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Team Building Activities for Your Group

Published: March 15, 2018

When planning your event, there are always so many things to be done. Sometimes, one of the most overlooked and forgotten items on the agenda is team building activities. Team building activities are a great way to bond with your group, learn to work together, collaborate and grow as a team. Here in the Eugene, Cascades Coast region, we are lucky to have a number of unique, exciting activities available that will give you the opportunity to work with your team outside of an office setting. And there’s something for everyone! The possibilities are truly endless.

Spencer Butte Challenge Course

Spencer Butte Challenge Course Rope Ladder

The easily accessible Spencer Butte Rope Challenge course offers a unique experience for working together with your team. There are a number of challenges during this activity, some of which are on the ground and some of which are up in the air amongst the trees. A highly trained staff will guide you through this experience, helping you achieve success and overcome obstacles. Some of the lower level activities include using trees, boards, cables or logs, and all of these activities require group participation. Once you get comfortable with the equipment, up in the air you go! The high elements are anywhere between 25-55 feet off the ground and require balance, precision, and of course, support from your team. This course is completely accessible as well. It’s an incredibly unique experience and you and your group will surely never forget it.  

The Escape Room

In recent years, escape rooms have become a very popular and unique way for a group to work on collaboration and teamwork in a totally unconventional way. Eugene is proud to have a number of different escape rooms that are perfect for you and your squad. Explore all the escape rooms in the Eugene - Springfield metro area and see if you can make it out in time. Your team is given a series of puzzles, riddles and other various mysteries to solve in order to, you guessed it, escape the room! It helps with communication, gives you an inside look at every individual’s strengths and weaknesses, and really builds and strengthens relationships.  

Whitewater Rafting

McKenzie Whitewater Rafting

This experience is another one that’s unique to Oregon, and it’s loads of fun! This wet adventure isn’t just for thrill seekers; it’s also a great way to spend time bonding with your team. You can take a guided tour on a number of rivers in our area, and stop along the way for a swim, a picnic, or take photos. Things happen fast on the river, so you’ll have to learn to work together quickly and efficiently in order to make your trip down the river fun and safe. Before you know it, you’ll be paddling your way to a stronger team!

Sand Activities

Sand Sculpting at Sand Master Park by Lon Beale

Explore your options at the Sand Master Park in Florence. It’s the world’s first sandboard park, but that’s not the only option. Sandcastle building is a fun activity to do with your team, and if you’re feeling brave enough, you can always take a swing at sandboarding, too!

Hiking

Group hike to waterfalls

Here in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region, we are incredibly blessed to have numerous options for hikes in the area, whether they’re coastal hikes, waterfall hikes, or hikes with beautiful lofty views. You can visit the breathtaking Sweet Creek Falls, or take a hike up Spencer Butte to get a gorgeous view of Lane County. You can even hike parts of the famous Pacific Crest Trail, featured in the movie Wild (based on a true story) starring Reese Witherspoon. Hiking is a great way to bond with your team, and you can bring a picnic lunch along.

Author: Spencer Hurbis

Spencer started as a marketing coordinator with Eugene Cascades & Coast in February of 2018. She is a native of Coos Bay, Oregon and a recent graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communications. During her time at the university, she worked as a reporter, anchor, and producer for Duck TV News, a student-run broadcast station. Last winter, she spent six months in Los Angeles, CA interning for ABC News. Most recently, she worked as a reporter with KEZI 9 News here in Eugene, gaining experience as an on-air reporter, writer, editor, and photographer. Spencer has also spent three years working as the marketing director for a medical office on the Oregon Coast, building their website and developing social media content and marketing strategies. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, spending time with her corgi, Louis, and ice skating. 

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