Building a strong bond with your coworkers and team members is vital for creating a positive company culture. Outdoor team-building activities are a great way to facilitate team building in a relaxed, casual environment.
Outdoor team-building activities can offer your team many advantages that they wouldn't experience in a typical workplace or office environment. Adding outdoor experiences to your team-building events can provide several key benefits, including:
Mixing things up: The opportunity to interact with your coworkers outside can add an exciting change of scenery to a typical office schedule. This interaction allows you to learn about your coworkers in an environment completely separate from workplace stresses.
Boosting mental health: Spending time outdoors can improve your mood and ease feelings of stress. Enjoying the sun and fresh air during team-building activities allows your team to relax and recharge.
Encouraging adaptability: By hosting team-building activities out in nature, you can encourage your team to be more flexible and adaptable by applying their skills to an entirely new environment.
Here are seven examples of team-building activities that you can do at Lake Hopatcong with your team:
Engage in cooperation and healthy competition with our Games at Halsey Oval brought to you by the Lake Hopatcong Adventure Company. Your group will be transported by pontoon boats over to Halsey Island to participate in games such as kickball, volleyball, or dodgeball. You can also choose the “Old School Field Day” experience where you will team up to compete in old school field day games such as tug-of-war, sack races, water balloon toss, egg on a spoon, 3-legged race and more.
Get out on the water and experience the challenge and fun of pedalboards! Choose from a 30 or 60-minute guided leisure tour around Lake Hopatcong as you encounter the natural beauty of our region. Make unique memories your team won’t forget! Kayaks and hydrobikes are also available for your tour around the lake.
Challenge your team with a guided biking tour in the Lake Hopatcong area. Our biking guides ensure every trek is enjoyable and safe. End your ride at The Windlass for some delicious fare or refreshing drinks in our historic, family-friendly restaurant open year-round.
Miss Lotta, our 57-foot Skipper liner, sets sail six days a week from May through October with brunch, lunch, dinner, and cocktail cruises. At Lake Hopatcong Cruises, your team is always free to move about the cabin and mingle with teammates, as the gyro-stabilization system ensures smooth sailing no matter the weather! Miss Lotta's climate-controlled lower deck and open-air upper deck allow for two distinct ways to enjoy the sights.
Enjoy a leisurely, guided hike as your team explores Halsey Island. This activity is perfect for groups that want to enjoy the beauty of Lake Hopatcong without getting wet! If you do want to experience the lake itself, you can opt-in for a kayak excursion to Halsey Island before you take in the sights on a hike.
Bring the team to our 18-hole mini-golf course overlooking Lake Hopatcong from Nolan's Point featuring models of Lake Hopatcong’s historical structures and attractions. The course combines activity, the rich history of Lake Hopatcong and a beautiful view to create an exciting putt-putt experience you won’t soon forget. After the game, your team can stay for a quick snack or ice cream at the picnic tables on the front lawn or stroll down to the Nolan's Point Boardwalk. Those looking for a sit-down meal can walk to our nearby restaurants — Alice's or The Windlass.
Compete in a variety of games including shuffleboard, giant jenga, giant connect four, bimini ring toss, darts, cornhole, and bumper pool. Your team could be hosted with food and beverages downstairs at Alice’s.
Now that you know what team-building activities are available at Lake Hopatcong, reach out and get started crafting the perfect package for your team!