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Crystal Springs Resort, a world-class spa resort near Vernon, NJ, is known for its championship golf courses, gourmet cuisine, and sweeping, awe-inspiring mountain views. But as the calendar flips to July, we welcome an influx of summertime corporate retreats, most of which hail from New York City. We’ve evolved into one of the top-rated meeting venues primarily because of our extensive collection of homegrown team-building activities, ranging from fully-customized obstacles courses to creative mixology competitions. Because we have dozens of indoor and outdoor team-building activities, no two corporate retreats are alike here in the gorgeous New Jersey Skylands.

Top 4 Summertime Team-Building Activities

The 4 Best Team Team-Building Activities

To ensure that your corporate retreat (regardless of size and scale) is nothing short of superb, we’ve compiled four of our most popular team-building activities here at Crystal Springs Resort based on customer feedback. Whether you’re planning to treat your top performers with a blind wine tasting or promote collaboration with a stimulating scavenger hunt, your team will return to work feeling cheerful, motivated, and recharged.

  1. Swing N’ Sip 3-Hole Scramble Competition - The importance of team building cannot be overstated – we’ve witnessed teams learn, grow, and gel in a matter of hours. And one of our favorite summertime team-building games is the “Swing N’ Sip” competition where team members will play three holes of golf followed by a wine sampling complete with mouthwatering hors d’oeuvres. We’re known for our award-winning golf courses, farm-to-table cuisine, and jaw-dropping Wine Cellar, so this competition is the ideal way to get to know our mountainside resort.
  2. Farm-to-Table Team Building - Speaking of farm-to-table cuisine, this rousing culinary activity fosters creativity and teamwork. During the Farm-to-Table team builder, groups will harvest ingredients from our farm and transform them into a tasty feast. After a quick shuttle to our mountainside farm to collect a basket full of fresh ingredients, you’ll learn the tricks of the trade from one of our esteemed chefs. Each group will have one to prepare a dish in the beautiful Chef’s Garden.
  3. Geo-Trekking - Geo-Trekking is a high-tech scavenger hunt that cultivates shared brainwork in the natural glory of the New Jersey Skylands. Using a GPS device, each group will utilize essential skills to locate various waypoints. Numerous checkpoint challenges will push their limits. Each Geo-Trekking competition is fully customizable – in the past, we’ve utilized the forest, resort, and nearby parks.
  4. Blind Wine Tasting Game - One of tastiest team-building activities is the sommelier-facilitated blind wine tasting game. Teams will have approximately 15 minutes to correctly guess the region, country, continent, grape, and year of each wine label. It sounds like a daunting task, but you’d be surprised how instinctual team members can be after a pre-competition lesson and a little motivation. The game is capped off with a well-deserved tour of our spectacular Wine Cellar, which is home to an innumerable amount of award-winning labels.

Crystal Springs Resort remains one of the best-reviewed team-building venues near New York City thanks to our continual effort to enhance the guest experience. For additional information, please give us a call today at 1-844-774-2733, or fill out this form.