Frequently Asked Questions about TRAC

  • What is the Team Ropes Adventure Challenge (TRAC)?

    TRAC is an experiential education program located on FIU's Biscayne Bay Campus. This "hands on" program focuses on human development and group dynamics. The program fosters enrichment through group and individual initiatives. Participants will learn new skills through a series of adventure-based activities that provide training in leadership, teambuilding development, communication, and problem solving skills.

    Unable to leave the office? Our highly trained facilitators will come to your place of business and deliver a high energy, fun and educational teambuilding program created around the specific needs of your group.

    You can view our brochure in PDF.

  • Who can use TRAC for team building?

    TRAC serves the FIU community and the community outside FIU. Our clients include national and regional corporations, non-profit organizations, schools, and youth groups.

    Our past satisfied clients have included the following groups:

    • American Express
    • Barry University
    • Carnival Cruise Lines
    • Caterpillar Used Equipment Services, Inc.
    • Celebrity Cruises
    • Chrysalis Health
    • City of Miami
    • City of Miami Gardens
    • City of Miami Office of the City Attorney
    • ConAgra Foods
    • Dade County Bar Association
    • Doctors Charter School
    • Eden Rock Resort
    • Engineering Express
    • Ernst & Young
    • Florida Atlantic University
    • Florida Department of Children & Families
    • Florida International University EcoAcademy Summer Camp
    • G&G Healthcare Services
    • Gulliver Middle School
    • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
    • HSBC Bank USA NA
    • Immaculata-Lasalle High School
    • James Jones Legacy Foundation
    • Mercantil Commerce Bank
    • Miami Country Day School
    • Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders
    • Miami Heat
    • Mondrian South Beach Hotel
    • New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, S. FL
    • Orange Bowl Committee
    • Panalpina, Inc.
    • Peaceful Ridge Recovery, LLC
    • PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
    • Project Challenge, Inc
    • Ransom Everglades Middle School
    • Red Bull North America
    • Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
    • RPL Group
    • Smith Community Mental Healthcare
    • Town of Surfside Parks & Recreation Department
    • Turnberry Ocean Colony
    • University of Miami
    • Whirlpool
    • Yamaha Motors
    • YMCA of Broward County
  • What have people said about TRAC?

    James Jones

    three-time NBA champion, James Jones Legacy Foundation

    "At the James Jones Legacy Foundation, we take pride in providing our students with unique opportunities and challenging experiences that encourage teamwork, leadership and personal growth. The FIU ropes course provides all of that and more - and every year I'm pushing myself through right alongside the kids, just as engaged and excited as they are. It's an adventure everyone should embrace."

    Christine Martin 

    FIU Graduate Assistant, Career Services

     "When planning a field trip for my students, TRAC would always be one of the most popular choices. It was incredible to witness how far my students would come within the span of just a couple of hours. Many would come in fearful at the sight of the ropes course but through the concepts taught by the amazing facilitators, they were able to work successfully as a team and encourage each other to overcome their own obstacles. It was always great to see how my students got to be challenged and motivated to try things outside their comfort zone. 

    Uptown South Florida Magazine, February 2014 Issue

    "Team Ropes Adventure Challenge at FIU's Biscayne Bay reminds all to trust the process...Here, a wide variety of groups, from international corporations to local youth organizations, rehab centers to masters programs discover the lessons and insights that only TRAC can teach. These lessons include, but are not limited to, the keys to better communication, trust, team bonding, leadership, personal and group satisfaction and effectiveness."

    Christine Wipfli

    FIU Applied Research Center

    "The TRAC Program is a unique and exhilarating activity which supports the creation of a healthy work environment necessary for every organization to successfully meet its' goals and objectives. The TRAC Ropes Course provided an opportunity for our group to gain valuable insight about ourselves and each other, fostering personal and professional development that will last indefinitely."
  • What do I need to know?
    • All TRAC program activities are held outdoors on the course. The Ropes Course is located next to a mangrove preserve at Biscayne Bay. Although there is a sea breeze, it can be quite warm. Dress for athletic activity (e.g. t-shirts, shorts, and sturdy tennis or running shoes). You will also want to bring sun protection, such as a hat and pair of sunglasses.
    • Some activities are demanding. No one is forced to be active above what is appropriate for them. We recommend a good breakfast or lunch and being hydrated because TRAC is designed as an outdoor program.
    • We will take several breaks during the day. Please remember to drink plenty of water during all breaks so you remain properly hydrated. Water will be provided to all participants, but you are encouraged to bring an extra supply if your group is large.
  • What can I expect?
    • Improved individual and group awareness
    • Enhanced communication skills
    • Development of skills that enhance group decision making and leadership
    • Increased appreciation and respect for the differences that exist within a group
    • Improved goal setting, planning and vision
    • Strengthened commitment to team goals
For any additional information please call Jennifer Cooper, TRAC Program Manager, at 305-919-5912 or via email.


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