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Building Bonds That Benefit Business

With many companies making the switch to fully remote or hybrid work, there’s added pressure on offsite meetings to make up for lost facetime and build team bonds that can benefit business.

Study after study confirms what the real-life results of team-building activities have long shown: Time in the great outdoors improves brain power and stimulates creative problem solving and food brings people together.

Here are executive bonding programs available through the Benchmark Resorts & Hotels portfolio to get your own creative wheels turning:

Wild West Experience at Garden of the Gods Resort & Club (Colorado Springs, CO)

Groups can venture out to the wild west to learn new skills and spend time in nature in the wonderful natural sanctuary that Colorado Springs has to offer. This experience allows participants to test accuracy with archery, pellet guns, and tomahawk throwing while enjoying the beautiful Colorado forest. The resort’s staff will teach attendees the fundamentals and test their skills with challenging games – perfect for a little fun and friendly competition.

Corolla Wild Horses at Sanderling Resort (Duck, NC)

Guests can hop in a custom off-road vehicle and ride 20 miles through the Wild Horse Conservation Easement and other nearby areas not easily accessible otherwise. The Corolla Wild Horses are a group of Banker Spanish Mustangs that roam freely on the Outer Banks – designated a cultural treasure by the state of North Carolina. During the experience, groups learn about the history of these exquisite wild horses and the land they call home.

Tailgating Olympics at Edith Macy Center (Briarcliff Manor, NY)

Just because you’re in a corporate setting doesn’t mean you can’t reminisce about your collegiate glory days. Teams can play all the best games from college football tailgating traditions like cornhole, and compete in a series of engaging activities, which are customizable. Nothing is more fun than a good-natured competition and reliving your favorite college tailgating games.

Wine Tasting at Willows Lodge (Woodinville, WA)

Teams can taste, sip, and drink it all in while they discover their new favorite wines in the beautiful Sammamish River Valley at Willows Lodge. The resort offers several different wine tasting activities including “Wine 101” to educate your team; aroma and/or food-paired session to entice the senses; and a blind wine-tasting game to ignite the competitive spirit.

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