- Treasure Hunt
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- Paintball war game
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- Blind Trek
TASK FOR TEAM: TO MOVE YOUR TEAM FROM START POINT TO FINISH POINT.
RULES AS FOLLOWS:
All your members will be blindfolded except few participants.
The participants who are blindfolded can speak.
The participants who are not blindfolded can’t speak.
They are 2 critical points through which the team has to pass.
If any member of the team touches the bar on the critical point you will be awarded 5 penalty points.
TASK FOR TEAM:
ALL PARTICIPANTS TO COMPLETE ONE ROUND.
RULES AS FOLLOWS:
One person will go at a time.
The first person to be harnessed by the Instructor.
The rest members will be harnessed by the team.
- Burma Bridge
TASK FOR TEAM:
ALL PARTICIPANTS TO GET CROSS OVER TO OTHER SIDE.
RULES AS FOLLOWS:
One person will go at a time.
The first person to be harnessed by the Instructor.
The rest members will be harnessed by the team.0
The total points are 100.
Youphoria often employs rock climbing as a metaphor for life and business. Climbing is our passion and one of our greatest teachers: Through it we learn how to set goals, acknowledge challenges, push our limits, trust others and trust ourselves. It teaches us that we can strive to the top, as once-insurmountable obstacles fall with persistent effort. It gives us tangible rewards for completing our goals (excellent views, a sense of accomplishment), and provides fun along the way.
If you wish to challenge your team physically and mentally with a true outdoor adventure, look no farther than this program. Youphoria facilitators and instructors are experts at translating a challenging personal experience into a reference point for consideration of goals, goal setting, and team performance.
Our experienced facilitators will help your team enjoy themselves while they reflect upon the days’ activities and help apply the things that they learned about themselves and each other to your corporate culture
- Rock Climbing
“Eyes are on the summit, you only have a few more meters to climb…
You grip this 200 ft. rock face with all the strength left in your fingers and lift yourself a little higher up its near vertical surface…
Nothing but pure self-belief has brought you so far…”
Maintains of Mulshi Ghat, India is a huge pinnacle between Mumbai and Pune that is shaped like a nose or thumb. The sights from the top are incredible as one is able to overlook a winding stretch of the Sahyadari range, dosed in shades of green and sunlight.
Climb up the near vertical, 200 ft natural rock face, of Mulshi Ghat along with the office colleagues and experience the power of accomplishing a daunting task. Separate activities are available for beginners and experienced climbers.
Rock climbing is a test of strength, concentration and coordination as well as skill and technique. A climber learns from experience that the mountain must not be taken for granted. It’s the surest way to test those guts and discover your ‘X-factor’.
Come join us for a climb you’ll never forget.
- Waterfall Rappelling
“Your throat is dry, heart racing, muscles tense and you hear your boss’s voice asking if you’re ready to go… No this isn’t a corporate presentation your about to give …
It’s the moment before you rappel down a 40 foot high waterfall to the cheers of your work-team below…
But this is just level one and tomorrow the challenge gets steeper…..”
This could be your next corporate training venue. The wide expanse of the Sahyadri Mountains, a clear blue sky above and a gushing milky white waterfall to rappel down – Youphoria chooses the most pristine places in nature to give you that ‘intense’ experience of adventure! Imagine camping out on level one – halfway down a waterfall, under an open sky – and making dinner with the rest of your team.
So, where does the corporate training come into this picture?
Waterfall rappelling at Youphoria is a combination of adventure sports and corporate team building. The aim behind the exercise is to get teams of about 20 – 70 corporate members to work together and reach the final goal of ‘arriving at the base of the fall’.
Set over two weekends, this activity goes beyond just waterfall rappelling to include, other team building games and simulation exercises. The motive behind every activity is to enable participants to work together and thus foster teamwork.
Would you rather enhance those ‘team-building’ skills down the face of a waterfall, as opposed to a stuffy corporate room?
- Valley Crossing
“From where you’re perched, the valley floor is a 1000 ft. below, making the river (name required) seem like a tiny green serpent making its way between mountain ranges….
Its 300 mts. to the next mountain, where the rest of your team stands, cheers you on…..
It’s time to fly!
You spread your arms, kick off from the ledge and soar cross the valley….”
Valley Crossing is a 100% Adventure sports activity, designed purely to get you that adrenaline rush. Experience the feeling of flying across a valley strung only from above, to a set of ropes. Those who have zipped across this thousand ft. deep valley, at breakneck speed, swear by the experience and Youphoria trainers usually get several requests for ‘another quick zip across’.
