The Tech Warriors took a trip to Camp Guyasuta to spend the day in active team-building exercises, getting to know one another and learning how to problem solve as a team.
Camp Guyasuta offers 175 acres of land located in O’Hara Township, and has four other buildings, six program shelters, campfire arena, swimming pool with spray ground, basketball court, volleyball court, 1/2 mile handicap accessible nature trail Their Rohr Challenge Center teaches both youth and adults team work, conflict resolution, problem solving, leadership, self esteem building, trust and learning about each other. Their challenge course has been used by many youth agencies to learn to work together, which includes a high ropes course and a 50′ climbing and rappelling tower.
The team-building course comprises a series of outdoor challenges, beginning with basic group initiative games and progressing to more complicated low-course and high-course activities. Some of these events involve group effort, whereas others test individual skills and agility. Participants climb, swing, balance, jump and rapel, as well as think through solutions to a variety of challenges together as a team. The objectives include building teams, solving problems, making decisions, developing trust, communication, leadership, planning, and self-esteem as members cooperate to achieve goals upon which they have agreed. The course is designed to foster personal growth among youth and adult groups.
The Warriors put in great effort in tackling the challenges together, and found they’re capable of much more than they initially thought they were while working as a team; an excellent lesson for the Tech Warriors as they begin their school year of mentoring the Little Learning Warriors.