- By Gina Shanks
- In Corporate Events,Outdoor Team Building
- Posted May 16, 2019
Summer Solstice Is Upon Us
The warmest season of the year is here! Officially summer starts on Friday, June 21st this year. But with our headquarters right here in sunny Florida, we know it can almost feel like summer year round! Summer is a perfect time for outdoor team building activities. Is your company getting ready to plan a summer outing, conference or meeting? Do you want to get your team together for something fun? Team building activities facilitated by #1 event organizer, Best Corporate Events is the answer.
In many locations, summer is a great time of year to get outside and enjoy some fresh air. Most professionals work in an office building all day. Therefore, people would appreciate the opportunity to get out, stretch their legs and get the blood flowing. But finding an event that suits all shapes, sizes and fitness levels can be challenging. The last thing a corporate event should do is make anyone feel excluded. BEST offers many options for team building activities for groups of any size.
Some of our favorites
Activities such as Team Olympics and Corporate Survivor are excellent choices. These two events incorporate a wide range of activities involving skill, strategy, collaboration and of course, fun!
One of my favorite outdoor team building activities is played with a giant slingshot. We broke into teams and were given an empty bucket, a slingshot, and water balloons. We had to launch the water balloons across a large lawn area to one of our team members. The other team member was holding the bucket and attempting to catch the balloons. Needless to say, there were a lot of broken balloons and a lot of laughs. This same activity could be played with tennis balls if you prefer to keep everyone and everything dry.
Another fun event is the land ski team challenge. Imagine an entire team, sharing one giant set of skis. One person on the team has to act as the leader and coordinate everyone’s movement to make it across the field to the finish line. Teams will have to use coordination and communication to successfully cross the field swiftly without anyone tumbling over.
There are other activities that are more physical, like sack races and land raft. These activities always need cheerleaders and strategizers on the sidelines, giving everyone a chance to participate in some capacity.
Check out our top 5 BEST team building events for a fun day your group will never forget this summer.
A set of fun and engaging games combining competition, basic athletic ability, and high-energy music. Teams will compete in Ski Team Challenge, Sack Races, Flipper Flash Relay, Team Anthem and more in an attempt to win the Gold medal. “Challenge by Choice” offers individuals the ability to determine their own level of physical participation without missing out on any of the fun.
A highly competitive event in which teams use their creative brainpower and problem-solving skills to construct a working catapult. Catapults will launch objects for distance and accuracy. Team members will catch objects in various containers at different distances. During this hilarious phase of the competition, the pressure to perform is high as each team attempts to maximize its points.
Ignite your teams’ competitive and collaborative fire as they work together to build and race their very own makeshift rafts, attempting to earn as many points as possible! Everyone is actively involved throughout, as team members must collaborate to transport their rafts from the start line and launch them into the water. This dynamic event can take place in any suitable body of water.
Corporate Survivor is a riveting series of team building activities that will test the full measure of your team’s physical & mental abilities! While some challenges require alliances to be formed with other tribes, losing team members to a different tribe will force everyone to quickly adjust and seize the opportunity of gaining new tribal members with new ideas and skills!
SmartHunts® are fun, challenging, hi-tech corporate scavenger hunts delivered on iPads® we provide. Utilizing audio, video, QR Codes, and GPS tracking. SmartHunts are a combination of sightseeing, gaming, laughter, and team-building customizable to the area you will be exploring. Included is a live-feed slideshow of photos and videos of your teams during their adventure!
So don’t be shy, plan to get outside and have some fun with one of our exciting outdoor team building activities. You never know, your team may win the gold!