So, if you’ve been looking for that perfect corporate get-away, a chance for the team to get some fresh air, relax and ‘bond’ with each other…. then this is an incredible option.
Youphoria offers a weekend-long, valley crossing adventure trip where the ultimate goal is – pure adventure!
The word adventure means different things for different people. Generally, adventure implies thrill and excitement, risks and dangers, and the unexpected and extraordinary experiences.
Youphoria promises to make Valley crossing an experience you’re not likely to forget.
Looking to really let your hair down and scream off that pent up work pressure? Try flying across a valley with us….
“You stop to take a breath, mid-stride and end up gasping at the beauty that surrounds you…
Deep within dense forest foliage, surrounded by trees of all sizes and innumerable shades of green… you follow a line of trekkers up to a hidden waterfall….
Your daily commute, pressures of your work day, the to-do list pending on your table… are now distant memories…..
All that matters now is the immense beauty of the Sahyadri Mountains …”
The Sahyadri, with their rugged topography, Rocky Mountains and pinnacles, historic hill forts, huge lakes and extensive forest region – are a virtual paradise for trekking, climbing and camping. The Sahyadri provide a wide choice of outdoor and adventure to all lovers of outdoor life – the trekker, the climber and the nature lover. Youphoria Outbound & Adventure
offers one of the best treks in this region, following a trail takes you through lush green fields, remote villages, virgin forests and hidden falls.
The Sahyadri mountain ranges are dotted with hundreds of ancient hill forts. Youphoria Outbound & Adventure organizes treks to carefully selected forts from among these hundreds. We try our level best to take you to the most remote and obscure locations, where you can enjoy nature at its exclusive best. One of these locations is Maharastra’s oldest towns; Shrivardhan. Or, Harishchandraghad – a hill fort in Ahmednagar that boasts of remnants of the ‘Microlithic man’ and caves adorned from as far back at the 6th century.
All trekking activities are combined with one or more adventure sports activity like, waterfall rappelling, camping, zorbing, rock-climbing or river-rafting. Youphoria Outbound & Adventure also organizes ‘Coastal Treks’ to pristine locations along Maharashtra’s coastline. Coastal treks offer groups a chance to camp on a beach, eat the local’s ‘fresh catch’, visit coconut farms or take a boat ride out into the sunset for some dolphin viewing.
Whether you are a hard-core trekker who wants the toughest treks, someone who likes to go outdoors and just relax, or one who enjoys nature watching, we have a program ready for you.
Looking to flex those muscles and get some fresh air? Check out our one day or weekend treks….Contact us for more details (link to contact us)
- White water rafting
And your office team of six, unrecognizable in their life jackets and helmets all put metal to water and start paddling hard.
Grinning, puffing and eyes sparkling, this seems nothing like the group you work with daily…..
Transformed by the task at hand of ‘beating the other team’ to the river bend, your group of colleagues now work as one solid unit….
Who knew a simple paddling exercise could foster team-spirit and camaraderie…”
Many of us may have seen river rafting, either on a river trip, or on the television – and its looks exciting! A big rapid, a colorful raft weaving a path through the waves and all the randomness of white water. You may have wondered, if you could be that person in the picture? But what if, it was you AND your entire office team?
Try our one-day river rafting trip that Youphoria Outbound & Adventurees on building team-spirit through navigating the bends and currents of a river.
Let Youphoria Outbound & Adventure show you the ropes, from paddling in a straight line, to negotiating class 1 and 2 rapids, to taking the plunge into the tongue of a Class 3 or 4 rapid. The activity is for both experienced rafters and first timers alike.
Even the most nervous, non-swimmer is soon found balancing off the edge of the raft, determined to paddle harder.
Of course when the entire team ends up in the water…. another team building exercise of getting back on the raft begins…
Come join the splash!!!
- Air Rifle Shooting
TASK FOR TEAM:
TO FETCH MAXIMUM POINTS.
RULES AS FOLLOWS:
- One hit on target will fetch two points.
- For safety violation there will be a penalty of 10 points.
- Mine field
To retrieve a specifically-designed Lego chip in a minefield whilst being blindfolded.
1) Participants learn the importance of planning so as to attain their goals, especially in an untested and unfamiliar environment – simulated by being blindfolded.
2) Decision making.
3) Ability to think out-of-the-box is when faced with limited resources available and handicaps.
