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At the UVM ARC, we pride ourselves on providing top-quality, customized programming for our clients. Our clientele include area businesses, conference attendees, non-profit agencies, state employees, colleges, school, camps and other youth groups,. Many factors are considered while planning and implementing your program, including length of time, number of participants, group and individual goals, staff to participant ratio, group profile and dynamics, weather, and time of day.

We utilize games, stretches, initiatives, trust-building activities, and low and high ropes course elements to encourage mingling, bonding, discussion and reflection, and to address a myriad of focal points. Although the UVM ARC feels like a private, wooded and secluded world, we are easily accessed via Swift Street and Farrell Park, with ample parking and proximity to local restaurants, hotels, and other amenities.


At the UVM Adventure Ropes Course, our mission is to provide and promote adventure-based, experiential learning and cooperative team-building opportunities for UVM and the surrounding community, utilizing the values and aspiration outlined in UVM's "Our Common Ground" which aspires to be a community that values: Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Openness, Justice and Responsibility.

New for 2018…

Open Enrollment Workshops:

Join us as we host inspired experiential trainer, author, and group facilitator, Nate Folan to offer a fun filled day of powerful experiential learning. Nate enthusiastically engages people in interactive learning experiences that are personally and professionally fulfilling. He is passionate about helping educators in a variety of settings deliver programs that are engaging and effective, making a positive difference in the lives and performance of their groups.


January 26th, 2018, 9am-4pm: Active and Interactive Approaches to Social Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) has become a primary focus for both schools and businesses. Why? The base of SEL – awareness of self and others – is necessary for learning, effective teamwork, and essential to being human. This dynamic, activity-based workshop is specifically designed for people who desire to effectively engage students and participants in social emotional learning and development. It will equip you with specific activities that support the development of the following SEL themes - self-awareness, self-management, awareness of others, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. Additionally, it will model a basic framework to design any program or curriculum. Join the fun, play, and learn active and interactive approaches to SEL.


January 27th, 2018, 9am-4pm: Active Debrief and Reflection Techniques

Physical activity benefits our body, lifts our mood, and readies our brains for learning. It also acts, perhaps as a catalyst for meaningful conversation. This dynamic, activity-based workshop will leverage current brain research and explore active and interactive ways to debrief, reflect, process, and review. Often, reviewing content in a classroom, reflecting on a group event, or processing a high impact experience happens in a stationary manner – e.g. at desks, tables, or sitting or standing in a circle. Let’s change this. This workshop will equip you with a variety of techniques and activities that will spark meaningful conversations beyond traditional methods. You’re invited to explore a new paradigm for practitioners who desire to keep participants engaged, recognize their group’s desire to play, and ultimately want an active way to spark conversations that matter.

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