Asheville Team Building Activities
Sometimes your team needs a break. A team building event in Asheville, North Carolina can be a chance to get outside the office, try something new, and share the unforgettable moments that build comradery among co-workers.
You don’t necessarily need another corporate team building agenda or leadership training. Your employees can still get outside of their comfort zones by participating in fun activities, enjoying nature, and using teamwork to develop stronger connections among your employees.
Asheville Adventure Company loves working with corporate event planners and HR teams to develop engaging and unique events that fit your team’s needs. We’re located in Asheville, North Carolina and are experienced in facilitating memorable team building events and adventure experiences in the Blue Ridge Mountains that your whole team will love.
Most Popular Activities for Team Building
Some of the best ways to develop connections among your team is to take in the experiences found in the great outdoors. Here are three popular activities to try with your whole team or let them enjoy as breakout activities:
Ebike Brewery Crawl
Check out Asheville’s scenery, unique neighborhoods, and local brewery scene on a leisurely biking trip that is fun for team members of all activity levels. During the 4-hour tour, participants will hop on electric bikes to check out historic sites and Asheville Adventure Company’s tour guides will share local insights about each neighborhood. Along the way, the team will check out several local breweries, like Wedge Brewing Company and One World Brewing, where everyone can sample their favorite styles of craft beer.
French Broad Rafting
Explore the French Broad river on inflatable kayaks, or “duckies”, during a 4-mile rafting tour along the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Each team member will be able to paddle their own kayak through manageable class II and III whitewater rapids. This activity can be enjoyed by those who are newer to kayaking and more experienced adventure seekers alike.
Hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains
No visit to Asheville is complete without a hike through the mountains. Take in the sights on the Blue Ridge Parkway and explore hidden swimming holes in the summer or head out to a remote overlook to view the beautiful foliage as it changes colors in the fall. All hikers can enjoy a beer at the end of the trip at a local brewery like Urban Orchard or New Belgium Brewery.
Asheville Team Building Activities – Creating Fun Memories
There are plenty of ways to personalize your company’s team building event and create fun bonding experiences that your employees will remember for years to come.
Provide a variety of activities.
When planning your event, offer a few activities at different adventure levels that your team can choose from. Not all employees are athletic and some may prefer to relax a little on their trip. Ask employees what kinds of things they would like to try on the trip to gauge an interest before booking specific activities. You might be surprised that a number of employees might be interested in a historical walking tour or museum visit. Providing a variety of options, like whitewater rafting, hiking, guided walking tours and group outings at local restaurants and breweries can be a great mix of activities that your team will enjoy.
Incorporate ice breakers.
Ice breakers can be a fun way for co-workers to get to know one another better and build connections throughout the trip. Create a list of potential ice breakers questions, such as: If you could have any superpower, what would it be? or What is your least favorite food and why?
Before each event, pose a question for the group to share or ask each team member to partner with a co-worker to find out the answer to this question during the activity to share with the team afterwards.
Another way to break the ice is to choose one or two fun activities that will require team members to pair up with someone they may not work with regularly. This can be a scavenger hunt along a walking tour or a quick 15-minute contest between adventures like solving a puzzle or a riddle that can get team members talking and working together.
Share on social media.
Before your event, order fun swag with company logos to hand out before the event and to include as prizes if your team is up for participating in contests during your activities. Encourage participants to take pictures during the event and share on company social media channels. Consider creating specific hashtags for them to include when sharing social posts.
Creating a fun, productive team building event can be a great way to build connections, boost morale and create a productive environment that ultimately builds a stronger team that helps your company thrive.