If you’re planning a company event, conference, or outing during the summer, you know how important it is to take the weather into account. Sure, sunshine and sunscreen can be pleasant for a bit. But a full day in the sun can be sweaty and miserable. Skip the sunburns and aloe and plan and indoor company event this summer. There are a variety of options to choose from, many of them flexible enough to work in any indoor space whether it’s a conference room, a warehouse, or a large meeting hall. Beat the summer heat with these fun indoor team building ideas.
1. Food Truck Challenge
It’s no secret that food brings people together. A food truck challenge is a fun way to pass the time and challenge your team to work together to create culinary masterpieces. During this event, mini-food trucks are set up for each small team of “chefs” along with tables for ingredients and cooking stations. Each team has the opportunity to decorate their food truck, come up with a name and logo, and plan and execute their dishes. Pick one type of food or a couple different options for the competition like grilled cheese sandwiches, tacos, mac and cheese, meatballs, or hot dogs. Pick a panel of judges to determine which team created the top taste.
2. Escape Room Races
Escape Room Races offers incredible indoor escape room services in locations all around the world. The company comes to you and provides everything you need to have a great time. From set up to clean up, you don’t have to worry about a thing. Portable escape rooms are ideal team building activities because groups must work together to solve puzzles and beat the challenge first. Escape Room Races is the perfect mix between an escape room and a scavenger hunt. Get everyone moving in body and mind. It’s a great way to break up the monotony of a boring corporate meeting or training. Not only is it fun, it’s a chance to improve communication and work better together.
3. Game Show
Everyone loves a little friendly competition. Test your knowledge and take trivia night to the next level with a game show indoor corporate event. Your employees transform into contestants, competing in a faceoff between two opposing teams. It’s a chance to become a part of your favorite game show in real life. Corporate event planning companies that offer this package will bring in podiums with mics and other gear like buttons, score boards, sound effects, and more. Game shows are flashy and theatrical, just the thing to brighten a corporate meeting or celebration. There are thousands of questions from all different categories and you can even create a custom category with company-specific questions for a unique, specialized twist.
4. Board Games
Kick it old school. This budget-friendly option is an easy fit for a regular weekly or monthly corporate activity. It’s a great way to get together and play a bit. We suggest having a wide selection of classic and new board games for your team to pick from so everyone can find something they will enjoy. Some people will go for the nostalgia of childhood picks while more adventurous players will be interested to learn some newer, more involves games for the first time. Indoor corporate activities are all about unwinding together and building a bond. What better way than enjoying a game together?
5. Climb Mount Everest
Sounds like a tall order, we know. But it’s a fun way to elevate your corporate event to the next level. Will you actually be trekking up the iconic Mount Everest? Definitely not! This is an interactive, virtually-aided experience. You’ll use a tablet to recreate a path up the tallest mountain in the world until you reach the summit. Along the way, you’ll have to make difficult decisions to take your team to the peak. You’ll have to weigh risk and reward. As you rise higher on the mountain, the stakes get higher too. It’s the perfect corporate team building experiment to test negotiation skills, leadership, communication, strategy, and project management. It’s the ultimate learning game. Besides the tablets, you’ll also have gear like tents, sleeping bags, and even oxygen tanks to interact with.