Corporate Teambuilding Retreats
Plan an action packed getaway that will break down personal barriers and allow your team to bond in a way like never before. We provide a stunning venue and diverse programming for teams of all sizes, backgrounds, interests and abilities.
A Unique escape from the office
Located just 2 hours from Toronto, Long Point Eco-Adventures is the perfect venue to host your company retreat or off-site meeting.
Let us plan a retreat catered to suit your groups specific needs! From transportation to and from our location, to guest speakers and meeting facilitators, we will work with you to make sure your experience is everything your company needs and wants.
Whether your group is looking for a unique venue to host quarterly meetings, or a retreat that is 100% fun and adventure, we have proven methods of delivering fun and productive retreats for teams of all sizes, backgrounds, interests, and abilities.
Planning a retreat to Long Point Eco-Adventures starts with a phone call where we will gather as much information as possible about the specific needs of the group. Once we understand what your group is envisioning, we will put together a proposal based on our understanding of your group's needs.
Come for the day, or stay for the week!
Our Teambuilding initiatives involve real and imaginary ground based obstacles, presenting physical, mental and emotional challenges that invite a group to explore teamwork strategies and demonstrate for themselves the importance of planning, cooperation and communication. These activities will seem like fun and games to those participating, but the outcomes can be applied to the participant’s roles within your company. Our team bonding facilitators will choose activities based on our knowledge of the strengths, weaknesses and desired outcomes of your team.
Teambuilding Themes and Events…
By providing fun, exciting, challenging activities led by professional facilitators, we have transformed even the most diverse office into a well-organized, functional, creative team!
Success will depend not only upon the individual strengths but upon creativity, tenacity, strategic planning, shared risk taking, the allocation of group resources and the ability of the group to create a climate in which individuals are able to trust each other and in which each members contributions are recognized and valued.
These activities are constructed within the context of group support and are designed to discuss risk taking, overcoming what seem to be insurmountable obstacles and challenges, allowing goal setting and achieving more.
C - Communication
Emphasis on how members communicate and express themselves.
PS - Problem Solving
Solutions require planning and creativity.
RB - Relationship Building
Members may be required to place their well-being in hands of others, disclose personal information, express personal needs, or work in close proximity to one another.
RT - Risk-taking
Group members are placed in a position of responsibility for their own and others’ well being. In some cases the risk is perceived, in others it is real.
S - Support
Elements of the activity require members to be either emotionally or physically supportive of one another. In many cases this refers to physical support, including balance, lifting, or lowering.
TB - Teambuilding
Often associated with trust activities. Group members must rely on other members’ ability to car for, guide, support, and assist them.
Sample Teambuilding Events
Magic Carpet: Intro/Warm-up Activity
Standing on a four-foot by six-foot carpet or tarp, and without stepping on the surrounding ground, group members must turn the carpet over.
Themes: C, PS
Participants flip the numbers over and the event is timed. Members may not flip their number before the number before is flipped and first participant is out of the circle.
Themes: RB, S, C
Participants must make their way across an imaginary river with floating boards.
Themes: PS, C, T, RB
Beginning at the base of a smooth wall eight to twelve feet high, each member of the group must go over the top and descend again by way of the rear ladder.
Themes: PS, S, TB
Hospitality & Accommodations
We have 3 different styles of wilderness accommodations to offer our guests. For those looking for luxurious glamping style accommodations, we have our Wilderness Suites and Wilderness Pods. These luxury glamping accommodations will provide all the comforts of home, with views, sounds and sensations seldom, if ever, experienced elsewhere in the world. For groups looking for more rustic accommodations, we have our Camping Pods. These pods have clean, comfortable beds without the bells and whistles (such as electricity).
We have 35 individual wilderness accommodations with a total of 57 individual beds to host overnight company retreats. Book your retreat during weekdays for our best rates and availability.
We offer an all-inclusive style retreat for our corporate groups. We have many different dining options such as our hot breakfasts (included with all overnight stays), as well as catered lunch and dinner options. For those groups seeking a fine dining experience, Burning Kiln Winery is located directly across the road and serves amazing meals on their patio.
Your corporate specialist will work with you to choose meal options that suit your company’s budget, as well as food preferences and dietary restrictions.
A total of four main meeting spaces and the latest in audio-visual technology can accommodate groups of any size.
Meeting Facilitators and Guest Speakers
We have our own in-house facilitators and guest speakers to ensure your retreat is as productive as it is fun.
