When planning a company retreat, you should shoot for a blend of team bonding and fun, with each activity designed to add value to work relationships and create an experience that your employees will enjoy. Especially when members have been working remotely or working from different locations, it is important that they get to know each other, discover the personalities of their co-workers, and build on collaboration and trust which are essential to building a strong and productive team.
Company retreats can be held anywhere, but those that are held in beautiful, natural surroundings are the most relaxing and fun. Choosing an environment unlike the one where they work can let team members be at ease and lets their personalities shine through. Frogbridge Events offers a beautiful and natural backdrop for your event, where employees can relax, collaborate, and improve communication.
Most Loved Team Bonding Games for Company Retreats
When choosing activities, try to stay away from the old tried and true games, or try to put a new spin on some old favorites. Choose games that encourage communicating with others or those that require team members to work together to reach a goal. Be mindful of the age group, special needs, and other limiting factors so that all feel included. Some of our faves are:
Get Up and Moving!
Scavenger hunts are a great team bonding exercise. Design clues that will work well for teams, providing opportunities for collaboration with a sprinkling of competition. Have participants take pictures of their team with their phones as they find each item or location. Include not only things or locations to find, but things to do as well. Working as a team promotes goal-setting and problem-solving, all while having fun!
Trivia games are always fun, but making them more personal can be a bigger hit. Ask questions geared toward your company: history, products, executives, locations, etc. Not only does this become a learning experience, but it is also a fun way for teams to get to know each other. You can also add in an element where team members have to rush to hit a buzzer in order to answer.
Who said problem-solving has to be boring? Turn solving problems into a fun, group activity with an escape room. Team members must work together to find the escape from a locked room by interpreting clues given to them.
Murder mystery dinners are another way to promote problem-solving. While enjoying their meal, team members must try to solve a mystery presented by others and unravel the solution by using the clues they provide. Fun and tasty!
Take a Hike
Exploring nature can be a great way to spend a team-bonding day. Walking trails and other natural activities help team members escape from the stress of their jobs and make new friends.
Frogbridge Events has acres of walking trails in addition to rock-climbing walls, bumper cars, and zip lines to provide fun activities for your team. Want to promote friendly competition? Check out our laser tag options offering fun for all ages. You may be surprised at the ways a game of laser tag can promote collaboration and encourage critical thinking.
Play Some Sports
Depending on the size and special needs of your group, sporting activities are always a fun way to bond and promote teamwork. From volleyball to horseshoes, working together can be fun and competitive. Instead of traditional activities such as softball or sack races, try activities such as egg tosses or keep away with water balloons. Always gauge your activities to be all-inclusive, so if you have participants who are unable to run, opt for more sedentary competition.
Let the Event Planners at Frogbridge Events Help Plan Your Next Company Retreat
Frogbridge Events offers 86 acres of amenities in the beautiful garden state of New Jersey. It does not matter if your company is small or large, our experienced event planners can help design an event customized to your needs. We can offer music, team leaders, and even provide medals for winners of your events. Our event planners are professionals that are experienced in offering team-building activities, games, and exercises of your choosing, all while making your event fun and memorable.
Frogbridge Events also offers water amenities, sports fields, and other entertainment options as well as catering for your next company retreat. It is our goal to make this event easy and stress-free. Contact us online or call us at (609) 208-9475 today to get started.