A Fabulous Freshmen Retreat

Sarah and Travis Guida consistently do a fabulous job with our freshman retreat.  They have a remarkable way of engaging the youth in activities of self reflection, team work, and leadership.  The combination of large and small group activities gave the students a unique opportunity to get to know each other in a safe, supportive,…

“Plans to Give You Hope”

(picture courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/?) Posted by Travis Guida We all face challenges in our lives.  I’ve faced several challenges that created great difficulties for me, that were extremely bad times for me.  There were times at a younger age where the importance of fitting in seemed as though it was the only important thing. I dealt…

Intentional Leadership

By Travis Guida Ever come to wonder where your day went? You are sitting at home watching a DVR’d program or catching up on the nightly news and you realize: “I have just been awake for 16 ½ hours. What happened?” The craze and the noise of our daily ingestion of media makes prioritizing our…

Building a Championship Team- Part II

Strong Communication Presidential politics provides countless examples to follow when it comes to strong communication. It also gives us things to avoid. Comments like “47%”, “Read my lips”, and “Ooops” were never intended to do harm, but eventually became punch lines of unsuccessful campaigns. To become president, a tightly knit team is formed around a…

Building a Championship Team- Part I

(Photo courtesy www.flickr.com) By Travis Guida Gossip. Envy. Pride. Misunderstanding. Sounds like the makings of a best selling novel right? What it doesn’t make is a best selling team. Ineffective teams come in all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities. To form a competent one, all a group needs is to be organized. To form a…

A new season awaits!

Although summer seems like forever away, groups are already making reservations for C4. Maybe its the exhilaration experienced from a 25′ free fall or the anxiety of jumping off the top of a telephone pole. Maybe its watching someone else do those things! Or, quite possibly you are simply looking for tourist attractions in northern…

The Best Minnesota Team-Building Experience

A review of the course was recently published in the South Florida Insider by a recent Character Challenge guest. The link can be found at: http://www.sflinsider.com/attractions/attractions-coverage/item/966-character-challenge-course-attractions Pushed to the limit both physically and mentally, the Character Challenge Course, located in Park Rapids Minnesota, constantly gets its visitors to exceed expectations. Aimed at getting people to…

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