Onsite team building in Santa Cruz County is as diverse as the region: from team games on the beach just outside your meeting room to sunrise yoga on the pool deck, corporate groups will end their gathering refreshed, relaxed, and motivated. Let’s take a look at the creative ways hotels are working to energize meeting attendees in Santa Cruz County.
Welcome your group with a Sand Sculpture – The Dream Inn Santa Cruz – pretty much ON the beach – works with The Sand Guys who will arrive at the beach ahead of your group arrival and create a branded logo or sculpture which will then be projected on the screen behind the front desk as a welcome message for your meeting attendees! The Sand Guys can also set up tools, buckets, and shovels for a teambuilding experience in the sand for some outdoor fun.
Ropes Course at Chaminade Resort & Spa – Inspire different perspectives by taking your team up in the tree canopy of Chaminade’s on-property ropes course! Three miles of wooded trails add to the sense of outdoor adventure.
Classic Outdoor Fun at Pajaro Dunes Resort – Treat your group to a day of classic fun with Pajaro Dunes Resort’s tennis courts, bocce ball, pickle ball, basketball, beach or lawn volleyball and giant checkers/chess. Pair it with their Hawaiian Shave Ice trailer for authentic shave ice as a treat beyond their custom catering.
Sand Castle Building with Seascape Beach Resort – Kneeling in the sand with teammates around a shared creative pursuit brings you close to each other in ways seldom possible. Seascape will transport your team down to the beach and provide all the tools to build sandcastles, ending with a judged competition. Add on lunch and make it a full beach day for your team!
Seascape Beach Resort’s Yoga on the Beach – Ground your team and set daily intentions with our customizable flowing yoga class with a focus on the breath and staying grounded. Classes can be held inside or outside and are for all levels of ability. Bottled water and towels are provided.
Meditate with The Monk Dude at the Dream Inn Santa Cruz – Reduce stress, optimize productivity, and rewire your brain with a meditation experience with The Monk Dude! Unwind through music, guided visualization, and group meditation.
Yoga Sessions at The Inn at Pasatiempo – Schedule an early morning or afternoon yoga session in the onsite gardens. With a backdrop of willow and acacia trees and encircled by native fauna and foliage, this is the perfect opportunity to get in tune with nature and relax.
The Spirit of Cocktails– A fun, interactive experience, Seascape Beach Resort’s in-house cocktail expert will cover the classic history of cocktails, distillation, and recipes, while your team mixes and tastes a flight of spirits and their own cocktail creations.
Salsa Team Building Challenge at Chaminade Resort & Spa – Go head to head with your staff to see who can concoct the best salsa! The challenge is facilitated by Chaminade Resort & Spa’s culinary staff.
Pizza Project at Seascape Beach Resort – Seascape Beach Resort’s chef will lead your team to create unique pizzas at their outdoor wood-fired oven, set on the South Bluff of Seascape. They provide all the pizza ingredients, water, ice tea, salads, and dessert from their Wood-Fired Oven Buffet for a complete dinner. This activity is ideal for groups up to 50.
S’mores Beach Bonfires at the Seascape Beach Resort and at Pajaro Dunes Resort – After a fun day of activities, chill out on the beach with a private bonfire and s’mores at these beachfront properties. Start at sunset and keep your eyes peeled for whales and dolphins just offshore. Then watch a blue sky turn pink and orange as dusk turns into evening. Grab a skewer and roast your marshmallow to a toasty crunch as you and your teammates enjoy this classic American treat.
Bee Experience at Hotel Paradox – Hotel Paradox partners with the Santa Cruz Bee Company to bring you honey tastings from the Hotel Paradox’s rooftop beehives! Learn the importance of natural beekeeping and bee activity in the Santa Cruz area. Other natural opportunities for groups at the Hotel Paradox include terrarium building, a “growing” trend for plant lovers everywhere!
Succulent Terrarium Bar at the Dream Inn Santa Cruz – Dream Inn Santa Cruz has partnered with the Little Shop of Horticulture to bring your team the opportunity to build their own succulent terrarium! Direction is provided for those still developing their green thumb. The Succulent Terrarium Bar can be paired with a private luncheon in the Dream Inn’s ocean-view event space. These are perfect mementos to bring back to the office!