- Geocoching (GPS Hunter)
Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. Youphoria Outbound & Adventure has brings you this increasingly popular sport, integrating it with innovative corporate team-building adventures to fuel team spirit and achieve corporate excellence.
If you’re on the hunt for a dynamic, unique team-building program, if your team wants to be stimulated, challenged and inspired in the outdoors – The Geocaching Challenge! Is the activity for you. With the use of sophisticated equipment like handheld Global Positioning System (GPS) devices and objective-based caches, The Geocaching Challenge! Makes for a fun and engaging experience and addresses key values of dynamism and team work effectively.
Sounds a tad challenging for some of you non-techies – Have we mentioned team-building? Splitting into teams, you and your team embark on an exciting quest for virtual caches, solving puzzles for clues to find the next cache using location coordinates. Now who has not been paying attention in geography class in school? No? no-brainer? Pictures on your platter but challenging numbers to tick your brain cells and directional sensitivity.
In business, every dollar and cent counts as you race against the clock. The anticipation as you edge closer and overcoming with youphoria when you attain your goal is what this activity simulates. Stamp your success at each location and before you know it, you’re already heading off to the next cache, racing other teams to the ultimate victory.
This exciting activity will tap your physical, mental, technical and navigational skills, and it is also a fun way to explore the wonderful features and capability of a GPS. The adventure experiential learning will enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of your team, translating back to your company environment and gradually transforming the culture for a unifying workplace.
Where can The Geo-Caching Challenge! Be held?
The Geo-caching Challenge can be held just about anywhere, but in the outdoors. We would love to work with you to explore a new trail to setup a unique Geo-caching Challenge for your team!
- Sand Castle
Ever wondered why children can spend long hours at the beach playing with sand and building sandcastles? It is their way of being imaginative and exploring their creative selves. New research around PLAY behavior in children now reveals to us an important lesson: That when children play and create in the outer world, simultaneously they also create and learn in the inner world.
This interesting piece of research has ensured that children are now further pampered with toys to play and learn!
Youphoria Outbound & Adventure invites you to take a journey back to your childhood days – and rediscover the playfulness of the child in you! But this is PLAY with a purpose. The Sandcastle Challenge! Is an intriguing activity that allows teams to build on the dreams they have for their organization. You would be able to see values of ownership, creativity, responsibility and systems thinking being displayed in the sands of thought.
The Sandcastle soon becomes a prop for some very deep and insightful discussions on what team members expect their organizations to be like. What the dungeons represent – and where they hope to plant new flags. The Sandcastle Challenge throws up deep insights for leaders, albeit with a healthy dose of fun and laughter, about the dreams & aspirations of team members for the organization.
The Sandcastle Challenge can be conducted wherever there is a beach adjoining the resort where the team is planning its outing – and yes teams that don’t mind getting their hands dirty like children again!
If you are looking for a fun outdoor team event, that sparks interesting and meaningful conversations within the team dive right in and take the Sandcastle Challenge!
- Velocipeche – Touching hearts the fun way
one of the fondest childhood memories for many of us is probably the day we received our very first bicycle, wrapped with a big bow around the handlebars. Many of us still recall very fondly the many hours spent outside, cycling around with friends.
But for many impoverished families throughout India, it can be tough to afford the cost of food and rent, let alone luxuries like toys and bikes. Although bicycling can help children build coordination and self-esteem, and provides a wonderful source of exercise, many kids are forced to go without this cherished childhood pastime.
In this terrific team building event, teams armed with wrenches and enthusiasm race to construct the ultimate children’s dream: bicycles. Meanwhile, other teammates are navigating fun, innovative puzzles and challenges to earn enough ‘money’ for purchasing that last crucial part needed to make their teams bike the first off the line.
The final bell rings. You wheel your mechanical marvels to the presentation/start line. Everyone is poised to present their bike when a door at the end of the room bursts open. Suddenly, you see the excited faces of underserved children from the local community! Imagine the delight and surprise that fill the room when everybody learns these kids actually get to take your new bicycles home with them. For most of the children involved, typically ages 7-10, this will be their first bicycle!
This is an extraordinary way to infuse the conference with energy, create a feeling of immense good will and a sense of meaning larger than day-to-day work challenges. We can partner with a NGO of your choice – or we can suggest a few good ones ourselves to get the children secretly to the venue.
Is the Velocipede Challenge right for my team?
This is a great activity to foster teamwork and cooperation. At the same time, this is one activity that can keep every single person in a large group fully engaged. The activity could also be debriefed (if needed) around the difference that better communications in a team makes.
