Teamwork for Kids: Why a Ziplining Course Is Perfect for Classroom Bonding
By The Adventure Park
Searching for classroom community-building activities for your students? Struggling to come up with fun-filled class competition ideas to help them bond? A school field trip to The Adventure Park provides action-packed teamwork for kids – whether big or small, from kindergarten to senior year.
There’s no doubt that outdoor play and learning with classmates has a whole host of health and educational benefits. In fact, research found that 88% of school teachers think their students are more engaged with learning when taking lessons outdoors. The fresh air from the outdoors can boost our energy, make us happy and help us feel more connected with the things and people around us.
Here at The Adventure Park, we’re big believers in adventurous teamwork for kids. Our ziplining and climbing aerial courses are great for encouraging classroom bonding. Students can join forces and learn to work together as they take to the skies.
So whether it’s an ice-breaking get-to-know-each-other activity at the start of a new school year or an end-of-year summer celebration, we provide the time and place for classroom team-building. We welcome students of all ages for school field trips.
Need more reasons why our aerial trails make fantastic relationship-building activities for students? We’ve got plenty!
Kids Ziplining Is a Whole Lot of Fun for All Abilities
Your hard-working students deserve a well-deserved break once in a while. If they’re up for the challenge, ziplining is a whole lot of adrenaline-filled fun! Our trails are like huge aerial playgrounds for students to enjoy. They’re a place for high climbing and happy high spirits.
We have something for everyone: our trails are color-coded according to difficulty, and they range from introductory to advanced. We like to challenge student climbers of all experience levels and abilities. Learn more about our course levels.
At some locations, we also have our mini Adventure Playgrounds – a scaled-down trail that’s perfect for younger kindergarten classes (ages 3 -6). You’ll find smaller kids’ ziplining and climbing structures that are specially designed for little adventurers.
Students Encourage Each Other
Other than having the time of their lives, our kids’ ziplining trails encourage peer collaboration and cooperation. The various elements (ziplines, ropes, crossing bridges) encourage teamwork and partnership. Watch on as they support one another and work towards a common goal – it’s a chance for them to lean on their classmates to get from platform to platform safely.
There’s a sense of camaraderie like no other up in our trees. Classmates get to know each other on a deeper, more personal level!
Students Make New Friendships and Strengthen Old Ones
There’s no such thing as cliques here at The Adventure Park. Every class leaves our park feeling more united than before. The challenges that students face in our Parks make them forget about the playground back at school – there’s no room for judgment here.
Our trails test communication skills and build trust and respect amongst classmates. It’s a chance to spend quality time together and make memories to look back on. New friendships are made and old ones are strengthened.
The Park Provides a Mental and Physical Challenge
Our trails are a unique physical AND mental challenge. Watch as students challenge themselves to step outside of their comfort zone – just one leap of faith off the platform edge works wonders on building self-confidence.
Conquering fear brings maturity too. As students express their vulnerability, they become resilient. You’ll notice certain classmates take the lead and lend a helping hand to others falling behind. The challenges they face together help them build a peer support system they didn’t know they had before.
Relieve Class Tensions and Stress
School is a hotbed for stress – whether it’s natural teenage angst, exam pressure or simmering tensions on the playground. A visit to The Adventure Park can be a big stress-relief. Physical activity releases feel-good endorphins and alleviates any unwanted worries and woes.
Letting your students run free and have fun promotes positive mental thinking. It’s an opportunity to socialize and interact with each other in a positive way outside of school grounds.
Want to learn more about the health benefits of our aerial trails? Find out more.
More Classroom Bonding After the Climb
The fun isn’t over once feet touch the ground. We want the team bonding to continue beyond the treetops. That’s why we have a variety of other classroom community-building activities to help the class regroup after the climb.
Relax Around the Firepit Friday Campfires
We host our very own Firepit Fridays: two hours of climbing and then a chance to unwind around one of the roaring campfires. Classmates can share stories, sing campfire songs and enjoy a gooey s’more or two. These peaceful nights are a great time for them to bond and reminisce about their shared experience.
Older Students Can Try Axe-Throwing
Running out of class competition ideas? Older students (ages 12 +) can enjoy the special axe-throwing lanes at our Nashville and Connecticut Parks. Axe-throwing provides a little competitive spirit!
Students will have 60 minutes to warm up their axe-throwing arm and then play some classic axe-throwing games. And don’t worry – one of our expert team members will teach them the safety dos and don’ts.
STEM Classroom Community-Building Activities
Here at The Adventure Park, we’re all about helping each individual reach their full potential. That’s why we host an outdoor STEM activities program for teaching young, bright minds all about the critical thinking of science, technology, engineering and math.
It’s an interactive educational adventure that combines the learning of the classroom and the fun of the playground!
What Does the STEM Program Involve?
The program includes three class sessions – each class is one hour of facilitated instruction followed by supervised climbing along the park’s treetop courses, with plenty of time to learn and play. Participants must be ages 10+ of age and follow all of The Adventure Park’s Park Rules. The topics are geared towards 10-12 year olds.
Learn more about what STEM topics will be covered. We apply everything we teach to real-world examples – it’s the most engaging and exciting way to learn!
How Can You Get Started?
Visit the registration page for your Park location for dates and pricing:
- The Adventure Park at Long Island
- The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium
- The Adventure Park at Nashville
- The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum
- The Adventure Park at Storrs
We’re now taking registrations for the summer sessions, but act now, as spots for our three classes are limited!
Book Your Kids’ Ziplining Activities with Us!
Have you run out of classroom competition ideas or relationship-building activities for students? Want to excite them with something truly exciting?
Visit the Adventure Park on your next school field trip! Encouraging teamwork for kids is made easy with our parks’ fun classroom community-building activities.
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our kids’ ziplining and climbing trails. We can’t wait to welcome the entire class for an action-packed day of adventure!
Ready to try our courses out for yourself? Visit our Park location and book your adventure today!