Team Building at the Beach
If you’re looking for a unique team building experience, come to the beach. One key to team building is putting your people in an environment where they can relax. There isn’t much that’s more relaxing than the beach, is there? That’s why moving team building out of the office and to the beach is such a great idea. If you can get to Santa Rosa Beach in Florida, The Rental Shop 30A can help you put it all together. Here’s how:
One of the key team building exercises you can try involves communication. Teams thrive when communication is clear. That being said, how can the beach facilitate communication exercises?
Imagine your team sitting around a fire at the beach in the evening. They’re all talking and laughing. That’s easy to imagine, isn’t it?
If you can get your team together in the evening, you can have a beach bonfire. You can rent pretty much everything you need from The Rental Shop 30A. We will even get the fire permit for you. We provide the wood and other things you might need like a table, chairs, and lighting. We even throw in the s’mores for free.
In this setting, communication will be more open. You can play communication games in the firelight. You can have food and drinks and everyone can get to know each other a little better.
One great communication team building exercise is Shapes in the Sand. One team member turns away from the other. The goal is for the one with their back turned to describe a shape without naming it. Meanwhile, the other team member draws the shape based on the description.
Teams can try the sandcastle challenge. With only a bucket and sand, teams have to construct the largest sandcastle. When the time is up, everyone can see which castles had the best planning and which ones could have been planned a little better.
Another game is Passing the Hoop. The team stands in a circle holding hands. A hula hoop is placed on one pair of hands. The hula hoop has to go around the whole circle while all of the hands stay joined.
You know what trust exercises are. One person falls back and the others catch her. In the fun and relaxed setting of the beach, those exercises will go much more smoothly.
The Rental Shop 30A also rents out kayaks, paddleboards, and bikes. These can be excellent for team building exercises. For example, in a three-person kayak, the rower closes their eyes while their teammates give them directions to the goal.
When reading about those exercises, did you picture them happening at a beach? Most team building exercises can be done at the beach. They’re not just instructional. This isn’t school. Team building at the beach is relaxing and fun. Let us help you by providing the bonfire, chairs, lighting, music, and additional rentals like kayaks. You provide the team building exercises and we’ll provide the atmosphere.