Poplar Ridge's custom programs are an excellent tool for student organizations, businesses, UVA departments, and youth groups looking to develop high functioning work teams or a group retreat. Group sizes may range from 6-100 depending on program style. Any of our program types can be custom designed based on your goals and desired outcomes. Prior to your visit to Poplar Ridge, we will collect information about your group and desired outcomes via our pre-program questionnaire.
Great for staff trainings, retreats, or group development outings, this is our most popular program. The team building initiatives take place at or near ground level and consist of both physical and cognitive challenges. These programs accelerate relationship building, improve lines of communication and help develop high performance work teams. Our trained facilitators assist each group with processing their experiences and transferring what they learned to their workplace, athletic field, classroom, committee, etc.
These programs start with team building activities and add one of the stand-alone high elements. The high elements introduce technical belay systems involving ropes and harnesses and involve climbing at some height above the ground. High elements typically focus more on individual challenge but the majority of the high ropes activities we have at Poplar Ridge have a strong connection back to the group.
Newly re-designed and constructed as of Spring 2008 our high elements include a Giant Swing, a Two-line bridge to a 350 ft. Zip-line, a Vertical Playpen, a High Y, a Pamper Pole, and one called the Nessy. This large selection of high elements help us accommodate a wide range of physical ability and comfort levels. Additionally, most of the activities involve group belay systems so as to develop trust throughout the entire group.
Our programs are typically a half-day or full day in duration. Half-day programs are anything up to 4 hours long. Full day programs are over 4 hours and up to 8 hours in length.
For pricing and availability please contact David at 434-982-5105 or firstname.lastname@example.org and explain the basic demographics of your group and, if applicable, any affiliation to UVA. To expedite the booking process, please complete the following online Program Request Form.