In Good Company
Team building events don’t always have to include the dreaded trust fall. Make the most out of a corporate retreat with these local activities that your team will actually enjoy.
Connect with nature and each other out on the trails and get inspired by the stunning scenery of coastal dunes and shoreline. Don’t forget to offer options for different fitness ranges. Saugatuck Dunes State Park and the Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area feature trails that range from easy to moderate.
Get the team out on kayaks or try stand-up paddleboards for a new challenge. Rentals are available at Big Lake Outfitters. Or get competitive with charter fishing, which can be arranged through Big Lake Outfitters and Best Chance Too Charters. For something less physically taxing, charter a private cruise aboard the Flying Dutchman, a 25-passenger catamaran pontoon boat operated by the TFD Adventure Co.
There’s nothing like a cooking class for a fun and delicious way to build camaraderie among team members. Arrange for a private cooking class with Chef Jim LaPerriere at Distinctive Dining. His teaching and demonstration kitchen, located just 5 minutes from downtown Saugatuck, features a Forno Bravo wood-fired pizza and bread oven, twenty feet of work islands, and a wood-burning rotisserie fireplace. Classes can be tailored to your specific interests.
Set up a Bike Scavenger Hunt and challenge teammates to find and take photos of items and landmarks in the area. Be sure to include the Root Beer Barrel, Chain Ferry, and Mt. Baldhead Radar Tower on your shot list. Bikes can be rented through Big Lake Outfitters.