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The Elements mission is to empower and facilitate individual and group transformation through experiential learning.

Elements cultivates leaders and develops teams. We facilitate custom designed experiential learning opportunities to help clients reach their full potential.

For information contact:

Emily Peffer
MSCR Recreation Specialist-Experiential Programs
(608) 204-4580
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Trained staff help groups improve their skills in the areas of communication, problem solving, teambuilding, trusting each other, taking risks, integrity, supporting each other and more. Group may include corporate and professional teams, non-profit staff teams, college groups, youth sport teams, religious groups and other organizations.  Elements is best suited for ages 10 to adult.

ABS Global
Wisconsin Wing of Civil Air Patrol
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Radiology
Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School
Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts
Communication Innovations
Portage Academy of Achievement

Options for the Day:

  • Half day Low Challenge Course
  • Full day Low and High Challenge Course
  • Mobile Programs

group on low ropes Low Challenge Course Programs
Half day programs typically last 3-4 hours and give participants the opportunity to work together to meet specific goals. The focus is on the group development process; activities get progressively more challenging throughout the day. We work with you to tailor these programs to your desired outcome. We frame experiences based on skills that participants can use back at work, school or home environment.

Low and High Challenge Course Programs
Full day programs last 6-7 hours and participants take the skills and group awareness they gain in the morning to new heights. After being properly outfitted and trained to help with safety procedures, groups have the opportunity to climb, swing, jump and zip up to 30 feet off the ground. Full day programs offer an opportunity for groups to engage in positive risk taking while challenging members in a safe, supportive environment. Everyone has a role in the process, so if some are more comfortable staying on the ground they still fully participate with the group.

Mobile Programs
Can’t make it out to the course or think your group would prefer an indoor experience? We can bring the equipment and props to your site. These programs are fully catered to your needs and can be hosted at a site of your choosing; all we need is open space. If you don’t have available spaces we can help arrange accommodations for your group at an indoor site or park in the Madison area.

Real Colors - NEW!
Real Colors is a fun, interactive way workshop that gives us insight to human behavior and communication styles. Our Certified Real Colors facilitators guide your group through learning their individual colors then offer interactive, facilitated discussion on how these influence interactions on a daily basis. Programs typically last up to three hours but are flexible based on number of participants. 

Elements staff are trained in group development and awareness, group processing and technical safety procedures for the challenge courses. They come from a variety of different backgrounds ranging from professional rock climbing guides, school teachers, youth work, leadership development and organizational development. Our goal is to serve your group with the most appropriate staff possible, therefore we match our staff and their skills to your group.

Group Information Form
This form provides information to help Elements custom design a program for your group. The form should be completed by the main organizer of your group and emailed to the Elements Manager. Alternatively, you can also talk through it on the phone with the Elements Manager.

Preparing for Your Program
This document provide valuable information to help you plan for a successful day with Elements. It includes what to bring, what to wear, and what to expect.

Liability Waiver
Each group member must have a signed liability waiver in order to participate or be present with a group. Participants under the age of 18 need to have the form signed by their parent/guardian.

Participant Health Form
Each participant needs a completed health form. This information is necessary in case a medical situation arises.

Frequently Asked Questions

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