Using compass skills, team members will travel through the gorge with their phoenix eggs, using bearings and their navigation skills. An instructor teaches them how to use their compass and guides them through the process to track down the necessary tools to help protect the phoenix eggs.
ROPE BRIDGE TRAVERSES
Teams must work together to pass through the web and then traverse 10 bridges with the support and spotting of their teammates. The team must also get all their phoenix eggs through the web and across the rope bridges.
The team is given the task of placing the phoenix eggs that they rescued and put them in a nest suspended off the zipline. The nest is suspended 200ft across the Gorge and 80ft above the river. Teams will need to negotiate the best way to complete the task without breaking the eggs. Participants will be hooked into the zipline by their team mates under the supervision of an instructor. Once each participant has completed their task, they are pulled back by their teammates. Team members work together to help support and encourage their teammate on the zipline.