With burnout rates at an all-time high, it’s more important than ever to schedule time to build relationships within your organization and prioritize employees’ health. But you can forget the yawn-inducing, cookie cutter team building games like trust falls and puzzle solving! Cochrane is home to amazing team building retreats, so you can rest and restore with your group at a customized wellness retreat in Alberta, or discover new corporate team building activities that leaders and management will be excited to partake in.
Here are 3 great ideas to try out. These unique group bonding experiences can help you build a sustainable and authentic culture of trust and communication, while actually having fun and creating lasting memories.
1. Robinson Outreach at RiverCross Ranch (ROARR)
Bond over the love of horses! Registered charity Robinson Outreach at RiverCross Ranch provides Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) and related therapies for youth and seniors in need.
Nurture young leaders and support their growth through Youth EAL programs. Each session focuses on life skills like communication, leadership, and teamwork through guided exercises with the horses, with the goal of empowering youth to overcome trauma, social anxieties, and limited social development through hands-on experiences. Day camps also include beneficial mindfulness practices like yoga, walking, and journaling in a fun and safe environment.
The ranch also offers classes, life-coaching, and volunteer opportunities for those who want to get involved with a good cause.
2. Saddle Peaks Trail Rides
Hit the trails on a horseback adventure! Saddle Peaks Trail Rides has everything you need to make incredible memories with your group or team.
Learn basic riding skills and get up close and personal with the horses over a 1-2 hour ride, or truly learn about your equestrian guides with a half or full-day journey. You’ll love surveying the stunning surroundings to the gentle clip-clop of hooves.
Treat your colleagues to an immersive multi-day trip they won’t forget. Lodge rides to Ya Ha Tinda and Panther Dormer Region feature beautiful trails through picturesque grasslands and forests framed by the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains. Or, discover the foothills and eastern slopes of the Rockies with a trail ride at Saddle Peak, ending with a relaxing and filling dinner at a charming inn.
3. Alpine Air Adventures
Take a deep breath of fresh mountain air as you gaze out at the valley from a snow-covered peak. Whether you ski, hike, or climb your way to the top, Alpine Air Adventures guides you through thrilling backcountry adventures. Connect with your crew and take in the beauty of the Canadian Rockies with alpine climbing, rock climbing, hiking and trekking, skiing, and ice climbing.
If you’re eager to spend more time in the backcountry and hone all-important survival skills, register for Alpine Air’s avalanche training. You’ll learn practical pre-trip planning, backcountry equipment use, avalanche hazard assessment, and more, so you can build self-confidence in your outdoor knowledge.
Personalized retreats to remember
Wellness retreats in Alberta are made even more special by Cochrane’s incredibly scenic surroundings. Check out the team building retreats at The Crossing at Ghost River. Explore memorable corporate team building activities that promote a diverse approach to health and wellness within your organization.