Groups FAQs

 

Questions about Programs:

  • How many participants do we need to book a program?  We need at least 10 paying participants to book any program at Calleva.
  • Can I combine a few different activities for my group? Typically we can only offer only activity per day for the group.  For larger groups we can offer multiple different activities to the group, but each participants would only do a single activity for the day.  If you group decided to do the ropes course then we can combine that day with some time in our garden or visit to see the animals.
  • What happens if it rains? We will do our best to move forward with activities and most of the activities are just as fun and exciting in the rain.  We might have to change the programming slightly but the participants will still get many of the same experiences.
  • Does Calleva provide transportation?  We can offer transportation for your group for an additional $15 per person fee or if you want to use your own buses that is completely fine.
  • Does Calleva provide food?  We can provide food for your group.  We offer farm fresh meals (season dependent) while eating on the Calleva farm.  When we are out in the field we can provide a fresh lunch suitable for the days activities.  There is alway vegetarian options and fresh fruit and vegetables at every meal.  Our chefs can work with most of your groups food allergies or dietary restrictions.  Here is a quick list of the menu:
    • Breakfast: Continental Style (eggs or pancakes, bagel & cream cheese, oatmeal, fresh fruit, yogurt
    • Lunch: Deli style cold cuts, fresh fruit and vegetables, crackers or chips, and dip
    • Dinner: Fajita, chili, mac and cheese.
  • How many chaperons are required? There is no set number of chaperons that are required for Calleva.  We allow 1 free chaperon for every 10 paying participants.  Chaperons to us are just more participants so please keep this in mind when planning your trip.
  • Which program is right for my group? We will work with your planning team to create a fun, exciting, and unique program that will meet the goals for trip to Calleva.
  • How do I book a date for my group? Get in touch with Tom Doi to get onto the Calleva calendar.

Questions about Ropes Course:

  • How many elements will my group do in a day? Typically most groups rotate between 4-5 elements per day.  This does include time for a break midway through the program.
  • How many elements are on the Calleva Ropes Course? We have around 20 perminate elements on the ropes course.  These are both high (ones that require a harness and ropes) and low elements (ones near to the ground, requiring no technical gear)
  • Do we need to divide the group ahead of time?  We will need your participants divided into groups of between 8-11 participants per group.  Calleva can do this once the group arrives or you guys can do it ahead of time.
  • What do I need to wear on the ropes course? We recommend people dress accordingly for the day time temperatures.  We also require participants to have closed toe tennis shoes to participant on the ropes course.  We rarely cancel programs due to weather so being prepared is a must.
  • What age is a good fit for the ropes course?  The ropes course is a great program for any age.  Our Calleva facilitators will adjust the program and the elements based on the needs of your group.  Typically we host groups on the ropes course that range from kindergarten through adults.
  • What kind of physical strength does the ropes course take? The ropes course is a great activity for people of all different abilities.  Our facilitators will adjust the program to take any physical limitations into consideration.  We get participants out on our ropes course everyday in casts, walking boots, etc and will get those people as involved as possible.  We leave it up to the doctor to tell us what their limitations are.
  • What does the ropes course look like? The majority of our ropes course is in the woods and requires participants to walk on uneven dirt trails.  We have had participants in wheel chairs on our ropes course but there will be some limitations to the elements we can offer.

Questions about Split Activities:

  • Choosing an activity: All of our instructors will adjust the instruction for the program to fit the needs of the group.  Most of our single day activity programs are designed as an introduction to the activity.  This is an opportunity to try something new.
  • How does my group choose their split activity? When you book a program with Calleva we will give you a list of possible activities based on the number of participants you have for the program.  We will also provide you with the maximum and minimum number of participants for each activity.  We then recommend you have your group rank their activity choices to help your leadership team place the participants.
  • What do we need to wear for the day? Comfortable clothing, suitable for the day time temperatures.  Calleva typically moves forward rain or shine so being prepared for the weather is essential.  Here are a few specifics for some activities:
    • Ropes Course: Closed toes shoes, comfortable clothing
    • Water Activities: Clothes to get wet in, shoes that will stay on while walking in the water, NO CROCS or FLIP-FLOPS.  Old pair of shoes work great.
    • Caving: Long sleeves and long pants
    • Horseback Riding: Boot or shoe with a heel, long pants.

Questions about Overnights:

  • Where do the participants sleep? We believe there is no better place to spend the night than under the stars in tents.  Calleva will supply all of the tents and teach your group to correctly set them up.
  • Does Calleva provide food?  We can provide food for your group.  We offer farm fresh meals (season dependent) while eating on the Calleva farm.  When we are out in the field we can provide a fresh lunch suitable for the days activities.  There is alway vegetarian options and fresh fruit and vegetables at every meal.  Our chefs can work with most of your groups food allergies or dietary restrictions.  Here is a quick list of the menu:
    • Breakfast: Continental Style (eggs or pancakes, bagel & cream cheese, oatmeal, fresh fruit, yogurt
    • Lunch: Deli style cold cuts, fresh fruit and vegetables, crackers or chips, and dip
    • Dinner: Fajita, chili, mac and cheese.
  • What type of bathrooms are available? Because we camp in a variety of different locations bathrooms vary from place to place.  Everywhere has at least your standard run of the mill port-a-potties that get cleaned daily by our staff.