Along the shady banks of the Guadalupe River between Canyon Lake dam and New Braunfels, Texas anglers spend much of the summer casting a long line in search of trout. For those who don’t spend their summers knee-deep in cool river waters, fly fishing may bring to mind visions of a young Brad Pitt in the 1992 film “A River Runs Through It.” Deeply contemplative and requiring extreme patience and skill, fly fishing lends itself well to unplugging from life’s stresses and focusing on the beauty of nature.
Teaming up with true North Team Building, Doral Arrowwood is taking team-building to a whole new level. The company has created a new competition called The Remarkable Race. Based off of the popular TV show The Amazing Race, the activity is targeting risk versus reward, collaboration and time management skills through multiple team-building activities.
Looking for a thrill-seeking experience? There’s nothing quite like the new adventure campus coming to Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center to fill the void. This unique setup, slated for spring 2017, will feature three challenge areas, anchored by a low teams challenge course where groups can work on skills such as problem solving, trust and communication. Other options include a high ropes course and “Leap of Faith,” where leaders and managers can improve upon an ability to trust others.
A new trend in team-building is afoot—and it involves endorphin-inducing sweat sessions. Physical activity engages both brain and body, encourages participants to take risks, bonds people together over a common goal, and has positive effects that endure long after the pulse has returned to its normal rate. Minnesota has no shortage of venues that specialize in heart-pounding experiences for all kinds of groups. Forget stuffy networking events or tepid get-to-know-you activities; it’s time to get your next gathering moving.
Covered bridges. Check. Rolling hills. Check. Paths that snake alongside a historic canal. Check. Bucks County really is a scenic spot, and there is no better way to experience it than atop a bicycle. Until now, groups staying in the New Hope region didn’t really have an organized opportunity to see the region on two wheels. That is until Tia and Alex Tinsley came along. Tia, a Bucks County native, met her now-husband Alex while living in London. Alex was an avid biker and Tia soon followed suit.
If you’re playing a lot of hide and seek in finding the right team-building activities for your corporate group, consider Lillstreet Ignite. An extension of the Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood, the Ignite program offers hands-on workshops, taught by a professional artist, that bring art and business together. Each teaches the effectiveness of collaboration and communication as well as creativity and mindfulness, according to Program Director Samantha Hostert.
Planning a five-day event for 135 people is challenge enough. But what happens when those people are accompanied by 300 head of cattle and 100 horses, and the all-outdoors event moves from site to site over the course of four nights and more than 50 miles?
Extreme Sandbox, the newest attraction at Tanglewood Resort and Conference Center in Pottsboro provides guests the opportunity to operate real construction equipment such as excavators, bulldozers and skid steers in a 10-acre “sandbox” with the help of trained instructors. It’s teambuilding at its biggest.
I recently Googled the word “nothing” and received 1,490,550,000 results in 0.31 seconds. Meetings and events are delivering content and information at the same pace as our increasingly stimulated society—more facts, more figures, more studies, more media, more statistics, more words, more texts, more experts, more emails, more awards—and more and more content is just a click away. It’s no wonder some event attendees are feeling meeting fatigue.
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain is offering several team-building experiences that appeal to art lovers, foodies, stargazers and more.
»Professional photographer Pam Singleton helps groups enhance their picture-taking skills while observing the desert landscape and Calvin Charles Museum art sculptures. A second option is the Big Picture Mosaic Workshop that features a photo scavenger hunt to take images that are transformed into mosaic art.