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ROPES COURSE TEAM BUILDING: Verdun Adventure Bound (VERDUN) has one of the East Coast premier pole-based Challenge Courses on 55+ acres. With over twenty years of experience in corporate team-building Verdun can offer impactful teambuilding and leadership development programs tailored to fit the specific needs of your organization. Step outside of the office and into a beautiful natural setting where enthusiasm and quirkiness are encouraged. VERDUN provides certified instructors at a 10 participant to 1 instructor ratio to ensure an impactful, safe experience for corporate teams. All challenge course activities are in proximity to the Eagle’s Nest (Our conference building), enhancing the comfort and safety of our participants. Our conference room is also available for rent if you would like to combine our team building experience with some of your own professional development. Options for programming are listed below, however each one can be tailored to fit the needs of your team. Have an idea for something unique and different? Let’s talk! Verdun Adventure Bound is a non-profit organization providing several programs designed to meet the needs of our community. Part of the proceeds from every corporate event help to keep these programs alive and well.

VERDUN 1⁄2 Day Corporate Program Challenge Course

 
One half-day course will include ground games and 3-4 obstacles depending on team’s progression through the challenges. 

VERDUN One Day Low and High Ropes Course

 
A full day on the course will begin with games and initiatives building in difficulty through our diverse low ropes course and then concluding with a thrilling high ropes experience.

VERDUN Team Building Scavenger Hunt


Your team will be divided into small groups and compete with each other to complete a challenging but thrilling scavenger hunt, either on the Verdun property or in the community. Verdun facilitators will design the mission, activities, and challenges for each team, all you have to do is get them to our facility. Each program can be customized to meet the specific needs of each corporate client.

VERDUN On-Site Team Building Scavenger Hunt

 
On-site corporate teams will navigate the VERDUN 55-acre wooded facility, face challenges lead by our trained facilitators and overcome fears climbing on our ropes course in order to complete their objectives. This program would include initiatives and obstacle course style challenges. High ropes may be used as part of the experience but not in the traditional sense which allows everyone to climb. 

VERDUN Off-Site Scavenger Hunt


Off site teams will race against other teams by navigating through Culpeper or Warrenton with a list of objectives for points and time. VERDUN facilitators will meet corporate groups at the group’s chosen site. This event will include initiatives and team challenges along the way lead by the team facilitator.

VERDUN Team-Building Philanthropy


Choose a service project, build something, pack a food donation box, complete a service project, etc. Pay it forward in  your community and we will turn it into a team building experience for you. Our qualified facilitators will work with your corporate team to complete initiatives and challenges in order to accomplish your project. 

Off-site Excursions

Take your teambuilding to the next level by enjoying rock climbing in Shenandoah National Park or kayaking down the Rappahannock River. Our experienced facilitators can guide you on a thrilling adventure in our area. Choose a relaxing float trip down the Rappahannock or Shenandoah River, a thrilling class 2 whitewater kayaking trip, or a rock-climbing adventure in scenic Shenandoah National Park. Verdun will provide all of the equipment and knowledge necessary to make this journey safe and fun for all who attend. Please call for more details and pricing.

Facility Rental

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LIFE ORIENTATIONS WORKSHOP AT Verdun

IMPROVE COMMUNICATION AND PRODUCTIVITY

Life Orientation (LIFO) Training is an applied behavioral science system that fosters individual and organizational productivity. It begins by identifying the individual's basic orientation to life, or personal style. Based on this foundation of self-knowledge, it offers powerful strategies that enable individuals and groups to be more productive in their work and more influential when dealing with each other. For more information please click the link below.

LIFO TRAINING

Adventures in Learning
Based on the success of the Adventures in Learning program Verdun brought to 4th and 5th graders at C.M. Bradley Elementary School during the 2018/2019 school year, we are excited to announce a continuation of this program this school year. 

In addition to C.M. Bradley, Verdun trainers will be working with teachers at both Brumfield and M.M. Pierce elementary schools in Fauquier County. 

Verdun's experiential learning programming implements the Botvin LifeSkills Training, an evidence-based prevention program for schools, families and communities. Botvin LifeSkills Training have been proven to cut:
  • Drug use by up to 75%
  • Alcohol use by up to 60%
  • Verbal/physical aggression, fighting, ad delinquency by up to 50%
  • Tobacco use by up to 87%
Look for updates from the Fauquier County Schools and Verdun on the development of these programs that will run into the spring of 2020.
 
Project SOAR

Project SOAR is on track to launch in November and will offer a four-week course with a holiday break before the second four-week course.

This Project will help adults reintegrate themselves in society following substance abuse. The program name stands for Success Overcoming Adversity in Recovery. 

Verdun has partnered with the following organizations to ensure the best program:


- Come As You Are (CAYA)
- Hope Water Wellness, LLC
- Rappahannock Good Will Industries
- Willow Circle Art
- Virginia Cooperative Extension 
- RRCS


Verdun is proud to have received funding, support and love from the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, Come As You Are, Be Well Today for Tomorrow and Rapidan Rappahannock Community Service. 

SOAR will serve the tri-county area. Verdun is proud to help our neighbors move forward during their critical time with their lives in healthy and meaningful ways.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SOAR CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT

(540)937-4920

THE GROUNDWORK PROJECT

 

What is it?

The Groundwork project is a leadership development and career readiness program. The Program runs for eight weeks, taking place one day per week for six hours. Weekly session topics are Team Building; Initiative & Self Starting; Communication; Collaboration; Relationships; Conflict Resolution & Problem Solving; Resiliency; CPR,First Aid, and Personal Safety Training. The Groundwork Project is a joint venture between Verdun Adventure Bound and Rappahannock Goodwill Industries.

As The Groundwork Project, we seek to strengthen eack individual's mind and body, providing practical skill building that leads to sustainable employment; therefore,strenthening our community as a whole.

Who is Eligible?

The Groundwork Project is open to any person age 16 to 24, who has a life circumstance present making is difficult to find employment. Eack participant in The Groundwork Project will need to be able to work independently and is able to complete all activities of daily living skills. 

How do I Apply?

To apply for The Groundwork Project, you must be recommended by an adult, other than a family member.

Questions About Applying?

Contact Sara Drebes: Sara.Drebes@FredGoodwill.org

Phone: 540.604.6241 


Arts

Registration is Open!


Weekend Retreats

If your family or friends are looking for outdoor weekend challenges & fun activities, check out the numerous options Verdun Adventure Bound offers. We can arrange for a qualified staff member to plan, train and guide your group through a series of low and/or high ropes challenges on site.

If you are interested in learning to kayak, you can spend time in a low impact area as we train you in our pond.

Verdun offers guided “Muddy Tracks” programs for rafting, kayaking, hiking, climbing and repelling at nearby rivers and parks.

Day use of our facilities and overnight primitive camping are both available. Verdun is a great location for reunions, family gatherings or an informal gathering of friends for safe outdoor fun activities.

Click here to register online