Most importantly though – This fun-filled team challenge results in real bicycles for real kids in need! What a way to give back to the community – and what a way to send a message to the entire team!
The Velocipede Challenge can be conducted indoors or outdoors. However, depending on your group size though, this is one challenge that needs a sufficient amount of open spaces.
Try the Velocipede Challenge today….! and touch the hearts of your people as never before.
- Survival – Where nature conspires!
What does it take to traverse a foot cable with the use of dangling ropes 20 Feet above the ground? What crosses your mind when you have to let go of your fears and swing across a swaying cable that looks precariously poised to send you hurtling across a gurgling stream below? How much can you and your team push yourself physically?
The Survival Challenge – brought to you by Youphoria Outbound & Adventure – is an opportunity for you and your team to challenge yourself and master your fears. An array of adrenaline pumping adventurous activities like flying fox, rope balancing, river crossing, Loop Bridge and many more will test your endurance and attempt to put you at the brim of thrill and nerve twitching fun.
Most of these activities teach balance, coordination, concentration along with a great sense of confidence, positive view of self, and leaping beyond the barriers of perceived limits. The degree of difficulty (mental, physical, and emotional) found within the activities is dependent upon the level at which each person & team challenges themselves.
But the most important lesson that The Survival Challenge teaches is that – when the heat is on, it is the group that coalesces as a team that is able to conquer the challenges the fastest and most successfully. Also precious lessons like taking everyone in the team along & different members of a team bringing in different strengths to overcome challenges bubble up to the surface without much prodding by the Facilitators.
Where can The Survival Challenge be held?
This is one challenge that requires the team to travel offsite. Typically this is a challenge run over two days – however we can customize it to fit your needs. We have tied up with a few select locations that provide the best of service, experiences and facilities – to put together this challenge for your team. As of now – this is an offering that is available only ex-Delhi.
Not sure about the level of difficulty your team can take?
Very often we hear from customers who are keen to take this challenge – but are not sure about the level of difficulty to peg it at. Don’t worry. We understand that the key objective for you to be taking this challenge for your team, is neither to get all of them enrolled into the Army nor to end up with bruised & exhausted folks.
While The Survival Challenge has a component that requires physical fitness in the outdoors, our experienced Facilitators will peg the level of difficulty according to the actual situation on the ground. Further, we mix it with a healthy dose of fun and team sharing over other experiential activities, music and bonfires – to create one memorable event for your team!
Is your team ready for The Survival Challenge?
- The Celluloid – Light Camera Action
Anyone who has ever watched a movie after the final scene ends, and the credits start rolling – would appreciate that it takes a tremendous amount of team work, communication, co-ordination, creativity, leadership and time management to create a movie.
Youphoria Outbound & Adventure now turns this fascinating film making activity into a mesmerizing new challenge, called The Celluloid Challenge. In this challenge that gets every single person in the team engaged and contributing, we turn your employees into full film production units. The teams are challenged – to produce their own unique versions of some of our Bollywood classics. Alternatively, we can custom design the content for the group to incorporate their very own company message, corporate Youphoria or offsite theme.
But when it comes to Youphoria, you can be quite sure – every moment will be a challenge. And so, budgets will be limited, time deadlines will be tight and every single person in the team will have a role to perform. As with real time movie making – teamwork, planning and efficient implementation of roles and tasks are critical to succeed. Budgets need to be scrupulously managed to balance between props, costumes, camera and sound equipment. Our instructors will also take each team through a crash course on movie making – handling & using the camera, editing etc.
The Celluloid Challenge is ideal for group sizes upto 50 people at a time, though of course we can stage it for larger groups too. The challenge moves through the different stages of film making – ideating, scripting, shooting and editing.
As the clock ticks away, teams are faced with a series of decisions to make. Who will be the actors? Who is going to direct? And what about the camera operator? Which props and costumes to go with? Which story-line to go with? And of course – what is a Bollywood production without some song and dance? So, who will be the choreographer, singers and dancers? Which locations to shoot at? Clearly, serious teamwork will be essential for success in this anything-but-serious event.
As the deadline for submissions nears – the excitement generally reaches a fever pitch. There are last minute suggestions and additions. Overall – the whole place buzzes with energy. The excitement is contagious.
It all comes to a delightful climax with an award ceremony, hosted by the esteemed head of the Film Academy Committee. The cheering, the laughter and the smiles happen in big measure, as each team screens their masterpiece for the rest of the groups to savor.
