Top 10 Outdoor Team Building Activities   

Aug 26, 2021

A company retreat is meant to inspire employees and help develop lasting bonds that make it easier to achieve goals as a team. With this in mind, company organizers know that the chosen destination can play a significant role in the effectiveness of the retreat. Check out the top 10 fun team building activities that your employees can participate in at Skytop Lodge in the heart of the Pocono Mountains.

1. Corporate Scavenger Hunt

Do you remember how much fun scavenger hunts were as a kid? Our corporate scavenger hunt for adults is a terrific way to foster good, old-fashioned teamwork and help your employees get to know each other better. During the Corporate Scavenger Hunt, different teams will search the resort for specific items, discover secret locations using secret clues and answer trivia questions. This activity helps your employees have fun while working together in an engaging, dynamic environment.

2. Culinary Challenge

Can your employees hold their own in a professional kitchen? Find out by participating in the Culinary Challenge! Of all of our team building activities for adults and youth, the Culinary Challenge is the only one that lets your team test their cooking skills using state-of-the-art kitchen equipment. This challenge is a fantastic way to get your employees out of their comfort zone by trying their hands at something new. We can accommodate any time limitations that you may have. Please note that we recommend groups of 15 people or less for the Culinary Challenge.

3. Rock Climbing Wall

Take your team to new heights with our one-of-a-kind rock wall climbing experience. Our custom-built, 30-foot wall is the perfect setting for your employees to learn a new skill or refine their climbing capabilities! We offer eight different climbing levels (from beginner to advanced) to suit your employees’ individual preferences. With a realistic rock look and feel, and 300 removable handholds, our rock wall provides a top-notch experience for every climber. Your team is sure to make lasting memories by participating in the Rock Climbing Wall team building activity.

4. The Amazing Race

Are you a fan of the Amazing Race? It’s time to put your team to the test with our own Amazing Race team building activity at Skytop Lodge. This thrilling activity will immediately engage your team and create a friendly sense of competition among employees. Each team will earn envelopes and dodge unexpected roadblocks as they dash around the property in an attempt to finish the race first. Watch as your employees develop a strong sense of camaraderie during our Amazing Race. It’s sure to make your company retreat a big hit!

5. Cake Decorating Competition

Yet another exciting way to help employees bond at your company retreat is to participate in our cake decorating competition. Whether your employees have a serious sweet tooth or just love designing beautiful pastries, our cake decorating competition is the perfect place to create unique, delicious culinary masterpieces. If your team needs some guidance, don’t worry — our Pastry Staff will be close by to give you pointers at any time! You can further customize this activity by making your company’s products, slogan or themes a part of the competition.

6. Silly Corporate Olympics

Are you looking for a way to help your employees let loose and get to know each other better? Our Silly Corporate Olympics will entertain your team with classic events like three-legged races, sack races, dizzy bat spin and tug of war. Not only will your employees enjoy some lighthearted competition, but they will also build a foundation of teamwork that extends into your professional workplace. Take this team building activity to the next level by personalizing it with your company’s ideas and props.

7. TreeTop Adventure Course

Do your employees need a change of scenery? The TreeTop Adventure Course is a sure-fire way to invigorate and inspire your team in no time. Surrounded by Skytop Lodge’s gorgeous 5500-acre Pocono Mountain estate, your employees are free to fly through the trees effortlessly — and 100% safely! Whether you choose to be 10 feet off the ground or 50 feet in the air, the TreeTop Adventure Course will help your team gain a fresh perspective as they enjoy our 3,000-foot long course.

8. Nature Walks and Interpretive Hikes

Who doesn’t love reconnecting with nature? Your employees will appreciate the opportunity for meaningful reflection while walking through our beautiful Pocono Mountain estate. Not only do our Nature Walks and Interpretive Hikes provide your team with a much-needed opportunity for calm and tranquility, but they also encourage your team to revel in stunning scenery such as waterfalls, mountain vistas, streams, wetlands, lakes and several different types of forest. Regardless of your team’s skill level, we have hikes for everyone — from easy trails to moderate and more challenging hikes.

9. Archery Tag

Among all of our team building activities for adults, Archery Tag is one of the most unique — and thrilling — options. During this activity, your employees will split up into teams that each attempt to knock out all of the centers of their opponents’ target. Inflatable bunkers add to the fun as players try to tag other players with arrows while maneuvering strategically in between them. Although it may seem like a slightly unusual concept at first, Archery Tag is an exhilarating experience that will help your team make lasting memories.

10. Paintball

Last but not least, our team at Skytop Lodge is proud to offer a classic team building activity, both for adults and for youth: paintball! Your team will have a blast racing around our different terrains that enhance the overall sense of competition and exhilaration. We even have wooded areas for your employees to explore as they engage in this fun competition. Bring your sense of adventure and your sense of humor — our Paintball activity is a fantastic way to bond on your next corporate retreat.

Plan Your Next Corporate Getaway at Skytop Lodge

Whether you own a small business with an intimate team of employees or you run a multi-million dollar corporation that needs plenty of space for its next corporate retreat, Skytop Lodge can create a customized package that works for you. Our resort and retreat center is located in the heart of the Poconos and features all of the amenities you need to make your retreat a complete success. Contact us today to book your next company retreat!