Corporate Team Building

Half to Full Day Programs with Catering Available!

Challenge Ropes Course

Bring your group out to Mother Lode River Center for a fun, adventurous and exciting day at our beautiful 20-acre property on the American River for a team-building experience to remember.  Mother Lode has been creating unique corporate team-building programs for two decades. 

Our programs are designed to encourage participants individually and to challenge the entire group.  Activities can be structured to target specific areas that need improvement in the workplace, or just for a day of fun and adventure.  When we create a program, we consider the various ages and physical abilities of your group to get the whole team involved.

Possible Ropes/Raft Itinerary

  • Arrive Mother Lode
  • Group Introduction
  • Divide up into smaller groups, warm up activities
  • Meet challenges on the low and high ropes course elements
  • Lunch
  • Gear up for rafting and divide up into raft groups
  • Introduction to rafting and safety talks
  • Paddle downstream with challenges along the way
  • Debrief and wrap up
  • Depart


Challenge Ropes Course

Over the years, Mother Lode has worked with dozens of local, regional, national and even international organizations such as eBay, Nugget Markets, Carta, Unity Care Group, Intel, Apple, as well as Fire, Police, US Air Force Parajumpers and internationally ranked Adventure Racing Teams.

Corporate Team Building at Mother Lode

At Mother Lode, we have an array of activity possibilities for your group.  Our approach to designing your program is informed by data driven studies, such as Google’s “Aristotle” Program, which show that creating an atmosphere in which team members learn to support and care for their teammates is the key element in team success, whether you are IT workers or Navy Seals.

Our two most popular corporate programs are a full day on the ropes course or combining a half-day ropes course and a half day rafting.

But the choice is yours: You can do any of the activities separately, as well.  All of our programs incorporate elements of team building, problem solving, communication, creative thinking, cohesion and, most importantly, FUN!  And don’t think just because we are off the ropes course and in a raft that the team building has stopped — the American River will put your team’s skills to the test.

Camp Life

We’ll do all the cooking so you can relax with a good book, snooze in the shade, play a game of volleyball, or just sit and watch the sun set.

Our guides will amaze you with their culinary delights, Dutch-oven-desserts and even a river sauna upon your request.

Enjoy a private campfire and gaze at the stars as the river lulls you to sleep.

50th Anniversary Ropes Rafting

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