If you are looking for a team building exercise of a special kind, that unleashes the creativity of your teams, do try The Celluloid Challenge today!
- Biking – Where Rubber hits the road!
Close your eyes for a moment….
Now remember the last time you were on a bike. Maybe you were riding it yourself – maybe you were riding pillion. When was that? As a student maybe – at college?
Stay with the moment.
Feel the breeze run through your hair…
That feeling of total freedom and control….
Of easy laughter and camaraderie
That feeling of being at the top of the world
That precious feeling of being “alive”!
Open your eyes now! …. What if you could replicate that same feeling – with your team in the corporate world?
Youphoria Outbound & Adventure together with Vintage Rides now brings to you a unique & first of its kind team experience – The Biking Challenge!
The workshop is carefully designed and put together, to take you on a scenic ride through rustic villages and farms, riding on trail, tarmac and sometimes over rocky patches to an unexpected and breathtaking locale with a lake! The icing on the cake being a barbeque lunch by the lake! And for the more adventurous, maybe a dip in the cool waters…..
But when it comes to Youphoria, you can be quite sure – every moment will be a challenge. Your team will be challenged to track down a trail, crack clues on the way, earn resources that can help you stop at a scenic locale to cook your own barbeque lunch and earn bonus points by attempting some quirky interesting challenges! Every single person in the team will have to throw his weight to help the team succeed. As with all journeys – teamwork, planning and efficient implementation of roles and tasks will be critical.
What you don’t have to worry about is safety. Your safety is our concern – and this is one workshop where you will see us being particularly strict about it. The tour leader will be an experienced rider, who is familiar with the area that you will visit. The Youphoria entourage comprises of the tour leader, experienced mechanic, helper & a support van which will carry all the luggage and mechanical equipment.
The Biking Challenge is ideal for group sizes up to a maximum of 20 people at a time. Who can participate? Anyone reasonably fit. The rider though will necessarily need to have a valid driver’s license. Participants not wish to ride but wanting to be a part of the challenge, space permitting, may accompany the riders in the support vehicle; but will miss out on some part of the route (which only bikes can maneuver)!
The Biking Challenge is currently offered as a one day workshop and Pune only. The kick-off can be at the conference room of any hotel, resort or even your own office – and the workshop ends with everyone returning to the same conference room for a meaningful debrief and sharing of experiences & learning.
As most experienced riders will tell you – riding together as a group teaches you a lot. Add in the different challenge elements that we at Youphoria will introduce and you have just the right mix for a special kind of challenge for your team.
If team work, collaboration, respect for individuals and camaraderie is what you are looking for in your team experience, do challenge your team to The Biking Challenge today!
At around 10 a.m., festivities begin with the first event of the Tomatina. It is the “Location Mostly – Mulashi DAM The goal is to climb a greased pole with rope and grab the of Coif/CAP on top. At the time of arrival, before game gets start, the crowd works into a frenzy of singing and dancing and gets showered in water from hoses or lake. Once someone is able to grab the Coif/Cap off the pole, the start signal for the tomato fight is given by firing the water shot in the air and trucks make their entry. The signal for the onset is at about 11 when a loud shot rings out, and the chaos begins. Several trucks throw tomatoes in abundance in the Location. The tomatoes come from Asia largest tomato market – Nashik (Pimpalgaon), where these grown specifically for the holidays. For the participants the use of goggles and gloves are recommended. The tomatoes must be crushed before being thrown so as to reduce the risk of injury. The estimated number of tomatoes used is around 150,000 or over 40 metric tons. After exactly one hour the fight ends with the firing of the second shot, announcing the end. The whole town square is colored red and rivers of tomato juice flow freely. Fire trucks hose down the streets and participants use hoses or lake that locals provide to remove the tomato paste from their bodies. Some participants go to the pool of DAM to wash. After the cleaning, the village cobblestone streets are pristine due to the acidity of the tomato disinfecting and thoroughly cleaning the surfaces.
Rules of the festival:
The city council follows a short list of instructions for the safety of the participants and the festival:
The tomatoes have to be squashed before throwing to avoid injuries.
No other projectiles except tomatoes are allowed.
Participants have to give way to the truck and Lorries.
- Grapes Stomping
Here’s an ode to the days gone by when the basic necessities of life were bread, butter and wine. When the hard working men use to get together with their kill of the day around bon fires lit under a moonlit sky tethered with little stars….
Crush me tender,
Crush me slow,
Crush me now,
Cos I have a crush for you!
