Renbrook Experiential Program

Renbrook experiential education uses custom designed programs that can focus on a particular topic or topics:

  • Leadership Development
  • Goal Setting – Exceeding Expectations
  • Teamwork
  • Handling Change
  • Improved Communications
  • Increased Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Problem Solving
  • Trust
  • Fun

Program services can be applied to academic, therapeutic, business, and recreational settings. Using the successful experiential philosophies of “choice,” “value contract,” and “wave/sequencing,” as well as applying client-based appropriate modifications, we customize this hands-on tool to fit most populations.

Here are some examples of activities that the Renbrook Experiential Program uses:

Icebreakers/De-Inhibiters/Cooperative Games:

As part of the intro to the program these activities involve all participants in unique, fun, and inclusive variations of games that may seem familiar but then again…

The activity categories below take various amounts of planning/strategizing and thought for a group to complete. Post-activity discussion, observations and posed questions from the facilitator, as well as insights/perspectives shared by individuals during the discussion are valuable to each member of the group. The activities for a given program are chosen specifically around the goals, themes, desired outcomes, group abilities, and client focus.


A distinct problem or series of problems for the group to solve, resources and/or props to use, and a set of rules/parameters to guide the group, are combined to create a recipe for developing communication, creativity, and group process.

Low Challenge Course Elements:

Low Challenge Course elements are structures made of either wood, rope, wire, or a combination. With names such as “TP Shuffle” and “Do-I-Go,” these obstacles provide a real physical challenge for the group to overcome. The group must rely on its resources and the skills it has gained working together to that point. i.e., communication, leadership, planning, brainstorming, sharing ideas.

High Challenge Course Elements:

These exciting challenges happen up off the ground! Using a safety system, individuals or pairs climb on walls, trees, or poles get to experience the “vertical realm” on the ropes course. Trust, commitment, and perceived limits are at the forefront as participants take each step while relying on the ground crew for support.

Please contact William "Sully" Sulivan, Challenge Course Coordinator, at or at 860-236-1661 ext 324, for additional information.