The founders of Curtis Wright Outfitters have significant team building experience and a powerful formula for fostering leadership and communication skills in employees. By combining the outdoors, recreation and corporate training principles, Curtis Wright Outfitters can offer companies of all sizes a fun way to recharge and refocus their team members.
Curtis Wright Outfitters offers customized team building programs for groups of any size. Below are brief descriptions of some of our offerings. All of the programs emphasize fun team building activities that focus groups on achieving a common goal and are designed to build camaraderie, morale, leadership skills, communication skills and styles and to highlight complementary strengths. We have found that one of the major successes of our programs is the shared experience that the team members have during the process and can take back to the corporate world. Please let us know how we can accommodate your team building needs.
Here’s what a client had to say about her team building event:
“My group was looking for a fun activity with some team building included and the option to have a fly-fishing themed team building event was exactly what we were looking for. Jeff, Carlton & Kristen lead our group in several fly-fishing activities that not only taught us how to fly-fish but they also allowed us to teach, support and bond with one another and we added a little competition along the way. The setting was perfect – all we had to do was show up and they did the rest. Thanks for a great day! You were awesome to work with.” ~ Trish (YUM Team Building Event)
Event Format Descriptions
Let the experienced professionals at Curtis Wright Outfitters teach you everything you wanted to know about fly fishing while at the same time helping your group become better communicators. We will spend the day with your company on our private stretch of water weaving the skills of fly fishing with various aspects of corporate team building. At the end of the day, your team will have participated in an unforgettable shared event that they will continue to draw upon back at the office.
- Gear Up/Bug Out/Castaway – CWO leader facilitates basic gear and fishing knots. Discusses various insect patterns and fish habitat to prepare for the Fish On station. CWO facilitator has group practice casting techniques and presentation of fly patterns.
- Fish On – CWO professional guides take attendees to the water in small groups to hopefully land some trout!
- Tied Down – CWO facilitator teaches attendees how to tie a streamer that imitates larger organisms that make up the diet of trout.
Team Building Skills and Concepts: Knowledge sharing, consensus building, communication, learning styles – all of which can be used in the corporate environment.
Let the experienced professionals at Curtis Wright Outfitters assist your group with building bikes for charity while at the same time using different methods of management styles to facilitate team building. Each team will be given the tools to put together bikes while different challenges are presented to the teams to address leadership and communication skills. At the end of the day, in addition to having bikes to donate to a worthy charity of the group’s choosing, your team will have learned to incorporate different goals and objectives into the work environment while strengthening the bond of their cohesive team.
- Orientation and Icebreakers
- Build-A-Bike while being challenged with an assembly line environment; dealing with supply and communication issues; and/or being challenged with different managers tasked with different goals and objectives.
- Obstacle Course with completed bikes
Team Building Skills and Concepts: How to incorporate different goals and objectives into the work environment (quality, corporate culture, speed to market) while maintaining a cohesive team.
Let the experienced professionals at Curtis Wright Outfitters teach you everything you wanted to know about survival methods while at the same time helping your team build trust and camaraderie. We will spend the day with your group showing them how to build a fire and shelter, teaching them various forms of first aid, how to “hunt” for food and orienteering. All teams will then put a complete campsite together. At the end of the event, your employees will have participated in a memorable event that will have strengthened their ties with their co-workers both at the time and into the future.
- Teams learn how to build a fire
- Teams learn how to build a shelter and various first aid techniques
- Teams learn how to navigate for clues using both the sun and compasses
- Teams build a campsite together
Team Building Skills and Concepts: Building camaraderie between team members as well as the ability to follow multiple directions for “survival” in the corporate environment.
Booking & Availability
To book an event contact Curtis Wright Outfitters for costs and customization. We can accommodate full and half-day programs. Please call us at (828) 645-8700 or fill out the Event Request Form and we will contact you to discuss the best options for your company.
Availability: Team building programs are available 12 months of the year, Monday through Saturday. We request a one (1) month advance notice for all bookings, however, we can often accommodate reservations on shorter notice. Check availability today to get started by calling 828-645-8700.
These programs are customizable and can be adjusted or modified to fit your company needs.
Curtis Wright Outfitters offers several different courses for Team Building programs with non-fishing based courses also available. For other course options or to book your next Team Building event please contact Jeff Curtis at 828-645-8700.