Mad Dogs have used their military experience here to create some unique programs for individual adventurers or corporate groups with team building as a focus.
Want to reward your team for a job well done! Give them the gift of a true Canadian experience. Our Corporate incentive packages are designed to give your people a day that they will never forget. Mad Dogs & Englishmen offers 2 incentive packages that can be combined with local accommodation or other activities depending on your needs.
This package includes a light breakfast at the Mad Dog Cafe & Market before heading onto one of our vans to take you to the Spray Lakes for our Mountain Musher 2-hour dogsled tour. Once at the trail, the group will be encouraged to get involved and learn what it is like to be a real musher. After a fun and exciting 2-hour tour on the Spectacular Spray Lakes the group will return for a hearty lunch back at the Mad Dog Cafe & Market, with some parting souvenir gifts.
This is the ultimate day out in the Rockies. Your group will enjoy a light breakfast at the Mad Dog Cafe & Market, then be whisked away to the Spray Lakes for our popular Mount Nestor Viewpoint tour. Your group will enjoy an exhilarating dog sled ride with breathtaking views of the Spray Valley. This trail takes them out over the frozen lake then up into the trees to navigate an exciting trail around Mt Nestor to our back country campsite. Along the way they will have the opportunity to drive their sleds with the assistance of a qualified guide, and be encouraged to get involved as much as possible.
At our back country campsite, a campfire lunch will be served. Here you will have a chance to warm up by the fire and relax before heading back down the lake.
After the tour, your group will be welcomed back at the Mad Dog Cafe & Market for a farewell reception with appetizers and a celebratory drink. Each person will leave with a souvenir gift.
The focus for most team building activities is to find a unique and interesting way for a group to improve their communication and team skills though fun, challenging, and stimulating activities. With this in mind, Dog sledding is a natural fit for a team building program. The relationships and teamwork that develop with a dog team can offer intriguing insights into relationships and teamwork in many other settings and are the same skills that make successful sport and work teams. Let our dogs teams help your team reach their goals.
Mad Dogs & Englishmen have put together two 1/2 day team building programs. These can be completed separately if time is a factor, or combine them for a full day of team building enjoyment.
This program starts at our kennel site. The group is split into teams and given directions on how to get their dog members ready for the trail and loaded for travel. Once up at the trail, our guides assist each team in preparing for our Mountain Musher 2-Hour dogsled tour. Not only is each team responsible for getting ready and mushing their teams (with assistance from our guides) but we will throw in some interesting twists to ensure they stay on their toes and get the most out of the experience. Once back at the trail head, we will debrief with the group over hot chocolate, spiced apple cider and freshly baked cookies from the Mad Dog Cafe & Market and leave with a great souvenir of the day.
This team building game is based loosely on the big Iditarod Dogsled Race held in Alaska each year. The group is divided into teams and then sent shopping in the General Store for items that they may need out on the trail. Once their sled is packed and they are ready to get their sled out on the race trail, their time starts. They will need to work as a team to get around the course stopping at checkpoints, completing team skills challenges, and answering skill testing questions in order to continue further along. Time is added or subtracted from final times, based on how well the team completes these tasks. The Team with the lowest time wins the race and the team with the highest takes the ceremonial red lantern. It is not always the fastest or the first team to finish that wins this race and the best thing is...we don't use dogs!! Hot chocolate, hot spiced apple beverage, snacks, & souvenir included in price.
This full day program, combines both the Team Dogsled and the Mad Dogs Iditarod Challenge. The group would enjoy a lunch at the Mad Dog Cafe & Market between the two programs and then wrap up the day with a final closing reception.