Programs and Events - Cal Adventures - Custom Trips & Events

Custom Trips & Events

 
 

Cal Adventures provides custom team building events and activities for your next trip for your business, organization or group of friends.

 

Offering Duration Participants Price per Person Action
Ropes Course Half-Day Min. 12 $65
Non-Profit – $50
Student Group- $35
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Ropes Course Full-Day Min. 12 $105
Non-Profit – $80
Student Group – $60
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Kayaking Half-Day Min. 12 $65
Non-Profit – $50
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Kayaking Full-Day Min. 12 $105
Non-Profit – $80
Student Group – $60
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Sailing Half-Day Min. 6 $130
Non-Profit – $95
Student Group – $70
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Team Building Half-Day Min. 24 $40
Non-Profit – $30
Student Group – $25
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Team Building Full-Day Min. 24 Contact us for individual pricing Register

 

Backcountry

For over two decades Cal Adventures has been designing quality programming for groups of community members, students, and staff. Whether you are looking for a challenging week-long backcountry experience or a weekend retreat, we can plan your adventure.

Our single or multi-day custom programs can include hiking, backcountry camping, sea kayaking, environmental education, rafting, snowshoeing, rock climbing and much more.

 

Get Started

Cal Adventures works directly with you and for you, to customize our program offerings so that we may achieve your organization’s goals.

Please fill out our Custom Program Questionnaire to start planning your event.

 

Questions

Contact Sam Johnson at s_johnson@berkeley.edu

 

Previous Trips
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Tomales Bay and Point Reyes National Seashore
  • Sequoia and King’s Canyon National Park
  • Angel Island State Park
  • Redwood National and State Parks
  • American River
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park
  • Shasta-Trinity National Forest
  • Donner Pass Pinnacles National Monument and much more…

 

Boating

A custom boating event at the UC Aquatic Center is sure to provide your group a day of excitement. Whether you are looking for an environmental education experience for your students or a fun day of paddling with co-workers, Cal Adventures is for you. The Berkeley Marina location provides a safe atmosphere for those learning a new sport and enough excitement for those experienced and looking for a thrill. Cal Adventures offer sailing, windsurfing or kayaking and the opportunity for your group to challenge themselves individually and as a group.

 

What We Provide
  • Opportunity to bond as a group while exploring new sports individually
  • Equipment for all ages (7 years+) and skill levels in kayaking, windsurfing and sailing
  • Emphasis on appropriate water safety procedures and awareness
  • Instruction on kayak paddle technique and self rescue procedures
  • Lessons on how to read the wind and understand the basics of windsurfing
  • Opportunity to learn the basics of sailing while in small groups
  • Resources for participants to increase their knowledge and capability
  • An appreciation of the natural environment
  • A fun-filled experience

 

Trip Options
  • Half day program is 3-4 hours
  • Full day program is 7-8 hours
  • Half day programs provide your group with an amazing shared experience
  • Full day programs allow more time for your participants to challenge themselves in a variety of sports and activities
  • Half day boating programs can be paired with teambuilding activities to create a full day experience

 

Get Started

Cal Adventures works directly with you and for you, to customize our program offerings so that we may achieve your organization’s goals.

Please fill out the Custom Program Questionnaire to start planning your event.

 

Questions

For Day Programs, contact Kyle Winslow at kylewinslow@berkeley.edu

For Overnight Programs, contact Sam Johnson at s_johnson@berkeley.edu

 

Ropes Course

Whether you are a school group, corporate office, or somewhere in-between, we have a program for you. Our ropes course features 6 separate high elements within natural Redwood trees. Participants forge their way across elements individually or in pairs with the help of their belays on the ground. Our beautiful course is located at the Strawberry Canyon Recreation Area on the UC-Berkeley campus. Ropes course programs can be paired with other close-by activities and are available year round.

 

Benefits
  • Improve verbal and nonverbal communication skills
  • Learn to solve problems creatively
  • Understand the importance of planning and organization
  • Be more aware and accepting of differences
  • Strengthen sense of commitment and responsibility
  • Increase self awareness and knowledge of capability
  • Set attainable goals
  • Appreciate the natural environment
  • Have a fun-filled experience

 

Structure
  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Discuss Goals and Objectives
  • Team building Ground Initiatives and Debriefs
  • Equipment Orientation and Belay Safety School
  • Belay Team Challenges on the Ropes Course
  • Debrief and Day Closure

 

Trip Options
  • Half day program is 3-4 hours
  • Full day program is 6-7 hours
  • Half day program will provide your group with an amazing shared experience and time
  • for our staff to debrief personal and group goals
  • Full day programs will allow more time for your participants to challenge themselves
  • and provides opportunity to observe and discuss specific group dynamics

 

Get Started

Cal Adventures works directly with you and for you, to customize our program offerings so that we may achieve your organization’s goals.

Please fill out the Custom Program Questionnaire and send it in today to start planning your event.

 

Questions

Contact Sam Johnson at s_johnson@berkeley.edu

 

Team Building

Our team building events will be specifically designed to meet your group’s goals and objectives. Our professional staff will lead participants through a variety of activities to challenge them as individuals and groups. Along with performing group tasks, participants will be led through conversation and a debriefing session to ensure learnings are being brought back home.

 

Location

Teambuilding events can be held at Strawberry Canyon Recreation Area, other UC-Berkeley campus areas, or even at your own site. Groups can be split into smaller teams to work through challenges with a facilitator, rotate through activitity stations and staff members, or complete tasks as a large group. With this flexibility, Cal Adventures can successfully work with you whether you are a group of 24 or 124.

 

Benefits
  • Improve verbal and nonverbal communication skills
  • Teach your group to solve problems creatively
  • Emphasize the importance of planning and organization
  • Strengthen sense of commitment and responsibility to others
  • Increase self awareness and knowledge of capabilities
  • Foster an appreciation of the natural environment
  • Help your group become more aware and accepting of differences
  • Provide a fun-filled experience

 

Options
  • Half day program is 2-3 hours
  • Full day program is 6-6.5 hours
  • Half day programs provide your group with an amazing shared experience
  • Full day programs will allow more time for your group to challenge themselves and
  • provides opportunity to observe and discuss specific group dynamics
  • Team building events can be paired with other close-by activities and are available year round

 

Get Started

Cal Adventures works directly with you and for you, to customize our program offerings so that we may achieve your organization’s goals.

Please fill out the Custom Program Questionnaire to start planning your event.

 

Questions

Contact Sam Johnson at s_johnson@berkeley.edu

 

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