Spiritrider Team Building Retreat
Spiritrider Wagon Train Team Building Retreat
Purpose: Corporate team building and seminars for
management retreats, team development, training, strategic planning,
communication, de-stressing, and more in an authentic Wagon
Audience: Personnel at any level of the organization
Group size: 2 to 40
Session Length: One-half day to one week
Location: Casper, Wyoming, USA
Other Lodging and Meeting Facilities: Yes (information provided
Effective team building brings
people together to build more effective relationships and ultimately
performance. Seldom, however, do we truly get to pull back from the
frantic pace of our work and look at our team from a human factors
point of view. The Spiritrider Wagon Train experience allows teams to
engage in a totally unique and foreign activity, requiring everyone to
work and learn together. In some cases, it even provides a powerful
catalyst for change, both personally and organizationally.
This team building program is designed around client needs and can cover a spectrum of
offerings including team development and alignment, communication, team
performance, team vision/mission/integrity development, and much more. The
program can also be simply a way for the team to de-stress and regroup.
We work with you to design the experience that will work for your team.
Want to see what a typical day looks like? Click HERE.
The Spiritrider Wagon Tain takes place on 57,000
acre Willow Creek Ranch near Casper, Wyoming, home of some of the Wild
West's greatest legends. The Hole-in-the-Wall Gang, and Butch Cassidy
and the Sundance Kid were regular parts of this landscape. All the
authenticity of the Old West is carefully preserved there.
The feel of the Old West is part of this adventure from historic trails
and rustic equipment to western clothing and authentic chuckwagon
cooking. As such, we ask our participants to also wear authentic
clothing. Period clothing should be rented or purchased ahead of time,
but if it just doesn't work out for you, Wrangler jeans and a western
shirt will do. Here's a pop-up list of what you should bring.
Equine Assisted Learning (EAL)
The focus of EAL involves setting
up activities involving the horses which will require the client or
group to apply certain skills. Non-verbal communication, assertiveness,
creative thinking and problem-solving, leadership, work, taking
responsibility, team building and relationships, confidence, and attitude are
several examples of the tools utilized and developed by EAL.
Horses are very much like humans in that they are social animals. They have defined roles within their herds. They would rather be with their peers. They have distinct personalities, attitudes, and moods. An approach that seems to work with one horse, does not necessarily work with another. At times, they seem stubborn and defiant. They like to have fun. In other words, horses provide vast opportunities for metaphorical learning. Using metaphors, in discussion or activity, is an effective technique when working with even the most challenging individuals or groups.
Ask us about how we can use EAL at your next
team development session or retreat.