Team Building Activities
Get fresh air and a fresh perspective! Team building retreats to Blue Mountain gets your team refreshed in the great outdoors. Learn more about what a typical team building day looks like at Blue!
Questions We'll Ask to Plan Your Day
- What's the age range of your team?
- What's the physically level of your team?
- What is your company/teams mission statement?
- Are there any messages you would like incorporated into the team building activities?
If there are any 'outliers' in your team's physically level (someone in a cast, pregnant, etc.) our facilitators will work to incorporate them into activities in different roles.
A Typical Activity Schedule
The series of activities is built around a theme or story that carries forward as the team succeeds at a task and is ready to move on to the next task. Facilitators provide the seed of the story and have the team provide some of the more specific details. We debrief after each activity and do a final debrief at the end of the team building workshop to review learned skills.
Even a group that spends a lot of time together will learn things about each other that they did not know!
These are mildly physical activities that require minimal physical exertion but get the group moving, having fun and feeling comfortable!
The Challenge Activities make up the core components of the Team Building workshop. These activities are chosen based on the requested goals and objectives, themes, messages, vision and mission statements, or any messages that the leader wants, and the maximum level of physicality specified for the group. The activities will range from a lower level of physicality to a higher level as the group progresses through the workshop. Each activity will have a slightly different focus in terms of the skills/competencies that they elicit from the team. All activities require good team work for successful completion.
This is where we discuss what you’ve learned in the workshop and how you can apply these skills and knowledge back in the workplace as you move forward as a team. Team members are encouraged to talk about the moments when the team was working well together and why they think they worked well as a team. Also, the team is prompted to reflect on those moments when they were unable to accomplish the goal or task and think about what led up to that and how they overcame those issues. Ultimately the goal is for the team to have a clearer idea of how they function as a single unit and the vital roles that each team member plays in a variety of situations.
Common Skills We Work On
Guiding the team through successful completion of the task (or a portion of the task); Identifying individual strengths within the team and fostering those strengths; maintaining a positive mood amongst the group; being respectful of all members
Getting members of the team to the next level by instructing them on necessary steps, fine-tuning the actions they are taking.
Listening; speaking up and adding to the conversation.
Working together, joining forces to accomplish a task, coming to an agreement about how to proceed; being flexible; willingness to try out a plan.
Breaking the task down into manageable parts and determining steps to take; re-evaluating the progress of a plan or the steps already taken; incorporating several ideas into a solid plan.
Understanding one’s impact on others; fostering others to trust and ask for help from their teammates; encouraging/supporting teammates; modeling qualities that lead to success such as asking for help from teammates, trust, being positive
Team Bonding Add On
Team Bonding is a great option for a group that just wants a day out of the office, away from the classroom, or off the pitch. Or it can be a fun way to finish off your team building event. Spend the first part of the day working on core team skills, break for lunch or light snack, and then mix it up with activities at the Adventure Park or the Obstacle Training Course. The Adventure Park is located at the Summit and includes the High Ropes Course, Adventure Tower, Laser Tag and Action Archery. For more competitive and high energy groups, the Obstacle Course facilities that are part of our On Mountain Training are a perfect fit. No matter what you choose, Blue Mountain has what you need to plan a perfect day with your colleagues, classmates or teammates.