What makes a team great?

It seems that some teams just have it all: they get along swimmingly, can communicate with just a look, and always seem to be at the top of their game. And it doesn’t seem like it takes them any effort. HOW is that possible? It’s not. Like anything worth having, Building, nurturing, and growing a great team takes work.

Luckily for you, we’re here to help! T2T Team Building programs are all custom made to suit your group and to help you to nurture the aspects of your team that you may want some help with.

We’ve asked around, and here’s what you told us are some of the things that make a team great.

Communication

Learn your style! How do you communicate with others, how do others respond, and how do they communicate with you? You may be surprised to realize that your style of communication interacts differently than you’d expect with another’s style of communication. It’s an art to learn how to blend these together to help your team to communicate effectively.

They all share a goal

It’s important for your team to all sit down and communicate about what you think the team’s goals are. You might be surprised to hear what other team members think that your overall goal is! If your team is not all working towards the same goal, how successful can you be?

Everyone contributes

Do you remember group projects and how frustrating they could be when one member let you down, or when they didn’t do any of the work? The same concept applies here. A great team weighs everyone’s strengths, plays to them, and delegates accordingly!

Feeling like a part of the team & supporting each other

This is a major part of being a successful team member. If you don’t feel like you belong, it’s tough to be an integral part of the team. By being a participant in a team and supporting each other, you’ll feel the relationships and connections between members grow.

Want to learn more or get your fall team building organized?  Complete our Team Building Inquiry Form!

What is T2T?

So…What are you guys?

It’s a question that we get a lot…and rightfully so.  It’s an adventure like you’ve never had before. When walking by, it’s easy to see the happy faces of the people in the trees and hear the cheers and laughter, but until you’ve experienced it for yourself it’s hard to explain.

This season we’re going to treat you to some tips & tricks on how to navigate some of our trickier elements. (Stay tuned, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!)  Let’s start at the beginning, and we’ll move among the courses throughout the season!

What’s T2T?

We’re an aerial adventure park.  There’s a series of courses (more on this later) up in the trees, starting at about 15 feet in the air and moving up to almost 40 feet in parts!  You’ll get harnessed up when you arrive, we’ll teach you how to use the equipment, and then you’ll be up on a self guided tour of the trees.  Self guided means that we’ll be there on the ground to help you out and cheer you on, and you can move at your own pace with your group!

You’ll go from obstacle to obstacle (or as we call them – element to element), stopping at platforms built in the trees between the elements to watch your friends, catch your breath, and take in the exhilarating feeling that you’ll surely find.  There’s bridges, swings, ropes, beams, tightropes, and many, many more!

Who can go?

We have a many course options to make sure that almost anyone can join us!  Starting at ages 2-8, the monkey grove is open!  Our zip tour is open for anyone 75 lbs. and up! Anyone ages 7 and up is welcome to the aerial obstacle courses.  Each course is designed specially for the designated age and height ranges, to provide a fun experience for everyone with appropriate levels of challenges, heights, and fun!  Throughout each of the course options, the courses will get higher from the ground and increase in difficulty as you go. Each course ends on the ground, so it’s up to you to decide if you’re ready to conquer the next course, or if you want to call it a day!

Am I safe?

We get it.  Knowing that you’re safe while you’re up in the air, exploring something new, and expanding your comfort zone is a priority.   Providing you with an adventure where you feel safe, welcomed, and supported is one of our highest priorities. We’re proud to feature safety equipment above and beyond the industry requirements.   When you arrive, we’ll help you to get safely secured in our harnesses.

During your orientation session with one of our highly trained staff, you’ll learn how to use the equipment.  Next, you’ll complete our practice course, only a few feet off the ground, under the watchful eye of one of our guides to ensure you’re comfortable with all the equipment!  Ask us all your questions, take your time, and when you’re ready you’ll get started on the courses!

Okay, I’m ready! But come on…give the first course tip!

Well, okay.  Throughout the courses, you’ll notice that some of the elements include logs swinging from ropes. If you ever see these ropes, grab those ropes instead of the cable to steady yourself! Yep, it seems counter-intuitive: the cable stays in one place while the ropes can swing.  Here’s the trick.  Do you remember learning about the pendulum swing?  The same principle applies here.  Hold the cable, and there’s so much farther you can swing.  Hold the ropes and it reduces how far you can swing!

Ready to try it for yourself?! Make a Reservation!

Summer Bucket List

2018 Summer Bucket List

It’s that wonderful time of the year again.  It’s time to start daydreaming about what we’re going to spend our summer doing and planning our vacations. Let’s plan our Summer Bucket List for 2018! We’re including some of the items on our bucket list, as well as a printable version for you.  We’d love to hear what’s on yours!

Our 2018 Summer Bucket List!
2018 Summer Bucket List
  1. Take a hike – check out a new trail and you might find a waterfall!  Exploring is half the fun.
  2. Go Camping
  3. Go to the Zoo
  4. Check out a farmer’s market, and use all that fresh produce for dinner that night.
  5. Beach Days!
  6. S’mores around a bonfire.  THIS is the best way to make a s’more…no broiler s’more can compare. (or – put a twist on it and make a s’moreo.  Just use an Oreo instead of a graham cracker!)
  7. Have an outdoor movie night – or have your own! Get a projector, and your back yard is the newest theatre in town.
  8. Actually take the time to slow down and enjoy a summer sunset
  9. Switch things up and make breakfast for dinner
  10. Summertime is the perfect time for a Roadtrip! Now’s the time to visit that place you’ve always dreamed of. Go somewhere new.
  11. Head to the boardwalk and play some games.  See if you can win that giant teddy bear!
  12. Have a picnic in the park
  13. Attend an Outdoor Summer Concert or Festival.
  14. Host a scavenger hunt! You can find fun ideas online for kids’ and adults’ scavenger hunts – or make up your own.
  15. Make yourself a tasty drink with an umbrella to sip by the pool…or on a pool float!
  16. Join us for an adventure in the trees!

We hope that you’ll join us in making this summer the best one yet. What adventures await you?!

 

Rainy Day? Play in the Rain!

Recently, it was brought to our attention that some people think that because it’s raining, that they should spend the day indoors.  What?! Why?!  Some of the best, most memorable experiences happen out in the rain.  Don’t wait for the storm to pass.  Make the most of a rainy day!

Whether you’re rediscovering your inner child, or helping your child to foster theirs, there’s no better way to do so.

Our courses are still open!  Spend the day with us.  We know that rain days are the perfect day to get adventurous, and there’s nothing cooler than the treetops in the rain.  It’s a rainy day in Oregon? Come out to the park.  We’ll be waiting to harness you up, teach you our equipment and get you started on what will surely be your new favorite rainy day activity. (If there’s high winds and lightning, we will close down the course for safety, so you can rest assured that if you’re in the trees, it’s safe for you to be!)

Take a walk in the park! “Singin’ In The Rain” is a song for a reason.  It’s the perfect time to practice those heel clicks!  Why have a raincoat, rainboots, or an umbrella if you’re not going to use them? Jump in every puddle you see.

Rain Art is an easy way to get your creativity going! Rhythms of Play has a great tutorial.

Make a Rain Barrel!  This DIY is perfect.  It’s friendly to the environment and to your wallet.  You’ll have fresh rain water stored for your garden, and even better? You won’t have to fill it yourself.  Just let the rain do the work!

Slip and Slide! When was the last time you were on a slip and slide?  If it’s nice enough out,  break it out!  If you don’t have one, make your own!

We hope that this has helped you to discover some rainy day fun, and that the next time that you see there’s rain in the forecast, you’ll be excited to see it!