That’s right…actually WALK on fire! Sound impossible? Then get ready to make the impossible a reality. This is truly an unforgettable event. Your group will see and experience that one’s beliefs about fire and human flesh don’t always apply. Our expert fire walk trainer will take you through a real and lasting journey as you learn to extinguish limiting beliefs and allow the formerly impossible to become possible. Empowerment will take on a whole new definition as you walk barefooted across several feet of live, glowing coals. Your evening fire walk includes transportation, equipment, expert instruction, and event photos. This fire walking event generates lasting enthusiasm and a deep sense that every player on the team can make a positive difference. Nothing accelerates personal empowerment and group bonding faster than this. Absolutely nothing! Give us a call at 434.214.4560 or shoot us an email for pricing and availability!
Explore The Boar's Head Resort or surrounding communities in a whole new way using our app based scavenger hunt. This interactive activity is perfect for groups large or small. The Scavenger utilizes your phone’s camera and video functions in order to complete challenges around the hotel premises. Some of these challenges include taking a picture or video while some challenges require more interaction. There are three staffed challenges that allow teams to earn additional points. Uncover the history that surrounds you as you follow clues and solve riddles that make The Boar's Head Resort and Charlottesville a unique functioning museum. Scavenger Ox allows guests to challenge one another as individual teams or work together to accomplish the 35+ challenges spanning all corners of the resort. Questions are given to groups in a random order, allowing the group members to prioritize and determine their desired route. Each team will select a unique route, however they frequently see each other along the way, adding to the competitive nature of the event. See what the competition is up to with a live feed leaderboard and real time feedback from Board's Head Outfitters staff. This is the perfect way to get the whole group exploring the beauty and history that is Charlottesville, UVA and The Boar's Head Resort. Give us a call at 434.214.4560 or shoot us an email for pricing and availability!
Experience the true meaning of pressure! The Battle of the Bridges has been called “Wile E. Coyote meets Frank Lloyd Wright”. Get the picture? No? Okay I’ll lay it out for you. The Battle of the Bridges is one of the dastardliest challenges ever designed by the minds of the Boar's Head Leadership Center. We’ve applied a huge dose of testosterone and a tsunami of Jolt Cola to design this building challenge to end all building challenges. Teams are provided with the materials and tools to build a bridge spanning a 2-foot wide river. What materials, what tools you say? Each team is equipped with a Black & Decker workmate, power drill, saws, screwdrivers, wire rope, worktables, lumber, screws, and other construction items. Once the design and construction is complete, the bridges, along with a can of soda (cleverly disguised as an atomic fuel cell), are placed in the Atomic Pulverizer; a pneumatic ram, powered wedge robot capable of applying enough force to crush a small tank. The angst of the group, watching the Pulverizer slowly extend its evil looking ram towards its next bridge victim is palpable. The fiendish machine measures the amount of force the bridge supports before the can of soda under the bridge finally explodes all over the blast shields. Teams must make a myriad of decisions regarding the design of their bridge, location of their support towers and a host of other issues during construction. Scoring is not only based on the pressure the bridge supports but also the width of the span, efficient use of materials and quality of construction. This is an exercise in collaboration, inventory control, speed, creativity, building skills and many other key challenges found in business situations every single day. The Atomic Pulverizer will teach your team the meaning of PRESSURE! Give us a call at 434.214.4560 or shoot us an email for pricing and availability!
Taking a property dispute to the next level in the Domestic Demolition! Imagine building a beautiful family home nestled amidst rolling hills and manicured lawns of The Boar's Head Resort…nice? No way. After it is built, you realize you and the neighbors are simply incompatible. The solution, talk it out and come to some agreement, or pull out your secret weapon, the Domestic Demolition Cannon. You decide the only way to recover your view and regain your piece of mind is demolition. Little did you know, your neighbors have the same plan, they decide to try and level your newly constructed home by using a high velocity projectile cannon. The only recourse…level theirs! In this game, each team will build a palatial scale model of their ideal home out of material provided. Then it will be placed on the firing range to become cannon fodder. During this unforgettable game, teams build a structure out of the materials provide. The materials may include foam core, dowels, epoxy, yardsticks, or other similar items. The finished houses are anywhere from 1-3 feet tall and exhibit the constructing team’s uniqueness. Once built, we move them to our firing range where teams have a chance to demolish each other’s creations using custom designed pneumatic cannons that fire everything from tennis balls to eggs. Give us a call at 434.214.4560 or shoot us an email for pricing and availability!
Welcome to the world of paintball. During your stay at The Boar's Head Resort or in Charlottesville, experience one of the fastest growing sports in America. During the Paintball Challenge, you and your team will feel the excitement grow as we discuss safety and game rules, and are issued gear and paintball markers. During your two hours at The Boar's Head Outfitters paintball course, you will participate in multiple game scenarios. These games might include capture the flag, where teams compete to be the first to retrieve the opposing team’s flag, or elimination, a timed game where the team with the most members left at the end of a predetermined time, wins. The price per person includes everything needed to enjoy the competition. Each team member will receive a semi-automatic paintball gun, paintballs, and a face shield. So, strap on your goggles on and feel the excitement of the pursuit! Give us a call at 434.214.4560 or shoot us an email for pricing and availability!
