About Us New Members Join Here!Are questions holding you back from a Team Green membership or registering for that trip you've always wanted to try? Check out the FAQs and see if we have some answers ready for you. If not, email TeamGreen@wrlt.com and we'll be happy to help you out!
What is a good first event for newbies?
Any of our events are great for first time adventure seekers. It really depends on what you want out of your Team Green experience. Are you looking for fun, laid back adventure seekers to socialize with? Attend one of our mixers. Are you looking for a great work out and a group of people to encourage you? Try indoor rock climbing, yoga, or a hike. Are you looking for a thrill, but don’t want to go alone? Go on any of our big weekend adventures or international trips. No matter what, a Team Green TAG member or staff will be around to make sure you’re comfortable with your experience. Each of our events draw a diverse crowd, and no one event is a true sample of all our membership.
Is Team Green just for singles?
No! Although we do hope to connect individuals with a passion for the outdoors to other adventure seekers in the Middle Tennessee Community, it is not within our mission to connect singles. We just want to get people outdoors, regardless of age, gender, or maritial status. If at the end of an event you walk away with new friendships, a new relationship, new job opportunities, or a new outlook on life, that is OK. But, we hope the reason you joined the event was for the event itself.
Check out Team Greens Code of Conduct for information on our policies.
I don’t know anyone in Team Green and will attend most events alone. Will I fit in?
You bet! Many Team Green adventure seekers are very charismatic and easily strike up a conversation with new people. If you’re a new participant and don’t know anyone, just say “Hey, I’m new!” and you’ll be sure to find a welcoming group to take you in.
Team Green is a great way to connect to both the outdoors and the outdoor community. Team Green members are demographically diverse. The following information is from our 2008 Survey and 2009 membership statistics:
What is the average age range of Team Green Members?
Team Green boasts a very diverse membership with members and participants ranging from 18-65+. Each event will reflect a unique combination of age and experience levels. The following pie chart reflects our age demographic for all Team Green participants in 2009 who attended at least one event and took our 2009 Survey:
Our core average is 30-45, making up exactly half of our total participants in 2009.
Are there age restrictions for Team Green events?
Every event posting has a Children Policy specifying the age limit for each event. Sometimes exceptions can be made, so it never hurts to ask your trip leader whether or not your child can attend. Please note that the age limit is often set by the outfitter, not by Team Green Adventures, and those limits are established for safety reasons.
Team Green Memberships are reserved for individuals ages 18 and older, and there is no upper age limit for any of our events. Each participant must take into consideration their own ability level before registering for an event. We do not consider age to be an indication of anyone’s ability level. Always feel welcome to ask the trip leader to discuss your ability level.
How do I keep up to date with new event information?
There are many ways to keep track of Team Green. You can “like” our Facebook Page, subscribe to our RSS Feed (spotlight events & news headlines from our home page), sign up for our weekly e-newsletter, or check out our Event Calendar anytime.
You can now add your favorite Team Green events to your Google, Yahoo, Outlook or iCal calendars. Simply click on the “Add to My Calendar” link on any event posting and select the interactive calendar you want to add the event to. Keep track of your fun activities, side by side with your busy work schedule!
Is there a way to see who else is going on the adventures?
Many social networking groups have popped up in Nashville over the past few years, offering the ability to see who registers for the events before signing up. Team Green Adventures is not a social networking organization. Our focus is on the adventure itself and we hope to draw in individuals who sign up for the activity, regardless of who else may or may not be attending. To prevent a “cliquish” environment, Team Green does not offer a function for participants to view other participants before registering for our major events. Team Green does offer a pre-trip mixer, exclusively for those who register for overnight events of three or more days (ski trips, long backpacking trips, international treks, out of state treks) so that the participants can meet one another before heading out on a long journey.
For the more social events (volleyball, yoga, ice skating, Engage Green, Adventure Mixers, etc) we will post the event on the Team Green Facebook Page where participants may choose to RSVP so others can see that they will be attending.
Do I have to be a member to go on the events?
No, not always. The Team Green membership gets you access to greater discounts on our events, earlier registration dates for our more popular events, and access to member only events and giveaways. Each event posting will specify whether or not the event is member only, and the price difference between members and non-members, if there is one. Once at the event, all Team Green participants are treated like members.
How many people attend Team Green events?
Team Green events vary in size based upon the activity at hand. Our weekly events (indoor climbing, yoga, hikes) range from 5-25 people per week where as our volleyball can get as large as 50 people. The backpacking trips are almost always limited to 10 participants to protect the integrity of the trails, and our Adventure Mixers can bring out between 80 and 400 participants depending on the venue. Most event postings will have a “Participant Limit” section if registration is restricted. Overall we try to keep trip sizes small in order to enhance the quality of the trip itself.
Can dogs attend Team Green events?
Each event has a Dog Policy, stating whether or not dogs are permitted at the events. Some will say “dogs on leashes welcome” some may say “dogs welcome but not encouraged” while others will say “dogs not permitted at this event.” If you wish to attend an event in which dogs are permitted, and you have an allergy or fear of dogs, please contact your trip leader to discuss options so that both you and participants with dogs can equally enjoy the trek.
I have special needs, but still want to be active and get outdoors. Can Team Green accommodate my needs?
We will certainly try. If you have special needs and want to join a specific event, feel free to call us at 242-5600 to discuss your needs with the Team Green Director or Event Coordinator. Our ability to accommodate needs may sometimes be dependent on the outfitter we use to guide our trips, but we will always be happy to look into options for you!