We Help Make Groups Effective Teams
Venture Out is the University of Missouri’s outdoor experiential education office. We specialize in group teambuilding utilizing high and low ropes courses. Each course is customized to meet your group’s needs and accomplish your group’s goals. Our low ropes (on-the-ground) courses are accessible for everyone. We serve the entire mid-Missouri community. From corporate professional development events to birthday parties for kids of all ages, we have a course option for you.
Venture Out courses are fun and effective tools your group can use to build trust, learn conflict resolution skills, practice successful communication strategies, and more. We host groups of 8-200 participants for high and low ropes teambuilding courses all year long. We can host your group at our complex, or at the location of your choice.
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- Team Challenge Course (on-the-ground teambuilding)During a Team Challenge Course, our staff will present your group with a series of on-the-ground challenges that focus on trust, effective communication, conflict resolution, and other leadership topics. This is our most accessible course, and is customized to fit your group’s needs and goals. Venture Out can host your group at our complex or at the indoor or outdoor location of your choice. Many groups choose to combine a TCC with one of the high ropes options.
- Odyssey High Ropes CourseOur newest and most popular course, the Odyssey Course takes the teamwork in a Team Challenge Course and adds the additional challenge of being 35 feet off the ground. Participants use each other to navigate this teamwork-focused high ropes obstacle course. After working together to complete the course, participants zipline to the ground.
- Alpine Climbing TowerIndividuals scale a 60-foot climbing tower at their own pace while they work to set and accomplish personal goals. Participants belay each other, which facilitates trust and communication among individuals. This course is a little more accessible for participants who are hesitant about climbing than the Odyssey Course.
Hands-on learning and conscious risk-taking are essential components of promoting self-discovery, courage, vulnerability, and individual and team growth. Venture Out operates within a feminist framework, meaning all participants are both teachers and learners, all participants have strengths and value, and success is defined by everyone in the group succeeding.
Our program philosophy includes three principles
Venture Out facilitators ensure the physical and emotional safety of our participants.
Venture Out facilitators create and maintain respect within the group.
Challenge By Choice
Our “Challenge by Choice” philosophy means facilitators do not force participants to do anything. Instead, facilitators push participants to push themselves.