If you’re looking for a great way to see The Boar's Head Resort Property — or a really fun way to get your heart pumping — come give Orienteering a try. Known as “the thinking man’s running game,” Orienteering is a fast-paced and exciting challenge that tests your map and compass reading skills. Following a brief instruction period on either map and compass or GPS principles, teammates must work together to collaboratively navigate a preset course through the woods. Once you’ve reached a checkpoint marked on a detailed map, you punch your card with a distinct punch, available only at that checkpoint. In order to succeed, teams must rely on the skills and knowledge of their teammates. Upon completion of the course, the facilitator has an opportunity to explore with the group, their leadership styles, the way they reacted to ambiguity, and their overall group decision making process. Give us a call at 434.214.4560 or shoot us an email for pricing and availability!
Sparking energy through team synergy! Everyone knows the company with the greatest fire or passion is often the most successful. What is preventing your teams’ success? A common road block to success is inter-departmental competition. In today’s competitive business market, teams often forget the synergy that comes from collaboration and tend to automatically compete with their key associates. Fun, exhilarating and mentally demanding, FireQuest is designed to spotlight the importance of collaboration and demonstrate the natural tendency of most teams to unnecessarily compete. After an introduction to the program concepts, teams are introduced to many new challenges, all designed to promote inter-team collaboration. As teams learn the skills necessary to use a GPS unit, and then locate specific locations around the resort property, they experience the importance of utilizing the natural skills of each team member. During FireQuest, team members must seek out a variety of checkpoints that are assigned different values determined by ease of access, distance and difficulty, while racing against the clock. Planning and communication are vital for success. While completing the GPS course, each team collects the tools necessary to build a small fire using flint and steel. In order to successfully start the fire, a team must utilize every piece retrieved. Much like the workplace team, if one element is under used or missing, success can be near impossible to achieve. After an extensive debrief, teams will understand the natural tendency to compete automatically, even when competition is unnecessary. As a reminder of the lessons learned, each team member takes home a custom designed fire kit to help reinforce the lessons learned. Give us a call at 434.214.4560 or shoot us an email for pricing and availability!
The Amazing Race includes multi-sensory puzzlers, physical challenges, problem solving tasks, building challenges and kinetic game playing. By using the template of CBS’s The Amazing Race in conjunction with team dynamic training, the adventure has all the excitement of the TV show along with strong team growth components. The experience begins with a fun brain tweaker that helps spread the teams departure times by a few minutes. Once the race starts, each team can use taxis, rental cars, scooters or whatever other mode of transportation they choose, to race around historic Charlottesville. For a shorter game, teams can be confined to The Boar's Head Resort property. One caveat: they must always stay together as a team. Teams navigate their way to check points utilizing their combined wits, acquired maps, clues and or their ability to obtain accurate directions. After they complete the first checkpoint challenge or Detour, they move on to the next challenge. This process continues as they race across the city trying to become the first team to cross the finish line. At each checkpoint, the teams will need to complete a challenge or solve a creative problem. These include a variety of Roadblock or Detour style challenges. CUSTOMIZATION The challenges and clues are customized to reflect your unique location as well as emphasize the unique aspects of your corporate culture. You can select from a huge and exciting assortment of challenges that require a variety of personal and team skills. You may choose based on your company goals for this team builder or let us select for you. Either way, the challenge will be themed to the specific locale. Start wherever you wish, go wherever you like, and finish wherever you choose. Did we mention that we can design an Amazing Race in any city you choose? It is truly a versatile platform for a team dynamics program; completely adaptable to your needs, group size and location! Give us a call at 304.536.9245 or shoot us an email for pricing and availability!
Increase your communication with this hands on activity! Bridging the gap between a team and its success has never been more fun. In this challenging exercise, teams will actually build large-scale bridges using real lumber and supplies. The group is broken into teams and given the task to build a bridge meeting certain specifications and using only the materials given. The twist? Each team only builds half of the bridge. Another team builds the other half. For this to work communication is key.
Teams are separated and only allowed short communication windows where they must plan and design their two halves to meet perfectly in the middle. At the end the team’s complete bridge will span a minimum of an 8-foot gap and stand at least 3 feet tall.
With roadblocks and team challenges along the way, this is a fun, exhilarating and mentally demanding activity that is sure to get your group communicating and building together!Give us a call at 434.214.4560 or shoot us an email for pricing and availability!
High power water rockets, secret clues, team building, and an afternoon of fun. This exciting afternoon starts with a quest to decode the secrets of The Boar's Head Resort. With our free app, your team will have to decipher the clues you will see many unique locations. As you visit each location you will collect tokens which can be exchanged for the equipment necessary to build a high powered water rocket. Once you have all of your equipment, you must design the highest flying rocket! Pick your strongest team member to pressurize the rocket to the ideal pressure. Watch in amazement as the rockets you have constructed reach the 200 ft mark. This activity is one you will remember. Give us a call at 434.214.4560 or shoot us an email for pricing and availability!