Grape-stomping or grape crushing is part of the method of maceration used in traditional winemaking. Rather than using a wine press or other mechanized methods, grapes were crushed by foot in vats to release their juices and begin fermentation.
Made popular by many Hollywood movies like A Walk in the Clouds, this is one activity that is guaranteed to bring out the child in you. The very thought of stomping fresh juicy grapes, which in normal course would be unthinkable, makes people gasp and giggle in pleasure!
Youphoria Outbound & Adventure now brings this interesting activity to India, through their very own, “Grape Stomping Challenge”, that can be run at select locations across the country. The session also serves as an opportunity for learning about what is known as the “Drink of the Gods”. With a long and distinguished history, to truly appreciate wine, one needs to know a little about it.
Hence the session is started with a quick primer about the art of tasting wine. To make it more experiential, participants are also taken through a session of wine tasting by our expert sommelier – where they are introduced to different wines – red, white, sparkling and sweet to have a better understanding.
Once these basic introductions are made, the gauntlet is then thrown to the different teams. Working in smaller groups, teams need to identify different wines by the taste, look, smell & feel. Leave it to your YOUPHORIA OUTBOUND & ADVENTURE Facilitators to ensure that every moment for you will be a challenge. Teams need to negotiate more challenges, only after which they qualify to move towards the vats where the grapes await them.
Yes, it is FUN – but trust us, it is a challenge too. While teams rush into the vats to stomp the grapes on foot tapping music, other team members have to play the role of traditional wine makers to collect as much of the crushed juice as possible.
As the teams soon realize, winning The Grape Stomping Challenge! calls for much more than just stomping on grapes. It calls for intellectual dexterity, team work, the willingness to get ones hands and feet dirty (literally!), a healthy sense of fun and candour & taking your team along. Seeing your usually prim and proper work colleagues all mucked up in grape pulp, enjoying their rise & fall…. and fall again – is priceless! So if you don’t mind getting dirty together with your colleagues, do something against the wind today – invite your team to crush the grapes, just the way it was done in days gone by. Most of our Grape Stomping Challenges are garnished with a liberal dose of both wine and laughter, the wine though being optional.
Is this right for my team?
The Grape Stomping Challenge! can be done for small to medium sized teams of around 50 people at a time. This is a challenge that can be done at locations with wineries nearby like Nasik, Bangalore, Sangali and Baramati.
This is one challenge that works for all age groups in a corporate setting – particularly so, for those who believe in the many medicinal benefits of wine as a part of a healthy diet.
Go on – take The Grape Stomping Challenge! Today.
- The Alchemist
In ancient philosophical traditions, Alchemy was considered a powerful practise which gave practitioners the ability to transform base metals into gold. Wouldn’t it be nice if each of us found an Alchemist too, in our lives? Someone who could work with our ordinary selves, with all our biases, limitations, warts and all – and transform us into powerful individuals, who believe – as in the tagline of Adidas that: Impossible is Nothing!
Most people are weighed down by the limitations they put around themselves. And what is true for individuals are true for teams & humanity in large too. Medical studies said that a human can never run a mile in under 4 minutes. It took one Roger Bannister to break that record & belief, before many other athletes did the same, soon after.
But changing our beliefs and overcoming mindsets we have been carrying for ages – is easier said than done. It often requires a transformational experience, to wake up the giant within each of us from its deep slumber – something that pulls us by the scruff of our neck, gives us a good shake-up and says, “Hey wake up – you can do it!”
Bringing together a set of 5 transformational activities – Fire Walking, Rod Bending, Board Breaking, Arrow Snapping and Glass Walking, Youphoria Outbound & Adventure through The Alchemist Challenge, invites you to a one of a kind workshop – which will not just help you break your own limiting behaviors, but also help you challenge your deepest fears and build your confidence in a whole new way.
The Alchemist Challenge! is a wonderful example of mind-body connection. For those who care to dig deeper for instance, fire walking is explainable in terms of basic physics and is not supernatural nor paranormal… One popular theory is The Leidenfrost Principle. According to this, a layer of moisture between a source of heat and human skin will evaporate into vapour on contact and will temporarily protect the skin from burning. This is as long as one walks briskly along the burning ember. However, should your faith be weak – making you dilly-dally, the fire will burn you for sure!
Similarly, each one of the activities that make up The Alchemist Challenge – challenge your deepest held beliefs. And as you overcome each of them, the realization sets in that what really holds you back as individuals & teams is your own self-limiting beliefs!
Think about it – how much more powerfully could you live every single day of your life, if you truly believed you had no limitations? What could your team achieve if they thought on similar lines?
