Courage, Commitment and Compassion
The West Pines Training Center, located just west of metro-Denver, offers challenging team building and leadership development experiences to corporate, non-profit and educational clients from Colorado and around the country.
Our main venue is a low and high ropes challenge course. Rock climbing, orienteering, snowshoeing, environmental education and overnight camping programs are also available. Experienced facilitators will work with your group leaders in advance to develop a customized program designed to fit your team’s specific needs. Our staff will create an interactive program that fosters creativity, camaraderie, and innovation that can translate back to the work and educational environment in exciting ways.
Our programs build leadership and team development skills by providing clients the opportunity to practice creative solutions to challenges. Participants take healthy risks and enhance work relationships through shared adventures.
Why choose West Pines Training Center?
- Outstanding professionalism, longevity and depth of staff experience in corporate, educational and therapeutic settings
- Bi-lingual staff
- Excellent safety record since 1988
- Centralized Denver metro location with indoor/outdoor programming space
- Off-site programming at retreat centers, resorts, or client’s home location
- Our ability to create programs to your specific needs
Our programs are customized to meet your team’s needs, including your budget. We offer discounted rates for not-for-profit groups. We also have scholarships available for qualifying organizations.
Our program services include the following:
- 13 outdoor low and high ropes course elements/activities
- An extensive selection of team activities
- Indoor break-out room that accommodates 30 people
- On-site catering
Call today and let us help you plan an exciting and productive day, 303-467-4058
We have answered a few of the most common questions regarding The Training Center here. If your question or concern is not addressed, please call 303-467-4058 for additional information.
What does a typical program look like?
Each program is customized to your desired outcomes and goals. An overview of the day might look like this:
9 – 9:45 am: Variety of easy and welcoming warm-ups followed by a brief safety talk.
10 am – 12 pm: Small group skills development activities; delve into issues and content related to groups needs and purpose of program (i.e. developing trust, authentic communication, etc.).
12 – 1 pm: Lunch Break
1 – 3:30 pm: High ropes challenge course
3:30 – 4 pm: Bringing it all together – small groups reconvene for closing team activities.
What are some of the activities we can choose from?
We offer an extensive menu of activities your group can choose from. Our facilitators will work with you to select the most appropriate ones to achieve your desired outcomes.
Here are a few examples of popular activities:
The group juggles a variety of soft objects illustrating the metaphor of all the things the team “juggles” in the workplace such as work-load, deadlines, and crises.
Lean on Me
Members of high-performing teams must trust each other. In this activity, participants travel across a wire while the rest of the team supports and spots them. It is an independent activity, but it takes collaboration to achieve the goal.
Participants learn the use of helmets, harnesses, and belay skills as preparation for a series of activities that take place 5-25 feet off the ground including the Leap of Faith, Zip Line, and The Playground.
Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas once said, “I learned early that the richness in life is found in adventure. Adventure calls on all the faculties of mind and spirit. It develops both self-reliance and interdependence. Life then teems with excitement.”
This captures the intent of the West Pines Training Center. A wide variety of groups have benefited from our adventure programs, including corporate departments, government offices, school teams and church groups. Learn what just a few had to say about their experience at West Pines:
Partial Client List
- Rock Bottom Restaurants – Management Training
- U.S. Department of the Interior – Minerals Management Service
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Wells Fargo
- State of Colorado Department of Human Services
- Western Management Development Center-IRS Program
- Denver International Airport
- Kaiser Permanente – Management Development Series
- Einstein Bagels
- Leadership of Jefferson County