Dan Barker and Annyse Balkwill offer 2 unique styles of business facilitation and keynote speaking. Each coming from different backgrounds, they offer discovery calls to learn about your group and give their honest opinion as to whether their style and background is a fit. Click here for more information on our facilitation services.
Choose your own adventure
Every group’s interests are different. We have a long list of activities to suit the interests of just about everyone. Choose to participate in activities as an entire group, or break off into smaller groups and allow everyone to do what they are most interested in.
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Teambuilding: 5-100 participants per day
Our certified facilitators will challenge your group physically, mentally and emotionally. We have proven activities that will have your group laughing, not realizing that they are sharpening skills used in their role within their company. We keep activities a secret to ensure everyone is surprised and unprepared for the challenges we have laid out for you. During your needs assessment, your corporate specialist takes notes and helps facilitators choose activities to get your desired outcomes.
Fishing Tours: 2-6 participants
We have a variety of fishing tours available including kayak fishing and boat fishing in Long Point Bay, and on-site Learn to Fish sessions. Your expert guides will take care of all your gear, and give you the best chance of hooking a big fish! Number of people, and length of tour can vary, please inquire for further details!
Ziplining & Canopy Tours: up to 100 participants per day
Participants will feel an adrenalin rush while conquering their natural fears of falling. Colleagues will watch each other take the leap of faith as they zip through the Carolinian forest overlooking Long Point Bay. This is an experience for all ages and most athletic abilities. Your employees will feel empowered after this exhilarating experience.
Apiary Demonstrations & Pollinator Hike: 2-20 participants
Put on your bee suit and join us on a guided pollinator hike and apiary demonstration. Learn about bees and important pollinator plant species before arriving at our honeybee colonies. Our expert beekeeper will safely introduce you to her honeybees. Guests will be able to get up close and personal with our thriving colony in a safe and controlled environment. Outcomes include a new respect for honeybees and their role on this earth, as well as a sense of accomplishment as participants face their fears of close encounters with large numbers of bees.
Big Creek Kayaking: 2-20 participants
Big Creek is a narrow, meandering class 1 waterway that flows through the heart of the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve of Long Point Pay. This 4 hour guided paddle will have groups feeling closer to nature and accomplished after successfully reaching their takeout location over 8km from where they launched.
Mountain Biking: 2-20 participants
Hire our pro mountain bike guide to show you around and teach you new skills. Whether you are a beginner or expert, you will learn something from our pro and get a guided experience through our vast trail network. Outcomes include a sense of accomplishment, self-confidence and better biking skills.
Axe Throwing: 4-20 participants
Need to blow off some steam? Want to try something new? This activity is for you! Participants will realize skills they never knew they had when they strike the bull’s eye on our axe throwing targets. This activity is for all athletic types and brings a playful competitiveness out in everyone.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding Tours: 5-20 participants
Paddle along the Turkey Point shoreline for fun and exercise. This fun water activity is challenging, relaxing and rewarding. For an added challenge, we also offer SUP yoga!
Ride the Bine: 4-15 participants
This Winery and Brewery tour takes guests off-site to sample some of Norfolk’s finest wines and beers. Enjoy a relaxing and informative ride through Norfolk County’s rural landscape while stopping off at 5 different establishments to learn about how they make their Beer or Wine. Guests will have a chance to and sample these wines and beers and purchase items to enjoy in their wilderness accommodations or at home.
Zodiac Boat Trip: 2-8 participants
Take a trip to the tip of Long Point on a Zodiac boat. This offshore adventure will take you were roads cannot. Your captain will show you around Long Point Bay, visit some shipwrecks and teach you about some of the local navel history of the area. Top it off with world-class bird watching on the largest freshwater sand spit in the world and you have a once in a lifetime experience. This trip is 2-5 – 3 hours in length. Outcomes include: awe inspired silence, new bird species checked off your viewed list, amazing photo opportunities on the tip of Long Point and a shared bond with colleagues who were able to take in this experience with you.
Yoga in the Vineyard: 5-20 participants
Start your days off right with yoga in the vineyard of Burning Kiln Winery. This unique setting, mixed with our expert yoga instructor make for the ideal way to start off your day full of meetings or adventure. We do yoga for everyone! All athletic types welcome. Outcomes include: relaxation, increased flexibility and readiness to conquer the day’s challenges.
Vineyard Tour: 5-50 participants
Located directly across the road, this award wining winery is a great place to relax and unwind after a day full of meetings and adventure. Walk along our lush vineyard and through our production room as your tour guide tells you all about the unique methods used to create these tasty Norfolk County wines.