As summer approaches, you and your team may be busy looking for venues to host your annual team building activities and/or summer outing. There are lot of things to consider when choosing a venue. You have to check if the available amenities could cater your team building objectives; if they have in-house facilitators and other like services; if the location is proximately close from your office; if the accommodation is enough to house the size of your department; and if the price is good.
The real meaning of teamwork is to trust each member that they can perform their individual task. – anonymous
You also have to verify if you can bring in foods (including snacks) and drinks (including liquors) and the associated corkage fee if available. You are lucky enough if you can still avail ongoing promotions. You can also ask for discounts most especially if you are a large organization.
I prepared the venue suggestions below hoping that this will aid your team building organization task. Please note that the list is randomly chosen and is not ranked according to the quality of services these venues are offering.
Clubbalai Isabel is fun-filled with watersports and activities. You may go kayaking in Taal Lake or relax in their spacious swimming pools. The Kumintang Mega Pool is an infinity waterpool that is 3 meters (for kids) and 4 to 7 meters (for adult) deep. Outdoor sport activities includes; volleyball, basketball, tennis, and badminton. But if you choose military-like adventure, you have an option to utilize their Balikatan Obstacle Course. Accommodations for those who want to spend their night at the resort and function rooms for indoor activities are available.
Caliraya Resort Club, Inc.
Address: Barangay Lewin, Lumban, Laguna
This resort features pristine man-made lake nestled on top of a plateau surrounded with lush greenery. Caliraya offers variety of alternatives depending on your team building needs.
Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park
Address: Binakayan, Kawit, Cavite Philippines
This few-minute drive from the country’s capital should not be gone on the list. Aside from the proximate location, Island Cove features lot of options to choose from for your summer outing. Its attraction includes a mini zoo, a fitness center, a water park, and a fishing village. You can also play paintball, rove the vicinity with bicycle, and go horse-back riding. But if want to challenge height and defy gravity, you can try mohawk walk, trust fall, catwalk, and zip line.
Address: Barangay Taywanak Ilaya, Alfonso, Cavite
You should not forget to add Camp Benjamin on your target list. Team spirit will be best measured when you’ll try their wall climbing, rappelling, zip lines, and obstacle course activities. For water fun adventures, Camp Benjamin offers Zorb ball and water slides.
Address: Brgy. Patimbao, Sta. Cruz, Laguna
The cold night will be warm when the field is lit up. Share your stories and vent out your frustrations then burn it out as you gather around a bonfire area at Camp Allen.
Forest Club Eco Resort
Address: Barangay Puypuy & Masaya, Bay, Laguna
The most interesting in Forest Club Eco Resort for team building activities are its survival games. The resort houses a 10-ft high and 50-meter long bamboo walkway for forest canopy walk; a 25-meter long and 6-inch deep circular mud course for mud crawl; a 2-person capacity bamboo raft for bamboo rafting; a 10-meter long single rope bridge across the 2-ft. deep lagoon; and a log with less than foot-length diameter for log crossing.
Chateau Royal Sports & Country Club
Team building sports like wall climbing, paintball, and obstacle course are all offered in Chateau Royal. You may also mingle with nature by visiting their orchidarium, lotus garden, and organic farm. Function rooms, floating restaurant, swimming pool, videoke room, and a theater are some of the facilities that will cater your other needs.