But what about safety?
Fire walking when run professionally by a qualified facilitator is a limited risk activity. In the last decade for instance, about 2 million people across the world walked on fire in different programs conducted by qualified Facilitators. The approximate number of burns reported was around 50-60. These numbers included mostly minor foot blisters (these are of the same kind that you get while walking with a new shoe). To put it in perspective, the chances of an injury in a crowded Indian public transport vehicle are likely to be higher!
Having said that, at Youphoria Outbound & Adventure – we are paranoid about safety. All YOUPHORIA OUTBOUND & ADVENTURE Facilitators are certified in administering First Aid. Further, The Alchemist Challenge! is only conducted after all necessary safety precautions are in place: like Water stations, First aid kits, Fire extinguishers and a doctor on call.
Would The Alchemist Challenge! be right for my team?
For any team that thinks that it could benefit from overcoming its own self-limiting beliefs and behaviors, The Alchemist Challenge will be a transformational experience.
What we hope you will discover for yourself, we state in the immortal words of Michelangelo: “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it!”
Contact us today – for a completely transformational experience!
- Night Trek
Come explore the forest of Tamhini Ghat under the stars! During this unforgettable 3-hour experience you will climb through our treetop challenge courses under the light of a headlamp and the stars.
Bring your friends for a unique and exciting adventure in the trees!
The minimum age to participate in Night Treks is 16 years old, and the minimum group size is 8 people max – No limit.
TASK: A big group of People will be divided in to the teams and task will be allotted such as First AID, Navigation, Resource, ad need to complete the route given to team.
The Archery Centre can tailor a package to suit your needs, why not try Archery and Archery Target Shooting for a varied and exciting session.
An Archery Teambuilding session is the perfect session for your next corporate outing. Archery provides a fun and challenging activity for your team, Youphoria Outbound & Adventuring on either individual or team achievement through archery based games.
Incorporate this activity with Archery Target Shooting for your team – experiencing the excitement of shooting clay pigeons as they fly through the air.
- MTB (Mountain Terrain Bike)
Team Building Exercises can be organized to run either in a confined private area or over larger areas of open City when orienteering will be required.
When organizing a team building event we take into account the fitness of your employees taking part, events can then be organized around the group ability.
Our exercises are designed to get a team working together to solve a problem ALL members of the team have to be involved to arrive at a solution but a good leader will be required to pull it all together and encourage team members to perform at their best. Teams are monitored by our qualified instructors and feedback can be given at the end of the activity.
Please remember these Team Building Exercises are Mountain Bike Based and each employee should have basic bike riding skills.
A sample of our activities:-
Take the Bike Build Challenge (suitable for a small area and less fit teams).
Each team is briefed on basic bike assembly. Fit tyre and inner tube, fit wheel, fit saddle, fit chain.
A grid of squares have been previously marked out on a field for each participating team. In some of the squares the bike parts are placed, enough parts for each member of each team, outside of the grid a bike with the missing parts is provided. ALL team members will have to collect and fit a part to the bike, however there are rules, squares become UNUSABLE and PARTS must be fitted before the next part is collected, this ensures that the team works out some logic and the most competent team member for each part, there are also forfeits and penalties.
The built bike must then be ridden by each member but again there are catches.
NOTE :- This exercise can be extended to the Tulip Map Experience but enough said on these web pages you do not want your teams to know all that they will be enduring.
Only Good Orienteering can solve ‘The Problem’ (more suited for a larger area to allow for orienteering).
Basic map reading skills are shown to each team before the activity begins.
A problem needs to be solved, but teams do not know what the problem is (we do and it’s great fun). Teams are given a map, grid references, money and some cryptic clues, the idea is that certain items need to be collected from each of the grid references to solve ‘The Problem’ but the grids are in no logical order only the clues will help to put them so. Get the order wrong and tasks will become difficult and some more ground will need to be covered back tracking. Get the order correct and still team efforts will be required to collect the items.
All done then find ‘The Problem’ sacrifice some members and Solve it.
- Drums and Planks
Equipment: 3 x drums and one plank.
To get the team from the start to the finish point without anyone touching the ground in
Plank is placed upon the top of the three drums and team stand on top of the plank.
No one is allowed to touch the floor between the start and finish.
Only the equipment provided can be used to complete the task.
Have a leader.
Limit communication styles used.
Include a burden.
- Night navigation – Find the way out.
by Youphoria Outbound and Adventure
First – you need some really good lights, everyone on the team should have a decent headlamp and also one good hand light. Invest in decent lights – if you buy cheap lights you will end up spending more money as you replace them. It does take CR123 batteries which are expensive if you buy them in a store. You also need a decent headlamp. I can run all night on low power and the beam mode lights up the night.
OK – so now you have all the lights are ready to head out on your trek. First – everything looks different at night. What is an obvious trail during the daylight hours will likely be nearly invisible at night. Also you will have natural tendency to “circle” at night. Without a compass or a trail to follow nearly everyone ends up making circles. This means you need to be more conservative in your navigation. The best thing to do is find and follow handrails if at all possible – even if it takes you a little out of your way. (Handrails are linear features like roads, trails, streams, etc…). The navigator also needs to communicate more with the team at night – I find that a team member who might be nervous about the navigation in the daytime is more so at night. Talking through the navigation plan does 2 thing – makes the team more comfortable and it may even help you avoid mistakes.
Some of the things that are important in the daylight are even more-so at night. I always preach “time and pace”. If you are following a linear feature (or not) you should always have a good idea of how far you have gone. I use kilometers and will give an example here. A team walking quickly through the woods can travel about 1 km in 10 minutes. The maps are almost always gridded off in UTM coordinates – which are 1 km square blocks. I have talked to lots of teams that tell me how they walked for 45 minutes before realizing they went too far (and have made mistakes like this too). If you are looking for something 1 km away it will not take you 45 minutes (unless the terrain is horrible) to get there. So at each feature where you know where you are announce to the team something like – “It is 1:37 AM, we are looking for a small trail in this direction less than 1 km away, we should see it before 1:47 AM”. This involves the team, reinforces your navigation plan, and gives you a goal.
Here are some common mistakes in night trekking;
1. Diverging off the trail – because trails become very indistinct at night, it is very easy to lose the trail. Our team travels with a little distance (about 20 feet) on the these trails. If it is a marked or blazed trail – if you feel nervous about losing the trail, call out “last mark”. Everyone looks for the last mark.
2. Heading for the light – I’ve seen many teams do this, they see lights from another team and immediately start walking towards them. Most of the time the team they are going towards is on another control or simply lost – and now you are lost too. Stick with your plan and race your race. (It is very hard to avoid the temptation on this one).
3. Single set of eyes – At night the team needs to help the navigator look for features (and the navigator need to let them know what they are looking for). The reason is very simple. The navigator will be looking up and down at the map. Every time they shine the bright light on the map, they destroy their night vision and ability to see terrain features. Odds are they will miss it simply because of this fact. Involve all sets of eyes in looking for features.
4. Fading in and out – In long races most teams make huge errors at night while racing because they simply “fade out” and go into zombie mode. When a team-mate starts mumbling “brains, brains…” they may have become a zombie and you may need help get the team awake.
Next up … Biking at Night
- Open Lake Swimming
You have leverage for open lake swimming, that either you can go for open lake swimming after Raft building or post water activities, Open lake swimming will help to build a team and coordination, Help yo the other team member if needed, You can find out the best out of the least, Get to know leader and follow team.
Open lake swimming shows the individual perspective to save yourselves off course you all are tie up with life jacket, we won’t allow to anyone swim without it but still team has to complete the task.
There were 49 Participants in team and 6 people were too afraid to get tin to the water but after encouraging theme they through themselves into the water and tries to swim, Life jacket kept them above the water boy level but they were to afraid after getting into the water and final they make out to get themselves stable and when they saw the rest team is almost cover the half target trust me no one was that much happy and ready to catch them and finally Mrs. Yadav, 36 year old IT engineer had guts and tried her best believe me what she did was remarkable and unbelievable off course she could make it first but stood 3rd in race.
Who create the race? who make out the best from something, was us? No exactly but we gave what she needed is encouragement and she achieved what she deserved.
That how job life is you need to make out your own and team will stand behind every step of yours.
Cricket is more of a game rather than activity but still we add in to itinerary just because every buddy find themselves too comfortable.
Everyone is too familiar with the name but here you need to follow our rule,Kick the ball with hands instead foot.
Lots of fun enjoyment and the coordination because you need to call the name to hit the ball and another person has to hit the ball and again he has to bring someone else to chain.
Multitasking – need to hit the ball and call a name because no one knows when he would be the part of chain.
Same person will not be the part of chain once chain gets completed.
Make opposition fool and earn point
We don’t want to interfere with volleyball.
Play volleyball without rules.